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President & CEO, GuideWell & Florida Blue
Patrick Geraghty is chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer (CEO) of GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation, Florida Blue and GuideWell Group, Inc. The holding company includes Florida Blue, GuideWell Connect, GuideWell Health and GuideWell Source. Florida Blue is the state’s largest health plan serving more than 7 million people in Florida and providing Medicare payment services to beneficiaries across 12 other states and three U.S. jurisdictions. Geraghty is leading a transformation at Florida Blue from insurance company to health solutions company with a strong health, wellness and prevention orientation. Florida Blue is a featured business case at Harvard Business School in their current curriculum.
Geraghty has been active in community and professional organizations. He is a board member for a diverse group of organizations, including the National Institute of Health Care Management (NIHCM), Sanford-Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, Pardee Rand Graduate School, America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), the Oliver Wyman Innovation Center Advisory Board and the MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation. He is a member of United Way’s Board of Trustees and led the 2014 United Way Campaign for northeast Florida. In 2011, he was appointed to the Florida Council of 100. While serving as CEO of BCBS of Minnesota, Geraghty chaired the Minnesota chapter of CEOs Against Cancer and was selected the National CEO of the Year for 2011 by the American Cancer Society. Geraghty has also received many awards from the community. He received the 2013 Humanitarian of the Year Award from Kappa Alpha Psi for his leadership on diversity issues, the American Values Award for his outstanding leadership and commitment to the community from the North Florida Council Boy Scouts of America, The Jefferson Award for Public Service at BCBSMN, the 2012 Game Changer Award from Politic365, The Ultimate CEO Award from Jacksonville Business Journal, Voice of Equality Award by Equality Florida, The Seven Seals Award, which is the highest civilian honor in support of the National Guard and the Reserves and the Gold Standard from the CEOs Roundtable in support of the American Cancer Society with BCBSMN and Florida Blue. In 2014, Geraghty was named Floridian of the Year by Florida Trend magazine for his outstanding leadership and was inducted into the First Coast Business Hall of Fame by the Florida Council on Economic Education.
Geraghty frequently speaks on a range of health care topics including the impact of health care reform, payment reform strategies, innovation in health care and prevention and wellness. He has appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Bloomberg TV’s “Street Smart” and “Capitol Gains” programs, Wall Street Journal’s “Money Beat”, “Fox Business News” and “PBS Nightly Business Report.” Additionally, Geraghty has been featured in Florida Trend magazine, the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Florida Times Union, Miami Herald, Tampa Tribune, Tampa Bay Times and Orlando Sentinel, among other publications.
Geraghty holds a Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University and has participated in executive education programs at Harvard University School of Public Health and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.