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QUANTUM HEALTH RESOURCES APPOINTS ROBERT J. ERRA TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS; ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC PROMOTIONS

 ORANGE, Calif., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Health Resources Inc. (QHRI) today announced the appointment of Robert J. Erra to its board of directors. Erra is senior vice president, director clinic operations, Scripps Clinic & Research Foundation; and vice president, network development & MSO support, ScrippsHealth. Erra is responsible for clinical operations of an institution that includes a world-renowned research institute and a 173-bed tertiary care hospital.
 Prior to joining Scripps Clinic & Research Foundation, Erra was president and chief executive officer of Western Health Plans Inc., a California-based health plan with 150,000 HMO members and 55,000 PPO members.
 Additionally, Erra was the executive vice president and chief administrative officer of Santa Barbara Medical Foundation Clinic, a 75-physician, multispecialty group with offices throughout Santa Barbara County.
 Douglas H. Stickney, Quantum's chairman, chief executive officer and president, stated, "Bob's ability to contribute to the board was immediately evident during last week's meeting. He brings us tremendous insight in key areas relevant to our future growth."
 Also announced were the promotions of Harlan J. Langstraat to senior vice president, Field Operations, and Steven K. Schelhammer to senior vice president, Integrated Healthcare Group.
 Commenting on these promotions, Stickney stated, "We at Quantum have always prided ourselves in being able to deliver a very high degree of clinical quality and customer service satisfaction, and to maintain solid relationships with the ultimate purchasers of medical products and health care services. Our marketplace is evolving -- we need to build upon existing relationships with payors and to become even more `payor- friendly.' This new organizational structure, coupled with our ongoing investment in information systems to develop outcomes measurement capabilities and move towards the `seamless' medical record, will assure our continued focus on clinical quality and patient satisfaction and, at the same time, enhance our payor relationships."
 Quantum Health Resources Inc. is a national provider of therapies and support services to individuals affected by certain chronic disorders requiring long-term therapy. Quantum's Chronicare(TM) philosophy of care provides therapies and services which enable each patient and family to manage the patient's condition with greater independence, address psychological issues related to the disorder, and manage the financial burden of the cost of care.
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 /CONTACT: Douglas Stickney, chairman, CEO & president, or William James Nicol, senior VP & CFO, 714-750-1610, of Quantum Health Resources/


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