SOURCE: Language Access Network

August 01, 2006 09:40 ET

Dr. Val Warhaft M.D., A.B.E.M. Joins Language Access Network Board of Directors

COLUMBUS, OH -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 1, 2006 -- Language Access Network (PINKSHEETS: LANW) announced today that Dr. Val Warhaft M.D., FACEP, has accepted an invitation to join the Board of Directors. Dr. Warhaft is the Chief Medical Officer for Emergent Medical Associates (EMA) in Manhattan Beach, California. As a Board Certified Emergency Medicine Specialist with 30 years of practice experience, Dr. Warhaft understands the day-to-day practice challenges associated with limited English proficiency patient encounters. Dr. Warhaft brings to the Board expertise in quality assurance, risk management, emergency department systems and operations.

Dr. Warhaft joins the current members of the Board: Chairman Laurence Sturtz, Andrew Panos, Dr. Jack Perez, and James Schilling.

"We are excited to welcome a man of such predominance and depth of experience in the hands-on operations of emergency medical services," stated Laurence Sturtz, Chairman.

"As a practicing Emergency Room physician, Dr. Warhaft has a keen understanding of the need and scope of the market in California for accurate interpretation services. We are delighted that he is bringing his expertise to the Board of Directors," said Michael Guirlinger, CEO/COO.

Dr. Warhaft received his Doctorate of Medicine from the University Of Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 1977. He interned at Keck School of Medicine LAC-USC Medical Center and in 1980, completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Warhaft is Board Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and has been a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Medicine since 1982.

EMA is a leading emergency medicine practice management organization of more than 100 doctors in the Southern California area. Experienced in the business of emergency department operations and management, EMA is a highly successful organization delivering extraordinary results to the hospitals served. EMA currently provides staffing and proven quality management to nine hospitals.

With special expertise in systems and process engineering, he assists in the management and oversight of EMA's nine emergency departments and more than two hundred and eighty thousand ED patient visits annually. Dr. Warhaft has a keen and unique understanding of the relationship between the clinical practice and the business of medicine. In addition to founding and growing EMA, now with revenue in excess of 30 million dollars annually, Dr. Warhaft is also the CEO of e-MSO LLC, Emergent Management Services Organization. This new division consults and exports proven management and operational services to six hospitals and their emergency departments.

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Language Access Network Inc. (PINKSHEETS: LANW), based in Las Vegas, Nevada, is a pioneer in video language interpretation services with operations in Columbus, Ohio. The company provides healthcare outlets, medical facilities and pharmacies with professionally trained interpreters 24 hours a day, seven days a week through its centralized video language center, interpreting more than 150 different languages through real-time, interactive video technology. Language Access Network Inc. is the only company on a national basis that offers this type of groundbreaking video language interpretation service, allowing health care providers and medical facilities to provide better, more efficient overall health care.

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