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Pure HealthyBack Appoints Jim Evanger as President; Leads Implementation of Enhanced ACO-Focuse

Pure HealthyBack, Inc. (www.purehealthyback.com), announced the appointment of Jim Evanger, a veteran in the global healthcare industry, as the company’s President.

 
PRLog - Dec. 12, 2011 - PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Ponte Vedra/Jacksonville, FL--(Dec. 12, 2011) – Pure HealthyBack, Inc. (www.purehealthyback.com), announced the appointment of Jim Evanger, a veteran in the global healthcare industry, as the company’s President. Mr. Evanger is a seasoned veteran in the healthcare industry and an Entrepreneur Magazine Franchise 500 honoree, having carried out executive and sales operations leadership responsibilities at STERIS Corporation, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Merck & Co., Inc.  

Pure HealthyBack is the only provider of non-surgical, evidence-based, solutions for the treatment of chronic back and neck pain.  Pure HealthyBack, Inc. targets integrated health systems, self-insured companies, and health plans. The company's innovative solution is centered on three key components which include: evidence based treatment protocols, proprietary MedX medical strengthening equipment technology—which was developed by late Nautilus founder Arthur Jones, and operational excellence to meet program objectives.

Pure HealthyBack’s solution strategy has already received notable validation throughout the medical community. MedX's proprietary strengthening equipment will be the centerpiece component in a key study to be conducted by the University of South Florida School of Physical Therapy& Rehabilitation Sciences and the Department of Defense. The study will test the effects of a high-intensity strength training program that isolates and strengthens the lumbar extensor muscles for the Combat Medic Brigade at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.  

Noted Healthcare and Business Development Acumen—Recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine

A 22 year veteran in global healthcare and business development, Mr. Evanger has been a leader within worldwide companies in the healthcare industry, an innovator in turnaround real estate asset services, and has founded and built a successful retail franchise company from the ground up.

Since 2009, Mr. Evanger has been a managing partner with Crimson Capital Advisors, a real estate services firm focused on turnaround strategies for complex distressed assets.  Prior to that, for more than a decade, he served as Chief Executive Officer of DOTI Franchising, Inc., an independent retail and commercial furnishings company that franchised nationwide. He founded the company and grew the concept from a single store to a $30 million company with 5 divisions, 250 employees and locations throughout the U.S. In recognition of this effort, he was awarded Franchise 500 status by Entrepreneur Magazine within a mere five years. He successfully sold DOTI Franchising to a strategic buyer.

Mr. Evanger has a notable and long-standing background in the healthcare industry, having served at STERIS Corporation, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Merck & Co., Inc.  
At STERIS Corporation, he was Director of Global Business Development and responsible for the coordination of purchases between STERIS and Fortune 100 pharmaceutical companies worldwide. Earlier, he served as Regional Sales Manager for the ConvaTec division of Bristol-Myers Squibb with responsibilities for sales operations in 33 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. While at Merck, Mr. Evanger was Regional Sales Manager for Calgon Vestal Laboratories.

ACO Focus

Mr. Evanger will lead and execute the company’s enhanced business strategies and objectives, which are aligned with progressive Accountable Care Organization (ACO) measures. Measures for 2012 are based on a foundational goal of improving the quality of healthcare, all the while reducing associated costs. Pure HealthyBack’s business objectives are particularly in line with the following ACO laws, which are to go into effect in 2012:

•   Linking Payment to Quality Outcomes;
•   Encouraging Integrated Health Systems;
•   Reducing Paperwork and Administrative Costs.

“ACO’s represent a tremendous opportunity for companies like Pure HealthyBack, which can deliver and guarantee clinical and financial outcomes,” explained Mr. Evanger.  “The incentives associated with ACO’s have never before been aligned whereby when the quality of care improves and the cost decreases, the healthcare provider actually shares in the savings. Case in point: because of the high incidences, chronic back and neck pain are one of the largest targets for ACO's to address immediately.”
Mr. Evanger received a MBA from Northern Illinois University and a BA from the University of Wisconsin. He is on the Board of Directors of BrightStar Healthcare and is active in the Young President’s Organization (YPO).

ABOUT PURE HEALTHYBACK, INC.

Pure HealthyBack, Inc. (PHB) is the only leading provider of non-surgical, evidence-based, physician driven treatment for individuals suffering from chronic lower back and neck pain. Pure HealthyBack's sister company, MedX Holdings,  manufacturers  the only FDA registered medical strengthening equipment that can uniquely isolated key lumbar and cervical muscles to build strength and endurance. MedX proprietary medical equipment was developed by the late Arthur Allen Jones, the inventor and founder of Nautilus exercise equipment.

Back and Neck pain afflicts an estimated 80% of all adult Americans and costs the U.S. healthcare system as much as $100 billion every year. PHB's program is directed by staff physicians and administered by exercise physiologists and physical therapists to provide effective and measurable non-surgical treatment. The PHB program has documented success in improving spinal function and significantly reducing symptoms to patients that have tried and failed a number of other spine treatment solutions. Please visit www.purehealthyback.com for more information.

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Pure HealthyBack, Inc. (PHB) is the only leading provider of non-surgical, evidence-based, physician driven treatment for individuals suffering from chronic lower back and neck pain. Pure HealthyBack's sister company, MedX Holdings, manufacturers the only FDA registered medical strengthening equipment that can uniquely isolated key lumbar and cervical muscles to build strength and endurance. MedX proprietary medical equipment was developed by the late Arthur Allen Jones, the inventor and founder of Nautilus exercise equipment. Please visit www.purehealthyback.com for more information.

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