kathleen hittner http://ripr.org en Hittner Confirmed as RI's Next Health Insurance Commissioner http://ripr.org/post/hittner-confirmed-ris-next-health-insurance-commissioner <p>Kathleen Hittner, MD has been confirmed as Rhode Island’s next commissioner of health insurance. She replaces Chris Koller, who left office last week for a new position in New York. Hittner is a former Lifespan and Miriam hospital executive, as well as a former chief anesthesiologist for two hospitals. She says she intends to carry on Koller’s work.</p><p>“I have met with Chris Koller three times, going over his initiatives, so I understand what’s going on," Hittner said. "There isn’t anything Chris was doing that I think shouldn’t be continued.”</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 20:28:19 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 17855 at http://ripr.org Hittner Confirmed as RI's Next Health Insurance Commissioner Last Day on Job for RI's First Health Insurance Commissioner http://ripr.org/post/last-day-job-ris-first-health-insurance-commissioner <p>Today is the last day on the job for Rhode Island’s –and the nation’s—first commissioner of health insurance. Chris Koller is leaving the position to take the helm of a foundation in New York City. He leaves behind some significant changes in the health insurance marketplace.</p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 17537 at http://ripr.org Hittner Nominated as Next Health Insurance Commissioner http://ripr.org/post/hittner-nominated-next-health-insurance-commissioner <p>Governor Lincoln Chafee has nominated Dr. Kathleen Hittner as Rhode Island’s next Health Insurance Commissioner. Hittner must be confirmed by the senate.</p><p>Hittner has been tapped to replace outgoing commissioner Chris Koller, who is stepping down to become president of the Milbank Memorial Fund in New York City.</p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 20:20:29 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 16868 at http://ripr.org Hittner Nominated as Next Health Insurance Commissioner