RALEIGH, NC - October 30, 2008 - TeleHealth Services, Inc., a leading provider of integrated communication solutions for the healthcare market, has named Matthew K. Barker to the new position of Director of Marketing. Mr. Barker's duties will include strategic market planning, market research and analysis.
After a comprehensive search, TeleHealth Services selected Mr. Barker to direct its marketing efforts for its comprehensive line of integrated hospital television and entertainment solutions, patient and staff education solutions, and patient interactive television solutions. Mr. Barker brings more than 10 years of experience in marketing management to TeleHealth. He has served in various marketing leadership roles at North Carolina companies, including most recently the Director of Marketing at Hosted Solutions Inc. In that role, he increased revenue by 112 percent in a single year, as well as achieved a 727 percent return on total marketing expenditures. Prior to that, Mr. Barker was Manager of Sales and Operations at Suddenlink Communications and Product Manager of Broadband Products at Cox Communications.
"We are excited that Matt has joined the TeleHealth team," said George Fleming, President and CEO of Telerent Leasing Corporation, the parent company of TeleHealth Services. "His vision, leadership skills and integrity, paired with his success in a variety of marketing roles makes him the ideal marketing executive for our organization. His expertise will allow TeleHealth Services to fully maximize market penetration and help us reach our aggressive business goals. Matt's energy and expertise will play a vital role in our continued strategic marketing efforts and growth across the country."
Mr. Barker earned a BS in Marketing from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
About TeleHealth Services:
TeleHealth Services, headquartered in Raleigh, NC, is the nation's leading provider of integrated communications solutions for the healthcare market: bedside access to entertainment, education and services; patient and staff video-on-demand education systems; hospital-grade televisions and accessories; education and entertainment content; system installation, maintenance and financing services. TeleHealth Services is a division of Telerent Leasing Corporation, which has been headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, since its founding in 1957. Telerent itself is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ITOCHU International, Inc., a U.S. company based in New York City and a Global 500 corporation.
For more information on TeleHealth, call 800-733-8610, or visit at http://www.telehealth.com/.
Matthew K. Barker
Director of Marketing