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Westford's Forte Gets VP Slot at Tufts Health Plan

Forte brings more than 30 years’ health care experience to the position.

Helene Forte. Credit: Tufts Health Plan
Helene Forte. Credit: Tufts Health Plan

Tufts Health Plan last week announced the appointment of Westford resident Helene Forte to vice president of care management for Network Health, a Tufts Health Plan subsidiary that provides access to high-quality, affordable health care for more than 220,000 Massachusetts residents with low and moderate incomes.

Forte brings more than 30 years’ health care experience with a focus in strategic planning, clinical program development, implementation, management and operations. In her new role, Forte will be responsible for leading clinical services and programs and overseeing integrated care and behavioral health management for all Network Health product lines.

Forte most recently held positions in clinical program support and engagement strategy, care advocacy, and medical management for Aetna, a national health plan. She has also served as vice president of medical operations at APS Healthcare Inc., a health management organization servicing commercial, Medicaid, and state employee members. Earlier, Forte held positions at Tufts Health Plan in case management and health programming. She began her career as a staff nurse, and has taught classes in nursing at Mount Wachusett Community College and Montachusett Vocational School.

Forte earned a Bachelor of Science with a concentration in nursing from the University of Massachusetts and a Master of Science in nursing from Boston University.

Submitted by Tufts Health Plan.

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