October 25, 2011
People - Stephen Kendig Named Chief Operating Officer of Leading Self-Service Healthcare Technology Company SoloHealth
DULUTH, GA, October 25, 2011 -- SoloHealth (www.solohealth.com), a leader in self-service consumer healthcare technology, is pleased to announce the promotion of Stephen Kendig from Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations to Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately.
Reporting directly to CEO and Founder Bart Foster, Kendig takes the role during a time of tremendous growth for the company and will lead the day-to-day operations and strategic direction of SoloHealth, including overseeing the nationwide rollout of the highly anticipated SoloHealth Station this fall.
During his four years with the company, Kendig has been instrumental in forming partnerships with organizations including Coinstar and the National Institutes of Health, growing the company tenfold and developing an award-winning new product, the SoloHealth Station. The SoloHealth Station is a next-generation consumer kiosk, offering vision, blood pressure, weight, and body mass index screenings. The SoloHealth Station gives users a free overall health assessment and recommendations for follow-up care, including access to a database of local doctors and healthcare providers. The bilingual kiosks, which will be accessible across numerous platforms, will lead to prevention and lower health care costs for millions of Americans.
"Stephen takes this role during a time of tremendous growth and opportunity at SoloHealth, led by the nationwide rollout of our award-winning SoloHealth Station," says Foster. "I can't think of a more capable individual than Stephen, as he has been an invaluable asset to SoloHealth, contributing his impressive business and engineering background, strong leadership abilities, and finance skills to help turn us from a mere startup into a thriving and growing industry leader in our space. This is an extremely exciting time for SoloHealth, as our SoloHealth Station will help empower millions of Americans to take charge of their healthcare and ultimately led to a healthier, efficient and more financially sound nationwide healthcare system."
Kendig oversees retail sales, finance, product development, engineering, supply chain and production, legal, regulatory, and external and internal operations. In addition to his daily operations management duties he will guide the nationwide rollout and implementation of the SoloHealth Station this fall. "I've never been more excited about SoloHealth's future. I'm really proud of the team we've built over the past 4 years and am looking forward to taking SoloHealth to the next level," says Kendig.
Kendig came to SoloHealth from CIBA VISION, where he held a number of positions, each with increasing responsibility, in R&D, ultimately managing a new product portfolio of more than $200 million and leading the European launch of Air Optix Aqua. While at CIBA VISION, Stephen filed five patents and was awarded the 2006 Executive Award.
He has a degree in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and received a master's degree in business administration from Georgia State University, where he was honored with the Norman R. Harbaugh Scholastic Achievement Award, presented to one MBA student who demonstrates the greatest potential for leadership.
About SoloHealth: Based in Atlanta, Ga., SoloHealth is the leader in self-service healthcare, utilizing technology to develop and deploy interactive health screening kiosks, as well as other platforms, in an effort to empower consumers about their health through awareness, education and action. The award-winning company's first offering was the EyeSite Vision kiosk, currently located in retail outlets in nine metro markets. In summer 2010, the company received a $1.2 M grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to help enable innovation for self-service healthcare and prevention. In 2011, SoloHealth announced its next-generation kiosk, the SoloHealth Station, offering vision, blood pressure, weight, and body mass index; receive an overall health assessment; and access a database of local doctors. The company's bilingual kiosks provide free health screenings and recommendations for follow-up care, which leads to prevention and lower health care costs. For more information, visit www.solohealth.com.
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SoloHealth (www.solohealth.com), a leader in self-service consumer healthcare technology.Posted by staff at October 25, 2011 09:26 AM