Gomez resigns as OHCA CEO; named president of OAHCP

Posted on: 8/31/16

Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) CEO Nico Gomez announced this week he was stepping down after 20 years of public service. His last day as OHCA CEO will be Sept. 30. The Oklahoma Association of Health Care Providers (OAHCP) today announced that Gomez will be named OAHCP president and CEO in October.

Gomez has served for two decades in state government, with the last 16 years spent at OHCA. He has served as agency CEO for the three and a half years. In a statement released Monday, Governor Mary Fallin called Gomez “an inspirational leader who strived to make a positive difference for many of our most vulnerable Oklahomans by working to improve their health outcomes.”

OAHCP Board President Tandie Hastings said the addition of Gomez to the association was a huge win for long-term care providers and the elderly population they serve.

“Nico Gomez is a universally respected leader within the health care community,” said Hastings. “He is an accomplished manager, an expert on long-term care, and a passionate advocate for Oklahoma’s elderly and vulnerable citizens. We could not have found a more qualified and accomplished person for the role.”

Gomez said he was excited to join the OAHCP and hoped to continue to raise the bar for long-term care in Oklahoma.

“How we treat seniors, individuals with disabilities and the vulnerable shows a lot about who we are as a state and as a people,” said Gomez. “I am excited to be on the front line of the effort to improve our health outcomes and increase both standards of care and the resources we commit to support the men and women who rely on long-term care.”

Gomez will officially join the OAHCP on Monday, Oct. 3.

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