NEW YORK, May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- EHE International, a nationally recognized leader in preventive medicine and annual physical exams, today announced that the Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pa., has been named an EHE-certified preventive care center. Through Drexel's multi-specialty practice, thousands of EHE members in the Philadelphia region now have greater access to EHE's programs, which help them maintain their health through a focus on preventive medicine.
"EHE is proud to add Drexel University to its growing private provider network. This is a natural fit for both organizations based on our shared understanding that prevention and early detection are vital to good health," said Deborah McKeever, president of EHE International. "EHE members will undoubtedly benefit from the expertise and experience of the Drexel network of 250 doctors practicing in more than 40 specialized areas of medicine."
As an EHE-certified center, Drexel University College of Medicine meets EHE's strict preventive care clinical protocols. The faculty-driven practice can facilitate the diagnostic testing at the core of EHE's preventive approach to health, and the multi-specialty Drexel Medicine network can provide ongoing care for EHE members should other specialized care or consultation be warranted. Drexel University is the fourth EHE-certified care center in the Philadelphia area. EHE has certified care centers in 42 states.
"Drexel Medicine is excited for the opportunity to expand our current program and serve even more patients through the EHE certification," said Dr. Richard G. Paluzzi, medical director for the Drexel Medicine Executive Health and Wellness Program. "Drexel and EHE's commitment to the idea that good medicine begins with promoting healthy living will give our patients the quality of preventive medical care that they expect and deserve."
"EHE's continued expansion in the Philadelphia area and across the United States is a sign that more and more employers are realizing the benefits of clinically based, standardized protocols in preventive health and annual exams, as opposed to the traditional reactive insurance model," added McKeever. "It is well-recognized that a focus on prevention helps control future healthcare costs, improves productivity and allows employees to proactively manage their own health. EHE has a century of experience in caring for employers greatest asset, its employees."
About EHE International
Since 1913, EHE International has been the recognized leader in preventive medicine. Its clinical protocols are specifically designed for early detection of preventable disease and associated risk factors, supported by robust personal coaching and health management tools and resources. EHE International is the oldest and largest preventive medicine specialist and its clinically based educational and social engagement platforms are the preferred choice among America's leading employers. For more information, visit www.eheintl.com.
About Drexel University College of Medicine
Drexel University College of Medicine has established some of the most innovative and rigorous academic programs available today, incorporating the University's expertise in engineering and technology into traditional medical training. The College of Medicine is home to one of the nation's leading centers for spinal cord research; one of the foremost centers for malaria study; and a highly regarded HIV/AIDS program with extensive NIH-funded research in prevention and therapeutic interventions. Drexel University College of Medicine has been designated a Vanguard National Center of Excellence in Women's Health by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and is highly respected in numerous other specialties including cardiology and pain management.
SOURCE EHE International