Accretive Health Names Sean F. Orr as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

  Accretive Health Names Sean F. Orr as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer  Business Wire  CHICAGO -- August 26, 2013  Accretive Health, Inc. (NYSE:AH) announced today the appointment of Sean F. Orr as its new chief financial officer and treasurer. John Staton, who has served in those positions since 2005, has taken the position of senior vice president, provider business solutions, with the company.  Previously, Mr. Orr served as senior vice president and chief financial officer at Maxum Petroleum, an energy logistics company that markets and distributes refined petroleum products to commercial and industrial customers. Mr. Orr has also served as president and chief financial officer at Dale and Thomas Popcorn, a consumer snack food business; executive vice president and chief financial officer of The Interpublic Group of Companies, a parent of global advertising and public relations firms; senior vice president and controller at PepsiCo and executive vice president and chief financial officer of its Frito-Lay division; and as an audit partner at KPMG.  “Sean’s significant experience as a chief financial officer and board director makes him an excellent fit for our team,” said Steve Schuckenbrock, president and chief executive officer of Accretive Health. “The breadth and depth of his skills in professional services businesses will be an immense asset to our company and to the clients we serve.”  Since June 2011, Mr. Orr has served as a director of Value Vision Media, Inc., a publicly traded direct-to-consumer retailer, where he is a member of the Audit Committee and the Human Resources and Compensation Committee, and is the Chairman of the Finance Committee.  “I am looking forward to partnering with Steve and the leadership team to help our clients prepare for new challenges and opportunities during one of the most transformational times in healthcare,” said Mr. Orr.  John Staton will now serve as Accretive Health’s senior vice president, provider business solutions, leading the Company’s solutions development team for its revenue cycle management services offering.  “John is exceptionally talented, and we are pleased that he will continue to play a critical role for our company and our clients,” said Mr. Schuckenbrock.  “I am proud of our significant accomplishments at Accretive Health and look forward to enhancing our solutions for clients who deliver outstanding care to the patients and families they serve,” said Mr. Staton.  About Accretive Health  At Accretive Health, our mission is to help our healthcare clients strengthen their financial stability and deliver better care at a more affordable cost to the communities they serve, increasing healthcare access for all. For more information, visit www.accretivehealth.com.  Contact:  Accretive Health, Inc. Investor Relations: Atif Rahim, 312-324-5476 investorrelations@accretivehealth.com or Media: Brian Pitts, 312-475-5921 brian.pitts@hkstrategies.com  
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