Healthstat, Inc. Hires Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel

Longtime law partner leaves practice to fulfill dual role for rapidly growing healthcare provider.

CHARLOTTE, N.C., (August 1, 2011) – Charlotte, N.C.-based Healthstat, Inc. has hired its outside legal counsel and one of Western North Carolina's most experienced and respected attorneys, Warren Hutton, to become its first Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel. Healthstat is one of the country's largest and fastest-growing providers of employer-based onsite health clinics offering onsite primary care, high-risk health and disease management services in employer facilities.

As Chief Operating Officer Hutton is responsible for the day-to-day management of the company in accordance with the directives of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer. As General Counsel he is responsible for managing all legal affairs effecting and incident to the implementation of Healthstat's business model.

Prior to joining Healthstat, Hutton served as longtime managing partner of Sigmon, Clark, Mackie, Hutton, Hanvey & Ferrell, P.A. in Hickory, N.C., where Healthstat has been a client for many years. As the firm's chief counsel for Healthstat, Hutton provided extensive legal services in all areas of the company's business management and strategic planning.

Healthstat CEO Crockett Dale, explained the turn of events that resulted in hiring Hutton: "Warren has been a trusted advisor to Healthstat for many years and his counsel has been instrumental in forging a path of growth and stability for our company. With so many new clients and employees coming on board it became necessary to have in-house leadership dedicated to the areas of operations and legal concerns. Warren was clearly the most knowledgeable and experienced, it was just a matter of convincing him to leave the firm he loves so much."

Hutton's former law partner Bill Sigmon said, "This is a wonderful opportunity for Warren to concentrate in a more focused area of the law and to use his management and legal skills on behalf of Healthstat. We're happy for him and look forward to the next step in our relationship with Healthstat."

About Healthstat
Healthstat, Inc., founded in 2001, is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. As a leading provider of onsite primary care, high-risk health and disease management services in employer facilities, services are currently provided in more than 300 clinics with a combined employee and dependent population totaling more than 200,000 people. The service model offered has been proven effective through both the bottom line and the healthy life in various types of organizations, including Manufacturing, Retail, Governmental, Distribution, University, and Not-For-Profit Human Service Employer settings. For more information, visit www.healthstatinc.com.

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Healthstat, Inc.
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Aug 1, 2011