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Ed Hannum Named AvMed Health Plans' New President and COO

Monday, October 6, 2008 General News J E 4
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MIAMI, Oct. 6 Ed Hannum, a 21-year veteran of AvMed HealthPlans with extensive sales and marketing experience in all major markets inFlorida, has been named AvMed's new President and Chief Operating Officer, thecompany announced today.

Hannum's promotion to AvMed's President and COO was made by MikeGallagher, AvMed's Chief Executive Officer and President and CEO of SantaFeHealthCare, AvMed's parent company. Since January, Hannum has served as theacting COO of AvMed, providing day-to-day leadership at AvMed. Hannum'spromotion is effective immediately.

"Ed has provided exceptional leadership to AvMed since he assumed the roleof acting COO ten months ago, and I am delighted to announce his elevation toPresident and COO today," Gallagher said. "Ed thoroughly understands AvMed andthe high value we place on putting our members first. Through his many yearsof leading an exemplary sales and marketing function across our state, he hasdeveloped first-hand, in-the-trenches knowledge of what members and Floridaemployers truly want and need from their health plan."

"These are exciting times for AvMed, and I am both humbled and excited tobe taking on my new role as President and COO," Hannum said. "At the core, myleadership -- and AvMed's mission -- is to do the right thing for the peoplewe serve, every day. Over the years, I've had the privilege of working closelywith Florida families and businesses, and I look forward to continuing toserve them as AvMed's President."

AvMed is one of Florida's oldest and largest not-for-profit health plans,and is solely focused on providing health coverage to Florida citizens andbusinesses. AvMed is one of only a few health plans in the United States thatenjoys dual "Excellent" accreditation status for both its commercial andMedicare health plans from the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

SOURCE AvMed Health Plans
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