SOURCE: Excelsior Solutions

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October 19, 2010 08:30 ET

Excelsior Solutions Names New Chief Clinician

EDINA, MN--(Marketwire - October 19, 2010) - One of the leading pharmaceutical consulting firms in the U.S. has just deepened its pool of on-staff talent with the addition of a new Chief Clinical Officer.

"Excelsior Solutions is excited to welcome Bob Kordella to our senior management team," said Kenneth Dowell, the President and founder of Excelsior. The addition of Kordella to the firm's already solid staff will serve to enhance Excelsior's position as the leading consulting firm in the Managed Care space. The move is also expected to uphold Excelsior's core value of managing to the lowest net cost while operating within a transparent environment.

Kordella, who will serve as Excelsior's Chief Clinician from the firm's Pittsburgh, PA office, brings over 27 years of diverse pharmacy industry experience. His background includes the leadership of pharmaceutical benefits management (PBM) operations for firms such as CVS PharmaCare, Eckerd Health Services and National Medical Health Card Systems. In all, Kordella had been an integral part of leading PBM teams that have been responsible for over $4 billion in annual drug spend. 

Excelsior's ability to attract industry-recognized talent like Kordella is a function of the company's reputation as a top medication management solutions firm. The organization specializes in programs designed to drive costs down for health care payers without sacrificing plan quality. Additionally, Excelsior offers claims evaluation and management, specialty drug management, health care consulting, and radiology benefit management assistance, all of which carry the same commitment to cost savings and quality as the company's PBM services.

Kordella, who joined Excelsior on October 4th, 2010, has degree credentials that include a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and a Master of Business Administration, both from the University of Pittsburgh. He and the rest of the Excelsior staff can be reached via the firm's website at

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