Press Releases

May 4, 2007

HealthCare Partners, LLC Names Chris Wing Executive Vice President & COO

Media Contact - Kristen M. Thomas 310.752.4400 ext. 186

LOS ANGELES, CA - May 4, 2007 -
HealthCare Partners, LLC, a healthcare management services organization headquartered in Torrance, California, has named Chris Wing to the newly created position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, effective May 7, 2007. Wing will be responsible for national oversight for operating performance of HealthCare Partners, LLC’s various business units.  He will also lead new business development and growth efforts for the LLC’s related divisions, with operations currently in four states: California, Florida, Nevada and Utah.

“Chris brings more than 20 years of executive leadership experience in healthcare to this position,” said Robert Margolis, MD and CEO for HealthCare Partners, LLC.  “We welcome his leadership skills and look forward to exciting contributions from Chris as we continue to expand and diversify our operations.  We are very excited about the Health Plan/Provider partnership orientation Chris has consistently demonstrated in the California marketplace and welcome him to our senior management team. ”

Wing recently held the positions of Executive Vice President for Health Net, Inc., West Coast Operations, and was previously Executive Vice President and CEO of Pacificare of California. 

About HealthCare Partners, LLC
HealthCare Partners, LLC (HCP LLC) is a management services organization that owns and manages HealthCare Partners Affiliates Medical Group (California), JSA Healthcare Corporation (Florida, Nevada and Utah), The Camden Group (national consulting firm), and HealthCare Partners Institute.  

HealthCare Partners, LLC is a leader in multispecialty integrated and coordinated care delivery.  HCP LLC’s owned and managed medical groups care for over 500,000+ patients, including 120,000+ Medicare Advantage members. 

HealthCare Partners Medical Group, which is owned and operated by Healthcare Partners, LLC, has been recognized by health plans and business groups for its distinguished medical leadership, the high-quality of medical care delivered, operational effectiveness, and high rates of patient satisfaction.  The medical group employs 500+ primary care and specialty physicians who care for more than 400,000 patients in 39 neighborhood offices, 5 urgent care centers and an ambulatory surgery center in Los Angeles County and north Orange County.

JSA Healthcare Corporation, acquired by HCP LLC in 2006, is one of the leading health care organizations in Central Florida.  It has evolved from a provider of primary care to a broad based corporation involved in primary care clinics and pharmacies. JSA owns and operates 27 primary care clinics and 8 pharmacies in the Tampa Bay and Orlando areas.  JSA has also developed an affiliation model which supports 42 locations and 54 physicians.  JSA was named the Best Medical Group in the Tampa Bay area from 2000 – 2004.

Pinnacle Health System, a wholly owned subsidiary of JSA Healthcare Corporation, operates a family of companies in Nevada and Utah, that includes Summit Medical Group (an outpatient group practice with 25 physicians and 8 offices), P5 Health Plan Solutions (health plan administration and medical management), Lexon Medical Resources (medical billing and practice management consulting) and File Management Services (file management and archive records storage).