Vincent E. Kerr, M.D.
President, Care Solutions
Vincent E. Kerr, M.D., is President, Care Solutions at Uniprise, a UnitedHealth Group Company serving large, self-insured employers. At Uniprise, he is responsible for network and clinical strategy. He is involved in leading the Uniprise effort to promote quality and efficiency differentiation within the network and is focused on enhancing the value proposition of Uniprise to its customers along these domains.
Prior to joining UnitedHealth Group, Dr. Kerr was Director of Healthcare Management at Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan. As such, he led all healthcare purchasing and decision making for the second largest private purchaser of healthcare in the country. At Ford, Dr. Kerr was also responsible for the health and safety of Ford employees globally, and the operation of 100 medical clinics with over 500 physicians and nurses at Ford's major manufacturing facilities globally. In addition, he served as a national negotiator in the 2004 UAW-Ford contract bargaining.
Before joining Ford, Dr. Kerr served in a number of roles at GE in Fairfield, Connecticut, culminating in the position of Company Medical Director. Dr. Kerr has served in a leadership capacity on a number of national boards and committees including the National Business Group on Health, NCQA, and The National Partnership for Women and Families. He is past chairman of the Leapfrog Group, an employer and consumer-driven coalition focused on patient safety and quality. Dr. Kerr attended Harvard University and received his medical degree from the Yale University School of Medicine. He is trained in internal and occupational medicine and is trained as a Six Sigma Quality Champion. He has been involved with Bridges to Excellence since its inception and has served as a board member for several years.