updated 6/10/2011 10:16:53 AM ET 2011-06-10T14:16:53

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 10, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Healthstat, Inc., one of the country's largest and fastest-growing providers of employer-based on-site health clinics, has hired Lester J. Morales to fill the new role of national vice president of sales. Morales is highly regarded within the employee benefits industry for his solutions-driven approach to meeting employer needs. At Healthstat, he is responsible for leading the national sales team to identifying and securing new accounts and developing dynamic solutions to help ensure maximum results.

Morales comes to Healthstat from Willis, one of the world's largest employee benefits consulting firms, where he was one of the company's Top 3 producers for the past three years. He frequently speaks at industry conferences about on-site health clinics, self-funded insurance, wellness and other cost mitigation strategies. In 2007-08, the Tampa Bay Times named him a "Rising Star"; a young professional destined to be among the next generation's civic, business and cultural leaders.

"Lester fully understands the needs of today's employers and the complex issues they deal with in recruiting and retaining top talent while maximizing profits," says Healthstat CEO Crockett Dale. "Under his leadership, our sales team will have the most thorough training and guidance allowing us to bring the Healthstat health management solution to more companies across the country."

Morales is a graduate of The Florida State University's Risk Management and Insurance program and currently holds a 215 (life, health, and variable annuity) license. He is working toward his Series 7 and CEBS designation.

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About Healthstat, Inc.

Founded in 2001, Healthstat, Inc. is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. A leading provider of on-site primary care, high-risk health and disease management services in employer facilities, it is one of the country's only health care providers to have earned Wellness and Health Promotion (WHP) Accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Healthstat services are currently provided in more than 300 clinics with a combined employee and dependent population totaling more than 200,000 people. The service model offered has been proven effective through both the bottom line and the healthy life in various types of organizations, including Manufacturing, Retail, Governmental, Distribution, University, and Not-For-Profit Human Service Employer settings. For more information, visit www.healthstatinc.com.

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