LOS ANGELES, April 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Heal, the app for on-demand doctor house calls, today announced that Secretary Ray Mabus has joined the Company's Board of Directors.
Secretary Mabus joins Heal's board after spending nearly eight years as U.S. Navy Secretary under President Barack Obama. The longest serving Secretary of the Navy since World War I, Mabus was also recognized as one of the top 50 CEOs in the country.
During his tenure from 2009 to 2017, Mabus earned international attention for his efforts to rebuild the U.S. fleet, and improving the quality of life for Sailors and Marines, launching 21st Century Sailor and Marine, a comprehensive health improvement plan including efforts to reduce sexual assault, suicide and alcohol and drug abuse.
"Heal's mission to change the healthcare system for the better is a noble one, and one I'm passionate about," said Secretary Mabus. "Access to convenient and affordable care is a right, not a privilege. I look forward to playing an active role on the board to ensure Heal's progress continues for the betterment of all Americans who strive to gain access to care they need, when and where they need it."
Welcoming Secretary Mabus to the Heal Board comes shortly after the company hired Rish Tandon, former General Manager of Mobile Apps at Amazon, and Bhavini Soneji, former Director of Engineering at Snap Inc., as CTO and SVP of Engineering, respectively.
Additionally, Heal announced several landmark milestones: 16,000 patient house call visits, more than $5.9 million in healthcare savings costs, cutting unnecessary prescription antibiotic usage more than half, raising $52 million in funding, and reducing non-emergency trips to the ER/Urgent care by 62 percent for its patients and partners, in two years. They've also shared plans to expand to cities in Florida, Texas, New York and Pennsylvania by the end of 2017.
"We have a great deal of respect and admiration for the extensive work Secretary Mabus dedicated to creating positive change for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corp, among other areas of his professional career. We feel strongly that his guidance, insight, and leadership will be invaluable assets to Heal's future growth and success," said Nick Desai, CEO and co-founder of Heal.
Heal is transforming healthcare with unhurried house calls through empowered, qualified doctors doing what they love, and purposeful innovations that enable you to spend less time getting well and more time being well. We are making healthcare a more personal experience that is accessible for everyone.
Through the touch of an app or a click on our site, a highly-vetted, qualified medical doctor will arrive at your door, twelve hours a day, 365 days a year. Heal is in-network with all major PPO insurance companies. We hope to create a more efficient doctor's office, in the privacy of your own home or office, because we know that happy doctors deliver the best care and a great patient/doctor relationship improves outcomes! For more information please visit http://www.heal.com/.Follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.
ABOUT SECRETARY RAY MABUS:
As Navy Secretary, Mabus led America's Sailors and Marines in a time of two wars and oversaw an annual budget of over $170 billion and almost 900,000 people. As the youngest governor of Mississippi in more than 150 years at the time of his election, Mabus was named one or Fortune Magazine's top ten education governors. He also served as U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the Clinton Administration and as CEO of a major manufacturing company.
Currently, Secretary Mabus is a lecturer at the Harvard Law School, an executive fellow at the Harvard Business School, and a visiting fellow with the Institute of Politics and the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
Secretary Mabus has been awarded the U.S. Department of Defense Distinguished Public Service Award, the U.S. Army's Distinguished Civilian Service Award (both while Ambassador), the Martin Luther King Social Responsibility Award from the King Center in Atlanta, the National Wildlife Federation Conservation Achievement Award, the King Abdul Aziz Award from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Mississippi Association of Educators' Friend of Education Award, and is a member of the University of Mississippi Alumni Hall of Fame. He is also an honorary Chief Petty Officer and an Honorary Frogman (SEAL).
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