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People news: Rodriguez joins St. Joseph’s Health as director of payer strategies

By Journal Staff


Sheri Rodriguez
Sheri Rodriguez

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — St. Joseph’s Health announced it recently hired Sheri Rodriguez as its new director of payer strategies.

In this role, Rodriguez is responsible for payer relations and managed-care contracts and developing strategies focused on managed-care payers. She reports to Meredith Price, chief financial officer.

Prior to joining St. Joseph’s Health, Rodriguez served as director of behavioral health contracts and operations at Metropolitan Family Services in Chicago. While there, she oversaw clinical teams that support managed care, provider network contracts, and population health initiatives. Rodriguez also developed actionable business strategies to increase revenue.

 Rodriguez also worked as a project manager at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, working closely with senior leaderships to manage several clinically integrated network and accountable care organization projects.

 Rodriguez earned a master’s degree in liberal arts from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Columbia College in Chicago. She also holds a project management strategy certificate from the University of Chicago.

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