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Healthways Expands Executive Leadership Team With Addition of Two Healthcare Industry Innovators

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Healthways, Inc. (NASDAQ:HWAY) announced today that Sean Slovenski, a recognized innovator in the healthcare and well-being improvement industries, will join the company as President, Population Health Services. Slovenski has held significant senior leadership roles in the healthcare industry, most recently as the CEO of Care Innovations, a joint venture between Intel and GE in the remote patient monitoring sector of healthcare.

Healthways also announced the addition of Steve Schwartz as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development. Schwartz brings more than 25 years of experience in building high growth companies in healthcare and information technology. He joins the company from Silicon Valley’s 23andMe, where he was Vice President, Business Development and Strategy. Prior to that, he held executive leadership positions in business development at Allscripts and LabCorp.

“We have delivered on our commitment to assemble a proven, best-in-class executive leadership team that will be empowered to improve our performance and accountability for customers and shareholders in 2016,” said Donato Tramuto, Chief Executive Officer, Healthways. “Sean and Steve are industry pioneers who understand the critical importance of strategic alignment, effective execution and tangible results. Their knowledge and experience will be critical as we enter the next phase of growth and opportunity at Healthways.”

Prior to Care Innovations, Slovenski served as Segment Vice President of Health and Productivity Solutions at Humana, where he led four industry-leading wellness and behavioral health businesses, aligning them into a common vision while bolstering expertise in population health and well-being to improve the impact of these programs for clients. He is the co-founder and former Chief Executive Officer of Hummingbird Coaching Services, an award-winning, science-based online coaching and behavior management company that was sold to Humana in 2010.

At 23andMe, Schwartz was instrumental in accelerating the company’s business-to-business growth strategy with life sciences companies, health systems, health plans, retailers, and wellness providers. As Senior Vice President of Business Development at Allscripts, he led the company’s dramatic growth for more than a decade, securing strategic partnerships with some of the world’s leading information technology and life sciences companies.

About Healthways

Healthways is the largest independent global provider of well-being improvement solutions. Dedicated to creating a healthier world one person at a time, the Company uses the science of behavior change to produce and measure positive change in well-being for our customers, which include employers, integrated health systems, hospitals, physicians, health plans, communities and government entities. We provide highly specific and personalized support for each individual and their team of experts to optimize each participant’s health and productivity and to reduce health-related costs. Results are achieved by addressing longitudinal health risks and care needs of everyone in a given population. The Company has scaled its proprietary technology infrastructure and delivery capabilities developed over 30 years and now serves approximately 68 million people on four continents. Learn more at www.healthways.com.

Contact: Chip Wochomurka (615) 614-4493 Chip.Wochomurka@healthways.com

Source:Healthways, Inc