Health Care Company Taps Two Seasoned Professionals to its Board
Austin, TX February 06, 2014
WhiteGlove Health, a leading service driven and outcomes-oriented healthcare provider, focusing on enhancing quality and improving the consumers’ healthcare experience while lowering the cost, today announced the appointments of Mark Wagar, President of Heritage Medical Systems and Tony Wright, partner of HQ Investments to its board of directors.
Mark Wagar is President of Heritage Medical Systems, an affiliate of the Heritage Provider Network (HPN). Heritage is one of the nation’s leading physician-led healthcare solutions organizations. HPN provides medical care for over 1,000,000 patient/ members, and an affiliate is one of the largest Pioneer ACO’s in the United States., Previously he was President and CEO of Empire BlueCross BlueShield, New York’s largest health insurer covering nearly 6 million people, and was a Senior Vice President in WellPoint, Inc. Prior to Empire Mr. Wagar held leadership positions at Caremark, CIGNA HealthCare, and provider owned managed care organizations, as well as roles in hospital management, physician practice management, and diagnostic services in market leading organizations based in Ohio, California, Texas, and New York. He currently serves on the Boards of The New York Academy of Medicine and TurningPoint.
“I am honored to join the WhiteGlove Health board and work with this exceptional team,” Wagar said. “WhiteGlove Health has been an innovator in providing health care services in new ways and I look forward to sharing my experiences and contributing to the future direction and growth of this organization.”
Tony Wright is a partner in HQ Investments, a private investment firm in South Bend, Indiana and Austin, Texas where he is responsible for making and managing investments in private businesses. The HQ portfolio includes companies in health care services, drug development, medical devices, and software. Previously, he was the CFO of HQ Investments’ predecessor, the Health Quest Group. Health Quest built, owned and operated senior housing and health care facilities, along with institutional pharmacy, rehab therapy and long-term care software businesses. Prior to Health Quest, he served in CFO roles in real estate development and oil and gas firms and was on the audit staff at Arthur Andersen & Co. He currently serves on the boards of HeatGenie in Austin and Harvesters Reaching the Nations, Inc. in Dallas.
Mr. Wright said, “I am extremely honored and excited to join WhiteGlove Health’s board —a great company with so much clear potential. I look forward to working with the team to develop and execute a roadmap to achieve the next phase of growth for the company.”
“We are very pleased to welcome Mark and Tony to our board of directors,” said Nicholas A. Balog, CEO of WhiteGlove Health. “They bring us a wealth of experience and proven business leadership and we are fortunate to have each of these outstanding individuals join the organization’s Board.”
About WhiteGlove Health
WhiteGlove Health is a mobile healthcare provider that is focused on both treating the individual and achieving improved overall health and well-being of populations. Our comprehensive healthcare strategy is to provide the highest quality care at the lowest cost through highly-skilled board-certified nurse practitioners. Primary care, preventative medical services, and support for those with chronic conditions are provided at the home and the work site and leverage a proprietary technology platform to provide an extraordinary healthcare experience. Additional capabilities focus on reducing potentially preventable healthcare (i.e. unnecessary emergency room visits, hospitalizations and readmissions). The company began operations in 2006 and is headquartered in Austin, TX. Visit http://www.WhiteGlove.com for more information.