FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Sept 17, 2013; Andover, MA

Yankee Alliance announces that Larry Clifford has joined the company as Vice President, Program Development.

Reporting to the Chief Customer Officer, Cathy Spinney, Larry will provide subject matter expertise, specialized research and strategic input to design and support programs focused on reducing costs and improving quality of care for our members.  He will coordinate the Partnership for Patients program, Premier resources, educational and collaboration sessions for members.

Larry has extensive experience building and sustaining healthcare organizations. His innovation, leadership and insight have led to the procurement of millions of dollars in grant funding that helped launch a wide range of new programs and services for organizations such as, Benedictine Health, Essentia Health and Wisconsin Heath Cooperative.

Cathy says “We are excited to have Larry on our team.  I believe that he will be a valuable asset to our members as he works closely with them on educational, collaborative and cost savings initiatives.”

Larry has over 16 years’ experience in healthcare and holds a master’s degree in Biomedical Communications from University of Texas Health Science Center, Dallas, Texas and a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. Originally from Belmont, MA, Larry is excited to be returning home to New England.

Larry says, “I am impressed with Yankee Alliance’s successful contracting, analytics and clinical utilization expertise. I look forward to collaborating with members and providing knowledge, education and networking opportunities to align with their needs.”

For more information please contact; Amy Campbell, Senior Vice President, Administration, Yankee Alliance, (978) 470-2000 or at