Mark Hillard

President, Equality Health Network

Mark Hillard is the President of Equality Health Network, the only integrated network dedicated to cultural care and the underserved. Equality Health Network is a network of providers focused on delivering high-quality, culturally appropriate care while preparing practices for value-based initiatives.

Prior to joining Equality Health, Mark served as a Valence Health consultant in the role of Vice-President of Managed Care for Valley Children’s Hospital in Fresno, California. Under this title, he assisted the organization in developing a clinically integrated network of providers, eventually capable of entering into dual-risk arrangements with payers.

Mark previously worked for Dignity Health for over seven years, initially as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Administrative Officer for the Dignity Health Medical Group. This included additional administrative roles in academic affairs, physician integration initiatives, and the Creighton School of Medicine in Arizona.

He played a key role in the creation of the Arizona Care Network for Dignity Health dating back to 2012, which culminated in a contract award from CMS (Medicare) January 1, 2013. The Arizona Care Network is an Accountable Care Organization serving more than 30,000 Medicare beneficiaries and functioning as a clinically integrated network organization for another 200,000 adult and pediatric lives, contracted via commercial, Medicaid, and large employers. The Arizona Care Network is a fundamental component of the integrated delivery network for Dignity Health, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and Tenet Health in the Arizona market.

Before joining Dignity Health, Mark held positions in health care administration in Arizona. Most notable are Chief Financial Officer positions with the parent companies of St. Luke’s Health System and Maricopa Integrated Health System, Chief Executive Officer of Maricopa Integrated Health System, and the Chief Operating Officer of University Physicians Health Plans. Mark currently serves on the Board of Directors and the Finance Committee for the Children’s Museum of Phoenix. He received his business degree from Atlantic Christian College in Wilson, North Carolina in 1981.