Mitch Graves, who has more than 30 years in leadership positions with Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare (MLH), began this month as the new Chief Executive Officer of West Cancer Center & Research Institute.
As CEO of HealthChoice, LLC, a joint venture between Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare and MetroCare Physicians, Graves was responsible for 125,000 patients with the creation of an Accounstable Care Organization that contracted with major payers including, Medicare, Cigna and United Healthcare- managing over $750 million in medical spend while improving quality, patient's health and experience.
Before his tenure with HealthChoice, Graves was president and CEO of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare's Affiliated Services Division for eight years. The Affiliated Services Division was comprised of surgery centers, diagnostic centers, minor med and urgent care centers, and sleep centers. This division also included Alliance Health Services which provides home care, hospice, and home medical equipment.
Prior to being division president, Graves was Methodist's Corporate Director of Finance.
Graves serves on the Church Health Center's finance committee, is board vice-chairman for Memphis Light Gas and Water and board vice president of the Economic Club of Memphis and serves as trustee for Christian Brothers University (CBU). On a national level, he is a member of United Healthcare's Executive Advisory Council and Cigna's National Health Care Advisory Council.