(LOUISVILLE, KY) SentryHealth, an innovative Louisville-based healthcare company, has named J. Kevin Porter as President and Chief Executive Officer. Formerly the Chief Executive Officer for HEALTHCAREfirst, a Missouri-based technology, analytics, and services provider to the home and hospice healthcare industry, Porter has more than 25 years of experience in healthcare. Alice Shade, former CEO, moves to the role of Founder where she will focus on developing and guiding overarching strategic initiatives for the company.

“When we embarked on our journey in 2011, we set out to improve the health and well-being of the lives that we touch through greater access to care, consistent clinical delivery of evidence-based protocols, and overall quality. We have been dedicated to this mission and successful at achieving our goals,” said Alice Shade, SentryHealth founder. “Porter will lead our team at a pivotal time of expansion and growth. His vast experience and skill set will allow SentryHealth to diversify our company in the marketplace and continue to drive change.”

In his career, Porter has held multiple executive roles. He has been charged with securing financing, managing operating budgets, accelerating product/service development, producing significant advancements in revenue growth, and building top-notch customer support and service functions.

 “I am honored to join a team of individuals who I have admired for years. Their unique person-centered healthcare approach is unlike any other in the industry,” said J. Kevin Porter, President and Chief Executive Officer. “I’m looking forward to leading strategic initiatives and business operations for SentryHealth and plan to develop and deliver measurable business goals, elevating value for clients and stakeholders. I am excited to help lead the growth and expansion of this technology-enabled healthcare company.”

Porter is joining the SentryHealth team during a time of rapid growth and enormous opportunity for the company. Originally focused in the Midwest, SentryHealth has expanded its footprint nationwide.

Hi-resolution photo of Porter available upon request.

About SentryHealth:

SentryHealth improves the health and well-being of employees and covered dependents while reducing costs for self-insured employers. Their unique, technology-driven approach is powered by Healthward®, an innovative software platform that integrates advanced analytics, robust outreach functionality, and evidence clinical protocols and programs to drive higher utilization and deliver quality, value-based care. Learn more by visiting www.SentryHealth.com.