NEW YORK, July 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthCorps, the national not-for-profit organization founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz and Lisa Oz, is pleased to announce it has appointed Ranndy Kellogg, president and CEO of Omron Healthcare, Inc., to its board of directors. Omron Healthcare is a world leader in heart and wellness technology and Kellogg is an outspoken advocate for heart health, advancing a vision of a world with zero heart attacks and strokes.
"Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States: but as we advance technology and education, it is feasible to make that statistic obsolete," said Mr. Kellogg. "HealthCorps has shown commitment and efficacy in establishing good habits in our nation's youth – a vital component in our mission to eliminate heart attack and stroke. I'm excited to take on a role with the organization to help us advance our shared goal of a healthier future."
Mr. Kellogg joins other influential members of the healthcare community on the HealthCorps board, which is chaired by HealthCorps founder Dr. Mehmet Oz. Board members are committed to wellness advocacy at a national level, and support of HealthCorps' grassroots programs for young people that focus on fitness, nutrition and mental resilience.
"HealthCorps brings together leaders in public service and the private sector to make a meaningful difference," said Dr. Mehmet Oz, co-founder and chairman of the board of HealthCorps. "As a leader in the field of heart health and a passionate proponent of education and prevention of heart disease, Ranndy Kellogg, is a welcome addition to our team."
Omron Healthcare, has been developing heart monitors and studying patient behavior for 40 years, and is using that information to continually advance heart health technology. The company's emerging technology in the category (which is more convenient, mobile and user-friendly than ever before) is helping consumers collaborate with their physicians and take measureable real-time steps to avoid events and change their behavior. At the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Omron Healthcare showed its new Project Zero wrist and upper arm monitors that provide medical accuracy, and convenient portability to effectively monitor heart health anytime-anywhere.
HealthCorps bestowed Golden Heart Honors on Omron Healthcare at the 2016 HealthCorps Garden Gala in May. Ranndy Kellogg was present to accept the award, which is given to organizations for outstanding efforts in promoting health and wellness among America's youth.
Prior to his work at Omron Healthcare, Mr. Kellogg served as VP and director of marketing for Baxter Healthcare. Before joining Baxter Healthcare, Kellogg held the position of group marketing manager at CR Bard. Kellogg holds a master's in business administration from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.
About Omron Healthcare, Inc.
Omron Healthcare, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and distributor of personal heart health and wellness products. Omron's market-leading products include home blood pressure monitors and electrotherapy devices. Since Omron invented its first blood pressure monitors more than 40 years ago, the company has been passionate about empowering people to take charge of their health at home through precise technology. Helping people improve their ability to live a healthier life is the heart and soul of Omron's purpose. For more information, visit OmronHealthcare.com.
HealthCorps is a national non-profit organization that gives teens tools to improve physical and mental health so they can learn to live more productive and happier lives. HealthCorps students exercise more, eat better and practice positive thought. The program will impact almost 1 million students across 19 states in 2016. The HealthCorps curriculum has been refined and developed in its in-school Living Labs program since 2003, where a full-time Coordinator is placed inside a high-need high school to mentor hundreds of students, teach health related workshops, and promote a variety of during and after school activities. Coordinators are recent college graduates who go on to careers in medicine, public health policy or wellness practices. HealthCorps University is an intense professional development program that certifies participants to bring HealthCorps' innovative health and wellness curriculum to their organization whether it's a school system, community organization or corporation. In 2015, HealthCorps teamed with CK-12 to distribute free, interactive and customizable versions of the HealthCorps curriculum for educators and students to use. For more information please visit Healthcorps.org.
SOURCE Omron Healthcare, Inc.