SOURCE: GetWellNetwork

GetWellNetwork

November 08, 2011 07:30 ET

GetWellNetwork Appoints Wellford Dillard as Chief Financial Officer

Opower Executive Joins GetWellNetwork Leadership Team as Interactive Patient Care Industry and Corporate Growth Expands

BETHESDA, MD--(Marketwire - Nov 8, 2011) - GetWellNetwork, Inc., the leading provider of interactive patient care solutions, today announced the appointment of Wellford Dillard as the company's new chief financial officer (CFO). In this role, Dillard will be responsible for all financial operations including financial planning and analysis, accounting, and procurement.

"We are experiencing rapid growth and exploring strategic options that align powerfully with Wellford's instincts, expertise and track record of financial leadership," said Michael O'Neil, founder and CEO, GetWellNetwork. "We are excited to welcome Wellford to our team as we remain committed to delivering the most sophisticated interactive patient solutions to healthcare providers and the patients they serve."

Dillard brings a wealth of experience in finance and operations, having served for the past two years as the vice president of finance and chief financial officer of Opower, Inc. where his leadership and strategic management was instrumental in raising $50 million in funds as well as developing the metrics, analytics, processes and systems needed to drive and support the company's exponential revenue and employee growth.

"This is an exciting time to join GetWellNetwork," said Dillard. "With such phenomenal growth in the interactive patient care industry, and the company's strong lead in the industry, I look forward to helping the team build on its successes and grow its strategic opportunities and initiatives."

Prior to Opower, Dillard held a number of senior leadership positions, including serving as the chief financial officer at Acumen Solutions, chief financial officer at TMA Resources, Inc., vice president at WWC Capital Group and manager, Center for Strategic Transactions at Ernst & Young, and as an equity analyst at Friedman Billings Ramsey & Company.

Wellford received his BA in Finance from the University of Memphis and his MBA in Finance and Investments from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

For more information on GetWellNetwork, please visit www.getwellnetwork.com.

About GetWellNetwork
GetWellNetwork, Inc. entertains, educates, and empowers patients throughout the patient journey using the bedside TV in the hospital, mobile devices, Web or Cable TV at home. This patient-centered approach improves both satisfaction and outcomes for patients and hospitals. Additionally, the company extends the value of existing IT investments by integrating seamlessly to leading HIT systems including Cerner, McKesson, Epic, Meditech, GE and Siemens.

GetWellNetwork was also recognized by KLAS® as the leader in the new Interactive Patient Systems category and exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association. More information about GetWellNetwork can be found at www.GetWellNetwork.com.

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