Dr. William Winkenwerder Joins Medical Planning Resources, Inc. (MPR)

EAST WINDSOR, N.J., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical Planning Resources (MPR), a leading provider of medical and public health planning expertise for enhancing preparedness against complex emergencies and disasters, today announced that Dr. William Winkenwerder has joined MPR. Dr. Winkenwerder will serve as a Senior Executive Consultant to the firm.

" Dr. Winkenwerder is one of the most influential and recognized leaders in American healthcare," said Peter Marghella, President & CEO of Medical Planning Resources. "Bill brings an unparalleled global experience base in medical and public health preparedness to the MPR Team. His expertise is invaluable to our mission of helping client's prepare, respond and recover from the effects of any of the all-hazard events we now consider omnipresent to our environment."

Dr. Winkenwerder served as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs from 2001 until 2007, maintaining overall responsibility for the entire Military Health System (MHS) with a $40 billion annual budget. During his tenure, he led groundbreaking advances in battlefield medicine, as well as overall medical relief efforts for the Asian tsunami and other disasters and leading preparedness efforts for a possible avian flu or biological attack. Dr. Winkenwerder has worked closely with the National and Homeland Security Councils and with leaders throughout the cabinet. As the Chairman of the International Committee on Military Medicine representing some 90 nations, he was recognized as a globally influential leader in medical readiness.

"I share MPR's view that the common denominator to all disasters is casualties," said Dr. Winkenwerder , "and I am deeply committed to the MPR mission of saving lives, reducing suffering and mitigating further harm from populations affected by large-scale disasters. I look forward to the chance to help build upon the excellent work already being done by the MPR Team."

About Medical Planning Resources, Inc. (MPR)

MPR is a Veteran and Minority owned Small Business that specializes in providing medical and public health planning and consulting expertise for the management of complex emergencies, natural and man made disasters, and asymmetrical events associated with terrorism. Saving lives, reducing the suffering associated with a calamitous event, and mitigating further harm against an impacted population are the key phrases of the incident management mission. MPR is committed to helping our clients enhance their posture of preparedness against the all-hazards spectrum of threat to support this mission.

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