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Arcadian Health Plans Name Frank Apgar, MD as New Chief Medical Officer

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 General News J E 4
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OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 26 Arcadian Health Plans announced today that Frank Apgar, MD, has been appointed as their new Chief Medical Officer.

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091026/LA99393)

Dr. Apgar brings to Arcadian Health Plans more than 19 years of experience in managed care. His previous experience includes: President and Chairman of Bloodsource, Senior Vice President & Chief Clinical Operations Officer at National Imaging Associates, and Senior Medical Officer at Blue Shield of California. Dr. Apgar has also served as a private practice physician specializing in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and HIV.

"Dr. Apgar's experience greatly supports our core strategy of providing high-quality care to our members through coordinated care," said Robert Fahlman, Arcadian Health Plans' Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "We are excited to bring Dr. Apgar on board to lead these critical initiatives as we continue to grow our company."

Dr. Apgar earned his BA in Zoology from San Diego State University and his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he also completed his fellowship in Internal Medicine.

About Arcadian Health Plans

Arcadian Management Services, founded in 1996, provides high-quality, cost-effective administrative infrastructure and management services to health care physicians, hospitals and health plans. In order to capitalize on the foundation of Arcadian Management Services, Arcadian Health Plan, Inc. was founded in 2004. Arcadian Health Plan, as well as its sister organizations and corresponding affiliates, are Medicare Advantage health plan providers operating in the following 15 states: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Maine, Maine, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Washington. The plans are offered under the following local product names: * Arcadian Community Care (Maine and California residents) * Arcadian Health Plan (Oklahoma residents) * Arkansas Community Care * Columbia Community Care * Desert Canyon Community Care * Ozark Health Plan * Northeast Community Care * Southeast Community Care * Spokane Community Care * Texarkana Community Care * Texas Community Care.

For more information, about Arcadian Health Plans, visit http://www.arcadianhealth.com.

Contact: Julie Cane, VP of Marketing, Arcadian Health, Mobile +1-925-212-6784, Office +1-510-817-1046, jcane@arcadianhealth.com.

SOURCE Arcadian Health Plans
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