Blue Cross Names Dr. Peter Brodrick as Medical Director of Behavioral Health

July 14, 2010

EAGAN, Minn., July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) recently named Dr. Peter Brodrick as medical director specializing in behavioral health. In this role, Dr. Brodrick is responsible for the strategy, design, development and operations of behavioral health care management activities for all lines of business.

“We are privileged to have Dr. Brodrick join our medical team,” said Greg Gilmet, M.D., vice president and chief medical officer of Blue Cross. “His extensive background as a clinical psychiatrist will bring invaluable knowledge to our organization and to our members.”

Dr. Brodrick is a graduate from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He completed his residency at the Medical University of South Carolina and Ralph H. Johnson Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center. He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and certified as a Diplomat in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Prior to Blue Cross, Dr. Brodrick was an adult, geriatric and consult liaison psychiatrist with Allina Hospitals and Clinics. He has also held psychiatric positions at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin and the Canterbury District Health Board in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Dr. Brodrick has published several articles on behavioral health and has a special interest in posttraumatic stress disorder.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, with headquarters in the St. Paul suburb of Eagan, was chartered in 1933 as Minnesota’s first health plan and continues to carry out its charter mission today as a health company: to promote a wider, more economical and timely availability of health services for the people of Minnesota. Blue Cross is a not-for-profit, taxable organization. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, headquartered in Chicago. Go to bluecrossmn.com to learn more about Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.

SOURCE Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

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