Connance Announces Appointment of Kenneth Saitow to its Board of Directors

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Former Managing Director of Huron Healthcare, Management Consultant and Senior Executive with 20-Plus Years of Healthcare Industry Experience Bolsters Connance Board of Directors

Ken is a veteran of the healthcare industry with demonstrated abilities to understand the challenges of today’s leading healthcare enterprises and to deliver high-impact performance transformations.

Connance, Inc. (http://www.connance.com), a provider of innovative, predictive analytic-based programs that transform healthcare financial performance, today announced the appointment of Kenneth Saitow to its Board of Directors. Saitow brings more than two decades of healthcare consulting experience to Connance’s Board of Directors. Most recently, he was a Managing Director at Huron Consulting Group’s Healthcare Practice, one of the nation’s largest healthcare management consulting firms, providing comprehensive performance improvement solutions for leading healthcare organizations.

“We are proud that Ken is joining the Connance Board of Directors,” said Steve Levin, CEO of Connance. “Ken is a veteran of the healthcare industry with demonstrated abilities to understand the challenges of today’s leading healthcare enterprises and to deliver high-impact performance transformations. His insight can only accelerate our product and service innovation and deliver even greater returns to our clients and their patients.”

“Ken brings a new and exciting dimension to our Board of Directors,” said Randy Smith, Connance Chairman of the Board of Directors. “He is one of a handful of people in this industry that has a detailed understanding of the complexity of today’s healthcare financial systems and insights around how to remain competitive in this fast changing market.”

While at Huron Healthcare, Saitow worked with national and regional integrated health systems, major government delivery networks, leading academic medical centers, community hospitals and physician practices. His work included comprehensive performance improvement solutions that improved quality, increased revenue, reduced expenses, and increased physician, patient, and employee satisfaction across the healthcare enterprise. Prior to his experience at Huron Healthcare, Saitow was an owner of Stockamp & Associates Inc., which was acquired by Huron Consulting Group, Inc. in 2008. Prior to Stockamp & Associates, he was a partner within the Global Health Services Practice at Accenture.

Saitow joins current Connance Board of Directors members: W. Randolph Smith, Connance Chairman of the Board of Directors and former President of Tenet Healthcare's Western Division; Steven Levin, Co-founder and CEO of Connance; Thomas Carretta, Vice President, Legal and Associate General Counsel for Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO®); Stephen Farber, Chief Financial Officer of the Steward Health Care System; William Geary, Partner at North Bridge Venture Partners; and Stephen Mooney, President of Conifer Revenue Cycle Solutions.

To learn more about the Connance Board of Directors visit http://www.connance.com/board/.

About Connance, Inc.
Connance brings world-class predictive analytics and insights from hundreds of clinical settings to transform the performance of financial processes at hospitals, physician groups and outsourcing organizations. Connance solutions sustainably increase cash flow, reduce operating costs and improve policy compliance in self-pay, denial management, charity, and outsourcing processes. With clients like Centura Health, Florida Hospital, and Geisinger Health System, Connance is changing the expectations of financial executives. Connance is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more information visit http://www.connance.com or call (781) 577-5000.

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