UHS-Pruitt Corporation Names New Chief Clinical Officer

Aug 02, 2013, 16:19 ET from UHS-Pruitt Corporation

NORCROSS, Ga., Aug. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, UHS-Pruitt Corporation announced the appointment of its new Chief Clinical Officer, Mr. Ryan ("Bucky") Beddingfield. As CCO, Beddingfield will guide clinical development efforts and work closely with the health care organization's executive leadership team to further increase quality service delivery.

Bucky joined UHS-Pruitt as a consultant Pharmacist in 2001, where he demonstrated a continuous, strong commitment to the mission of the organization and its strategic plan. He was subsequently promoted to Executive Director of Clinical Services, Vice President of Pharmacy Services, Senior Vice President of Pharmacy and Med Surg, and most recently, to Senior Vice President of Allied Health Services.

In his previous roles, he was responsible for the development and enhancement of clinical program and outcomes, financial performance, customer service and program growth within the organization's United Pharmacy, United Medical, United Rehab, and United Nutritional service lines.  

"In every project Bucky has undertaken throughout his years of leadership he has demonstrated an outstanding level of expert knowledge and professionalism, while consistently promoting the health and wellbeing of our patients," remarked Neil L. Pruitt, Jr., Chairman and C.E.O. of UHS-Pruitt Corporation. "He is a strong leader and I have every confidence that he will have continued success as Chief Clinical Officer."

Mr. Beddingfield is a Certified Geriatric Pharmacist, a member of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, and currently serves on the Therapy Policy Advisory Committee for the American Health Care Association.

About UHS-Pruitt Corporation

Since 1969, UHS-Pruitt Corporation has been providing management-related services for a spectrum of high quality healthcare providers throughout the Southeast. Known for its proactive performance improvement programs and holistic post-acute care services, UHS-Pruitt's "commitment to caring" defines not only its services, but the culture in which its skilled network of dedicated providers work. With more than 200 service locations in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, and North Carolina, the UHS-Pruitt Corporation family of providers touches the lives of more than 24,000 patients each day through skilled nursing healthcare centers, home health and hospice agencies, assisted and independent living communities, institutional pharmacy and medical supply services, and programs in rehabilitation, nutrition, adult day care, community care, and care management. For more information about the UHS-Pruitt Corporation, visit www.URReady.com.

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