Dr. Teresa Bartlett Joins Sedgwick CMS as Medical Director

    MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 17 /CNW/ -- Sedgwick Claims Management Services,
Inc. (Sedgwick CMS), North America's largest independent provider of claims
and productivity management services, today announced the appointment of
Teresa Bartlett, M.D. as senior vice president and medical director.

    (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090217/CL71731 )

    As medical director for Sedgwick CMS, Dr. Bartlett will be the firm's
senior advisor in matters affecting the design and delivery of medical
management services for the company's claims clients.  She will provide
strategic counsel and operational support in all areas of medical management
including managed care, return-to-work, bill review, medical outcomes
protocols, and health and safety matters.  Dr. Bartlett will also advise and
represent Sedgwick CMS in efforts to integrate the delivery of occupational
and non-occupational medical services and in public policy matters affecting
healthcare as part of the claims services process.

    Dr. Bartlett joined Sedgwick CMS from Chrysler LLC, where she was the
senior manager responsible for integrated health care and disability medical
programs.  During her twenty-year career with Chrysler she managed their
multi-state workers' compensation and disability programs, as well as
Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) programs for the company's
Canadian operations.  She also led their development of evidence-based medical
substantiation procedures that improved care for workers and assured value for
company expenditures on medical services.

    The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine awarded a
team directed by Dr. Bartlett it's 2005 Corporate Health Achievement Award for
the development and implementation of a best practice clinical model.  In 2008
she received the Health Care Hero Award from Crain's Detroit Business for
workplace back pain mitigation initiatives.  Dr. Bartlett is a past member of
the steering committee of the Michigan Primary Care Consortium.  A graduate of
the School of Medicine of the Technological University of Santiago, DR, she
completed clinical internships in the Yale Affiliated Hospitals Program of the
Yale School of Medicine.

    "Throughout her medical career Teresa Bartlett has demonstrated practical
leadership in making the health of workers the foundation of effective
workers' compensation and disability programs," said David A. North, president
and chief executive officer of Sedgwick CMS.  "We look forward to her
contributions to Sedgwick CMS clients as our senior medical resource."

    Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. is the leading North American
provider of innovative claims and productivity management solutions.  Sedgwick
CMS and its affiliated companies deliver cost-effective claims administration,
medical management, risk consulting and related services to clients through
the expertise of 6,400 colleagues in a hundred and fifty offices in the U.S.
and Canada.  The company specializes in workers' compensation; disability,
FMLA and other employee absence; general, automobile and professional
liability; and warranty and credit card claims services.  Sedgwick CMS and its
affiliates design and implement customized programs based on proven practices
that meet client needs.  For more see http://www.sedgwickcms.com.

    Contact:  Frank J. Huffman, Senior Vice President, Corporate
Communications, 901-415-7548, frank.huffman@sedgwickcms.com


For further information:

For further information: Frank J. Huffman, Senior Vice President,
Corporate Communications, +1-901-415-7548, frank.huffman@sedgwickcms.com

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