Valence Health appoints Andy Eckert as incoming CEO

– USA, IL – Valence Health, a leading provider of clinical integration, population health and value-based care solutions and services, today announced that it has appointed R. Andrew Eckert as Chief Executive Officer. Previously, Mr. Eckert served as the Chief Executive Officer of numerous private and public companies including TriZetto, Eclipsys, CRC Health and ADAC Laboratories. He will join the company effective Monday, August 3.

Building on this strong growth, Mr. Eckert will help Valence Health further advance its vision and capabilities in response to high client demand. He replaces Phil Kamp, who has served as CEO since founding Valence Health in 1996. Mr. Kamp will step into a new role as Chief Strategy Officer, where he will focus on working with clients to develop and implement their value-based strategies and lead Valence Health’s efforts in developing new products and services. Co-founder Todd Stockard will remain the company’s President, with a focus on operations and assisting existing clients who are pursuing the most advanced forms of value-based care. All three will be members of Valence Health’s Board of Directors.

Valence Health Chairman of the Board, Dr. Chris Kryder commented, “The Board couldn’t be more impressed by the work Phil and Todd have done in building the leading value-based care company. Their continued deep involvement will help Andy as he carries forward Valence Health’s commitment to clients.”

“We are thrilled to have Andy join the company in this leadership role,” said Mr. Kamp. “In order to efficiently and effectively manage our growth in service of our clients, we knew we needed additional talent at the executive leadership level. As co-founders, and with the full backing of our board, we led an exhaustive search to find an executive with the right background, skills, humility and sense of mission to guide Valence Health into its third decade of operations. We are very excited to introduce Andy to our clients and partners.”

Incoming CEO Mr. Eckert said, “At a time when there are so many changes and opportunities for providers related to value-based care, it’s an honor and a privilege to join a company with comprehensive set of solutions that has been operating for twenty years. This is a company that has steadily grown over time by doing the right thing for its clients, applying its expertise in practical and impactful ways. I’m excited to continue that legacy.”

About Valence Health

Valence Health provides value-based care solutions for hospitals, health systems and physicians to help them achieve clinical and financial rewards for more effectively managing patient populations. Leveraging 20 years of experience, Valence Health works with clients to design, build and manage customized value-based care models including clinically integrated networks, bundled payments, risk-based contracts, accountable care organizations and provider-sponsored health plans. Providers turn to Valence Health’s integrated set of advisory services, population health technology and managed services to make the volume-to-value transition with a single partner in a practical and flexible way. Valence Health’s more than 900 employees empower 85,000 physicians and 135 hospitals to advance the health of 20 million patients.

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