VALENCIA, Calif., February 8, 2010 — U.S. HealthWorks, one of the nation’s largest operators of outpatient healthcare centers for the treatment of work-related injuries and urgent care needs, today announced that former California Governor Pete Wilson has joined the Company’s board of directors.
“I am looking forward to working with the leadership of U.S. HealthWorks as the firm enters a new growth phase,” said Governor Wilson. “As a partner in helping employers maintain healthy and productive workforces, the Company plays an important role in the American economy.”
Governor Pete Wilson has almost 40 years of public service experience and was the 36th governor of California, serving from 1991 to 1999. During his tenure as governor, California faced many fiscal challenges, but Governor Wilson led the state into a strong economic recovery with strict spending discipline. His aggressive and effective economic development policy reforms won dramatic increases in investment and job creation for California. He also served eight years as a U.S. Senator, 11 years as mayor of San Diego, and five years as a California state assemblyman. Governor Wilson received his B.A. from Yale University and, after serving three years in the Marine Corps as an infantry officer, earned a J.D. from the School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley.
“We are honored to have Governor Wilson join our board of directors,” said Daniel D. Crowley, CEO of U.S. HealthWorks. “Governor Wilson brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will help guide our Company as we grow.”
U.S. HealthWorks in January announced the completion of a $175 million financing package that will support the company in its ongoing occupational health clinic acquisition strategy.
About U.S. HealthWorks
Based in Valencia, California, U.S. HealthWorks was founded in 1995 and is the second-largest operator of occupational health care centers in the nation. With 155 clinics and worksite centers in 15 states and 2,000 employees – including approximately 350 affiliated physicians – U.S. HealthWorks centers serve thousands of patients each day throughout the country. U.S. HealthWorks centers help employers control work-related injury costs through quality medical care and effective management of claims and lost work time, specializing in early return-to-work programs, injury prevention and wellness programs.