Health Discovery Corporation (OTCBB: HDVY) today announced the appointment of John R. Hadden to the position of Senior Vice President of National and International Business Development. An industry veteran with more than 26 years experience, Hadden brings to Health Discovery Corporation (HDC) a record of innovation and successes in the laboratory and healthcare fields. In his new role, Hadden is tasked with sales leadership and licensing of the Company’s products and technologies to clinical labs and medical diagnostics testing companies world-wide. He is also responsible for developing strategic alliances with these and other partners.

Most recently with Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), one of the largest commercial clinical laboratories in the world, Mr. Hadden oversaw a variety of wide-ranging assignments that included new product introductions, sales leadership, strategic alliances, and mergers and acquisitions. A former “Best of Quest” award winner, Mr. Hadden excelled at Quest for nearly eight years.

Prior to Quest Diagnostics, Mr. Hadden was Senior Vice President of Business Development at American Medical Laboratories, Inc. which was acquired by Quest Diagnostics in a transaction valued at $500 million. In addition, Mr. Hadden was Senior Vice President of National Business Development with LabOne, Inc. which was acquired by Quest Diagnostics in a transaction valued at $934 million. He also served as Associate Vice President for Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp).

“Throughout an impressive career with global, national and regional commercial clinical laboratories, John has accomplished a striking track record of success in all areas, from new product launches and sales leadership to mergers and acquisitions,” notes Stephen D. Barnhill, M.D., Chairman and CEO of Health Discovery Corporation. “We are thrilled to have his expertise to catapult the commercialization of Health Discovery’s products and technologies and to create strategic alliances driving the future of the Company.”

“I am honored to join Health Discovery Corporation and its distinguished team of world-renowned leaders and innovators at this very exciting time in the Company's development and commercialization cycle,” stated John Hadden, Senior Vice President for National and International Business Development. “I look forward to working closely with Dr. Barnhill to help bring commercial success to the tremendous pipeline of products, as well as developing strategic relationships to advance the goals of the Company.”