SOURCE: Private Healthcare Systems

July 26, 2005 09:00 ET

Private Healthcare Systems Names Jo-Ann Beltramello Vice President, Human Resources Operations

WALTHAM, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 26, 2005 -- Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS) today announced the promotion of Jo-Ann Beltramello to Vice President, Human Resources Operations.

In this newly created position, Ms. Beltramello will be responsible for Compensation, Benefits and Human Resource Information System (HRIS) functions, as well as Employment and Employee Relations for the Corporate office in Waltham, Massachusetts. She will be responsible for developing and implementing human resource plans and programs to support the achievement of business objectives and ensure that PHCS continues to be a Premier Employer. The company and its employees will benefit from the improved synergies that will result from the combination of responsibilities under Ms. Beltramello's direction.

Ms. Beltramello most recently served as Director of Compensation, Benefits and HRIS. She has been with PHCS since 2002.

"Jo-Ann has shown exceptional skill in leading and managing multiple functions and departments within our Human Resources division," said Elizabeth Scanzani, PHCS Chief Human Resources Officer. "Her extensive experience and success within PHCS makes her a natural choice for the new role of Vice President, Human Resources Operations."

About PHCS

For 20 years, Private Healthcare Systems has been meeting the network and care management needs of customers across the country. Corporate headquarters are in Waltham, Massachusetts, with regional offices located throughout the United States. PHCS is the second largest care management company in the country as well as the largest national proprietary PPO. The PHCS Network includes nearly 450,000 providers and more than 4,000 facilities. PHCS is the first and only national PPO to earn four endorsements of quality from two independent, nationally recognized quality assurance organizations, NCQA and URAC.

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