EK Health Names Benner Chief Medical Officer

April 9, 2012

San Jose, Calif.-based EK Health Services, a national workers’ compensation managed care firm, has promoted Dr. Douglas Benner to chief medical officer.

As CMO, Benner is responsible for leading the operational management of EK Health’s physician services and medical staff administration. Dr. Richard Thompson, who has been the CMO at EK Health for eight years, will now focus on the Next Step Medical Advisory Program as its medical director.

Benner joined EK Health in June, 2011 as medical products business development officer. He came from Kaiser Permanente, where he was the founding medical director of Kaiser’s Kaiser On-the Job and its Health Care Organization.

EK Health Services provides workers’ compensation case management, utilization and peer review and Medicare set aside services to insurance companies, employers, for-profits and public entities.

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