SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- United Allergy Services™ (UAS), the leading healthcare services company empowering physicians and health systems to deliver safe and effective allergy testing and customized immunotherapy services, today announced that Kevin Johnson has joined the company's Board of Directors.
"I am excited to join the United Allergy Services Board of Directors," said Johnson. "The company has assembled an incredibly talented and focused management team to deliver vital allergy services through primary care physician practices. I believe my years of experience in providing diagnostic testing services to thousands of physicians and millions of patients throughout the country will enable me to bring helpful insights to the company and the board."
Paul A. Bell, UAS board of directors chairman, said "Kevin's extensive experience in partnering with physicians to provide diagnostic testing services directly coincides with the UAS business model. Among his strengths, Kevin successfully led a healthcare services company to its industry's leadership position. As UAS evolves and expands in the healthcare service industry, we require experienced leaders who understand the inherent complexities of the industry and are able to help it deliver on the opportunities needed to achieve our strategic goals."
"We are very fortunate to have Kevin join our Board of Directors," Bell said, "and strongly believe his years of experience in this industry will provide a significant contribution to the board and the company's future."
"UAS is a healthcare services organization that partners with physician providers by providing a highly skilled and trained professional to work under the supervision of the physician to test patients who suffer from allergies," said Nicolas Hollis, UAS president and CEO. "Including the Certified Clinical Allergy Specialist that UAS provides the practice, UAS also provides numerous services through departments such as Compliance, Reimbursement, Quality Assurance, Inventory and Operations. Kevin brings a wide range of expertise to all these areas that are vital to UAS and our partner providers."
Johnson has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare diagnostic laboratories, including executive leadership positions with Quest Diagnostics and DIANON Systems Inc.
During his 18 years with Quest Diagnostics, Johnson held numerous management and executive level positions. In 1996, Johnson joined DIANON Systems Inc., the preeminent cancer diagnostic services company offering specialized anatomic pathology and molecular genetic testing services to physicians nationwide. He served as President, CEO and Chairman of the Board for DIANON Systems Inc. until January 2003, when the company was acquired by Laboratory Corporation of America. Currently, Johnson serves on the Boards of ClearPath Diagnostics, Precision Therapeutics and NeoGenomics.
About United Allergy Services
United Allergy Services™ (UAS) brings effective and convenient allergy testing and immunotherapy to primary care physicians; pulmonologists; ENT physicians; pediatricians; internal medicine physicians; and healthcare systems that treat the vast majority of patients with seasonal and perennial allergies. UAS' complete service line features in-office UAS Certified Clinical Allergy Specialist staffing and training; quality assurance and regulatory compliance; and supply and inventory management. By empowering physicians to safely administer allergy testing and immunotherapy treatment, UAS has effectively expanded access to immunotherapy to more than 60 million U.S. residents currently suffering from seasonal and perennial allergies.
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