SPRINGFIELD, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 4, 2016--
Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPOK), the global
leader in critical communications, today announced the appointment
of Andrew Mellin, M.D. as Chief Medical Officer. In this new role, Dr.
Mellin will be responsible for representing physician’s needs for
communications software solutions to drive improvements in provider
efficiency and patient care. Dr. Mellin joins recently appointed Chief
Nursing Officer (CNO) Dr. Nat’e Guyton, in creating a clinical
leadership team focused on using communication technologies to enable
more effective workflow approaches that complement a health system’s
investment in electronic records.
“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Mellin to our team,” said Vincent D.
Kelly, president and chief executive officer of Spok Holdings, Inc. “He
is an industry veteran, who brings over 20 years of healthcare
experience—both as a physician and executive—to the position, and will
play a key role in executing our long-term strategy to achieve growth in
all healthcare markets. He has an impressive track record of success in
implementing innovative health information technologies to improve
Dr. Mellin brings extensive experience in health information technology,
including leading change management in health systems, driving physician
adoption of new technology, and developing successful clinical
solutions, with four healthcare technology patents and patent
applications. He was most recently VP, Medical Director at RedBrick
Health, where he helped health systems drive engagement with
consumer-oriented population health and well-being solutions. Prior to
RedBrick Health, Dr. Mellin spent 15 years at McKesson in various
positions, including Vice President and Medical Director for Population
and Risk Management, developing real-time quality solutions and
electronic health records. He has previously served as Medical Director
for Allina Health’s Davies Award-winning implementation of an electronic
health record at nine hospitals and 60 clinics across Minnesota, and has
almost 20 years of experience as a practicing physician, most recently
as a hospitalist at United Hospital in St. Paul, Minn.
“Physicians and provider organizations are under intense pressure to
become more efficient and demonstrate value,” said Dr. Mellin. “Better
communication among providers, nurses, other care team members, as well
as patients and families will be an essential foundation for progress.
I’m excited to be a part of Spok, where the Spok Care Connect®
platform can improve how individuals on a care team communicate and also
intelligently deliver critical information quickly to providers on the
device of their choice.”
Dr. Mellin received his M.D. from Duke University in Durham, N.C., and
his MBA from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management.
He was trained in Internal Medicine at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.
He is board certified in Internal Medicine and is a member of the
Minnesota Leadership Board of the American Lung Association.
Spok, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Spok Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:
SPOK), headquartered in Springfield, Va., is proud to be the global
leader in critical communications for healthcare, government, public
safety, and other industries. We deliver smart, reliable solutions to
help protect the health, well-being, and safety of people around the
globe. Our customers send over 100 million messages each month through
their Spok® solutions, and they rely on Spok for workflow
improvement, secure texting, paging services, contact center
optimization, and public safety response. When communications matter,
Spok is a trademark of Spok Holdings, Inc.
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