DR. CHARLES PECK JOINS TAKE CARE HEALTH SYSTEMS AS CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER
Former Aetna Regional Healthcare Delivery President and Arthur Andersen Partner to Focus on Validating Quality of Service and Outcomes; Expansion and New Strategic Initiatives in 2007
CONSHOHOCKEN, PA (January 3, 2007) Take Care Health Systems, a leading independent operator of convenient care clinics, today announced that former Aetna Southeast and Northeast Healthcare Delivery President Dr. Charles "Chuck" Peck has joined its senior management team as the company's Chief Medical Officer, effective immediately. Dr. Peck will report directly to Peter Miller, President and CEO, and will work alongside Chief Nurse Practitioner Officer Sandra Ryan coordinating the company's medical practice.
Dr. Peck's extensive background in diverse areas of the healthcare industry will drive Take Care Health's integration with the established medical community. He will lead key quality initiatives to develop programs, ensuring the highest quality of care at the convenient care clinics, and outcomes reporting that will demonstrate the value of the Take Care Health model, which provides high quality, accessible and affordable health care, to the public and key stakeholders. Dr. Peck will also help develop future service offerings and drive the overall strategic direction for Take Care Health's quality program.
"Dr. Charles Peck joins the Take Care Health team as our company is poised for rapid growth and expansion in 2007," said Miller. "Chuck's role as our Chief Medical Officer will further focus our team on key clinical program development, outcomes measurement and strategic relationships, helping to solidify Take Care Health's reputation as a leading convenient care company."
Dr. Peck joins Take Care Health from Aetna, where he was President of Healthcare Delivery in the Southeast and Northeast regions and responsible for patient management, quality management, networks, provider relationships, medical cost management and clinical programs. Prior to Aetna, Dr. Peck was a partner within Arthur Andersen's health care consulting practice, leading the firm's clinical and health care strategy consulting efforts for U.S. clients as well as those from the Far East, Bermuda and Puerto Rico. Earlier in his career, Dr. Peck was a practicing internist and rheumatologist for 12 years, during which time he served as president of a 150 physician multi-specialty Independent Practice Association in Cleveland, Ohio.
"Having followed the emergence of the convenient care industry with keen interest, I am honored to join the industry-leading management team of Take Care Health Systems and thrilled to be on the cutting-edge of a new delivery system that is revolutionizing health care in America," said Peck. "I look forward to providing insight and leadership in quality management and outcomes reporting to continuously demonstrate the value of convenient care and the impact that this industry has on the overall system."
Take Care Health offers high-quality, convenient and affordable health care to Americans by operating professional family health care clinics inside national retail pharmacies such as Walgreens and Eckerd Pharmacy. Take Care Nurse Practitioners treat patients 18 months and older for common conditions such as step throat, sinus, ear and bladder infections, pink eye and skin conditions, in addition to providing basic diagnostic screenings and vaccinations. Clinics accept most insurance plans and services cost $59-$74 for cash payers.
Take Care Health is committed to working in cooperation with the greater health care community toward a shared goal of providing accessible, patient-focused, quality health care. Take Care Nurse Practitioners collaborate with hospital systems or local physician groups to integrate patient care and foster a strong network of referrals.
About Take Care Health SystemsSM
Take Care Health Systems (www.takecarehealth.com)) is a leading independent operator of convenient care clinics. Take Care Health's vision is to combine best practices in medicine and the expertise and personal care of Take Care Nurse Practitioners to provide high-quality, accessible and affordable health care to Americans. Take Care Health has a 98 percent patient satisfaction rating at its 36 health care centers and has treated close to 60,000 patients since November 2005. Take Care Health is a founding member of the Convenient Care Association (CCA).
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