Healthcare >> CEO Interviews >> February 17, 2000

Anthony M. Marlon – Sierra Health Services Inc (sie)

ANTHONY M. MARLON, M.D. is founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Sierra Health Services, Inc., a diversified health care and insurance company headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. The roots of Sierra Health Services can be traced to Dr. Marlon's cardiology practice, which he established in 1972. Today, the company employs nearly 3,000 people and operates health maintenance organizations, medical groups, workers' compensation insurers, a health and life indemnity insurance company, and a military health services organization, which was recently awarded a $1.5 billion contract to provide health care to TRICARE beneficiaries in the northeast and Washington, D.C., Dr. Marlon completed his internship, residency and cardiology fellowship at Stanford University from 1967 to 1972. He relocated to Las Vegas to become Chief of Cardiology at University Medical Center of southern Nevada, a position he held from 1972 to 1985. Profile
TWST: Give us an overview and a little history of Sierra Health, just to

set the stage for the readers.

Dr. Marlon: Sierra Health really started in the early 1980s, as a

company providing HMO