Lisa Woods serves as VP of Emotional and Physical Well-being for Walmart Stores, Inc. Woods is a benefits professional with broad based knowledge and has been recognized nationally as an innovator and thought leader in health care with a strong commitment to ensuring that more than a million Walmart associates have access to benefits that are comprehensive, affordable, and competitive. Woods has played a key role in developing a portfolio of innovative programs focused on payment reform, reducing waste in the system and ensuring appropriateness of care for Walmart associates. Lisa led the effort with her team to design and implement the Centers of Excellence program for heart, spine, joint replacements, and cancer with leading quality health systems. Lisa has also worked on developing narrow network plans including direct contracting with ACO’s.
Recently Walmart was presented with the 2019 Helen Darling Award for Excellence in Health Care Value and Innovation by the National Business Group on Health for efforts to improve the health care delivery system. In addition, Lisa was named to Fortune magazine’s World’s Greatest Leaders (#10) in 2019 as a result of her efforts. Lisa serves on many committees and boards including board chair for the Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH), board vice president for the Council of Employee Benefits, several National Business Group on Health (NBGH) affiliated committees and the Catalyst for Payment Reform (CPR).