From the Wires
SinglePoint Care Network Appoints Joan Russo, Chief Executive Officer
By: PR Newswire
Dec. 4, 2012 09:21 AM
NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SinglePoint Care Network, a joint venture of Selfhelp Community Services and FEGS Health & Human Services, has appointed Joan Russo as Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Russo, a nationally recognized managed care expert, will lead the company in providing specialty care management services, home care coordination and community-based social services for long term managed care, to enable individuals to live healthier, more independent lives.
Prior to joining SinglePoint, Ms. Russo held leadership positions in the managed care industry, most recently as Senior Vice President of Care Delivery with Affinity Health Plan, Inc., President of the Northeast Region of Great-West Healthcare, and in executive positions with Cigna HealthCare and Prudential. She holds a JD from St. John's University and was a Senior Attorney Associate with Lifshutz, Polland & Associates for ten years, advising healthcare systems, IPA physician groups and technology organizations on healthcare matters and other transactional legal matters.
SinglePoint's goal is to provide high quality care management services and better management of chronic long term conditions to reduce patient re-hospitalizations, provide more efficient care, and enable individuals to remain in their homes and enhance their quality of life. SinglePoint received NYS Department of Health approval to be HealthPlus/Amerigroup's delegated care manager in the managed long term care market and we are pleased to be a strong strategic partner with them in the marketplace. In addition, SinglePoint has recently formed an Independent Practice Association (IPA) to develop a broad network of home health care and other service providers throughout the metropolitan New York area and Long Island.
"I'm thrilled about working with SinglePoint to provide critically needed services to individuals who rely on consistent, personalized, quality care," said Ms. Russo. "Our goal is to help prevent life threatening conditions and provide comfort in knowing that family members are receiving the care that they need --not simply coordinating care in response to repeat emergencies. We are the business solution for managed long term care organizations who want a collaborative integrated care delivery approach that emphasizes a provider-centric expertise in the community," she added.
"We are delighted to welcome Joan to lead SinglePoint," said Stuart C. Kaplan, President of SinglePoint and CEO of Selfhelp, and Gail Magaliff, CEO of FEGS. "Ms. Russo is a managed care veteran with over 20 years senior executive leadership experience in medical care management, care network development, strategic operations and transactional healthcare law. She has an innovative approach when creating healthcare delivery solutions with an emphasis on quality, and is highly respected in the industry by healthcare and service providers and business peers alike."
About SinglePoint Care Network – SinglePoint Care Network is an innovative care management company offering integrated healthcare management solutions. Established in 2012 in response to emerging changes in the managed long term care market resulting from Medicaid reform in New York State, SinglePoint provides solutions to managed care companies, home care, adult day care, senior centers, homebound meals providers, and other organizations offering services to seniors and others with chronic medical conditions. The company's primary focus is improving the quality and outcomes of patient care by providing the resources – people, practices and technology – to effectively manage costs and enhance efficiencies.
SinglePoint is a joint venture of Selfhelp Community Services, Inc., and FEGS Health and Human Services, two well established not-for-profit organizations that provide a broad range of community based services to New York's seniors and others with disabilities. For more information, visit us at www.singlept.com
SOURCE SinglePoint Care Network
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