On the heels of an eventful two-week stretch where it dismissed its Chairman of the Board, Paul Pead and replaced him with a new one, Dennis Chookaszian, a few days later, and saw three other board members resign, as well as dealt with a stock price dip, Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. has appointed Paul M. Black, former chief operating officer of Cerner Corporation, and The Hon. Robert J. Cindrich (Ret.), former senior vice president and chief legal officer for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), as directors. Black will serve on the Board's Compensation Committee and Cindrich will serve on the Board's Audit Committee.
"We are pleased to add two new independent directors of such a high caliber," Chairman Dennis Chookasziansaid in a statement. "Paul and Robert bring an outstanding combination of operational, governance and healthcare industry experience, which make them excellent additions to our Board. We believe their contributions and insights will be invaluable as the Company executes on its plan to deliver value for our customers, drive long-term growth and build shareholder value."
Allscripts' incumbent directors, including Messrs. Black and Cindrich, will stand for re-election at the Annual Meeting of Stockholders on June 15, 2012. Stockholders of record as of the close of business on April 24, 2012, will be entitled to vote. Information on all director nominees can be found in the Company's proxy statement, which has been filed today with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and will be mailed to all stockholders of record.