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Patient Advocates, LLC, hires Covelli as nurse advocate

Posted March 13, 2013, at 4:32 p.m.

GRAY, Maine — Lynn Marie Covelli, R.N., of Portland recently joined Patient Advocates as a nurse advocate and case manager.

Covelli’s new role involves assisting patients as they navigate the healthcare system, assuring access to the optimal level of care in a timely manner. In this capacity, Covelli will work with patients on managing their health situation and in many cases arranging for a second or even a third opinion for medical conditions, as well as coordinating visits and treatments at regional centers of excellence around the country.

“The demand for our services continues to grow, especially now with all of the changes taking place in the health care system,” said Jim Ward, president of Patient Advocates. “Our clients simply want the right care at the right time — and for it to be affordable. With Lynn’s background as a nurse educator and a health coach, she’ll be a tremendous resource for our growing client base.”

“It is rewarding to be associated with a company so focused on the needs of its patients,” said Covelli of her new position with Patient Advocates.

Covelli, a registered nurse, holds a bachelor’s of science in health and hospital management. Her background includes roles such as nurse educator, heath care insurance account manager and health coach.

Patient Advocates, LLC (PA) has been helping clients navigate the healthcare system since 1995. Employers trust PA to help manage their costs while ensuring the highest quality of care for their employees. Built on the premise that access to the highest quality health care results in greater cost-savings over time, PA offers innovative patient advocacy and disease management services, award-winning wellness programs and creative benefit plan designs with third-party administration. www.patientadvocatesllc.com

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