Former Navy Surgeon General Is Among Three New Accomplished TriWest Advisory Board Members

Saturday, February 9, 2008 General News
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PHOENIX, Feb. 8 Retired Vice Admiral Donald Arthur,former Surgeon General of the Navy and commander of the National Naval MedicalCenter, former Assistant Secretary of the Army P.T. Henry and retired ArmyMajor General Harold Timboe will continue serving the men and women covered bymilitary's health care system as members of TriWest Healthcare Alliance'sExecutive Advisory Board.

TriWest's Executive Advisory Board is comprised of senior retired militaryofficers, retired non-commissioned officers and military family members. Theyprovide guidance to TriWest's leadership as the company delivers on thepromise of the military health care program, TRICARE, to provide the highestquality of care and customer service.

"I'm happy for the opportunity to continue focusing on the values thatmake our military health care system great and for the honor of serving ourNation's heroes," Arthur said.

Dr. Arthur, a native of Northampton, Massachusetts, joined the Navy in1974 and attained his Doctor of Medicine from the College of Medicine andDentistry of New Jersey. He then served as Deputy Commander (Chief OperatingOfficer) of Naval Medical Center, San Diego and as Commanding Officer (ChiefExecutive Officer) of Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

He held the positions of Deputy Surgeon General, Vice Chief (ChiefOperating Officer) of the Navy's Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, and Chief ofthe Navy Medical Corps before assuming command of the National Naval MedicalCenter, Bethesda, Maryland.

He is a fellow and past president of the Aerospace Medical Association andwas president of the Association of Military Surgeons of the U.S. in 2005. Heis a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He was also the2002 recipient of the American College of Healthcare Executives' FederalExcellence in Healthcare Leadership Award and 2002 Association of MilitarySurgeons of the U.S. Outstanding Federal Healthcare Executive Award.

Mr. Henry, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, retired as a LieutenantColonel in the Marines, served on the staff of two Secretaries of Defense andserved on the staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services. He is aformer Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs.

Dr. Timboe, a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy is a family physicianand combat medical leader. He retired from the Army in 2002 concluding adistinguished career, culminating as commander of Walter Reed Army MedicalCenter. He also served as Assistant Deputy for Health Policy to the Secretaryof the Army. He recently retired from the University of Texas Medical Schoolin San Antonio as a Clinical Professor and Associate Vice President.

"I am personally thrilled to have Dr. Arthur, the Honorable Mr. Henry andDr. Timboe on our advisory board. They join an accomplished and insightfulgroup and we will value their perspectives and dedication to helping TriWestserve those who are defending our Nation," said TriWest President and CEODavid J. McIntyre, Jr.

About TriWest

TriWest Healthcare Alliance partners with the Department of Defense to do"Whatever It Takes" to support the health care needs of 2.9 million members ofAmerica's military family. A Phoenix-based corporation, TriWest providesaccess to cost-effective, high-quality health care in the 21-state TRICAREWest Region, the 2007 TRICARE Region of the year. TriWest is a proud CorporateTeam Member of America Supports You. Visit for moreinformation.Executive Advisory Board Members -- Chairman RADM H. James T. Sears, M.D., USN (Ret.) -- Co-Vice Chairman Maj Gen James 'Jerry' Sanders, M.D., USAF (Ret.) -- Co-Vice Chairman LTG Ronald Blanck, D.O., USA (Ret.) -- MG Nancy Adams, USA (Ret.) -- Maj Gen George Anderson, M.D., USAF (Ret.) -- VADM Donald Arthur, USN (Ret.) -- Maj Gen Fred Fiedler, U

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