Fallon Community Health Plan appoints Sarika Aggarwal, M.D. as Chief Medical Officer

Worcester, Mass., Dec. 17, 2013 - Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), a nationally recognized health care services organization, is pleased to announce the appointment of Sarika Aggarwal M.D. to Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. In this role, Dr. Aggarwal will ensure the appropriateness, quality and cost-effectiveness of the health care services received by all FCHP members.

Aggarwal joined FCHP in 2012 as Vice President of NaviCare® Clinical Programs. NaviCare provides integrated and individualized health care and social services for the state’s most vulnerable residents over age 65 who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. For the past six years, FCHP was ranked the number one Medicaid program in America by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

Prior to joining FCHP, Aggarwal was the medical director in the Office of Clinical Integration at UMass Memorial Health Care and an assistant professor of medicine at UMass Medical School. In this role, she facilitated new integration initiatives for medical management to help the UMass Memorial health care system develop the attributes of an integrated delivery system.

A graduate of Grant Medical College at Bombay University, India, with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, Dr. Aggarwal completed her residency at UMass Memorial in Worcester. Presently, she is an internist for UMass Memorial Medical Care, a consultant to the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine, a longitudinal preceptor in medicine and a volunteer at Shrewsbury India Medical Clinic.

Aggarwal lives in Northboro, Massachusetts with her husband and children.

Carrie Wattu

About Fallon Community Health Plan
Founded in 1977, Fallon Community Health Plan is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit health care services organization. From traditional health insurance products available throughout Massachusetts for all populations, to innovative health care programs and services for independent seniors, FCHP supports the diverse and changing needs of all those it serves. FCHP has consistently ranked among the nation’s top health plans, and is the only health plan in Massachusetts to have been awarded “Excellent” Accreditation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for its HMO, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid products.