In December 2019, Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez Garced announced her appointment of attorney and health professional Jorge E. Galva as executive director of the Puerto Rico Health Insurance Administration.
Mr. Galva, who holds a Master of Health Administration degree from the University of Iowa, has extensive experience as a lawyer and as a health services administrator. During his practice, he served as a lawyer specializing in health issues, including litigation, consulting on health issues and contractual relationships, regulations and industry laws.
As a health services administrator, Mr. Galva worked as an executive in several hospitals in Puerto Rico and served in health care management in Chile and the United States.
As executive director of the Puerto Rico Health Insurance Administration, Mr. Galva will oversee the public corporation in charge of Plan Vital, the Puerto Rico government health insurance plan that serves approximately 1.6 million people.