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U.S. Preventive Medicine Inc. November 2010

KennyKenney Appointed COO for USPM

Kevin Kenney has been named Chief Operating Officer for U.S. Preventive Medicine. Previously Vice President of Commercial Markets for DaVita Inc., a leading provider of kidney care in the U.S., Kenney will be responsible for the management of USPM's daily operations and will report directly to Christopher T. Fey, CEO and Chairman.

At DaVita, Kenney was responsible for national sales, marketing, account management and product development for DaVita's strategic business unit, VillageHealth. He focused on development and implementation of care management strategies to better manage the overall care of individuals suffering from chronic kidney and end-stage renal disease; reducing the burden on the health care system.

"Kevin's entire career has revolved around helping people to be as healthy as possible and his extensive professional experience and progressive business values will play a vital role in our mission to create tremendous value for our customers and members," said Fey. "Kevin has a complete understanding of the arena in which we operate and that broad expertise will make him an invaluable part of our seasoned management team."

Prior to DaVita, Kenney served as Senior Vice President of Health Plan Sales for Alere (formally Matria Healthcare) , where he was responsible for national sales of a $100 million health plan segment. While there, he also served as Vice President of implementation, managing the implementation and delivery of new client services and capabilities. Preceding Matria, Kenney held senior management roles at various consulting firms, including Accenture and Fortegra Financial.


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The facilitator for this presentation will be Jennifer Sargent, Senior Vice President of U.S. Preventive Medicine. Jennifer Sargent has over 10 years of experience working in health management. Prior to joining U.S. Preventive Medicine, she served as Vice President of Sales for Matria Healthcare from June 2005 to May 2008. Before her time at Matria, Jennifer was the Fitness Program Manager for Medica, a leading regional health plan in Minnesota.

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goldsteinGoldstein Joins the Care Continuum Alliance Board ofgoldstein Directors
U.S. Preventive Medicine President Fred Goldstein has been appointed to the national board of directors for the Care Continuum Alliance.
Formerly the Disease Management Association (DMAA), the Care Continuum Alliance's mission is to improve care quality outcomes, and reduce preventable costs for individuals with and at risk for chronic coniditions through research and advocacy for population health improvement. Goldstein, along with six other health and wellness leaders, was chosen to represent the association's growing diversity of stakeholders in wellness and prevention.

The Care Continuum Alliance represents more than 200 corporate and individual stakeholders, including wellness and care management organizations, pharmaceutical manufacturers and benefits managers, health information technology and biotechnology innovates, employers, hospitals, physicians, nurses and other health care professionals, and researchers and academics.

As a board member, Goldstein will apply his more than 25 years of experience as a health care executive managing hospitals, disease management, preventive medicine and managed care companies, to the advancement of the CCA mission.

"I have been involved in this organization for a number of years and am honored to be invited to serve on the board of directors. I am proud to be part of the association's evolution from traditional disease management to a more integrated approach to health improvement," said Goldstein.
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WPAHSWest Penn Allegheny Health System Offers The Prevention Plan to its Employees

Employees of the West Penn Allegheny Health System in Pittsburgh, PA, are now better able to take steps towards leading healthier lifestyles by participating in The Prevention Plan, a U.S. Preventive Medicine program designed to promote healthy behaviors, detect diseases in the earliest stages and more effectively manage chronic conditions.

The Prevention Plan is available to approximately 9,000 employees. Spouses and domestic partners also will be able to benefit from the program. Participants recieve individual health assessments, one-on-one health coaching, personalized action plans and timely, relevant health information. The goal is to improve employee health and wellbeing, increase productivity and lower health care costs for the organization.

"Our talented and dedicated employees are our most valuable asset, and we are extremely proud to offer them a preventive health program that not only invests in their personal health and well being but in the future of our health system as well. A healthy and vibrant workforce is the foundation of any successful organization. We believe this new program will ultimately strengthen our ability to fulfill West Penn Allegheny's mission and sets a great example for the patients who turn to us for their health care needs," said Christopher T. Olivia, M.D., President and CEO of WPAHS.

The program will be offered at each of the seven facilities that make up the health system and will integrate with its on-site and physicians' services.

"U.S. Preventive Medicine is excited about teaming up with one of the leading health care systems in Western Pennsylvania to help its professionals be proactive in their health," said Christopher T. Fey, CEO and chairman of U.S. Preventive Medicine. "This program can inspire employees throughout Pennsylvania as well as other states to invest in the health of their employees and use the power of prevention to lower health care costs and improve lives."


In This Issue

Kenney Joins USPM

University of Prevention

Goldstein Joins Care Continuum Alliance

WPAHS Joins The Prevention Plan

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