Breg Appoints Longtime Health Care Leader to Board of Directors

CARLSBAD, Calif. – February 13, 2017 – Breg, Inc., a premier provider of integrated solutions that help improve the quality and lower the cost of the orthopedic episode, today announced the appointment of Ken Paulus to the company’s board of directors.  Mr. Paulus has more than 25 years of experience leading integrated delivery systems and physician networks.

Mr. Paulus previously served as president and chief executive officer of Allina Health, one of the nation’s largest integrated delivery systems.  Under his leadership, Allina Health grew to encompass more than 100 hospitals and ambulatory care clinics and received the Davies award for offering one of the industry’s most integrated and advanced information systems.  Prior to Allina, Mr. Paulus was president and CEO of Atrius Health System, the largest integrated physician group in New England, and a research affiliate of Harvard Medical School.  He also served as chief operating officer of Partners Community HealthCare, a major teaching and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School.

“Ken brings a unique perspective and years of experience in health care delivery to our board,” said Brad Lee, president and CEO, Breg. “He will contribute greatly to our goal of extending Breg’s leadership in the orthopedic industry, particularly in providing comprehensive solutions to patients and caregivers that enhance and improve the quality of the entire orthopedic episode.”

In addition to Breg, Mr. Paulus serves on the boards of directors of Health Grades, Team Health and Cogentix Medical.  He earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Augustana College and a master’s of health care administration from the University of Minnesota.


About Breg, Inc.

Breg provides remarkably easy products, services, technology and consulting to improve the quality and lower the cost of the orthopedic episode, from conservative treatment to pre- and post-surgery. The second largest U.S. provider of orthopedic bracing, Breg is a partner to 6,000 orthopedic surgeons and 90 percent of Integrated Delivery Networks who provide sports medicine and rehabilitation products to one million patients annually. Breg’s interconnected programs and total solutions are designed to fit specific customer needs, giving time back to providers and patients alike to focus on what’s most important. Breg is a company of Water Street Healthcare Partners, a strategic investor focused exclusively on the health care industry. Founded in 1989, Breg is based in Carlsbad, CA. Visit




Kelly Neagu, Breg, Inc.


  Kelly Zitlow, Water Street



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