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BRENTWOOD, TN (April 20, 2017) – Corizon Health today announced the appointment of independent Directors Jeffrey D. Goldberg, Kenneth H. Paulus and Daniel S. Slipkovich to its Board of Directors, which comes as a result of the company’s recapitalization announced earlier this week.

The five-member Board comprises the three independent appointees, a member of the investor group, and Corizon Health CEO Karey L. Witty.

Mr. Goldberg will serve as Board Chairman. Goldberg is a former executive of several healthcare companies and also serves as board chairman for LifeCare Holdings, a national long-term acute hospital system, and board chairman for M*Modal, a leading clinical documentation and technology company. His experience includes board and executive roles in medical technology and healthcare services, and he holds a J.D. from UCLA School of Law and graduated cum laude from Harvard College with a general studies degree.

Mr. Paulus is the former President and CEO of Allina Health, one of the nation’s largest integrated delivery systems. Under Paulus’ leadership, Allina Health grew to 13 acute care hospitals, 100 ambulatory care clinics, and 1,500 physicians serving Minnesota and Wisconsin. The company received the Davies award for offering one of the industry’s most integrated and advanced information systems. Prior to joining Allina, Paulus was president and CEO of Atrius Health System, the largest integrated physician group in New England and a teaching and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School. He also served as chief operating officer of Partners Community Healthcare, a major teaching and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School. He holds a Master’s of Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota and an undergraduate degree in biology from Augustana College.

Mr. Slipkovich, a nationally recognized leader within the healthcare industry, is a founder of Capella Health serving as its CEO and Chairman of the Board from 2005 to 2013 and Executive Chairman in 2016. He has more than 30 years of experience leading hospitals throughout the country from small, rural facilities to large, urban academic centers. Slipkovich began his career as a Certified Public Accountant, holding key positions for HCA, HealthTrust and LifePoint. He then became President and Chief Operating Officer of Province Healthcare, a non-urban hospital company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from West Virginia University.

“I am extremely excited about the experience and insights that this board brings to the table,” Witty said. “I expect they will be hands-on partners who challenge the status quo and assist us with identifying new opportunities to better serve our clients and patients.”

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