LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) announced today the appointment of Larry Rambo as vice president of the company's Central Region. The appointment is effective August 14, 2000. In his role, Rambo will have responsibility for market operations in Cincinnati, Chicago and Kansas City where the local market presidents will report to him. Beginning in 2001, Humana's Milwaukee market operations will also be included. "Larry's extensive experience with sales, customer service, provider relations and networks, as well as his extensive industry knowledge, are important assets for Humana in these markets," said Douglas R. Carlisle, Humana's senior vice president of market operations. "He will provide these markets with the vision and leadership necessary for Humana to increase our market share and profitability while insuring our members and network physicians have positive experiences with Humana." Rambo comes to Humana from PrimeCare Health Plan Inc., a United Health Plan's Wisconsin HMO where he was president and chief executive officer. While there, Rambo led the transition of PrimeCare from a small operation to become Wisconsin's largest and most profitable HMO. Rambo had previously also served in leadership positions with Physicians Health Plan of Pennsylvania, Methodist Health Systems and Wausau Hospitals. Humana's Central Region includes market operations in Cincinnati, Chicago and Kansas City serving approximately 1.2 million members through HMO, PPO (preferred provider organization) Medicare and other health plans. Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is one of the nation's largest publicly traded managed health care companies, with approximately 5.9 million medical members located primarily in 15 states and Puerto Rico. Humana offers coordinated health care coverage through a variety of plans -- health maintenance organizations, preferred provider organizations, point of service plans and administrative service products -- to employer groups, government-sponsored plans and individuals. More information regarding Humana is available via the Internet at www.humana.com , including on-line copies of our annual report to shareholders, Form 10-K, Form 10-Qs, proxy statement, and recent presentations to investor groups.
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