MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and WASHINGTON, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Prospira PainCare, Inc., the nation's premier provider of multidisciplinary pain management and restorative healthcare services, today announced the appointment of Four-Star General Barry McCaffrey (ret) to the company's board of directors. In this role, General McCaffrey will provide strategic counsel to the company as Prospira PainCare expands its network of pain management centers across the United States.
"It is with great pleasure that I join Prospira PainCare's board of directors," stated General McCaffrey. "Having served on the battlefield for multiple tours of duty, I have seen the devastating impact of acute and chronic pain on the soldiers who served with me. Prospira PainCare's vision to become the nation's preeminent leader bringing innovative treatment therapies to the estimated 116 million Americans suffering from acute and chronic pain* is a mission that I join wholeheartedly."
General Barry McCaffrey served in the United States Army for thirty-two years and retired as a four-star general. At retirement he was the most highly decorated General, having been awarded three Purple Heart medals for wounds received in his four combat tours – as well as twice awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the nation's second highest award for valor. He also twice was awarded the Silver Star for valor. Upon retirement, he served five years as the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.
"General McCaffrey has seen first-hand the mental and physical toll of pain inflicted on our nation's veterans during and after times of war," stated Dr. Barry Karlin, Chairman & CEO of Prospira PainCare. "As Prospira PainCare continues to grow into the nation's largest and most recognized leader in treating acute, chronic and intractable pain, General McCaffrey's experience in this area as well as drug abuse, prevention and policy will be immeasurable to our board of directors and management team."
Today General McCaffrey is a national security, terrorism and drug policy analyst in the media, has been a professor of international affairs and national security courses at West Point, is president of his consulting company in Alexandria, VA, and regularly briefs the Pentagon and the White House on his national security, counter-terrorism, and drug policy study missions abroad including to Afghanistan, Iraq, the Middle East, Colombia, and Mexico among many others.
About Prospira PainCare
Prospira PainCare is the nation's premier provider of comprehensive, multidisciplinary pain management services. Through our partnerships with leading pain centers, physicians and rehabilitation specialists, Prospira PainCare delivers world-class treatment to restore the health and quality of life for those suffering from acute, chronic or intractable pain. To learn more about Prospira PainCare's comprehensive, multidisciplinary pain management services, please visit www.prospirapaincare.com.
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*[From: Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report: Relieving Pain in America:
A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education, and Research: http://www.iom.edu/Reports/2011/Relieving-Pain-in-America-A-Blueprint-for-Transforming-Prevention-Care-Education-Research/Report-Brief.aspx]
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