REACH Health Announces Richard E. Otto as President and CEO

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- REACH Health, Inc. today announced the appointment of Richard E. Otto as President and CEO. Mr. Otto brings to REACH more than 30 years of healthcare and life science executive management experience in starting, growing and expanding innovative healthcare technology and service companies.

Mr. Otto previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Corautus Genetics, Inc. a publicly traded company (NASDQ:VEGF) focused on the clinical development of therapeutic agents for the treatment of severe cardiovascular disease. Mr. Otto has held sales and management positions with Eli Lilly and Medtronic. Additionally he has served in advisory roles with the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) and the Georgia Research Alliance with a focus on life science and healthcare information technologies.

Mr. Otto commented, “REACH Health was founded to provide a platform for advanced tele-stroke diagnostic and treatment options for rural healthcare providers. The REACH system has made a significant difference in the advanced treatment options available to hundreds of stroke patients in rural settings. The convergence of today’s technologies with the growing need to provide more specialized care in urban, suburban and rural settings has created a powerful opportunity for REACH Health to be the leader in the delivery of specialized tele-health solutions. The REACH Health platform allows for cost efficient modular delivery of specialized tele-medicine technologies linking underserved communities lacking specialists such as Neurologists with larger health systems leading to greater efficiencies and improved outcomes for all stakeholders.”

"Richard comes to REACH Health with a wealth of experience in healthcare," said David Hess, Chairman of the Board for REACH Health and Chairman of Neurology at Georgia Health Sciences University. "His extensive management background and experience in the healthcare industry will further advance REACH’s leadership position in telemedicine.”

About REACH Health, Inc.

REACH provides a comprehensive telemedicine solution that eliminates the geographical challenges associated with access to specialized care. REACH makes remote consults convenient and easy, enabling specialists to operate in a virtual and collaborative care environment with real-time documentation and reporting.

REACH account teams work in partnership with customers to design, launch and grow their telemedicine programs. REACH has become the de facto standard in the delivery of web-based clinical telemedicine solutions and currently serves over 140 hospitals in 10 states at premier healthcare systems such as HCA, Ascension Health, Medical University of South Carolina, Georgia Health Sciences University, OhioHealth, Community Health Systems and Ochsner Health System. For more information about REACH Health, visit


REACH Health, Inc.
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