Alliance HealthCare Services, Inc. (NYSE:AIQ), a leading national provider of outpatient diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy services, today announced that the Board of Directors has appointed Scott A. Bartos as an independent director of Alliance, expanding the board to eight members. The Board also has appointed Mr. Bartos to its Audit Committee. His appointment will become effective on December 1, 2012, and he will stand for re-election at the next annual shareholders’ meeting. Upon effectiveness, the appointment of Mr. Bartos as an independent director and Audit Committee member will result in the Company regaining compliance with the New York Stock Exchange’s audit committee composition requirement, as set forth in Section 303A.07(a) of the NYSE Listed Company Manual.
Mr. Bartos has more than 20 years’ experience as a healthcare executive and director. He currently serves as chairman of the board of Home Dialysis Plus, and is a corporate director of Diabetes America, a leading provider of healthcare services focused on the treatment of diabetes. Mr. Bartos also serves as an advisor to EDG Partners, LLC, a private equity firm focused on the healthcare sector, regarding portfolio companies and investment opportunities.
Mr. Bartos previously served as president, chief executive officer, and director of LaVie Care Centers, a national long-term care company with revenues exceeding $1 billion annually, from July 2009 through the sale of the company in December 2011. Prior to joining LaVie, Mr. Bartos served as president and chief operating officer-east of Gambro Healthcare, Inc., and served in executive and management positions with companies such as Endoscopy Specialists, Inc., a company he founded and led through a merger and eventual public listing, U.S. Surgical Corporation, and PepsiCo, Inc.
“Scott possesses strong leadership skills and has a demonstrated track record of success leading complex organizations in the healthcare sector,” said Larry C. Buckelew, Chairman and interim CEO of Alliance. “We are very pleased that Scott will be bringing his unique perspective to our board and look forward to drawing on the depth of his knowledge and business acumen in the years to come. Scott understands the opportunities and challenges in the healthcare industry today and we are confident that he will provide valuable insights and will significantly contribute to our future success.”