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Navvis Announces Courtney Fortner as President and Chief Executive Officer, Strengthening Commitment to Healthcare Transformation

Innovative healthcare leader continues to advance Navvis’ mission of transforming healthcare delivery and driving performance in value-based care

Press Release May 8, 2024

Navvis Announces Courtney Fortner as President and Chief Executive Officer, Strengthening Commitment to Healthcare Transformation

St. Louis, Missouri, May 8, 2024 – Navvis, a leading population health company, today announced the promotion of Courtney Fortner to the role of president and CEO. With a proven track record of driving healthcare transformation, Fortner will guide the company’s continued business growth and drive new capabilities to further accelerate the transformation of healthcare and improve performance in value-based care.

Fortner brings a wide-range of experience working with both physician practices as they optimize to deliver new models of care, and health systems as they transform their business models to deliver value. Since joining Navvis in 2016, Fortner has been instrumental in developing the company’s capabilities and driving exponential growth. Under her leadership, Navvis now manages over 3 million patient lives across 11 markets, cementing its status as a national leader in value-based care and healthcare transformation.

“Courtney’s leadership, commitment to our clients, and true grit have fueled Navvis’ success over the years,” said Mike Farris, CEO of Surround Care, Navvis’ parent company. “Her leadership capabilities, spanning operational rigor, visionary strategy, talent mentorship, and passion for driving the business, make her the ideal choice to lead Navvis into the future. Under her guidance I am confident that Navvis will continue to thrive and have a meaningful impact with our partners and on the lives of the people we serve.”

Throughout her tenure at Navvis, Fortner served in several strategic roles, including Florida market president and SVP of practice optimization, chief client services officer, and most recently, chief operating officer. Her ability to develop and implement innovative solutions has been instrumental in helping Navvis’ health system, physician enterprise, and health plan partners achieve top-tier value-based care performance.

As the company’s president and CEO, Fortner will focus on accelerating Navvis’ growth, fostering strategic partnerships, and enhancing the company’s capabilities to enable better care affordability, quality, access, experience, and equity. Her deep understanding of healthcare operations and acumen for transforming healthcare delivery make her uniquely qualified to lead Navvis in its mission to transform the industry and drive performance. Fortner will also continue in her role as chief operating officer at Surround Care.

“I am honored to take on this new role at Navvis,” said Fortner. “Together with our exceptional team and valued partners, we will continue to push the boundaries of healthcare innovation, ensuring that more people have access to high-quality, affordable care. Our mission to transform healthcare delivery has never been more important, and I am committed to leading Navvis in making a lasting impact.”

About Navvis

Navvis is the leading population health company, driving performance in value-based care. As an operating partner to some of the country’s most innovative health systems, physician enterprises, and health plans, we provide solutions that accelerate the journey to value-based care. Our approach is market-based – we respect the unique needs of populations in each community, including access to care, culture, values, and capabilities. Together with our partners, we set a new national standard in healthcare performance that delivers the affordability, quality, access, and experience that all patients deserve.



Susan Frankle, Navvis, [email protected]