SOUTHFIELD, Mich., May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Richard D. Helppie, Chairman,
President and Chief Executive Officer of Superior Consultant Holdings
Corporation (Nasdaq: SUPC), announces the recent appointment of former U.S.
Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, M.D. to Superior's Board of Directors. Dr.
Koop's appointment follows the recent announcement of the strategic
relationship between Superior and Empower Health Corporation. Dr. Koop is
Chairman of the Board for Empower Health. Dr. Koop will serve on Superior's
Board until his term expires at the annual stockholders meeting in 1999.
Mr. Helppie comments:
"Superior is honored to have Dr. Koop as a member of our Board of
Directors. His presence as a member of our team will further solidify
Superior's position as a leader in the healthcare management and information
technology industry. We look forward to working in concert with Dr. Koop to
provide consumers with access to relevant, easy-to-retrieve healthcare
Dr. Koop is a member of the American Surgical Association, the Society of
University Surgeons, the American Pediatric Surgical Association, the National
Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, the American Philosophical
Society, and a number of other professional societies in the U.S. and abroad.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of
Pediatrics, the Society of Behavioral Medicine, and a member of the American
College of Preventive Medicine. Dr. Koop is Chairman of the Board of Trustees
of the National Museum of Health and Medicine Foundation, Chairman of the
National SAFE KIDS Campaign, Honorary Chairman of The Health Project, a
Director of the Biopure Corporation and Chairman of its Scientific Advisory
Board. He is on the Board of Directors of the National HealthNetwork, the
Foundation for Biomedical Research, A.D.A.M. Software, Inc., and is an advisor
to Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. and International Aid Inc. He serves as an
international advisor to AIDS Care Education and Training (United Kingdom) and
is a member of the National Advisory Boards of the International Health and
Medical Film Festival, Inc., and the Texas Heart Institute.
Dr. Koop comments:
"Superior is a recognized leader in providing innovative healthcare
management and information technology solutions to hospital organizations,
pharmaceutical manufacturers and other healthcare organizations. I look
forward to partnering with Superior to empower consumers to actively manage
their healthcare needs."
As Surgeon General of the United States, Dr. Koop oversaw the activities
of the 6,000-member Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and advised the
public on a variety of health matters: smoking and health, diet and nutrition,
environmental health hazards, and the importance of immunization and disease
prevention. He also became the government's chief spokesman on AIDS. He
resigned as Surgeon General on October 1, 1989 and continues to be a force for
public health and health education through his writings, electronic media,
public appearances, personal contacts, and as Senior Scholar of the C. Everett
Koop Institute at Dartmouth. Dr. Koop has written more than 200 articles and
books on the practice of medicine and surgery, biomedical ethics, and health
policy. In 1991 he was presented an Emmy Award in the News and Documentary
category for C. Everett Koop, M.D., a five part series on healthcare reform.
About the Corporations
Superior Consultant Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq: SUPC) is an integrated
management and information technology consulting firm comprising two
subsidiaries: Superior Consultant Company, Inc. (established in 1984) offers
a full array of strategic, managerial, operational and technical services to
all segments of the healthcare industry internationally; and Enterprise
Consulting Group (established in 1993, formerly called Unitive Corporation)
extends its service offerings to clients across a wide range of industries in
the development, design, implementation and maintenance of communications
technologies, groupware and intranet/Internet information systems and
Empower Health Corporation is an Internet solutions and services company
dedicated to empowering consumers to better manage their personal health care.
More information about Empower Health Corporation can be found at
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