Press Press Releases & Media Coverage about First Choice Health

PRESS RELEASES

Two strategic hires, Ron Cornell and James Cassel, to drive innovation and growth

8/2/2018

We're pleased to welcome Ron Cornell as the director of product innovation and James Cassel as the director of Oregon sales. Both directors join First Choice Health with an array of departmental expertise and were strategically hired to drive forward CEO Jaja Okigwe's vision for innovation at the company.

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New director at First Choice Health

6/14/2018

First Choice Health has named Wendy Walker as Director of Account Management. Since joining the company in 2014, Wendy has worked hard to build strong and trusted relationships both internally and externally. Congratulations, Wendy!

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First Choice Health announces appointment of new President and CEO, Jaja Okigwe

5/15/2018

We're excited to both celebrate Ken Hamm's career and contribution to First Choice Health, as well as welcome Jaja Okigwe as our new President and CEO. "I wanted to work on initiatives that had a more direct impact on people's health," said Jaja. "What attracted me to First Choice Health is the ability I have here to make larger-scale changes that can drive growth and serve our customers far into the future." Read more about Ken's 12 - year tenure and Jaja's 20-year career in healthcare.

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FCH and MultiCare Health System debut new ACO contract

9/14/2016

Puget Sound High-Value Network (PSHVN) unites premier health care organizations throughout the region to provide high-quality, cost-effective, and comprehensive care at a reduced cost to employers. Participating providers share a strong commitment to embracing a new approach to health care delivery.

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Coalition of health care providers debuts high-value network

9/11/2014

First Choice Health and MultiCare Connected Care (MCC) coordinate to create access to MCC's clinically integrated network for First Choice Health clients, with a focus on improving the patient experience and providing high-quality, cost-effective care.

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MEDIA COVERAGE

How a proactive approach to health care data can improve worker well-being

11/26/2018

FCH's Jaja Okigwe recently authored an article on benefitspro.com exploring how health care data can help identify countless risk factors and warning signs, reduce patient readmission, and lower costs and stress for patients, employers, and providers alike.

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How to Create a Healthier Workforce - Seattle Business Magazine

10/25/2018

According to a new study, the prescription opioid crisis caused almost one million people to be absent from their jobs in 2015. Over a 15-year period, absences resulted in a $700 billion loss in economic output. In Seattle Business magazine, FCH's CEO Jaja Okigwe discusses ways for organizations to determine if they have an opioid problem among their staff, and effective strategies to address the problem.

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A New Crisis in the Opioid Epidemic... Overdoses on the Job

10/9/2018

Healthline Media explores the rise in employee drug overdoses on the job in a new article. Five factors for a successful, modern drug-free workplace program are identified, including information on employee assistance programs like the First Choice Health EAP.

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Cover Story: FCH CEO Plans to Simplify Healthcare

9/14/2018

First Choice Health CEO Jaja Okigwe spoke with Puget Sound Business Journal about his plans to simplify healthcare. Learn more about his vision for growth and the changes happening in the healthcare industry.

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