Satori World Medical, announces the appointment of health care management leader James Bunche


SAN DIEGO – Aug. 20, 2010 – Satori World Medical, the leader in medical travel,

announces the appointment of health care management leader James Buncher to its

board of directors.

Spending nearly 40 years in the formation, financing and delivery of health care,

Buncher will provide strategic input on the development of Satori and the overall Satori


“Jim’s joining the board comes at an exceptional time of growth for Satori,” said Steven

Lash, president and CEO, Satori World Medical. “Jim has experience in successfully

leading health care organizations, including his most recent position as CEO of

Safeguard Health Enterprises – a dental and vision insurance company. We are

expanding our dental network worldwide and his expertise in the dental industry will

prove to be valuable in the build-out of this program.”

Lash added that Buncher’s reputation for quality and customer service is perfectly

aligned with Satori World Medical’s core values of providing the highest quality care for

its patients.

Prior to retiring as chairman and CEO of SafeGuard Health Enterprises, where he lead

the sale of the company to MetLife in 2008, Buncher was President, CEO and a director

of SmileCare, a dental practice management company, predominantly operating in

Southern California.

Additionally, Buncher was the founding president and CEO of CIGNA Health Plans, a

medical HMO company he grew into the then largest investor owned HMO in the

country. He also served on the board of directors of Mount Elizabeth Hospital in

Singapore representing CIGNA. He received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from

the University of Illinois. Following undergraduate school, he passed the Illinois Certified

Public Accountant (CPA) examination and earned a master’s degree in accounting,

also from the University of Illinois.

“Throughout my career I have been committed to aligning myself with only the best the

health care industry has to offer,” said Buncher. “I have carefully reviewed Satori World

Medical’s quality assurance program, its innovative business model and commitment to

putting quality patient care at the forefront. From start-to-finish, Satori World Medical

stands out as paving the way for excellence in the medical travel industry and I am

happy to be part of the organization.”

Satori World Medical provides access to its global network of board-certified doctors

and Joint Commission International (JCI)-accredited hospitals through a high-quality

integrated program, which is easily added to any health plan, reducing the costs of

surgical procedures by an average of 40-80 percent when compared to the same

procedures performed in a U.S. hospital. Its business model is specifically designed to

deliver high-quality health care services, share the tremendous cost savings with plan

sponsors and their employees and to coordinate all medical and travel services for

individuals who need care.

For more information about Satori World Medical,

call +1

(619) 704-2000 or visit at

Media Contact:

Angie Robert

Satori World Medical

+1 (619) 704-2005 (office)

+1 (619) 203-7390 (cell)

[email protected]

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