Heinz Family Philanthropies CEO Accepts Executive Role at EHIM



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SOUTHFIELD, Mich., June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Heinz Family Philanthropies President and Chief of Staff to Teresa Heinz, Jeffrey Lewis, has accepted the position of Chief Operating Officer at, EHIM, Inc., a full-service health care solutions company, specializing in Pharmacy Benefits Management, Pharmacy Benefits Administration, Third Party Administration services, and consulting. With his extensive health care related expertise, Mr. Lewis is responsible for the day-to-day operations of EHIM.

"EHIM is the definition of transformative and has the opportunity to create and lead health care changes for the next 25 years," says Mr. Lewis. "When you have the chance to work with a health care visionary like Mindi Fynke and can help build solutions that change the health care paradigm, it is both humbling and an honor. To be part of that team is a gift."

"I am thrilled that Jeffrey has chosen to join EHIM at this point in his career," says Ms. Fynke. "He is a recognized national leader in the health care industry and his dedication, enthusiasm, and philanthropic ideals along with his unmistakable passion, integrity, and vision are the perfect synergy with EHIM's commitment to raise the bar in health care."

Over the years, Mr. Lewis has assisted elected officials in many areas of the United States.  In Newark, New Jersey, where the focus was on aiding the uninsured, Mayor Cory Booker said, "Jeffrey Lewis is one of the few national health care experts who creates health care and prescription drug solutions to help mayors solve problems. His work in Newark has helped Newark residents access needed medications so they don't end up in hospital emergency rooms because they cannot afford to fill or refill their medications. The citizens of Newark owe a huge debt of gratitude to Jeffrey, and I am proud to call him my friend."

And, in West Virginia where he helped with the creation of WVRx, a statewide free prescription drug plan for the uninsured, Brenda Dane, director, commented, "Jeffrey Lewis is one of the most progressive thought leaders in America today in the health care and prescription drug coverage sector and is deeply committed to caring for the uninsured and those who are medically vulnerable. He has creatively implemented strategies across the country that not only lower health care and prescription drug costs for American businesses, but have also saved thousands of lives by helping employees and their families afford the coverage they need.  Jeffrey is a true renaissance professional who can take a small idea and create a huge positive impact for others, and always with an open mind and the energy to move mountains."

For more information on EHIM, call 248.948.9900 or visit EHIMRX.com

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