Skip to main content
Enter search terms below…

Member News

Nationally Renowned Pediatric Oncologist Joins MVP Health Care



MVP Health Care today announced the appointment of Bruce Himelstein as chief medical officer. Himelstein will lead MVP’s medical management strategy by implementing policies and programs to improve outcomes for MVP’s members and continue to build healthy communities.

“Bruce is bringing the highest caliber of expertise to MVP through his experience as a chief medical officer and a physician,” said Denise Gonick, MVP’s chief executive officer and director. “His vision and passion to improve the lives of our members is unparalleled and we look forward to the positive impact he will have at MVP.”

Himelstein joins MVP Heath Care with over 25 years of leadership in clinical medicine, education, research and strategic program design. He most recently served as the senior executive medical director for government solutions at the Health Care Service Corporation, a privately held non‐profit Blue Cross plan in Chicago, Illinois. Himelstein began his career as a pediatric oncologist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and after years of clinical practice, research and accolades, he made a career change to executive roles in various managed care organizations.

“Bruce is a highly accomplished, forward‐thinking health care executive with a dynamic track record,” said Christopher Del Vecchio, MVP’s president and chief operating officer. “He is an innovator who will build upon our clinical strategies and programs to cultivate positive results.” 

Himelstein earned his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, his Doctor of Medicine from New York University School of Medicine, and his executive MBA from the University of South Florida. His full list of experience and accomplishments can be found here.

FORTUNE and Great Place to Work have honored The Bonadio Group as one of the 60 Best Companies to Work for in New York. The ranking considered feedback from employees working at Great Place to Work-certified organizations across New York state. Great Place to Work, a global people analytics and consulting firm, selected companies for the list…
Capital Roots is celebrating 10 years of the Produce Project and would love for you to join! Join Capital Roots on Tuesday, July 23rd from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. at the farm on 261 8th Street in Troy for an afternoon of fun. Come take a tour of the farm, mingle with current and former students, volunteers, and interns, while enjoying some of the fresh…
SLCA is happy to announce our 12th annual A Taste of Sand Lake, August 14th from 6-9pm at the Old Daley Inn on Crooked Lake! Enjoy tastings from some of Averill Park and Sand Lakes extraordinary restaurants. Event tickets are just $50. All proceeds benefit the Sand Lake Center for the Arts.
Jul
23
Get connected, develop leads and build relationships at our one-of-a-kind, fast-paced networking event! These events are a purposeful and effective way to…
7:30 a.m. Breakfast & Check-in; 8-9:15 a.m. Networking
Aug
06
Designed for Chamber members looking to maximize their investment by getting engaged and connected with the business community. Whether you’re a new or…
7:30 a.m. Check-in & Networking; 8 - 9 a.m. Benefits Overview
Aug
12
Join us for a round of 18 holes on the award-winning greens of The Country Club of Troy. Don't miss this fun-filled day on the fairway! Snacks provided by…
10:30 a.m. Check-in; 11 a.m. Luncheon; 12 p.m. Shotgun Start; 5:30 p.m. Dinner