Hygieia names Nick Welham chief operating officer

New role will support growth and meet increasing patient need for insulin management services

Livonia, Mich., Oct. 13, 2020 – Hygieia, the Livonia-based specialty provider of the d-Nav insulin management program, is expanding its leadership team. Nick Welham joins Hygieia as the company’s first COO. Welham will be focused on operational excellence, delivering an unparalleled patient experience and creating scalable processes.

“Nick joins Hygieia as we grow and add to our capabilities,” said Eran Bashan, Ph.D., CEO, and co-founder of Hygieia. “He brings to the team critical skills in continuous improvement, change management and digital transformation. We are excited to welcome him to the team.”

Welham started at Hygieia in September. Before that he was with C-Link Consulting, a Michigan company he founded to help businesses in health care and other industries. Prior to that, he was CEO of Medical Weight Loss Clinic, a multi-state weight management chain with 34 locations. Additionally, he has deep experience providing strategic operational consulting to global companies in health care, technology, commercial real estate, and non-profit organizations.

“My goal at Hygieia is to support its growth as a provider of a revolutionary insulin management program,” said Welham. “I want to help Hygieia bring its transformational d-Nav technology to all of Michigan, the United States, and the world. To do so, we must manage our growth, and a complexity of regulations and requirements while staying focused on exceptional patient care.”

Welham attended Bournemouth University in England, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Communication and Computing. He holds an Executive MBA from Michigan State University Eli Broad College of Business, where he also serves on the MBA alumni board and mentors graduate students. Previous pro bono work includes an organizational study for JARC, a non-profit helping people with developmental disabilities, and volunteering at Children’s Hospital of Michigan where he has been a family advisory council member.

About Hygieia and the d-Nav Insulin Management System

Hygieia is a specialty provider of insulin therapy and maker of the d-Nav® Insulin Management Program. The d-Nav program includes an AI-powered application that helps people with Type 2 diabetes use insulin in a safe and effective way to control their blood sugar levels. Studies show that some 90 percent of people using d-Nav® achieve lower HbA1c within three months. The d-Nav® Insulin Management Program was developed by two University of Michigan researchers and has been peer-reviewed with studies published in leading medical journals. Hygieia is headquartered in Livonia, Michigan. Learn more at hygieia.com.

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