Confluent Health Taps Digital Healthcare Trailblazer as New CEO

Published July 6, 2023

Founder Dr. Larry Benz Transitions to Executive Chairman

LOUISVILLE, KY / ACCESSWIRE / July 6, 2023 / Confluent Health, a national leader in healthcare innovation, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Kristi Henderson, DNP, FAAN as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective June 7, 2023. Confluent Health's Founder and CEO, Dr. Larry Benz, PT, DPT, OCS, MBA, MAPP, FAPTA, will take on an expanded position as Executive Director on the Board of Directors.

With over 25 years of progressive leadership in healthcare, Dr. Henderson has led digitally enabled care delivery organizations at two Fortune 5 companies, a national non-profit health system, and an academic medical center. Over the years, she has refined her approach using techniques of Reverse Innovation to get buy-in, move fast and drive measurable improvements. She is renowned for her ability to execute a modern approach to healthcare delivery at scale in complex and geographically dispersed organizations while maintaining a focus on the patient and clinician's experience.

Before joining Confluent Health, Dr. Henderson was the CEO of Optum Everycare and the Senior Vice President of Center for Digital Health & Innovation at Optum, a division of United Health Group. She previously led clinical operations for Amazon Care, and served as Ascension Health's SVP for patient access, virtual care, and care coordination. Dr. Henderson continues to serve as the Board Chair for the American Telemedicine Association.

"I am honored and excited to be the new CEO of Confluent Health," said Dr. Henderson. "The company is poised to make a significant impact on the healthcare industry, and I look forward to working with Larry and the entire team to build on their successes and drive even greater growth and innovation."

Dr. Henderson will steer Confluent Health's strategic direction, oversee day-to-day outpatient and clinical operations, and drive continued growth and expansion.

Dr. Benz, who founded Confluent Health in 2014 and has served as CEO since its inception, will transition to the position of Chairman of the Board.

"We are thrilled to have Dr. Henderson join us as our new CEO," said Dr. Benz. "Her extensive experience and expertise in healthcare innovation, patient-centered care, and telehealth will be invaluable as we continue our national expansion and deepen community connections. I am confident that she will lead us to even greater success."

Dr. Benz will continue to provide strategic guidance and support to the company, while evolving Partner's Group alignments across their healthcare portfolio.

"Building and growing Confluent Health has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my career," said Dr. Benz. "I am immensely proud of what we have accomplished together, and I look forward to supporting the company in my new role as Chairman of the Board."


About Confluent Health

Confluent Health is a family of physical and occupational therapy companies. We are transforming healthcare by strengthening private practices, developing highly effective clinicians, innovating new services and technology to improve the quality of care for patients, and lowering costs via more effective treatment, workplace wellness, and injury prevention. For more information, visit or find us on Facebook at @ConfluentHealth.

SOURCE: Confluent Health

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