JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Healogics, the nation's largest provider of advanced chronic wound care services, today announced that Keith Koford has been appointed to serve as General Counsel. In this role, Koford will be responsible for the entire legal function of the organization, including implementing all strategic and tactical legal initiatives. He will also act as corporate secretary. Koford will report directly to Healogics Chief Executive Officer, David Bassin.
"We are so pleased to welcome Keith to the Healogics team," said Bassin. "With his comprehensive business, compliance and legal knowledge, I am confident he will bring a valuable perspective to his new role. We are looking forward to seeing the contributions he will deliver throughout our company."
Koford joins Healogics with over 20 years of cumulative business and legal experience. In his most recent role, he served as Vice President, General Counsel for RTI Surgical, Inc. While there, Koford was the principal legal advisor and helped to develop and implement the company's comprehensive compliance program. Prior to his time at RTI, Koford was an attorney at Holland & Knight LLP, where he focused on the representation of U.S. and international-based healthcare, pharma/biotechnology and medical device companies. Before his legal career, Koford worked in the field of molecular biology at a genomics-based pharmaceutical development company. He has been named co-inventor on two biotechnology patent applications related to surgical procedures and is a co-author of the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals.
Koford received his Juris Doctor from the University of Florida and holds a Master of Business Administration from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT Sloan School of Management).
Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., Healogics is the nation's wound healing expert. Last year over 330,000 patients received advanced wound care through a nationwide network of nearly 700 Wound Care Centers®. The Healogics team is made up of almost 3,000 employees, 4,000 affiliated physicians and a Healogics Specialty Physician practice group of nearly 300. In addition to the company's network of outpatient Centers, Healogics partners with over 300 skilled nursing facilities to care for patients with chronic wounds and provides inpatient consults at more than 80 partner hospitals. As the industry leader, Healogics has the largest repository of chronic wound-specific patient data in the country. The Healogics Wound Science Initiative, an effort launched in 2017 to provide peer-reviewed research, recognizes the value and relevance of big data and advanced analytics to drive continuous, collaborative learning towards a better understanding of how to efficiently utilize healthcare resources for patients with wounds. For additional information, please visit Healogics.com.