Mark Carter Named Chairman of 2015 Greater Louisville March For Babies

Mark Carter, CEO of Passport Health Plan

Mark Carter, CEO of Passport Health Plan

The March of Dimes announced last week that Mark Carter, Chief Executive Officer for Passport Health Plan, will serve as chairman for the 2015 Greater Louisville March for Babies. The walk will be held May 9, 2015 on the Big Four Lawn at Waterfront Park.

Mr. Carter will lead the campaign to raise awareness and gain support for March of Dimes research and community programs to help moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies.  The March for Babies helps in the fight to save babies from premature birth and other serious threats to infant health.

Passport Health Plan’s mission is to improve the health and quality of life of its members, so they understand the importance of the March of Dimes’ work to prevent preterm births. “At Passport, we’ve made it a priority to focus on improving birth outcomes and preventing pre-term births. These initiatives are only the beginning for Passport,” said Mr. Carter. “I’m proud to support the March of Dimes for their ongoing commitment to healthy babies and healthy families.”

As CEO, Mr. Carter is responsible for all aspects of Passport Health Plan.  Prior to joining Passport Health Plan, he was a Director with Dean Dorton Allen Ford and was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare. He spent 20 years in the health care practice of Ernst & Young, his last five years as a Partner and leader of its Kentucky Health Care Consulting practice.

In Kentucky, the March of Dimes helps families through programs of research, advocacy, health education and community services.  For more information on the 2015 Greater Louisville March for Babies, visit www.marchforbabies.org or contact Leslie Porta, Division Executive Director at lporta@marchofdimes.com.  You can also find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/marchofdimesky. The March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For more information, visit www.marchofdimes.comor www.nacersano.org for Spanish.

Passport Health Plan is a provider-sponsored, non-profit, community-based Medicaid health plan that has been contracted with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to administer Medicaid benefits since 1997.  The Plan is sponsored by the University of Louisville Physicians, University Medical Center, Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence, Norton Healthcare, and the Louisville/Jefferson County  Primary Care Association which includes the Federally Qualified Health Centers (Family Health Centers and Park DuValle) and the Louisville Metro Department of Health and Wellness.

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