Texas Children’s Health Plan welcomes new President, Lou Fragoso
Today, Lou Fragoso was announced as the new President of Texas Children’s Health Plan, the nation’s first health maintenance organization (HMO) created just for children. As President, Fragoso will lead the delivery of Medicaid and CHIP coverage to more than 430,000 children and pregnant women located throughout Houston, Beaumont and the surrounding areas as well as Northeast Texas.
Prior to this appointment, Fragoso served as vice president of business operations at Texas Children’s Pediatrics since February 2014. He previously held leadership roles at Baylor College of Medicine and Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago.
During his time at Texas Children’s Pediatrics, he spearheaded the creation of Texas Children’s Urgent Care, which has increased after-hours access and convenience to families and established a model to help relieve the low-acuity overcrowding in emergency centers.
“Lou successfully led the implementation of the Urgent Care strategy and ongoing development of Texas Children’s Pediatrics, as well as many other significant initiatives,” said Mark A. Wallace, President and CEO of Texas Children’s Hospital. “His tremendous leadership is reflected in his ongoing commitment to operational and financial excellence while demonstrating unwavering dedication to our patients and their families.”
Fragoso, a Certified Public Accountant, brings more than 20 years of health care finance and management experience to his new role. He is a graduate of Loyola University in Chicago.
About Texas Children’s Health Plan
Texas Children’s Health Plan was founded in 1996 by Texas Children’s Hospital and is the nation’s first health maintenance organization (HMO) created just for children. It offers a primary-care network, specialists and a large hospital network. It now provides dependable health coverage to qualifying children and pregnant women through STAR Kids and STAR Medicaid programs as well as Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). It has expanded to more than 430,000 members in the Jefferson, Harris and northeast Medicaid rural service areas. For more information on Texas Children’s Health Plan, visit www.TexasChildrensHealth Plan.org.