Coram Healthcare Corp. has appointed Gail Wilensky to its board of directors, the company announced last week.
Ms. Wilensky now serves as a senior fellow at Project Hope. She previously served in the Bush administration as deputy assistant to the president for policy development.
Prior to her tenure at the White House, Ms. Wilensky was the administrator at HCFA, where she directed the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
Also last week, Coram announced that Miles Gilman and Charles Laverty have resigned from the board of directors. Mr. Gilman resigned to create room for Ms. Wilensky, while Mr. Laverty left the board to devote time to his duties as president and chief executive officer of Davstar Industries, a Costa Mesa, Calif.-based manufacturer of disposable medical products.
Mr. Laverty was senior executive vice president of Coram until August, when he resigned from the company (Aug. 8, p. 6). His position on the board of directors will be filled by Patrick Fortune, Coram's president and chief operating officer.
In a separate matter, Coram announced that it had signed an agreement with the Travelers Health Network to be a national provider for a number of alternate-site healthcare services. Coram, through its subsidiary the Coram Healthcare Resource Network, will make available its home infusion, durable medical equipment, and respiratory services to more than 6.3 million enrollees covered by the Travelers' Health Network.
Terms of the agreement weren't released.
Coram, the nation's second-largest home infusion concern, was formed through the four-way merger of T2 Medical, Curaflex Health Services, HealthInfusion and Medisys.
The company provides alternate-site healthcare delivery services, including ambulatory care, lithotripsy, home infusion and institutional pharmacy services. Its new corporate headquarters is in Boulder, Colo.