Two Senior Executives Join Touchstone Health

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 General News J E 4
NEW YORK, Nov. 18 Touchstone Health HMO, Inc. announced today the addition of two senior executives: Daniel F. O'Brien as the Chief Financial Officer and Steven V. Calabrese as Chief Marketing Officer.

"We are very excited that these two successful executives will be joining our team," says Michael A. Muchnicki, President and Chief Executive Officer of Touchstone Health HMO, Inc. "Both Dan and Steve bring a keen understanding of our industry. I am confident that they will help continue to fuel our growth initiatives as we move into 2009!"

O'Brien most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of HealthMarkets-Care Assured. Prior to that, he was at AmeriChoice of Pennsylvania & UnitedHealth Group of Maryland, where he was the key liaison and negotiator with the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare as well as the Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene. O'Brien holds a bachelor's degree in Accounting from LaSalle University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Medical Practice Executive.

Calabrese most recently served as Medicare Officer of Health Net of the Northeast. Prior to that, he held marketing positions at The Hospital for Special Surgery, UnitedHealthcare, and Oxford Health Plans. Calabrese holds a bachelor's degree from Boston College and a Ph.D. in English from Columbia University.

About Touchstone Health

Touchstone Health, headquartered in New York City, is an HMO focused on the Medicare market. Touchstone Health currently has more than 11,000 Medicare beneficiaries in the Bronx, Kings, Queens, Richmond, Orange, Westchester, Broome, Chenango, Delaware & Onondaga counties. Benefits are available to anyone enrolled in both Medicare Part A and B and continue to pay their Medicare applicable premiums.

Touchstone Health is a privately held company owned and advised by, among other investors, Essex Woodlands Health Ventures, Southern Cross Capital, and Stephen Wiggins. The company was founded in 1998 by a group of neighborhood physicians to bring personalized health care to New York. Touchstone Health prides itself on its local focus and customer service.

For more information about Touchstone Health, please visit the company's website at

Contacts: Jill M. Tobin Touchstone Health HMO, Inc. 14 Wall Street, 9th Floor New York, NY 10005 212-294-6996 Rene Macapinlac Touchstone Health HMO, Inc. 14 Wall Street, 9th Floor New York, NY 10005 212-294-1647

SOURCE Touchstone Health HMO, Inc.


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