President and Chief Executive Officer
Pacific Business Group on Health
The Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH) recently announced Elizabeth Mitchell as its new President & CEO. Mitchell is a transformational healthcare leader whose career has focused on improving health outcomes and affordability. Mitchell brings to PBGH an exceptional track record of working with healthcare purchasers, providers, policymakers and payers to improve healthcare access, quality, and cost. Mitchell most recently served as Senior Vice President for Healthcare and Community Health Transformation at Blue Shield of California, during which time she designed Blue Shield’s strategy for transforming practice, payment and community health in select California regions. She previously served as the President and CEO of the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI), a network of regional quality improvement and measurement organizations - growing the organization’s impact and membership. Elizabeth also served as CEO of Maine’s business coalition on health (the Maine Health Management Coalition), worked within an integrated delivery system (Maine Health), and was elected to the Maine State Legislature, serving as a State Representative. Mitchell is a national healthcare leader and influencer who has served as Vice Chairperson of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee, Board and Executive Committee Member of the National Quality Forum (NQF), Member of the National Academy of Medicine’s “Vital Signs” Study Committee on core metrics, and a Guiding Committee Member for the Health Care Payment Learning & Action Network.