RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TeleHealth Services, a leading provider of integrated communication and interactive education solutions for the healthcare market, has named Joel Harris to the position of Vice President of Corporate Development. Mr. Harris will be responsible for driving TeleHealth's growth and acquisitions in the company's healthcare information technology businesses.
"TeleHealth is very actively seeking key acquisitions in healthcare IT to complement our strong position in the hospital and long term care markets," said George Fleming, President of TeleHealth Services. "Joel's analytical talents, business acumen, and energetic drive will clearly help us pursue our stated acquisition strategy."
Mr. Harris most recently served as Sr. Director, Bio-Device Engineering & Manufacturing for Pfizer, Inc. From 2000 to 2008, Mr. Harris served as TeleHealth's Vice President of Operations where he was responsible for installation and service of all TeleHealth service lines along with the development, production and support of TeleHealth's proprietary interactive education products. During this period, Mr. Harris was also responsible for corporate development for TeleHealth. Before joining the TeleHealth organization in 2000, Mr. Harris was a management consultant with Ernst & Young LLP specializing in post-merger integration, transportation and high technology.
Mr. Harris commented, "TeleHealth's growth history and capability, along with its strong management team, allow us to offer significant upside opportunities to partner with any number of companies. I look forward to spearheading our evolution through new partnership strategies."
Initially, Mr. Harris will be focused on the identification and evaluation of potential M&A targets, while managing the company's product strategy and the organization's integration into a new phase of partnership with leading global partners for healthcare communications solutions.
Mr. Harris is a veteran of the US Marine Corps, and he holds a B.S.C.E. from The Ohio State University and a Masters of Business Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill.
About TeleHealth Services:
With more than 2,500 healthcare clients across the country, TeleHealth Services is the nation's leading provider of integrated technology and communications solutions for the healthcare market. Combining 50+ years of healthcare expertise and partnerships with industry leading manufacturers, TeleHealth Services is uniquely positioned to offer a full suite of hospital technology solutions that includes:
- Interactive patient and staff education platforms
- Healthcare-grade televisions and accessories
- Patient protection and security systems
- Bedside patient entertainment solutions
- The latest educational and entertainment content
- Custom designed communication systems
- Comprehensive design, implementation, and service packages
- Flexible financing solutions
Headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., TeleHealth Services is a division of Telerent Leasing Corporation. Telerent, founded in 1957, operates as a subsidiary of ITOCHU International, Inc. For more information on TeleHealth, call 800-733-8610, or visit at http://www.telehealth.com/.
SOURCE TeleHealth Services