John Burks, Former VHA Novation Exec, Joins HEALTHPOINT As Director Of Healthcare Systems

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Joe Santoro, Senior Director of Healthcare Systems at HEALTHPOINT(R), Ltd., a DFB Pharmaceuticals affiliate, has announced that John M. Burks has joined the company as Director of Healthcare Systems.

Texas-based HEALTHPOINT is a market leader in advanced wound care, dermatology, and surgical products worldwide.

Mr. Burks will oversee HEALTHPOINT business relationships with major group purchasing organizations (GPOs), closed-door pharmacies, and national medical/surgical distributors.

Mr. Burks is well versed in healthcare supply chain management and healthcare business partnerships. Most recently president of his own healthcare consulting firm, Burks Healthcare Concepts, Inc., John Burks was formerly senior vice president of e-commerce and information technology at Novation, Inc., the U.S. healthcare industry's largest group purchasing organization, and vice president of contract services at VHA, Inc. a national network of community-owned hospitals, just two of the numerous leadership positions he held during his 15 years at VHA/Novation.

Novation is the supply chain management company for VHA and the University Health Consortium (UHC), an alliance of academic medical centers.

Mr. Burks began his career at VHA marketing products for the operating room in the late 1980s. Mr. Burks also worked for American Hospital Supply, Enterprise Systems, and Medline. A graduate of the University of Illinois, he earned an MBA at Lake Forest College in Chicago.

The Healthcare Systems team at HEALTHPOINT also includes Danny Joyner, Healthcare Systems Director; and Robin Madrigal, Senior Manager for Corporate Accounts.

Since its inception in 1992, HEALTHPOINT has established a U.S. presence in the research, development, and marketing of branded pharmaceuticals, over the counter drugs, and medical devices for tissue management, dermatology, and surgical. An aggressive research and development effort has brought HEALTHPOINT's unique technologies to the market, setting the pace for its highly trained field sales organization of direct sales representatives. HEALTHPOINT, with over 290 employees, is a DFB Pharmaceuticals, Inc. affiliate company. DFB provides technology-driven products, outsourcing services, and licensing opportunities to the healthcare industry worldwide through its affiliate companies, contract partners, and branded marketing organizations. The companies are based in Fort Worth.

Visit HEALTHPOINT at http://www.healthpoint.com/ .

HEALTHPOINT, Ltd.

CONTACT: Joe Santoro of HEALTHPOINT, Ltd., +1-800-441-8227, orjoe.santoro@healthpoint.com

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