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Texas e-Health Alliance Honors Chad Richards of Quest Diagnostics with President’s Leadership Award

AUSTIN, Texas—The Texas e-Health Alliance (TeHA) announces Chad Richards, Vice President and General Manager, Southwest Region for Quest Diagnostics, as the first winner of its President’s Leadership Award.   The President’s Leadership Award was established this year to recognize TeHA board members and industry leaders driving positive change in electronic health who have made significant contributions to the industry by using digital tools to advance health care outcomes, creatively expanding the healthcare workforce, and leading their organizations to develop significant technology innovations.

“Chad was selected as the initial recipient of this award due to his passion for making a positive impact in the healthcare arena.  We are proud to have him as a board member and wanted to honor his accomplishments by making him the first recipient of the President’s Leadership Award” said George Spencer, President of the Texas e-Health Alliance Board of Directors.

“It’s an honor to receive TeHA’s inaugural President’s Leadership Award, Chad said. “This is a team award, as I represent nearly 50,000 colleagues from Quest who are committed to serving patients and physicians every day.  We are grateful for TeHA’s commitment to work together to help create a healthier world.”

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About TeHA

The Texas e-Health Alliance is the state’s leading advocate, from local communities to the national level, for the use of health care information technology to improve the healthcare system for patients.   Founded in 2009, it serves as the state’s trade association for e-health companies.

About Quest Diagnostics

Quest Diagnostics empowers people to take action to improve health outcomes. Derived from the world’s largest database of clinical lab results, our diagnostic insights reveal new avenues to identify and treat disease, inspire healthy behaviors, and improve health care management. Quest annually serves one in three adult Americans and half the physicians and hospitals in the United States, and our nearly 50,000 employees understand that, in the right hands and with the right context, our diagnostic insights can inspire actions that transform lives.