MINNEAPOLIS (May 17, 2013) – CareWire, Inc. announces that it has tapped key executives to support and advance its mission of harnessing the power of mobile messaging to profoundly improve outcomes and deepen loyalty – one patient at a time.
Ken Saitow, a healthcare industry veteran with over two decades of healthcare consulting experience has assumed the role of President and CEO effective May 1st. Ken has been an Advisor and Board Member to CareWire since September 2012. “We are pleased to have Ken join CareWire in this role and believe his proven leadership skills, depth of healthcare experience and track record of developing solutions for hospitals and health systems will be instrumental in guiding CareWire into the future.” said Scott Danielson, co-founder and outgoing CEO of CareWire.
In addition, Phil Hotchkiss, a four-time start-up veteran with deep business strategy and product development skills will be joining CareWire as Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer. Previous to this new role, as an Advisor to CareWire, Phil’s unique experience, insight and passion for digital product offerings have already made a significant difference in CareWire’s product strategy and customer capabilities. CareWire is pleased to have Phil join the CareWire senior leadership team full time effective May 1st.
David Nichols, a co-founder of CareWire, will continue in his role as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
Scott Danielson will continue to serve on the CareWire Board of Directors and provide ongoing advice and guidance to the CareWire senior leadership team, “My confidence in the future of CareWire has never been higher – when you have the opportunity to bring this kind of deep talent into a business – you take it. We have established an extraordinarily talented senior leadership team, significantly evolved and matured the product and are in conversations with a number of exciting customer prospects.” said Scott Danielson.
Seasoned Advisor Team in Place
In addition to these management changes, CareWire announces the formal establishment of its Advisory Board. “We knew we needed to enlist a group of seasoned industry professionals to provide us with the kind of strategic insight and market perspective required to take the next step in our evolution as a company,” said Ken Saitow, CareWire’s new CEO. “We have a great solution and wanted this group to assist in both providing critical marketplace insights and communicating the CareWire story to the healthcare providers who stand to benefit the most from this unique solution. I am very pleased with the caliber and commitment of the experts who make up our Advisory Board.
The board includes two medical advisors:
- Robert J. Daley, MD, of Hinsdale (Ill.) Orthopaedics, one of the Chicago area’s leading orthopedic surgeons. He gained national prominence when, as team physician for the Chicago White Sox, he performed Bo Jackson’s total hip replacement, allowing him to successfully return to playing professional baseball. He also performed artificial knee replacement surgery on Dan Hampton, a Hall of Fame NFL defensive tackle for the Chicago Bears.
- William S. Shimp, MD, a medical oncologist for more than 30 years, who has served as executive vice-president and chief medical officer for Park Nicollet Health Services, a group practice of over 700 physicians. He has also served on the governing boards of several medical institutions in Minnesota and has authored numerous articles in the field of medical oncology.
The board also includes:
- Kris Lynch, the CEO of Twin Cities-based marketing firm SmartBase Solutions, who will serve as CareWire’s technology advisor. Lynch has directed information-delivery efforts for many global marketers, including Coca Cola, Electrolux, Bosch, Fidelity Investments, UnitedHealthcare and Procter & Gamble.
- Tina Mentz, executive director of Elmhurst (Ill.) Outpatient Surgery Center, which has more than 130 medical staff members and performs more than 8,000 surgeries annually. Previously she was administrator of physician practice operations for Rush-Copley Services Corp. in Aurora Ill., where she was responsible for 13 hospital-owned, multi-specialty medical practices with combined annual revenues in excess of $40 million.
- Michael (Mick) Johnson, Senior Fellow at the Center for Spirituality and Healing and School of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota and past President of the Park Nicollet Foundation and former Senior Vice President of Park Nicollet. Mick currently sits on the boards or advisory councils of the YMCA, Search Institute, Children First, St. Mary’s Clinics, CommonBond, University of St. Thomas and Seeing Things Whole.
Harnessing the power of mobile messaging to profoundly improve outcomes and deepen loyalty – one patient at a time. CareWire’s purpose-built, mobile first solution communicates tailored, thoughtful and relevant content at exactly the moment a patient must do, know or sense something relating to their care. CareWire enhances the patient experience and leverages the ubiquity of mobile messages to engage patients in a unique and powerful way. Outcomes are improved for all – a more engaged patient is better informed, more likely to adhere to prescribed protocols before and after an encounter and is significantly more loyal to their health care provider. Providers realize more predictable patient flow, reduced utilization risk and improved satisfaction. For more visit www.carewireinc.com.