Former Florida Secretary of Health Joins Healthcare Innovations Firm

Thursday, May 19, 2011 General News J E 4

TAMPA, Fla., MIAMI, and WASHINGTON, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As Florida and federal health reform initiatives proceed down very different paths, the former Florida Secretary of Health and Surgeon General, Ana Viamonte Ros, M.D., joined the staff of Health Resources, Ltd. as Vice President of Development and Public Affairs.

Dr. Ros previously headed Florida's $3 billion Department of Health, with a staff of 17,000 and 300 sites in 67 counties.  She also developed 11 pilot sites, as part of Florida's first healthcare reform initiative. Health Resources is a 35 year old, privately-held company with an internationally-known team of health and business leaders.  

In making the announcement, Jay H. Sanders, M.D., the firm's Senior Vice President and Chief Medical and Technology Officer, said "I have known Ana for many years. She brings visionary leadership, a compassion for people and a commitment to using telemedicine technology and other innovative approaches to improve access, increase measurable quality and reduce costs. We anticipate a national test market in Florida with several major clients."

A hands-on leader, who is fluent in three languages, Dr. Ros personally visited 67 health departments and 23 areas offices in her first 15 months as Secretary, building face-to-face relationships and welcoming staff views for improving services. She earned her medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine, her Master of Public Health degree from Harvard and has traveled extensively on an international basis.

"All providers of health services are facing new pressures to deliver care more affordably, more conveniently and with measurably better outcomes," said Health Resources' chairman Ron Hammerle. "We have had more than three decades of experience helping clients do that.  We are very excited about having Dr. Ros on our team."

About Health Resources

Founded in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1976, Health Resources develops innovative 21st Century health systems. Clients include health systems, employers, insurers, hospitals, medical centers of excellence and investors. For further information, call 954.579.4124.

Contact:  Ron Hammerle, +1-954-579-4124

SOURCE Health Resources



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