Friday, April 10, 2009

Gary C. Baker Named KePRO Chief Financial Officer

Gary C. Baker Named KePRO Chief Financial Officer

Move strengthens strategic, financial, and operational capabilities

Harrisburg, PA (Vocus) October 13, 2009

Gary C. Baker was recently hired to energize the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the Keystone Peer Review Organization, Inc. (KePRO), a leading quality improvement and care management organization. Mr. Baker brings his extensive experience in re-engineering business and operational solutions and strategic goal setting to enhance the superior financial results of KePRO], while delivering quality services to our clients.

"Gary is a forward-thinking and strategic visionary," said Joseph A. Dougher, Chief Executive Officer of KePRO. "Gary's financial, operational and pricing experience will give us a competitive edge as we continue to expand our public and commercial care management offerings and gain increased market share in the evolving health care industry."

Mr. Baker will lead the company's financial and contract oversight efforts, and will be a key member of KePRO's strategic planning activities. His diverse experience with start up, private, and publicly traded growth focused firms, including negotiating and integrating acquisitions, lends itself well to KePRO's growth strategy.

"I am excited to help to energize a company that has such a good reputation in the industry and is committed to innovation, customer needs and product expansion," said Mr. Baker. "My experience, coupled with my philosophy of continuous improvement will develop and improve key metrics for both financial systems and operational effectiveness. Ultimately, this results in more efficient delivery of services and improved customer outcomes."

Most recently, Mr. Baker was the Executive Vice President, Strategy/CFO for Progressus Therapy, LLC, a national professional services firm. He led significant improvements in finance, information technology, and operations functions and strategy, resulting in 20 percent organic growth, as well as directed merger and acquisition activities.

With over 30 years of experience, his extensive financial background includes serving as the CFO for ConnectYourCare, LLC, a national health insurance technology firm; Chesapeake Tax & Accounting, LLC, as a principal; and United Health Group, where he served as CFO for the southeast region. All of these roles resulted in significant growth and improvement in performance for these firms.

Mr. Baker has been involved in numerous professional and community efforts, including Past Executive Committee Member of the Maryland Association of CPAs; Past President of the Institute of Management Accountants, Baltimore Chapter; and the Board of Directors of Central Maryland's Chapter of the American Red Cross.

He is masters' prepared by the Columbia University Graduate School of Business' Executive Program, and earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Loyola College, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. Mr. Baker is also both a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant.

About KePRO
KePRO, a leading quality improvement and care management organization, offers innovative and outcomes-focused solutions to reduce the utilization of health care resources and optimize quality of care for public and commercial clients. KePRO's comprehensive, member centric care management solutions go far beyond traditional utilization and case management by coordinating the care provided to members with acute, chronic and complex conditions across the continuum, and identifying members who are at the highest risk for future services, but have not yet had an acute event. Tailored programs maximize members' quality of life, and realize greater cost savings for members and clients.

Headquartered in Pennsylvania, KePRO also has offices in Florida, Maryland, Ohio, Tennessee, and Virginia. KePRO is URAC health utilization management and case management accredited. For more information, visit www. kepro. org.

For more information contact:
Joanne Benteler
Public Relations Director

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