Oxygen Appoints Andrew Wright as Operations Executive

14 November 2007 Old Mutual Oxygen

Oxygen Medical Scheme has announced the appointment of Andrew Wright as Operations Executive with effect from 1 December 2007.

Andrew has an extensive background in the healthcare industry and most recently held the position as General Manager at MediKredit, Western Cape.

James Van Vught, Chief Executive and Principal Officer of Oxygen, says Wright will be responsible for managing service level agreements with the scheme's service providers as well as overseeing the scheme's administration and managed care services.

"Andrew's role will focus o¬n monitoring and managing the quality of service levels, through which he will assist in identifying and addressing concerns members may have regarding the service we provide. This will in the long run provide members an enhanced customer experience with Oxygen," says Van Vught.

Wright holds a Bachelors Degree in Electronic Engineering and a Masters Degree in Medical Engineering from the University of Cape Town. He has also studied Healthcare Financing and Managed Care at the University of Cape Town.

He started his career as a supplier of specialist medical implants and devices at SA Biomedical, o¬ne of South Africa's leading independent providers of surgical commodities and medical/surgical devices.

Wright later joined MediKredit, a leading healthcare technology company, as an account manager. While at MediKredit his responsibilities included managing business with all medical schemes and administrators in the Western Cape.

He has special interest in healthcare policy and the practical implementation and roll-out of social healthcare in South Africa.

"With Andrew's experience and interest in the healthcare industry, we are confident that he will make a valuable contribution towards providing our members the best possible service," Van Vught added.

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