NEW YORK, Nov 02, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- WebMD Health Corp. (Nasdaq: WBMD) announced today that Anthony Vuolo, its Chief Operating Officer, has been appointed to the additional position of Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Vuolo previously served as WebMD's Chief Financial Officer from its initial public offering in 2005 until becoming Chief Operating Officer in 2007. He has served in senior financial, operational and business development positions with WebMD and predecessor companies for more than 15 years.
Mr. Vuolo is replacing Mark D. Funston, who is leaving the Company to pursue other opportunities.
Martin J. Wygod, Chairman of the Board of WebMD, stated: "On behalf of the Company, I want to thank Mark for his contributions and wish him well in his future endeavors." Mr. Wygod also stated: "Tony has a strong financial background and has been a proven leader in the various positions he has held."
WebMD Health Corp. (Nasdaq: WBMD) is the leading provider of health information services, serving consumers, physicians, healthcare professionals, employers and health plans through our public and private online portals and health-focused publications. Approximately 60 million unique visitors access the WebMD Health Network each month.
The WebMD Health Network includes WebMD Health, Medscape, MedicineNet, eMedicine, eMedicine Health, RxList and theHeart.org.
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