VALENCIA, Calif. – U.S. HealthWorks, a leading operator of occupational healthcare and urgent care centers in the nation, announced today that it has appointed David Kobrinetz as National Director of Telemedicine for the Company.
Mr. Kobrinetz will lead the Company’s initiatives to develop and implement a telemedicine program to improve healthcare access for American workers and their families, expanding on the company’s mission of delivering The Right Care, Right Away.
Mr. Kobrinetz joins U.S. HealthWorks with more than 25 years of experience developing innovative strategies for domestic and international healthcare organizations, including payors, providers, physician management, pharmaceutical, telemedicine and healthcare technology firms. He earned Master’s degrees from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from the University of Maryland.
“We are excited to have David join our team to develop this new platform that enhances access to care,” said Daniel D. Crowley, Chief Executive Officer of U.S. HealthWorks. “Telemedicine is rapidly gaining acceptance with patients, employers, payors and government agencies. It is recognized as an effective method of delivering quality care cost-effectively. U.S. HealthWorks patients will have the ability to consult with a board-certified doctor at any time, from any location, in addition to receiving care at one of the company’s 218 clinics in 19 different states.”
“U.S. HealthWorks is an innovative company whose motto is the right care, right away, and telemedicine is a natural extension of that philosophy,” said Mr. Kobrinetz. “By integrating a telemedicine program for medically appropriate Occupational Medicine, Urgent Care and Primary Care with its established centers, U.S. HealthWorks can improve access to care treatment and recovery and help patients return to work and life quickly and cost-effectively.”
About U.S. HealthWorks
U.S. HealthWorks, a subsidiary of Dignity Health, is one of the country’s largest operators of occupational healthcare centers. With 218 centers and worksites in 19 states and more than 3,400 employees – including approximately 800 medical providers – U.S. HealthWorks centers serve more than 14,000 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 ergonomics programs.