MCS’ Chief Executive Receives Award for Exemplary Record
SAN JUAN — Jim O’Drobinak, the president and CEO of managed healthcare plan provider MCS, has been presented the Antonio Luis Ferré Lifetime Achievement Award by the Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors.
The award was conferred to O’Drobinak during the 2020 Puerto Rico Conference: Empowering Investment, which was held at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Convention Center Hotel & Casino.
The award represents having proven a commitment to Puerto Rico and its healthcare industry. For the past eight years, O’Drobinak has promoted a number of initiatives aimed at helping the island, including numerous efforts in Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., to gain equal access to the federal funds allocated to other U.S. jurisdictions to provide the healthcare services required by the island’s Medicare beneficiaries.
In addition to helping advance the quality and social determinants of health initiatives on the island, after Hurricane María, O’Drobinak and his wife, Liana, created the MCS Foundation to improve the quality of life of the island’s most vulnerable populations.
O’Drobinak said he was honored by the recognition, which has been conferred since 2012 to recognize those who make extraordinary contributions in Puerto Rico’s business world, while also setting an example for future generations.
“I wish to thank the chamber board, its members and the Ferré family for this great honor. I believe teamwork is essential in achieving results that make an impact. This is especially true in our work at MCS as a leader in the healthcare industry. That’s why I want to share this recognition with my team—MCS employees, our providers, customers, business partners, my wife, Liana, as well as my whole family who keep me grounded and supported our move to Puerto Rico,” O’Drobinak said.
“Receiving this award motivates me to continue working with devotion, and encouraging collaboration between the government and private enterprise to continue to bring about changes and reforms necessary to improve health care and boost economic development on the island,” the executive said.
O’Drobinak helps execute and promotes what the insurer calls its fundamental pillars: healthcare, enjoying a healthy lifestyle, and caring for the community.