WOODLAND HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aligned Telehealth, one of the nation’s leading behavioral healthcare solutions providers, today announced the promotion of Miles Kramer, LCSW, CCHP as its new Chief Development Officer.
Kramer joined Aligned Telehealth in early 2018 as executive vice president, leading national business development efforts in acute care and correctional health services. In his short tenure, he has developed significant growth opportunities for Aligned through new and expanding partnerships with large health systems and affiliate agreements with other telehealth providers.
“This is an exciting time in Aligned Telehealth’s ongoing expansion, and I am thrilled Miles is leading our development efforts in his new role,” said Nitin Nanda, M.D., Chairman and CEO of Aligned Telehealth. “Miles' hands-on experience with enterprise telepsychiatry services, combined with his desire to extend access to the best quality care no matter where it is needed, are ideal characteristics for his new role.”
Previously, Kramer spent nearly eight years with Horizon Health, the nation’s leading psychiatric services contract manager, holding vice president positions in operations and business development.
Prior to joining Horizon, Kramer served for a year as the chief operating officer of Traditions Behavioral Health, a Northern California psychiatric medical group, developing and enhancing business processes, managing contracted physician practices, coordinating physician credentialing, recruitment, retention and performance improvement, in addition to business development.
To further enhance Aligned’s focus on growth, the company has named Nancy Lockhart as Director of Business Development and Marketing.
In addition to marketing, Lockhart is responsible for public relations and sales support at Aligned. She has over 20 years of healthcare marketing experience working for organizations such as Kaiser Permanente, Health Net, and Anthem, Inc. Lockhart has specific expertise in developing healthcare brands and is focused on raising the profile of Aligned’s innovative approach to behavioral healthcare.
Aligned also announced it is transitioning Mike Barrett to Senior Vice President of Business Development from Clinical Operations. Barrett has more than 25 years of experience working across the entire behavioral healthcare continuum, serving in clinical, financial, marketing and sales roles. Barrett has worked with companies, including Baxter Healthcare, Horizon Health and McKesson. His addition to Aligned’s business development team enhances the company’s national reach, project development capacity, and focus on customer experience.
“Aligned is reaching a pivotal stage in its growth as the nation’s leader in telepsychiatry consult services for emergency departments and medical floors, averaging 38 minutes from consult request to ‘beam-in,’” Kramer said. “Aligned’s focus on providing the best level of service and support to our enterprise partners, and our physician-owned and physician-led culture, continue to position the organization for sustained aggressive growth.”
About Aligned Telehealth
Aligned Telehealth, Inc. is a leading national provider of telepsychiatry services to hospitals, long-term care facilities, outpatient clinics and correctional programs. The company provides customized programs for accountable care organizations (ACOs) and health plans tailored toward delivering high-quality and cost-effective behavioral health solutions that put the patient at the center of care. Through innovative and disruptive telemedicine solutions, Aligned Telehealth is helping underserved populations gain better access to mental health services, while also maintaining the highest standards in patient confidentiality. For more information about Aligned Telehealth, please visit www.alignedth.com.