Joseph Flanagan Joins Accretive Health as Chief Operating Officer

Joseph Flanagan Joins Accretive Health as Chief Operating Officer

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Accretive Health, Inc. (NYS: AH) announced today the appointment of Joseph Flanagan as its new chief operating officer. In this role, Mr. Flanagan will report to president and chief executive officer Stephen Schuckenbrock and be responsible for delivering exceptional operational discipline and client value creation throughout the company's operations.

Mr. Flanagan previously served as senior vice president of worldwide operations and supply chain at Applied Materials, Inc. In that role, Mr. Flanagan was responsible for developing and executing an integrated operations strategy that enhanced enterprise value across all of the company's businesses.

"Joe has a breadth of operational experience that will help ensure Accretive Health delivers exceptional results for our clients," said Mr. Schuckenbrock. "Our rapid growth in the healthcare industry requires the kind of innovation, leadership, and business-building skills that Joe brings to the team."

Prior to his role at Applied Materials, Mr. Flanagan was president of Nortel Business Services for Nortel Networks and also served as senior vice president of Global Operations where he managed Services Delivery, Technical and Product Support, Sourcing and Manufacturing all on a global basis. In this capacity, he was responsible for an organization of more than 9,000 employees around the world and three operational joint ventures located in China. Previously, Mr. Flanagan served most of his career working for General Electric (GE), holding leadership positions in many divisions.

"Accretive Health has a track record of innovation and leadership in healthcare," said Mr. Flanagan. "I look forward to contributing to its success as we build a strong future for the company and create significant value for our customers based on best-in-class operational execution."

Mr. Flanagan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from the United States Merchant Marine Academy. He also serves as a director on the boards for Singapore Economic Development Board and the Human Capital Leadership Institute.

About Accretive Health

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