Former Pirates pitcher named senior consultant for Advanzeon

Advanzeon Solutions Inc., along with its wholly owned subsidiary Pharmacy Value Management Solutions (PVMS), announced this week the immediate addition of senior public relations consultant Matt Capps to the company's Community Outreach Programs.

In addition, Capps has taken a financial position at Advanzeon, which affords him the opportunity to form important partnerships for the company.

"Advanzeon, PVMS and Mr. Capps share a moral imperative to understand the needs of these communities and generally create, through better health, a higher quality of life by promoting wellness and a positive attitude," Advanzeon President Mark Heidt said.

Gerard Smith, Advanzeon's chief operating officer, agreed.

"We actively recruited Mr. Capps not only because of his Major League achievements, but, just as importantly, his humanitarian views and his ability to utilize his celebrity status to move the company's moral agenda forward and reach the maximum number of people," he said. "We envision Mr. Capps assisting us in identifying and supporting children's health issues, senior's needs, community resource needs and, generally, working with us in improving the quality of life in a given community. We believe that Mr. Capps' presence alone will provide us with immeasurable value and impetus in reaching our mutual goal of providing healthcare, wellness and a positive outlook for a large segment of our population."

Capps expressed enthusiam about his new role.

"I am excited and honored to join the company's team of healthcare professionals," he said. "By being part of their Community Outreach Program, I expect to be able to not only extend the company's vision of helping others, but mine and many of my associates, as well. I intend to rally my professional colleagues to help us with this important work. I am proud to be associated with Advanzeon and PVMS, and I look forward to all the great things we will accomplish together."

Capps, a former pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates, set a team best 9-1 record out of the bullpen with 13 holds and one save in his rookie year (2006), leading all Major League rookie pitchers in appearances. In 2010, he was voted in on the Player's Ballot in the Major League All-Star Game, was the leading vote-getter among all National League relievers and went on to be the winning pitcher in the game.

Tampa, Florida-based Advanzeon Solutions was launched in 1969. The company provides behavioral health, substance abuse and pharmacy management services as well as sleep apnea.

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