"We were honored when Healthways was chosen as a partner back in October to improve wellness and lower health-related costs for the people served by Wellmont,” said Healthways CEO, Ben R. Leedle, Jr. “Now we have collaborated to take a significant step forward in the process of improving the health of people in the communities they serve. By having the Wellmont Integrated Network ACO selected in Medicare, we begin together down the path to ultimately reach all the people served by Wellmont with new and innovative solutions.”About Healthways Healthways is the largest independent global provider of well-being improvement solutions. Dedicated to creating a healthier world one person at a time, the Company uses the science of behavior change to produce and measure positive change in well-being for our customers, which include employers, integrated health systems, hospitals, physicians, health plans, communities and government entities. We provide highly specific and personalized support for each individual and their team of experts to optimize each participant's health and productivity and to reduce health-related costs. Results are achieved by addressing longitudinal health risks and care needs of everyone in a given population. The Company has scaled its proprietary technology infrastructure and delivery capabilities developed over 30 years and now serves approximately 40 million people on four continents. Learn more at www.healthways.com. About Wellmont Wellmont Health System is the premier provider of healthcare services in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, delivering top-quality, comprehensive healthcare and wellness services. The Wellmont system was formed in July 1996 with the merger of Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn., and Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol, Tenn. Wellmont has grown to include eight full-service hospitals: acute care hospitals Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn., Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol, Tenn., Mountain View Regional Medical Center in Norton, Va., Lee Regional Medical Center in Pennington Gap, Va., Lonesome Pine Hospital in Big Stone Gap, Va., and Hawkins County Memorial Hospital in Rogersville, Tenn., and a critical access hospital in Sneedville, Tenn. Wellmont is an operating partner with Adventist Health System at Takoma Regional Hospital, an acute care hospital in Greeneville, Tenn. Wellmont hospitals offer a broad scope of services ranging from community-based acute care to highly specialized tertiary services including neonatal intensive care and two trauma centers. Wellmont is one of the region’s largest employers with a staff of nearly 7,000 dedicated professionals. Nearly 600 physicians deliver care at Wellmont facilities. Wellmont hospitals have been recognized as Top 100 performers in heart care, intensive care and performance improvement. Learn more at wellmont.org.