Tenured Hospital Executive, Most Recently CEO of LA County-USC Medical Center, Joins Company to Further Enhance Rapid Growth Trajectory
CALABASAS, Calif. (May 1, 2017) — Aligned Telehealth, Inc., a leading healthcare company that provides full, end-to-end telemedicine solutions, including psychiatric specialty physician consultations to acute-care hospitals, emergency rooms, skilled nursing facilities, and correctional institutions, today announced the appointment of Dan Castillo as the company’s president and chief operating officer.
As demand for Aligned Telehealth’s services continues to grow at a rapid pace, the company said Castillo will lead efforts to further enhance operations and broaden its reach as one of the largest providers of behavioral health telemedicine solutions in the United States. Former president, Vikram Marla, has been named chief innovation officer.
“Dan joins our team at a time of increasing demand for our telemedicine solutions across the United States,” said Nitin Nanda, M.D., founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Aligned Telehealth. “His experience provides a unique advantage to significantly expand the delivery of our services, which help improve patient outcomes and reduce costs.
“I’d also like to note that Vikram has been an absolute driving force in the growth and development of our company. We are grateful for his many achievements and look forward to his continued contributions in his new role,” Dr. Nanda said.
Most recently, Castillo was CEO of LA County-USC Medical Center, where he led a team of more than 8,000 employees and 2,000 physicians who served nearly 200,000 patients per year. He previously was a principal consultant with Health Management Associates (HMA), a nationally recognized firm dedicated to assisting publicly financed organizations and government programs.
“I’m pleased to be joining Aligned Telehealth at a time of growth when health care organizations are trying to enhance the value proposition for patients seeking improved access to mental health services, while working to reduce avoidable costs,” Castillo said.
Prior to HMA, Dan served as CEO of a $63-million pediatric physician-hospital consortium in Orange County, Calif., with more than 115,000 managed Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program lives and a network of 1,000 primary and specialty physicians.
“Dan’s appointment is a natural progression for our company, as we continue to broaden the bench strength of our executive leadership team and address the increasing needs of an underserved patient population,” Dr. Nanda added.
Aligned Telehealth is a privately held company based in Calabasas, Calif. The company has received funding from SV Health Investors.
About Aligned Telehealth, Inc.
Aligned Telehealth is a fast-growing healthcare company that provides full, end-to-end telemedicine solutions, including psychiatric specialty physician consultations, to acute-care hospitals, emergency rooms, skilled nursing facilities, and correctional institutions via interactive, two-way, real-time, video telecommunication. The company’s solutions address the growing need for acute and post-acute settings to reduce lengths of stay, improve quality of care scores and treatment outcomes, as well as create unique and flexible career opportunities for physicians through telemedicine technologies. For more information, please visit www.alignedth.com.
About SV Health Investors
SV Health Investors, formerly named SV Life Sciences, is a healthcare and life sciences venture capital and growth equity firm. SV targets early-stage opportunities in biotechnology; early-stage and revenue-stage opportunities in medical devices; and growth equity investments for later-stage businesses in healthcare services and digital health. Over the past 20 years, SV Health Investors has invested in more than 175 companies. The firm currently has approximately $2.0 billion of capital commitments under management. SV Health Investors is headquartered in Boston and has offices in London and San Francisco.