Bluffton-based CareCore National has selected John Arlotta, a veteran of the health-care industry, as its new chief executive officer.
Doug Tardio, former acting CEO of CareCore, returned to his previous role as president and chief operating officer after Arlotta started work Monday.
CareCore -- the largest employer in Bluffton, with 400 employees at its Buckwalter Place headquarters-- had been searching for a new CEO since cofounder Don Ryan died last September.
CareCore has evolved from a company that only provided radiology benefits to the nation's largest specialty benefits management company, covering several areas of medical care. It contracts with more than 32 national and regional health plans that serve more than 30 million insured members.
Arlotta has more than 35 years of experience in the health-care field, most recently as a special adviser to General Atlantic, a growth equity firm. He also served as chairman, president and CEO of Denver-based Coram Inc.
A University of Notre Dame graduate, Arlotta is a retired U.S. Army Reserve captain.
"We are fortunate to have someone of John Arlotta's caliber and experience to lead CareCore National," said Dr. Richard Weininger, the corporation's chairman. "We welcome John's experience and leadership to the CareCore community."
Arlotta wrote in a statement he was looking forward to his new leadership role.
"CareCore National, LLC is at the forefront of providing health-care solutions to the rapidly changing health-care industry," he wrote. "I am excited to be a part of this organization, building on its expertise, keeping focus on our customers and utilizing its experienced management team to help bring CareCore to the next level."