MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 30 HealthFitness(OTC Bulletin Board: HFIT) today announced that retired Johnson & JohnsonGroup Chairman Curt M. Selquist has been appointed to its board of directors.
Selquist retired from his post at Johnson & Johnson in March after 30years with the company. He began his career as a sales representative forJohnson & Johnson Baby Products Company, rising through the ranks to becomeworldwide president of Johnson & Johnson/Merck Pharmaceuticals in 1995 andcompany group chairman for Johnson & Johnson Medical in 1997. Selquistcontinues to support Johnson & Johnson Health Care Services in a consultingrole and maintains an office at the corporate headquarters in New Brunswick,NJ.
"HealthFitness is indeed fortunate to have Curt Selquist join our board,"said Mark W. Sheffert, chairman of the HealthFitness board. "He brings decadesof experience in our targeted segments and a broad range of knowledge for bothnational and international markets. His wisdom and input will be valuable inthe oversight and guidance of the organization."
Selquist is the founding chairman of the Global Healthcare Exchange,established in 2000 as an electronic trading exchange open to all health careproviders, suppliers, and manufacturers to buy and sell supplies online. He isalso chairman of the National Alliance for Healthcare Technology and serves asleadership network chair for the National Quality Forum.
Selquist is an operating partner at Water Street Health Partners, aChicago-based private equity firm, and serves on two of the company's boards.He serves on the board of Facet Technologies, the leading global provider ofmicrosampling sharps products, including lancing devices used in diabetes forblood glucose monitoring and other point-of-care diagnostics. He also serveson the board of Physiotherapy, Inc., focused on physical therapy clinicsdealing with workers compensation and rehabilitation cases.
He serves on the board and executive committee of Project HOPE and is amember of the board of directors of the Council of Americas. He is a memberof the advisory board of the Johnson & Johnson-Wharton Fellows Program and amember of the board of trustees for Somerset Medical Center. Selquist earneda bachelor's degree from Bradley University in Peoria, Ill.
HealthFitness is a leading provider of employee health improvementservices to Fortune 500 companies, the health care industry and individualconsumers. Serving clients for more than 30 years, HealthFitness partners withemployers to effectively manage their health care and productivity costs byimproving individual health and well-being. HFC serves more than 300 clientsglobally via on-site management and remotely via Web and telephonic services.HealthFitness provides a complete portfolio of health and fitness managementsolutions including a proprietary health risk assessment platform, screenings,EMPOWERED(TM) Health Coaching and delivery of health improvement programs. HFCemploys more than 3,000 health and fitness professionals in national andinternational locations who are committed to the company's mission of"improving the health and well-being of the people we serve." For moreinformation on HFC, visit http://www.hfit.com.
SOURCE HealthFitness Corporation