Health care leaders contribute decades of expertise in technology, operations, and public policy to advance WellSky’s vision of elevating the quality of post-acute and community care
LENEXA, Kan. — Feb. 14, 2019 — WellSky, a leading health and community care technology company backed by TPG Capital, announced today that two health care and technology leaders have joined the company’s board of directors: William “Bill” M. Altman, executive vice president, chief strategy officer, and chief of staff to the CEO for Kindred Healthcare, Inc. and R. Halsey Wise, chairman and chief executive officer of Lime Barrel Advisors, LLC.
“Bill and Halsey bring WellSky’s board of directors extensive insights from their experience at health care provider and technology organizations,” said Bill Miller, chairman and CEO of WellSky. “Bill’s expertise in public policy and post-acute strategy, coupled with Halsey’s technology and financial leadership, are invaluable as we continue to deliver on our strategic priorities. Their perspectives further WellSky’s ability to better serve our clients and improve care outcomes for people worldwide.”
William “Bill” M. Altman, J.D., M.A. serves as executive vice president, chief strategy officer, and chief of staff to the CEO for Kindred Healthcare, Inc., a diversified provider of post-acute care. He also oversees Kindred’s federal and state policy initiatives. Throughout his career, Altman has focused on navigating the intersection between strategy, operations, and public policy, with special emphasis on post-acute care and the aging population. Altman serves on Kindred’s Executive Committee and has spearheaded development of the company’s enterprise strategy to position the company for hospital partnerships and value-based payment. Prior to joining Kindred, Altman served in a variety of capacities in the public and private sectors in the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, health care consulting, and law firms specializing in health care issues.
Altman is the past president of the Acute Long Term Hospital Association (ALTHA), serves on the American Hospital Association’s President’s Council on Post-Acute Care, and previously served on the Board of the Federation of American Hospitals. He also served for 10 years as the chair of the Louisville Metro Board of Health. Altman was a delegate to the 2008 White House Conference on Aging, and in 1981 was the recipient of the Thomas J. Watson fellowship to conduct a study on health and aging policy in Sweden, Denmark, and Norway. He holds a law degree in addition to a master’s degree in policy from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs from the University of Minnesota.
R. Halsey Wise is chairman and chief executive of Lime Barrel Advisors, LLC, a private investment firm he founded in 2010. Wise brings nearly 30 years of leadership, technology, and financial experience to the WellSky board of directors, in addition to his experience leading several successful business transformation, growth, and value creation initiatives. He was previously chairman, chief executive officer, or president of three public companies, and served as chairman and chief executive officer of MedAssets Inc. (NASDAQ: MDAS), a leading health care technology performance improvement company. Prior to that, Wise served as chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Intergraph Corporation (NASDQ: INGR); chairman, chief executive officer, and president of the North American region for Solution 6 Holdings, Ltd.; general manager of the North American region for Global Services for CA, Inc.; and president and chief operating officer of Computer Management Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CMSX).
Wise serves on the board of directors at AspenTech (NASDAQ:AZPN), and he has also served on boards at several publicly-held companies, including Cotiviti Health Inc. (NYSE: COTV), MedAssets, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDAS), Acxiom Corporation (NASDAQ: ACXM), and Intergraph Corporation (NASDAQ: INGR). He holds a Master of Business Administration in finance and marketing from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Virginia.
Additional details about WellSky’s board of directors can be found at WellSky.com.
WellSky is a technology company advancing human wellness worldwide. Our software and professional services address the continuum of health and social care — helping businesses, organizations, and communities solve tough challenges, improve collaboration for growth, and achieve better outcomes through predictive insights that only WellSky solutions can provide. A portfolio company of TPG Capital, WellSky serves more than 10,000 customer sites around the world — including the largest hospital systems, blood banks and labs, home health and hospice franchises, government agencies, and human services organizations. Informed by more than 30 years of providing software and expertise, WellSky anticipates providers’ needs and innovates relentlessly to help people thrive. Our purpose is to empower care heroes with technology for good, so that together, we can realize care’s potential and maintain a healthy, flourishing world. For more information, visit www.WellSky.com.
TPG is a leading global alternative asset firm founded in 1992 with more than $84 billion of assets under management and offices in Austin, Beijing, Boston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Luxembourg, Melbourne, Moscow, Mumbai, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, and Singapore. TPG’s investment platforms are across a wide range of asset classes, including private equity, growth venture, real estate, credit, and public equity. TPG aims to build dynamic products and options for its investors while also instituting discipline and operational excellence across the investment strategy and performance of its portfolio. For more information, visit www.tpg.com.
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