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Healthgrades Appoints Jeff Surges as President

Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals, today announced that it has hired Jeff Surges as President. In this newly created role, Jeff will leverage his 25-year track record as a senior executive and will lead Healthgrades day-to-day operations.

“A proven leader and entrepreneur with deep expertise in the healthcare services industry, Jeff will play an integral role in shaping the future of Healthgrades as we change the way Americans find the right doctor, right hospital and right care,” said Roger Holstein, CEO, Healthgrades.

“The healthcare system is undergoing enormous changes”, said Jeff Surges, President, Healthgrades. “With more than one million visitors a day to the Healthgrades site and with its unique business intelligence platform, I believe Healthgrades is well positioned to help consumers, physicians and hospitals manage this transformation.”

Prior to joining Healthgrades, Jeff served as Executive Chairman of Strategic Health Services, CEO and a member of the Board of Directors of Merge Healthcare, and both President of the Health Systems Group and President of Sales and Marketing at Allscripts Healthcare Solutions. Prior to its acquisition by Allscripts, Jeff was CEO and Co-Founder of Extended Care Information Network (ECIN).

Jeff’s appointment is effective immediately.

About Healthgrades

Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Denver, Healthgrades is the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Today, nearly one million people a day use the Healthgrades websites to find, evaluate, compare, select, connect and communicate with physicians and hospitals that best meet their treatment needs.

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