AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--WhiteGlove Health, (WGH) a leading service driven and outcomes-oriented healthcare provider, focusing on enhancing quality and improving the consumers’ healthcare experience while lowering the cost, today announced the appointment of Nicholas A. Balog, MPH as Chief Executive Officer. He will be responsible for leading the organization and advancing the company’s strategic vision while ensuring excellence in its service delivery.
Balog brings more than 30 years of executive leadership within the health care services industry including working at a multi-hospital system, a physician practice management company and population health management organizations.
"We are thrilled Nick is leading the WhiteGlove Health team," said Malcolm Kostuchenko, Managing Partner of Enhanced Equity Funds and WhiteGlove Health board member. "He is a proven leader with significant success in building strong teams that deliver outstanding results and he will help us further grow our market position."
He most recently served as Vice President at The Advisory Board Company (NASDAQ: ABCO) where he supported the state of Rhode Island to determine its health care delivery and payment reforms in connection with a Model Test award the state received from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Program.
Prior to working at The Advisory Board Company, Balog held executive roles at Healthways (NASDAQ: HWAY) and was instrumental in the company’s growth and service expansion over a ten-year period when its revenues grew 10 fold to $800 million. He led Healthways' domestic operations and was part of efforts to acquire and integrate companies that transitioned the organization from its disease management focus to prevention and wellness while enhancing its services for chronically ill individuals.
David S. Wetherell, president of San Francisco, CA-based Burrill & Company’s Healthcare Investment Funds and WhiteGlove Health board member noted, “Nick has a unique combination of skills and is well suited to build on the company’s current momentum. He will be instrumental in leading our expansion strategy as we further develop our capabilities to help employers and health care organizations improve care and reduce overall health care costs.”
Previously, Balog worked for a physician practice management company. Over a 10-year period, he served as executive leader for several multi-specialty physician practices and subsequently assumed the role of vice president of operations for many multi-specialty medical groups across the United States.
Nick holds a Master of Public Health degree from Yale University in New Haven, CT and a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in accounting from Bryant University in Smithfield, RI. He has also completed the General Manager Program at Harvard Business School in Cambridge, MA.
About WhiteGlove Health
WhiteGlove Health is a service driven and outcomes-focused primary care provider that offers a superior healthcare network alternative. With a fully integrated pharmacy, chronic condition management service, and mobile primary care access, WhiteGlove performs better than current healthcare networks. As an industry leader in at-home and work site health care, WhiteGlove Health’s nurse practitioner workforce utilizes their advanced training and robust proprietary technology to achieve better clinical outcomes and improve patient satisfaction. The result is a solution to the poor performance and high costs of your health plan.
The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas with operations in Austin, Houston and Dallas, Texas as well as Phoenix, Arizona. For more information, please visit www.whiteglove.com.