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Dr. Leonard Kirschner Joins SCAN Health Plan Arizona Board of Directors
Date:1/11/2010

PHOENIX, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Leonard Kirschner has been appointed to the SCAN Health Plan Arizona board of directors, effective Jan. 1. He joins the other board members in providing oversight and governance to SCAN Health Plan Arizona.

A longtime healthcare leader in Arizona, Dr. Kirschner brings extensive managed care experience to this new role. He currently serves as president of AARP Arizona and is a member of the American Hospital Association Long Range Policy Committee. During his 35-year career, Dr. Kirschner held many prestigious healthcare positions, including serving as director of the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), and president of the Veterans Medical Leadership Council of the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center as well as many advisory roles.

"We are honored to have someone with Dr. Kirschner's experience and perspective on our board of directors," said Tom Lescault, president of SCAN Health Plan Arizona. "As the healthcare industry faces many unknowns, SCAN is fortunate to have a group of well-respected and thoughtful leaders on our board."

"Dr. Kirschner is a well-respected healthcare professional who shares SCAN's philosophy of helping to keep seniors healthy and living independently," said Dave Schmidt, CEO and chairman of the board of SCAN. "He will be an asset to the board of directors in Arizona as we navigate the future of healthcare in America."

Dr. Kirschner is a frequent speaker on Medicaid, Medicare, managed care, behavioral health and healthcare reform. He has received numerous awards for his work, including the Healthcare Lifetime Achievement Award from the Phoenix Business Journal and the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association's Salisbury Award, among others. Dr. Kirschner is a graduate of Williams College, Albany Medical College, and the Harvard University School of Public Health and is board certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine.

"I am looking forward to helping SCAN Health Plan Arizona advance its mission of helping seniors remain healthy and independent," said Dr. Kirschner. "Now is an interesting time for healthcare, and I believe that SCAN has the right approach at the right time."

About SCAN Health Plan Arizona

For more than 30 years, SCAN Health Plan has been focusing on the unique needs of people with Medicare and today is the fourth-largest nonprofit Medicare Advantage Plan in the United States. In addition to the 110,000 members it serves in Southern California, SCAN Health Plan offers a Medicare Advantage Plan in Maricopa County. SCAN Health Plan Arizona was recently named one of the area's best places to work by the Arizona Business Journal. Further information may be obtained at scanhealthplan.com.

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