Retired President and CEO, Health Care Service Corporation
Patricia Hemingway Hall is the retired CEO of Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), the nation’s largest non-investor-owned health insurance company, which operates as Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. HCSC — the fourth largest health insurer overall in the United States.
During her seven years as CEO and 23-year HCSC career, Hemingway Hall was committed to helping ensure that all Americans have access to quality, affordable health care and to strengthening those qualities that make our system the best in the world — choice, innovation and competition.
Hemingway Hall is the recipient of a number of recognitions for her leadership in the health care industry, including being named to Modern Healthcare magazine’s “Top 25 Women in Healthcare” and being named to Modern Healthcare’s “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” list numerous times.
During her tenure as CEO, she grew HCSC by nearly 3 million members, built its technology infrastructure to an industry-leading standard, focused resources on creating an unrivaled customer service experience for members, increased the company’s investments in its local communities and developed a multi-line of business strategy to expand access to quality, affordable health care and position the company for long-term success.
Previously, Hemingway Hall served as president of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) and as president and chief operating officer of HCSC. Prior to joining BCBSTX in 1993, she held positions at A. Foster Higgins, Aetna/Partners Health Plans, VHA and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida.
Hemingway Hall currently serves on the boards of directors of Manpower Group and Cardinal Health.
She earned a Master’s in Public Health, health planning and administration from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Michigan State University.