Richard J. “Rick” Gilfillan is president and CEO of Trinity Health, the $15.9 billion Catholic health system that serves communities in 22 states with 92 hospitals, 120 continuing care locations and home health and hospice facilities that provide more than 2.5 million home health and hospice visits annually.
For more than 30 years, Gilfillan has built successful organizations in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors to deliver better outcomes for people and communities. As the first director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), he launched the Center in 2010 and worked quickly with payers and providers to develop innovative models for improving patient care and reducing costs.
Prior to his appointment at CMMI, Gilfillan was president and CEO of Geisinger Health Plan and executive vice president of insurance operations for Geisinger Health System, a large integrated health system in Pennsylvania. Previously, he was the senior vice president for national network management at Coventry Health Care. He also held earlier executive positions at Independence Blue Cross.
Gilfillan began his career as a family medicine physician and later became a medical director and a chief medical officer. He earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from Georgetown University and an MBA degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.