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EmployerDirect Welcomes John Relic as Executive Vice President of Its Provider Network

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Jun 4, 2014) - EmployerDirect, a leader in value-based healthcare that helps large, self-insured employers provide transparency for the quality and cost of their employees' planned medical procedures, is pleased to welcome John Relic as Executive Vice President of its Provider Network. Mr. Relic has more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry, most recently working as a hospital executive and consultant. 

"Throughout his career, John has been a strong leader who has a proven track record in strategic planning, operations, revenue enhancement, and network development," said Thomas Johnston, CEO of EmployerDirect. "We are thrilled to add John to our senior leadership team. He will play an integral role as we expand our provider network around the country."

Prior to EmployerDirect, Mr. Relic was a Director of Physician Services at Huron Consulting Group, where he guided hospital leadership in the development of improved professional services delivery models and was a member of the Huron Organization's Operational Excellence development team. Prior to his work at Huron Consulting Group, he was the Vice President of Operations at the Good Samaritan Hospital, the CEO of ClarityMD Consulting, and the CEO of Austin Radiology. He is also the Vice-Chairman on the Board of Directors for the San Fernando Chapter of the American Heart Association, the Chairman of the Mid-Valley Chamber of Commerce Health Committee, and is an officer on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club in Santa Clarita Valley. He earned his Masters in Public Health and Healthcare Administration from the University of California Los Angeles in 1983. 

"I am looking forward to adding hospitals and healthcare providers to the EmployerDirect network, which will broaden the opportunities for patients to have pre-planned medical procedures close to home," said John Relic. "By partnering with EmployerDirect, providers can fill excess capacity, improve their case mix, and benefit from a more predictable flow of patients throughout the year."

About EmployerDirect Healthcare
EmployerDirect, a leader in value-based healthcare, transforms the way self-funded employer health plans purchase healthcare for their members, saving 30-50 percent on planned medical procedures with the potential to reduce total plan cost by 6-10 percent. The company also offers a unique medical concierge service called SurgeryPlus that assists covered members with selecting a provider, scheduling a procedure, transferring medical records, coordinating travel logistics and negotiating surgery costs BEFORE the surgery occurs. For more information about EmployerDirect, please visit www.edhc.com or call (888)241-8537.