CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Gets Into Legal Trouble

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Patrick Conway, 45, the CEO and president of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, is battling the law for driving while impaired.

Who is Conway?

Conway, a practicing hospitalist, is the leader of one of the state’s largest nonprofit health insurers. He joined the company in 2017 after working with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.

Conway was arrested three months ago on Interstate 85 in Randolph County due to his involvement in a minor crash that resulted in no injuries.

More About the Case

According to a police officer present at the scene, Conway did not stay in his lane which resulted in his vehicle striking a commercial vehicle. The officer further stated that Conway appeared intoxicated; he had slurred speech, bloodshot, red eyes, and unsteady feet.

Conway refused to perform a breathalyzer test and got his license suspended for 30 days.

What The Company Had to Say

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina issues the following statement:

“Early this summer, BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina’s President and CEO Patrick Conway was involved in a traffic accident where he was suspected to be impaired and charged with related offenses. No one was injured in the accident. Patrick immediately made the Board of Trustees aware of the situation.

“Our Board takes this matter very seriously. Upon learning of the incident in June, it immediately established a committee within the Board to review the situation, and engaged outside counsel and experts to aid the process. After careful consideration, the Board of Trustees decided that Patrick’s strong leadership will continue to be an asset and he will remain as President and CEO.

“Patrick has been a great leader of BlueCross NC, fighting to improve the quality of health services, lower costs, and deliver an overall exceptional experience for our customers. As an organization, we remain focused on our mission to serve the customers and communities that we live and work in.”

More to The Case

In the car with Conway were his two minor daughters, who, according to the court, were “subjected to substantial risk of physical injury.”

Conway had to face child abuse and DWI charges. The next hearing of the case is scheduled for October 8.

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