NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Healthways, Inc. (NASDAQ:HWAY), the largest independent global provider of well-being improvement solutions, has added two new members to its Board of Directors. Dr. Archelle Georgiou, president of healthcare consulting firm Georgiou Consulting, LLC, and Dr. Peter Hudson, managing director of healthcare venture capital firm AltaPartners, were elected at the Company’s annual meeting on May 26, 2016.
Prior to founding Georgiou Consulting, LLC, Dr. Georgiou worked for UnitedHealth Group in numerous executive-level positions, including chief medical officer, CEO -- Care Management, and culminating with her position as executive vice president -- strategic relations, Specialized Care Services. Over the course of her career, Dr. Georgiou has made numerous media contributions regarding the latest healthcare industry news and trends, including, since January 2007, as a healthcare expert and media correspondent for a twice weekly television segment in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota. Since March 2014, Dr. Georgiou has been an instructor at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Business. From 2011 to 2014, Dr. Georgiou served as senior advisor to TripleTree, a merchant bank and strategic advisory firm solely focused on healthcare, and the chair of Health Executive Roundtable, a healthcare think tank focusing on innovative changes in the healthcare industry. Dr. Georgiou graduated from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1986. She trained and practiced in internal medicine in Northern California before transitioning into healthcare administration and policy.
Dr. Hudson serves on numerous boards, including chairman of the board of U.S. Acute Care Solutions (USACS), one of the nation’s largest acute care companies, since May 2015, and chairman of the board of Emergency Medicine Physicians, one of USACS’s founding organizations, since July 2014. In addition, Dr. Hudson has been on the board of directors for private-equity backed Maestro Health since November 2014, mobile acute care provider, DispatchHealth, since August 2015, and has served as senior advisor to venture-backed Augmedix, a privately-held company that operates in the information technology services and consulting industry, since January 2015. From September 2008-March 2014, Dr. Hudson was chief executive officer of iTriage, LLC, a mobile healthcare company, which was acquired by Aetna. Dr. Hudson then served as head of consumer technologies at Aetna from October 2013-March 2014. From 2001-2010, Dr. Hudson was managing business partner for Emergency Physicians at Porter Hospitals, an emergency medicine staffing company in Denver, CO. Dr. Hudson is on the Science and Technology Advisory Board at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network steering committee, and the investment advisory board for University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Chancellor’s Innovation Fund. Dr. Hudson was the Colorado Technology Association’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2013 and a guest of the first lady at the State of the Union address in 2013, representing digital health as a national policy objective. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and Pre-Med from Colorado College and an M.D. from the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
“Dr. Georgiou and Dr. Hudson will be tremendous assets to the Healthways board, with a range of industry expertise that is relevant in today’s changing healthcare environment,” said Kevin Wills, Healthways chairman. “They both have significant experience as providers, entrepreneurs and industry leaders that will benefit Healthways as we look at opportunities for strategic growth.”
“Dr. Georgiou and Dr. Hudson offer strategic insights into digital health and consumer trends, as well as deep experience in healthcare management and leadership that will be invaluable as we continue to pursue the development and delivery of innovative health and well-being improvement solutions,” added Donato Tramuto, chief executive officer, Healthways. “They will be excellent additions to the experienced and engaged board that we have in place.”
In addition to Dr. Georgiou and Dr. Hudson, Healthways Board of Directors includes: Dr. Mary Jane England, Robert J. Greczyn, Jr., Bradley S. Karro, Paul H. Keckley, Ph.D., Conan J. Laughlin, Lee A. Shapiro, Donato Tramuto and Kevin G. Wills (Chair).
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.