Meredith Williams McKiernan: September 25, 2018

CALLING ALL SENIORS: GET UP & GET ACTIVE!

THE IMPORTANCE OF PHYSICAL AND SOCIAL ACTIVITIES AS WE AGE 

***ACTIVE AGING WEEK BEGINS SEPTEMBER 23rd ***

 

Meredith Williams McKiernan

MD MBA, Lead Medical Director, Humana Innovative Care Decision Insights

Sims Corbett

Senior Learning Designer for Tivity Health and SilverSneakers

We all know that the health benefits of staying fit reach far beyond the physical. Maintaining or pursuing an active lifestyle is more achievable and enjoyable with the support and encouragement of a companion.  While regular physical activity is one way to improve mental and physical health, the fear of working out alone may keep older Americans from being active.

This September Humana is partnering with Silver Sneakers and gyms across the country to host an engaging lineup of events for seniors during Active Aging Week. On Tuesday, September 25, Dr. Meredith Williams will be available to discuss the importance of being physically active as we age, as well as the many benefits it brings to one’s mental, social and emotional well-being. Dr. Williams will be joined by Sims Crobett, Senior Learning Designer for  SilverSneakers, to share details of the national line-up of Active Aging Week events and inform viewers of how they can participate, no matter where they are in their health journey.

 

MORE ABOUT MEREDITH WILLIAMS

Meredith Williams McKiernan is a Board-certified emergency medicine physician with leadership experience in population health, value-based care, quality improvement, and provider contracting.  She currently works as the Lead Medical Director for the North Division, overseeing Humana’s innovative Care Decision Insights program for 22 states.  The program uses data to find opportunities to partner with physicians to improve the value of health care.  Prior to this role she served as the VP of Provider Network for the Kentucky, West Virginia, and Southern Indiana markets, overseeing contracting strategy, contracting negotiations, and provider relations.  She is also the founder of Humana’s Physician Executive Immersion Program, an industry-leading Louisville based talent program for physician business leaders based in Louisville. She has worked with Humana senior leadership on initiatives across the company including coordination of care, healthcare innovation, clinical process improvement, strategic planning, consumer insights, and big data analytics and informatics.  She does this while continuing weekly practice as an attending physician in the Emergency Department at Norton Audubon Hospital.  She graduated magna cum laude from Yale University, with a degree in History, and received her MD from Baylor College of Medicine and her MBA from Rice University.   She completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Chicago.

 

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