SR 764 - Walter P. Lomax, Jr., M.D. - honoring

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A resolution honoring Walter P. Lomax, Jr., M.D.

Abernathy, III, Ralph D (38th) Walker, Charles W (22nd) Stokes, Connie (43rd)
Harbison, Ed (15th)
Status Summary HC: SC: LA: 03/13/98 S - Passed/Adopted
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3/13/98 Read 1st time
3/13/98 Passed/Adopted

SR 764                                             LC 19 3943 
                             A RESOLUTION 
  1- 1  Honoring Walter P. Lomax, Jr., M.D.; and for other purposes. 
  1- 2  WHEREAS, Dr. Walter P. Lomax, Jr., is chairman of 
  1- 3  Correctional Healthcare Solutions, Inc., and a highly 
  1- 4  successful pioneer in the field of managed health care 
  1- 5  systems; and 
  1- 6  WHEREAS, Dr. Lomax began his medical career as a solo 
  1- 7  practitioner in a south Philadelphia neighborhood in 1958; 
  1- 8  and 
  1- 9  WHEREAS, his solo practice evolved into a group practice in 
  1-10  1971, at which time he became involved with the development 
  1-11  of the HMO concept in Philadelphia; and 
  1-12  WHEREAS, in 1982, Dr. Lomax established Lomax Health 
  1-13  Systems, a management company concentrating exclusively in 
  1-14  the health care field; and 
  1-15  WHEREAS, the success of LHS led to the creation of 
  1-16  Correctional Healthcare Solutions, Inc., which has emerged 
  1-17  as a major health care in prisons, administering quality 
  1-18  care which provides health care to over 20,000 inmates in 50 
  1-19  correctional facilities in 14 states; and 
  1-20  WHEREAS, in 1989, LHS joined with a Virginia firm to form 
  1-21  Healthcare Management Alternatives, Inc., which manages the 
  1-22  HealthPass program for the State of Pennsylvania, providing 
  1-23  capitated health care to approximately 87,000 Medicaid 
  1-24  patients in south and west Philadelphia; and 
  1-25  WHEREAS, in addition to Lomax Health Systems and 
  1-26  Correctional Healthcare Solutions, the Lomax Companies 
  1-27  consist of Workers Comp Management, Inc., LEVAS, Inc., which 
  1-28  publishes HealthQuest: The Publication of Black Wellness, 
  1-29  and InfoTech Services, Inc., which combines managed care 
  1-30  expertise with computer information systems development; and 
  1-31  WHEREAS, Dr. Lomax is especially proud of the fact that his 
  1-32  six children all work for the Lomax Companies in some 
  1-33  capacity; and 
  1-34  WHEREAS, Dr. Lomax ended his 32 years of distinguished 
  1-35  service as a physician in 1990; and 
  2- 1  WHEREAS, he serves as vice chairman of AmeriChoice 
  2- 2  Corporation, which owns HMOs that manage the health care of 
  2- 3  inner-city Medicaid recipients in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, 
  2- 4  and New York; and 
  2- 5  WHEREAS, he is currently affiliated with  Pennsylvania and 
  2- 6  Graduate Hospitals, serves on the faculty of the University 
  2- 7  of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, is a Fellow at the 
  2- 8  College of Physicians of Philadelphia, and is a member of 
  2- 9  the American Medical Association, the National Medical 
  2-10  Association, the Pennsylvania Medical Society, and the 
  2-11  Medical Society of Eastern Pennsylvania; and 
  2-12  WHEREAS, he is a trustee of his collegiate alma mater, 
  2-13  LaSalle University, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the 
  2-14  public radio and television station, WHYY; and 
  2-15  WHEREAS, in recognition of his years of service and 
  2-16  contributions to his community, Dr. Lomax has received 
  2-17  numerous awards. 
  2-19  members of this body honor Dr. Walter P. Lomax, Jr., for a 
  2-20  distinguished career in medicine and business and commend 
  2-21  him for his significant contributions to his fellow 
  2-22  citizens. 
  2-23  BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Secretary of the Senate is 
  2-24  authorized and directed to transmit an appropriate copy of 
  2-25  this resolution to Dr. Walter P. Lomax, Jr. 

Clerk of the House
Robert E. Rivers, Jr., Clerk
Last Updated on 04/20/98