BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 16 GetWellNetwork, Inc. today announced the appointment of Michele Perry as chief operating officer. Ms. Perry, an experienced high-tech leader and market strategist, will help lead the company to a new level of growth and deliver on the promise of improving patient care through its flagship Interactive Patient Care solution. Among her priorities, Ms. Perry will focus on GetWellNetwork's leadership position in shaping the rapidly expanding digital health market.
"Hospitals face mounting pressure to better engage patients in their care process while also raising operational excellence in measurable ways. I'm excited to build on the strengths and talent of GetWellNetwork to meet the evolving needs of our clients and help drive GetWellNetwork's growth and success to the next level," said Michele Perry, chief operating officer, GetWellNetwork, Inc.
Ms. Perry brings a proven track record of three successful IPOs and demonstrated success in enterprise class systems, strategic planning and business-to-business marketing. Prior to joining GetWellNetwork, Ms. Perry served as chief marketing officer for Sourcefire, Inc., where she drove the company's marketing, branding and product management initiatives. She helped grow the company from $9 million to $76 million in revenue during her tenure, to a market cap of over $550 million.
"First and foremost, Michele shares our deep commitment to improving the healthcare industry through innovative solutions that help put patients' needs first and affecting positive health outcomes one patient at a time," said Michael O'Neil, Jr., founder and CEO, GetWellNetwork, Inc. "We are thrilled to welcome Michele to our executive team as she will undoubtedly help take GetWellNetwork to a new level of growth and innovation."
Prior to Sourcefire, Ms. Perry held top marketing and management positions at USinternetworking Inc., Versatility, Inc., Software AG, Unify Corporation and IBM. She also operated her own strategic marketing and business development consultancy for fast growing companies.
Ms. Perry has been recognized by the Northern Virginia Tech Council with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007. She holds a BS from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She serves on the advisory boards for technology companies, including Eloqua and Zenoss, and is a member of the UMBC Research Park Board.
About GetWellNetwork, Inc.
GetWellNetwork, Inc. is a leading provider of Interactive Patient Care (IPC) solutions. IPC solutions are patient-centric applications delivered at the point-of-care to ensure the completion of service and quality requirements, while driving new revenue opportunities and operational efficiencies for healthcare providers. Currently operating live at more than 10,000 hospital beds around the country, the GetWellNetwork® PatientLife System® empowers patients as active participants in the healthcare process. GetWellNetwork and its clients have been widely acknowledged for their IPC innovations by the healthcare community. In 2007, the GetWellNetwork solution received the exclusive endorsement of the American Hospital Association (AHA). GetWellNetwork, Inc. headquarters are in Bethesda, Maryland. For more information, please call 877.MEET.GWN or visit www.getwellnetwork.com.
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