NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PWNHealth LLC, a leading provider of services to enable diagnostic testing, today announced that it is adding Elizabeth Kearney to its executive management team to bring strategic insight and in-depth clinical knowledge to the growth of a genetic counseling network and expansion of genetic services. The addition of Kearney and the recent acquisition of Bind Health, an innovative technology-enabled provider of genetic counseling, underscore PWN’s commitment to the genetics field.
PWNHealth was formed in 2015 in partnership with private equity firm, EDG Partners to acquire the lab authorization services division from Medivo, Inc. The Company offers physician authorization, lab connectivity, and genetic counseling solutions to a variety of customers.
“The emergence of genetic testing has created an incredible opportunity to improve care,” says PWNHealth’s CEO, Sanjay Pingle. “Because the evolution of the field is still early however, it is critical to have the right clinical expertise. We are committed to providing appropriate counseling to consumers, and support for providers and payers, to help interpret clinical validity and utility of genetic tests.”
As a twenty-year veteran of genetics and counseling, Kearney is ideally suited to help PWNHealth in this regard. After receiving her Masters in Human Genetics from the University of Michigan, Kearney went on to a number of positions that solidified her leadership in genetics as the field itself was gaining momentum. Previous employers include Kaiser Permanente, Johnson & Johnson, and Cord Blood Registry. She also received an MBA from Kellogg and ran her own genomic strategy company. More recently, Kearney worked at Veracyte as Brand Director on a personalized genomic medicine tool for thyroid nodules. Notably, she has also served as President of the National Society of Genetic Counselors, where she led a marketing effort to promote awareness of the genetic counseling profession.
“I am thrilled to be joining PWNHealth,” says Kearney. “I have dedicated my career to bringing the expertise of genetic counselors to help guide patients’ health and life decisions. To ensure access and integration of genetic and genomic information, new ways to deliver genetic information and counseling must emerge. The counseling network and technology platform PWN is offering will be a great addition to achieving this goal.”
Over the past decade, the complexity and sheer number of available tests has rapidly expanded, creating a need for more genetic counselors and presenting a major challenge to payers, patients, and clinicians. New tools and approaches are necessary to ensure that appropriate counseling services are provided for areas such as cancer, pre-natal, and personalized medicine.
About Genetic Counseling
According to the National Society of Genetic Counselors, genetic counseling helps people understand and adapt to the medical, psychological and familial implications of genetic contributions to disease. Genetic counselors are health professionals with specialized graduate degrees and experience in medical genetics.
PWNHealth is a leading provider of lab connectivity, compliance, and patient outreach solutions. Our platform enables testing solutions for health and wellness, telemedicine, diagnostic labs, and payer markets, who use our services to facilitate quick and seamless consumer access to diagnostic testing and also to maintain compliance with state and federal regulations. Our 50-state physician network and strong technology platform enable us to process over five million diagnostic screens annually. http://www.pwnhealth.com.
About EDG Partners
EDG Partners is a private equity firm that provides capital, expertise, and relationships to enable small and middle market healthcare companies to achieve their potential. With considerable investment and operating experience, EDG partners with management teams to navigate the critical inflection points that accompany growth. EDG Partners delivers exceptional value by helping to build exceptional companies. For more information, please visit www.edgpartners.com.