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Alan Hoops Joins RainTree Oncology Board of Directors

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SOURCE RT Oncology Services Corporation

SAN DIEGO, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RT Oncology Services Corporation today announced that Alan Hoops has agreed to join its board of directors. Mr. Hoops has more than 40 years of healthcare experience and is widely recognized as an expert in managed care. He is currently the executive chairman of Health Essentials, LLC, a post-acute and palliative care organization that provides a full range of services for frail and chronically ill patients.

Mike Martin, president and chief executive officer of RainTree, said, "Alan is a tremendous addition to our board of directors. We have great respect for all that he has accomplished over the course of his distinguished career.  His expertise in the Payor community will be critical to RainTree and our members as we continue to expand our national footprint with the addition of new practices and broaden our relationship with Express Scripts through our unique and exclusive pharmacy network."

Mr. Hoops said, "I am delighted to be joining the RainTree Oncology board. By strengthening community oncology practices, RainTree is improving quality of care for the rapidly increasing number of cancer patients who receive treatment in a community setting. Based on my experience in the healthcare industry, I know how important and promising this work is, and I look forward to helping the company navigate its next phase of growth."

Mr. Hoops has been Health Essentials' Executive Chairman since 2012. From 2006 to 2012, he served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of CareMore Health Group, CareMore Medical Enterprises, Inc. and CareMore Health Plan. During his six-year tenure at CareMore, he successfully expanded the company to serve seven markets across three states. Prior to that, he served as President and CEO of PacifiCare Health Systems, which was acquired by UnitedHealth Group in 2005. Under his direction, PacifiCare became a major commercial HMO and one of California's largest managed care insurers.

Mr. Hoops holds a Master of Science in Health Services from the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California Los Angeles.

About RainTree Oncology Services
RainTree Oncology Services is the nation's leading community oncology alliance, assisting its member practices in achieving better and more cost-effective treatment of oncology patients while creating new streams of revenue for community oncology practices. RainTree Oncology achieves this by negotiating and administering favorable GPO contracts; by implementing technology allowing RainTree Oncology members to develop and evaluate care pathways to improve patient care and outcomes while reducing costs to the healthcare system; and by developing commercial relationships that accelerate innovative oncology treatments and payer arrangements while optimizing oncology patient care and advancing the science of oncology. For more information, visit www.raintreeoncology.com or www.raintreeanalytics.com.

Contact

Phillip Bradley
Senior VP/General Counsel
RT Oncology Services Corporation
858-436-7462

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