SOURCE: Best Doctors

January 22, 2008 09:00 ET

St. John's University Selects Best Doctors to Help Employees Be Sure They Have the Right Care

Employees and Their Families Now Have Access to World-Class Medical Experts to Ensure They Have the Correct Diagnosis and Treatment of Serious Illnesses

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - January 22, 2008) - Best Doctors® Inc., the trusted medical resource for ensuring patients with serious illnesses have the right diagnosis and the right treatment, today announced that St. John's University in New York has selected Best Doctors to help empower employees to take control of their own healthcare by providing answers to their questions about diagnosis and treatment. By selecting Best Doctors' unique service, St. John's University is offering medical plan participants and their families access to advanced medical expertise when faced with a serious illness or medical condition.

With Best Doctors, St. John's University employees and their eligible family members who are uncertain of a serious diagnosis or have questions about their treatment plan can receive answers from world-renowned doctors. Through Best Doctors, an expert specialist conducts a thorough analysis of the member's case based on all medical records and tests. The member receives a comprehensive, easy-to-understand report summarizing the findings that they can use with their treating physician to ensure the right diagnosis and best course of treatment.

"We have always sought progressive programs for our employees when it comes to helping them manage their health," said Maria Conti, the director of benefits for St. John's University. "By providing Best Doctors to our employees, our hope is that we can help address health issues that they face now and in the future, while offering the peace of mind that comes with access to Best Doctors' expert database of physicians. We expect this program to have a positive impact on the lives of our employees and their loved ones."

"Best Doctors is committed to providing employers and their employees with a program that can help find answers to their most critical healthcare questions," said David Seligman, CEO of Best Doctors. "We are pleased that we can partner with St. John's University to provide this resource for their employees, and look forward to working with the university in delivering their employees the right tools to get the right care."

About St. John's University

St. John's is one of America's leading Catholic universities -- nationally ranked (by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report) and recognized for its superb academic programs, diverse student life, New York vitality and BIG EAST athletic excitement. Founded in 1870 by the Vincentian Community, St. John's has distinguished itself by giving students the knowledge, skills and confidence to serve others while achieving lasting success -- personally, professionally and spiritually.

With more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students from 45 states and 122 countries, the University offers housing for more than 2,700 students in five friendly residential campus locations (Queens, Staten Island, Manhattan and Oakdale, New York as well as Rome, Italy).

St. John's values its investment in education while continuing to raise the bar of academic and athletic success. A recent eight-year capital campaign raised a record $272 million to support student scholarships, faculty and academic programs, technology, and the building and modernization of new facilities (both academic and athletic).

St. John's University is the perfect choice for an affordable, high-quality private education that blends academic study, service learning opportunities, professional training and real-world experience within a diverse and highly supportive community. For more information about St John's University, visit http://www.stjohns.edu.

About Best Doctors

Best Doctors® is the trusted medical resource for ensuring patients have the right diagnosis and the right treatment. The Company serves employers, insurers and health plans by dramatically improving the quality of healthcare at the point of treatment for individuals with serious illnesses and injuries. Founded in 1989 by two Harvard Medical School professors, Best Doctors serves more than 260 insurers, employers and health plans, touching 10 million people in 30 countries. For more information, visit www.bestdoctors.com or call 1-800-223-5003.

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