Seth W. Wolk, MD, MHSA joins Priority Health Board of Directors

(GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — February 16, 2016) Priority Health announced the appointment of Seth W. Wolk, MD, MHSA to the Priority Health Board of Directors, effective immediately. Wolk is the system chief medical officer of Spectrum Health and the president of the Spectrum Health Medical Group (SHMG). SHMG, formed in 2008, is now one of the largest multispecialty physician groups in Michigan with more than 1,400 physicians and providers.

"Dr. Wolk's extensive medical and research expertise will add a valuable perspective to our Board of Directors," said Joan Budden, President and CEO of Priority Health. "His vision for health care will continue to move Priority Health toward our mission to improve the health and wellness of our members and communities."

Dr. Wolk is a board-certified vascular surgeon and has been a member of the SHMG physician leadership team since 2012. In addition to president, he has also served as the associate chief medical officer and department chief, surgical services with the medical group. He earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed his general surgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Following this, he performed his fellowship in peripheral vascular surgery from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Dr. Wolk also has a graduate degree in healthcare services administration from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Additionally, he was a physician fellow at the Veterans Health Administration National Center for Patient Safety. Dr. Wolk is an accomplished researcher with multiple publications and book chapters. He has been involved with medical student and resident education and has been recognized for many honors and awards.

Dr. Wolk is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Massachusetts General Hospital Surgical Alumni Society, the Society of Vascular Surgery, the Midwestern Vascular Surgery Society, the Central Surgical Society, and the American Venous Forum.

About Priority Health:

Priority Health is an award-winning, Michigan-based non-profit health plan nationally recognized for improving the health and lives of the people it serves. It continues to lead the industry in engaging members in their health, delivering effective health and disease management programs and working with physicians to improve health care outcomes and performance. Priority Health is one of only 20 health plans nationwide offering wellness programs accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, an organization which also rated it among the best health plans in the nation. The State of Michigan named the Priority Health HMO the benchmark plan for all individual and group HMO plans to model.

Priority Health offers a broad portfolio of health benefit options for employer groups and individuals, including Medicare and Medicaid plans. Its network of health care providers features 95 percent of practicing physicians available in Michigan and more than 900,000 health care providers nationwide.