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Humana Promotes CAC-Florida Medical Centers CEO Mark Kent to Regional President

Kent now oversees all Humana-owned, Florida-based primary care medical centers


Tuesday, January 28, 2014 10:00 am EST



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"In just a few short years, Mark has made a significant contribution to improving and growing our CAC-Florida Medical Centers"

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) announced today that CAC-Florida Medical Centers (CAC) CEO Mark Kent’s position has been expanded to Regional President with oversight of all Humana-owned, Florida-based primary care practices, including CAC, MetCare and Continucare.

Under Kent’s leadership, CAC has grown to 19 full-service, multi-specialty medical centers, expanding its South Florida presence into Broward County, opening two new centers in Tampa and increasing its Orlando footprint to three centers.

Kent reports to Louisville-based Jaewon Ryu, MD, JD, who was named Humana’s Health Services Segment Vice President and President of Integrated Care Delivery on Jan. 6, 2014.

Prior to assuming his role at CAC in November 2011, Kent spent nearly seven years with Humana in South Florida and at the company’s corporate headquarters in Louisville, KY, in various strategic, operational and business development roles.

“In just a few short years, Mark has made a significant contribution to improving and growing our CAC-Florida Medical Centers,” said Dr. Ryu. “We’re confident he will be a great asset in his expanded role as Humana continues our focus on integrated health and improving the well-being of the patients who visit our medical centers.”

Kent began his career with Humana in Miami in 2004. He was responsible for operational management, strategic planning, clinic startups, and sales and marketing coordination for Humana’s 51 wholly owned affiliated provider centers in South Florida. His experience included designing, planning and implementing one of the first fully electronic medical record systems in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties at the time.

Kent later moved to Humana’s corporate headquarters where he held several strategic roles, leading multiple work teams in operational and process improvements for the company’s Senior Products operations.

In 2009, Kent was promoted to Humana market operations leader for Ohio and, prior to his time leading CAC, served as Market Vice President of the Ohio and Indiana Senior Products segment for Humana’s East Central Region.

A nurse by training, Kent holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Purdue University. He completed Six Sigma training at the University of Michigan and has been recognized as a Six Sigma Master Black Belt by the American Society for Quality. Kent is also a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a Fellow of the Medical Group Management Association.

Kent, who lives in Miami and has been active in charitable causes in South Florida, also founded the Foster Children’s United Society, a not-for-profit foundation which assists foster children.

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is a leading health care company that offers a wide range of insurance products and health and wellness services that incorporate an integrated approach to lifelong well-being. By leveraging the strengths of its core businesses, Humana believes it can better explore opportunities for existing and emerging adjacencies in health care that can further enhance wellness opportunities for the millions of people across the nation with whom the company has relationships.

More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the Investor Relations page of the company’s web site at www.humana.com, including copies of:

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  • Quarterly earnings news releases;
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  • Calendar of events (including upcoming earnings conference call dates and times, as well as planned interaction with research analysts and institutional investors);
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About CAC-Florida Medical Centers

CAC-Florida Medical Centers, a subsidiary of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), operates 19 full-service, multi-specialty medical centers in South and Central Florida.

CAC-Florida Medical Centers, which opened its doors in 1964 under the name Clinica Asociacion Cubana, holds the distinction of being Florida’s first managed care facility granted a license to operate as a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) as a result of the Congressional HMO Act of 1973.

Today, the CAC brand is recognized for its commitment to members of its communities and the provision of quality, readily accessible health care. CAC centers are staffed by more than more than 120 primary care physicians and medical specialists practicing cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, geriatric medicine, gynecology, ophthalmology, neurology, urology, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology and podiatry. For more on CAC-Florida Medical Centers, visit us at www.cacmedicalcenters.com.

About Metropolitan Health Networks, Inc.

Metropolitan, a subsidiary of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), is a growing health care organization that provides comprehensive health care services for Medicare Advantage, Medicaid customers, and other patients in Florida. To learn more about Metropolitan Health Networks, Inc. please visit its website at www.metcare.com.

About Continucare

Continucare, a subsidiary of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), provides primary care physician services on an outpatient basis through a network of medical facilities and independent physician affiliates (IPAs) in Florida. The company operates 19 medical offices equipped with state-of-the-practice technology and staffed with experienced physicians and a comprehensive staff throughtout Miami-Dade, Broward and Hillsborough counties.

In addition, Continucare provides health practice management services to IPAs who practice primary medicine in South Florida. Continucare assists these physicians with medical utilitzation and pharmacy management and special network development, freeing them to devote more time to patient care. For more information, visit www.continucare.com.

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