Health industry experts to provide advice as the company rapidly grows and adopts telemental health more widely
SAN FRANCISCO, December 06, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Brightside Health, a telehealth platform that provides life-changing mental health care for people with mild to severe clinical depression, anxiety and other mood disorders, has today announced the appointment of health industry experts Jeff Margolis as an independent member of the Board of Directors and the Honorable David Shulkin, MD, as an advisor, effective October 1, 2022. Margolis and Secretary Shulkin will provide guidance to the organization as it grows and continues to provide life-changing mental health care to all who need it, including those at high risk of suicide.
“We are delighted to welcome Jeff Margolis to our Board of Directors and Secretary David Shulkin as an advisor to Brightside Health at a time when there is a profound need for telehealth solutions that treat people with health issues. more serious mental health,” said Brad Kittredge. , co-founder and CEO, Brightside Health. “As Brightside Health continues its next phase of growth, we are confident that Jeff and David will help us partner with healthcare stakeholders to reach those who need fast, high-quality care the most.”
Margolis is the former CEO and President of Welltok, the leading healthcare consumer activation company, and was previously the Founder, President and CEO of TriZetto, the industry’s first vertical SaaS enterprise solution supporting more of 130 million lives insured. Margolis currently serves on the board of NextGen Healthcare (NASDAQ: NXGN), Alignment Healthcare (NASDAQ: ALHC), TriNetX, Hydrogen Health, DNAnexus and Grin. He also sits on several nonprofit boards, including Hoag Clinic (Chair) and the Center for Digital Transformation (Chair) at the University of California, Irvine. He is also a senior advisor to Blackstone. Margolis is an alumnus of the University of Illinois, holds a CPA certificate (inactive) and an AICPA Chartered Global Management Accountant designation, and is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow.
“Behavioral health has taken center stage as one of the sure growth segments of healthcare, and Brightside Health is best positioned in the vital area of high-cost, high-complexity mental health” , said Margolis. “I’m excited to join Brightside Health’s Board of Directors as the company focuses on converging and scaling digital technology and high-acuity services to deliver great customer experiences that help people improve their mental health; create convenience for provider referrals; and reduce costs for consumers, employers, and health plans.”
Secretary Shulkin was the ninth secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in the Trump administration and the VA’s undersecretary of health in the Obama administration. Shulkin is a well-respected healthcare executive who has served as chief executive of leading hospitals and healthcare systems, including Beth Israel in New York and Morristown Medical Center in northern New Jersey. He founded and served as President and CEO of DoctorQuality, one of the premier sources of consumer-focused information for healthcare quality and safety. Secretary Shulkin has served on boards of managed care companies, technology companies and healthcare organizations and now works with healthcare organizations leading the transformation of medicine worldwide . During his career, Secretary Shulkin was named “One Hundred Most Influential People in American Healthcare” by Modern Healthcare and continues to advocate for the nation’s veterans by serving on the board of directors of numerous organizations. nonprofit serving veterans.
“The ability to provide accessible, high-quality behavioral health care is critical to improving health care for our communities,” Secretary Shulkin said. “Brightside Health does just that and this work is both important and exciting.”
The appointment of Margolis and Secretary Shulkin solidifies Brightside Health’s position as a leading provider of virtual mental health care. Their guidance will support Brightside Health in its next phase of growth, helping it make strategic decisions and market execution that best serve company members and enhance its value proposition.
For more information about Brightside Health, visit www.brightside.com.
About Brightside Health
Brightside Health provides life-changing mental health care for people with mild to severe clinical depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders, including those at high risk of suicide. Powered by proprietary AI, purpose-built technology and a network of world-class clinicians, Brightside combines precision psychiatry and cutting-edge therapeutic techniques to improve patient outcomes across the entire clinical spectrum, at an affordable and affordable price. in large scale. Brightside Health can be paid for with insurance in all 50 states and DC, with appointments available in 48 hours or less. Learn more at www.brightside.com.
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