SOURCE: American CareSource

February 27, 2008 06:00 ET

American CareSource Holdings Appoints Cornelia Outten to Vice President of Network Development

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - February 27, 2008) - American CareSource Holdings, Inc. (AMEX: XSI) today announced that Cornelia Outten has joined the Company as Vice President of Network Development, effective immediately. Ms. Outten, 48, will report directly to David S. Boone, President and Chief Executive Officer, and will be responsible for expansion of the Company's growing national network of ancillary care providers.

Commenting on today's news, Mr. Boone stated, "Cornelia brings nearly 25 years of direct industry experience to the Company, and we are delighted to welcome her to the American CareSource team. Cornelia's established leadership abilities, coupled with her proven success in managing the development of national provider networks, will serve us well as we continue to build out our national network in 2008 and beyond."

Prior to joining American CareSource, from 2004 through December 2007, Ms. Outten served as Senior Vice President, Provider Networks for Interplan Health Group, a national healthcare management company. From 2002 to 2004, she was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of JBC Healthcare Partners, LLC, a regional PPO retiree medical program located in San Diego, CA.

Ms. Outten spent the previous five years with CCN Managed Care, Inc. (now First Health Network), one of the nation's largest PPO networks, most recently as Vice President East Networks. Ms. Outten's experience also includes positions as Vice President, Managed Care Services at HCA Southeast Division in Charleston, South Carolina, as well as Director, Managed Care and HealthFirst at Greenville Hospital Systems, located in Greenville, South Carolina.

Ms. Outten earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology and economics at Salem College, and a Masters in Health Administration, with a concentration on fiscal management, from Tulane University.

About American CareSource Holdings, Inc.

American CareSource Holdings, the first national, publicly traded ancillary care network services company, offers a comprehensive national network of more than 25,000 ancillary provider sites. Through its product offerings, American CareSource helps its clients reduce the cost of ancillary services rendered through its network of providers in more than 30 service categories. The Company's ancillary network and management provides a complete outsourced solution for a wide variety of healthcare payors and plan sponsors including self-insured employers, indemnity insurers, PPOs, HMOs, third party administrators and both federal and local governments.

Any statements that are not historical facts contained in this release are forward-looking statements. It is possible that the assumptions made by American CareSource Holdings, Inc. for purposes of such statements may not materialize. Actual results may differ materially from those projected or implied in any forward-looking statements. Such statements may involve further risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those relating to product demand, pricing, market acceptance, the effect of economic conditions, and intellectual property rights, and the outcome of competitive products, risks in product development, the results of financing effort, the ability to complete transactions, and other risks identified in this release, and the Securities and Exchange Commission filings of American CareSource Holdings, Inc.

Contact Information

  • David S. Boone
    Chief Executive Officer
    American CareSource Holdings, Inc.
    Tel: 972-308-6830