Southwestern Health Resources (SWHR), the clinically integrated network of UT Southwestern and Texas Health Resources, today announced Tyler Munson's promotion from Vice President of Strategic Operations to Senior Vice President of Operations. With more than 10 years of healthcare leadership experience, Munson is a progressive healthcare leader with deep expertise in managed care, global risk management, Medicare Advantage (MA) operations and healthcare economics.
While serving as VP of Strategic Operations at SWHR, Munson led the implementation of global capitation contracts for multiple payor organizations. He also partnered with Andrew Ziskind, MD, SWHR's Senior Executive Officer (SEO), and SWHR's Executive Team to drive the organization's strategy and developed systemwide payment integrity capabilities for more than $700 million in claims expenses.
In his new role, Munson will partner with the SWHR's Chief Medical Officer and SVP, Jason Fish, MD, in assuming executive responsibility for population health operations including utilization management, care management, risk adjustment, quality operations and patient experience. Munson will develop the strategy with Fish to direct operations of these critical areas.
"Tyler has been a change agent with proven success in operations, transaction management and organizational integration," said Sanjay Doddamani, MD, Chief Physician Executive, EVP and Chief Operating Officer. "He has exhibited invaluable expertise in operating activities and driven organizational strategies, supporting more than 50 projects through implementation. As SWHR continues to address clinical and healthcare trends and needs in our market, we are excited to have him lead our operations."
Throughout his career, Munson has managed multiple successful large merger and acquisition transactions. He developed out-of-state markets including MA global risk contracts, utilization and care management capabilities, quality and risk adjustment management and a regional MA plan that has achieved aggressive membership and revenue growth beating projections by more than 200%.
Prior to SWHR, Munson spent nine years at North Texas Specialty Physicians (NTSP), serving in various roles and helped lead NTSP's integration into SWHR. In 2019, Munson was recognized as a "40 Under 40" honoree by the Fort Worth Business Press. Munson earned a bachelor's degree and an MBA from Elon University with a focus on business administration and management.
About Southwestern Health Resources
Southwestern Health Resources, which blends the strengths of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Texas Health Resources, includes a network of 29 hospital locations and more than 5,000 providers, committed to being the national leader in population health. With more than 650 points of access to care, this provides for higher value and allows patients to access services across a full continuum of medical needs. The network serves people across 17 counties in North Texas. In total, SWHR coordinates care for nearly 700,000 patients, aligned with commercial healthcare plans and Medicare programs. SWHR operates the nation’s top-performing Next Generation Accountable Care Organization.