American Health Plans Promotes Marybeth O’Connor to New Leadership Position in Business Development

News Release:   December 28, 2022

Skilled industry veteran to focus on building new partnerships for the

nation’s fastest growing provider-owned ISNP


American Health Plans, a division of American Health Partners, a Franklin, Tennessee-based company that provides the full continuum of post-acute health care services, is pleased to announce Marybeth O’Connor is being promoted into the role of Senior Director of Business Development.

In her new role, O’Connor will lead American Health Plans’ continued membership expansion through development of additional joint ventures, acquisitions and facility contracts to grow the national network of Medicare Advantage Institutional Special Needs Plans ISNPs. With its innovative model of care, the American Health Plans’ ISNP delivers a higher level of coordinated care at the bedside, tailored to each individual member, which results in superior clinical outcomes. American Health Plans is the country’s fastest growing provider-owned ISNP in the United States with Plans in 11 states, capital investments by 30 nursing home organizations and membership in more than 400 nursing homes.

“We are very excited to promote Marybeth into this important leadership role on our development team,” says Hank Watson, Chief Development Officer, American Health Partners. “Marybeth brings a wealth of valuable expertise to our development team and her proven track record of implementing successful Medicare Advantage provider-owned ISNPs will help propel the company into our next phase of national growth.”

Much of O’Connor’s career has been in large employer group insurance sales and account management, with a focus on large, multi-state employer groups. At American Health Plans, she led implementation projects across multiple teams to drive solution-related revenue and program deployment. She has spent the last 11 years working with ISNPs, including three years with American Health Plans and eight years with other large national players in this space.

A graduate of the State University of New York-Oswego, O’Connor has held positions with several national health care companies, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, UnitedHealthcare and CIGNA HealthCare. Her career spans more than 20 years and includes strategic management, membership growth and retention, oversight of direct-to-consumer Medicare Advantage products and revenue-generating growth strategies.

“I’m very excited to take on this new challenge with American Health Plans,” O’Connor said. “I believe the partnership we offer to nursing home owner/operators and the innovative model of care we deliver at the bedside is truly unique. Most importantly, I look forward to building our ISNP partnerships which enhance the quality of life for our members who deserve the highest quality care.”


About American Health Plans
American Health Plans, a division of Franklin, Tennessee-based American Health Partners is a leader in the provider-owned Medicare Advantage industry. American Health Plans equips primary care and senior living providers with a business model that improves financial performance by improving clinical outcomes for our patients and members. This division currently has co-ownership and partnership agreements with providers in Georgia, Florida, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Utah, Texas, Tennessee, and Iowa. For more information, visit or call (800) 766-9404.

About American Health Partners
American Health Partners Inc. provides a continuum of post-acute healthcare that prevents unnecessary hospital stays and improves quality of life for older adults. In Tennessee and Alabama, the company owns 29 senior living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers; five psychiatric hospitals; multiple home health and hospice offices serving patients in Tennessee and Michigan; and a long-term care pharmacy. Nationally, American Health Partners, Inc. operates Provider-Owner Medicare Advantage Plans and provides care management in eleven states via joint ventures with more than 30 provider organizations. American Health Partners is based in Franklin, TN. For more information, visit