MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--R3 Continuum (R3), a group of companies consisting of Crisis Management International, Crisis Care Network, and Behavioral Medical Interventions, announced today the addition of Les Kertay, Ph.D., ABPP to the group. Dr Kertay will set clinical direction, maintain quality, provide thought leadership, and ensure the therapeutic basis of services for customers across the R3 Continuum companies. He brings a wealth of experience, having spent the last thirteen years in leadership positions in the disability insurance industry, including strategic responsibility for medical and vocational policy and practice.
“I’m excited to join the experienced clinicians and professionals at the R3 companies and continue realizing their whole-person view of absence management and work continuity,” said Dr. Kertay.
Dr. Kertay is a recognized industry expert in medical quality assurance, a thought leader in applying behavioral principles to understanding and managing workplace absence, and an innovative consultant to organizations seeking to understand the interaction between health and productivity costs. He is extensively published, and is a frequent contributor to conferences and meetings of professional associations.
According to Scott Alfieri, CEO, “Dr. Kertay is a crucial addition to a great group of professionals, and shows our commitment to thought leadership in this industry. Our customers have increasingly looked to us to provide high levels of service that can only be delivered by professionals of this caliber.”
Bruce Blythe, Chairman, added, “Dr. Kertay will have influence over the 3000 mental health professionals and physicians who work within the R3 Continuum of companies nationwide and in Australia. His executive experience in the insurance industry will assure we remain customer-focused and innovative leaders in the industry.”
About R3 Continuum
R3 Continuum, which includes sister companies Crisis Management International (http://www.cmiatl.com), Crisis Care Network (http://www.crisiscare.com), and Behavioral Medical Interventions (http://www.behavioralmedical.com), offers a continuum of solutions to assist your organization at every phase in the business planning, absence management, and return to work cycle. Collectively our continuum of services can ensure your organization is ready for major crisis events, able to respond successfully to these events (including workplace or threat of violence incidents), and equipped to accelerate employee recovery and return to work outcomes.