Houston, TX, December 12, 2018 – Vivante Health, the digestive health and disease experts and creators of the GIThrive all-in-one program for gut health and disease, announced today the hiring of Andy Loving as Chief Operations Officer.
Loving is an experienced healthcare executive with 22 years of healthcare expertise in both finance and operations.
“I am really delighted that Andy joined us,” said Dr. Kimon Angelides, Vivante Health President and CEO. “He brings a ton of experience in healthcare, has the right approach to building teams in this space, and is a logical and creative thinker. We will benefit from Andy’s operational background to make the client and user experience really special to match our unique service offering. And he will be building the team in Nashville, which I am excited about given the abundance of healthcare talent there.”
Previously, Loving was COO at Narus Health, where he led the design and development of an innovative virtual care management service for self-insured employers. In this role, he managed the development of the delivery model, claims analytics, reporting, and client services, while supporting the development of the clinical platform. Prior to Narus, he served in senior operating positions supporting the growth of Aspire Health, naviHealth, and Inspiris (acquired by UHG/Optum in 2012). Loving was a founding board member of Leadership Health Care, an initiative of the Nashville Health Care Council. A native of Nashville, he has an undergraduate degree in Finance from Auburn University and holds an MBA from Belmont University-Massey Graduate School.
As COO of Vivante Health, Loving will be responsible for leading the growth and delivery of GIThrive, the company’s unique care management solution. “I’m looking forward to working closely with the leadership team, Advisory Board and Board of Directors to optimize and execute the business’s growth strategy,” said Loving. He plans to advance Vivante’s service by growing the world-class care team and the technology used to support the delivery of personalized care to Vivante’s members. He will also lead the client service team to ensure delivery of high-value services to self-insured employers, health plans, and third-party administrators. Additionally, Mr. Loving will support business development and contracting activity of the enterprise.
With offices in Houston, Nashville, and Athens, Greece, Vivante Health’s global team of experts in digestive disease, microbiome science, clinical care, medicine and technology came together to build the GIThrive platform. It is the first comprehensive program that brings together, in one virtual healthcare hub, all the necessary tools, including instant, on-demand support from a human care team, to effectively manage chronic digestive symptoms.
About Vivante Health
Vivante Health is an innovative digital healthcare company reinventing the way chronic conditions are managed. Our mission is to fill the unmet needs of people living with chronic conditions that are invisible, neglected or stigmatized, starting with digestive disease. Our health management ecosystem, GIThrive, empowers people, through brilliant technology and advanced science, to spend less time worrying about their digestive symptoms and more time living life. For more information: VivanteHealth.com, firstname.lastname@example.org