Health Administration and Policy Faculty Member Appointed to Oklahoma Medicaid Delivery System Quality Advisory Committee
Published: Monday, November 20, 2023
Mark Woodring, an assistant professor for the Department of Health Administration and Policy and seasoned professional with a robust background in healthcare management, has been appointed to the newly formed Medicaid Delivery System Quality Advisory Committee by the Oklahoma Health Care Authority.
Woodring, known for his unwavering commitment to improving healthcare delivery for underserved communities, brings a wealth of experience to his new role. His career has been marked by a dedication to enhancing both the quality and financial performance of healthcare systems, with a primary focus on reducing health disparities.
Expressing his enthusiasm for the appointment, Woodring shared, "I've spent my career working for underserved communities, strengthening healthcare delivery system quality and financial performance, and reducing health disparities." He revealed that the opportunity came to his attention at a conference where the need for candidates for the advisory committee was discussed. Drawing from his leadership experience at another state Medicaid agency, where he played a pivotal role in supporting the transition to managed care, Woodring decided to heed the suggestion of friends and colleagues and apply for the position.
Reflecting on the honor of serving on the committee, Woodring remarked, "It is an honor to serve with such a passionate group of people as we work to improve health and outcomes for Oklahomans in the new Sooner Select program!"
The Oklahoma Medicaid Delivery System Quality Advisory Committee is poised to play a crucial role in shaping the healthcare landscape of the state, particularly with the implementation of the Sooner Select program. Mark Woodring's wealth of experience and addication to equitable healthcare make him a valuable addition to this esteemed group of professionals, as they collaborate to enhance the quality and accessibility of healthcare services for all Oklahomans.