Janet Koch, Vālenz® Vice President of Care, Announces June 1 Retirement
PHOENIX, Ariz. (Feb. 18, 2022) — After more than 10 years in care management leadership roles with Vālenz®, Janet Koch, RN, BSN, CCM, has announced her retirement beginning June 1.
Janet became Vice President of Care in 2017 after joining Valenz in 2011. Her many accomplishments include transforming the business through clinical platform migrations, leading multiple URAC accreditation certifications for the three core clinical businesses, designing and deploying quality incentive programs for team members, and building the company brand through consistent quality and outcomes for Valenz customers and their members.
“Janet has made such a tremendous impact on Valenz, the Care team and our customers,” said Rob Gelb, Chief Executive Officer of Valenz. “She has been the bedrock of our Care business for 10 years and left her mark on every aspect of our care management operations and team.”
“Although her announcement is bittersweet, we are thrilled for her and her family to embark on the next chapter of her life journey, and we wish her the greatest happiness in the future,” added Amy Gasbarro, Chief Operating Officer of Valenz.
Before joining Valenz, Janet’s career in nursing spanned over 25 years after she served as an air traffic controller in the U.S. Navy for 17 years.
“I have absolutely loved every single day of working side by side with such a talented Care team and the entire extended Valenz family,” Janet said. “I have especially valued my time working with our customers and their members. I’m very grateful to our leadership and my team for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity I’ve had to make a difference in the lives of so many.”
Janet will continue to work closely with the Valenz team to support a smooth transition. In addition, she has been highly involved in the hiring process for her successor, who soon will be announced.
Vālenz® simplifies the complexities of self-insurance for employers through a steadfast commitment to data transparency and decision enablement. To balance the relationship between healthcare quality, advocacy and cost, the Valenz approach aligns the patient, payer and provider. We deliver this synergy through a strong foundation with deep roots in clinical and member advocacy, alongside decades-long expertise in claim reimbursement and payment validity, integrity and accuracy. By establishing ‘true transparency’ and offering data-driven solutions that improve cost, quality and outcomes for you and your members, Valenz engages early and often for smarter, better, faster healthcare. Valenz is backed by Great Point Partners. More information is available at valenzhealth.com.