Dr. Atul Gawande Assumes New Leadership Role at Haven
BOSTON – May 13, 2020 – Today, Haven announced that Dr. Atul Gawande will step down as Chief Executive Officer and serve as Chairman of Haven’s Board of Directors. A search for a new CEO is underway while Mitch Betses, Chief Operating Officer, manages day to day operations.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to advance Haven’s mission in a new role as Chairman. This will elevate my focus from daily management to supporting Haven’s strategy, board, and leadership. It will also enable me to devote time to policy and activities addressing the immediate and long-term threats to health and health systems from COVID-19,” said Atul Gawande, MD, MPH. “As I reflected on how I could best contribute, this is an ideal role.”
Founded by Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase, the organization is focused on improving health outcomes, patient experience and lower costs for their U.S. based employees and dependents. In its first two years, Haven has been actively working to address a full range of problems in the health care system.
“Haven’s work is more important than ever. We appreciate all of Dr. Gawande’s contributions and look forward to his continued leadership," added Haven's Founders.