CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthstat, Inc., one of the country's most innovative workplace health promotion and wellness providers, has hired Phillip Franklin, MD, MPH, MBA as Chief Medical Officer. In this role, Dr. Franklin will oversee all wellness initiatives offered by Healthstat, including but not limited to its clinical team, day-to-day clinic operations, health assessments, pharmacy and occupational health services. He has 30 years of professional experience in the field of medicine, including corporate health and wellness, a major medical university, and the U.S. armed services.
Prior to joining Healthstat, Dr. Franklin served for five years as the Corporate Medical Director for Bayer Life Sciences in Whippany, New Jersey. He also served six years as Corporate Medical Director for pharmaceutical company Sanofi Aventis and six years as Medical Director for the General Motors Assembly Plant in Wilmington, Delaware. Since 1997 he has served on the medical staff of Johns Hopkins University's Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Dr. Franklin began his professional career as a medical officer in the U.S. Army and held a number of medical positions within the army over the course of nine years.
"Dr. Franklin brings a great deal of strength to Healthstat during a time of rapid growth," says Healthstat CEO Crockett Dale. "He is a proven team builder with experience and vision. He has studied the work environment and delivered process improvements in ergonomics and workflow for some of the world's largest corporations. Likewise, his focus on collaboration and communication will bring outstanding opportunities for professional growth and development among our nationwide clinical team."
"My motto is 'Care for people, care about people, care about the care I deliver to people,'" says Dr. Franklin. "With that basic premise I have been able to mobilize entire clinical teams to improve patient health engagement and health outcomes. Healthstat provides clinicians the opportunity to practice medicine the way it should be. I look forward to doing all I can to support our clinicians in providing care that is proactive and built on strong patient relationships. We can enhance the care delivered by community-based physicians because we are able to see patients more often. The resulting health improvements are a benefit to everyone involved."
Dr. Franklin is board certified in Occupational and Environmental Medicine and is a Certified Medical Review Officer. He holds a Master of Business Administration in the Business of Health from Johns Hopkins University; a Master of Public Health from West Virginia University; an M.D. from the University of Colorado School of Medicine; and a Bachelor of Arts in biology from Colorado College.
About Healthstat, Inc.
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Healthstat, Inc. is a leading provider of onsite primary care, health-risk intervention, chronic care management and occupational medicine in employer facilities. Established in 2001, Healthstat currently manages and operates more than 300 health centers across the U.S. with a combined employee and dependent population of more than 300,000 people. Healthstat's nationally recognized, proprietary healthcare delivery model that centers around patient engagement and behavioral modification is considered the most successful solution for improving health and productivity and lowering healthcare costs for employers and their employees. Healthstat provides customized health and wellness solutions for any type of industry, including Manufacturing, Retail, Government, Distribution, University, and Not-For-Profit Human Services. For more information, visit www.healthstatinc.com.
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