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FALLS CHURCH, Va. – February 12, 2009
Pradeep G. Gidwani was recently appointed director of TRICARE Regional Office (TRO) – North. As the regional director, he is responsible for the management and performance of TRICARE contracts that serve more than 3.1 million beneficiaries across, 24 states and the District of Columbia.
“Mr. Gidwani brings a wealth of clinical and managerial healthcare experience and expertise to the position,” said Army Maj. Gen. Elder Granger, deputy director of TRICARE Management Activity (TMA). “His exceptional talents and skills will certainly guide TRO-North on its continuing path of success.”
Prior to joining the Senior Executive Service as the Deputy Chief of Business Operations at TMA, Mr. Gidwani served as the chief of staff for TMA. His career also included other key TMA, U.S. Army and Department of Defense positions, helping ensure continuity of quality care throughout the world. He retired from the Army after serving more than 20 years as a Medical Service Corps Officer.
Like TRICARE’s other two regional directors, Mr. Gidwani is responsible for oversight of all health care delivery activities within his region including management of the health care support contracts. Directors are also responsible for providing support to the military treatment facility commanders in the region, sustaining quality care and improving customer satisfaction across the TRICARE system.