Vicki Wanjura is a member at Weaver and Weaver, PLLC. She is a knowledgeable healthcare attorney with experience representing hospitals, health care providers, and nonprofit organizations. Vicki spent over 10 years as in-house counsel for the world’s leading pediatric orthopedic hospital and additionally served as the hospital’s HIPAA privacy officer. Vicki has extensive experience advising on healthcare operations, governance, administration and compliance. She represents hospitals, physician practices, and other healthcare providers regarding licensing, accreditation, HIPAA, HITECH, and other state and federal compliance laws. Vicki has also represented physician practices certified by the Texas Medical Board as nonprofit healthcare organizations. In… Full Story
Carol Gregory has been named the chief nursing officer of HCA North Texas. She has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Medical City Dallas Hospital since 2010, and has become a respected leader and change agent. Carol holds both a master’s degree in nursing from Wayne State University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Denver. Her hobbies include running, soccer and riding horses. She is married to Dr. Michael Piel, a family practice physician.
Joshua M. Weaver recently opened the law firm Weaver & Weaver, PLLC in Dallas to focus on healthcare law with an emphasis on advising hospitals, surgery centers, free standing emergency departments, physicians and other health care providers throughout Texas. Josh, who is Board Certified in Health Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, has more than 10 years of legal experience. Josh provides counsel to health care providers on complex operational, transactional and regulatory compliance matters, including matters involving the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute, the Texas Illegal Remuneration Law, the Physician Self-Referral (“Stark”) Statute and The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act… Full Story
Legacy ER & Urgent Care has named Keith Miller president where he will provide day-to-day leadership for the company and spearhead its expansion across Texas. Legacy ER & Urgent Care is one of the nation’s first flexible healthcare models to offer both emergency room treatment options and urgent care at one location. With locations in Frisco and Allen, all patients are evaluated and treated by board-certified emergency-trained physicians, prepared to address the needs of all patients. Prior to joining Legacy ER & Urgent Care, Miller successfully managed start-ups and engineered organizational turnarounds. He’s held executive positions at Fleming Foods and… Full Story
Dallas-based national healthcare technology firm Systeem Medical Information Systems has promoted Michael Patrick from Vice President of Operations to President. In this new role, he will provide oversight of key human capital acquisitions, including senior-level sales and product development recruitments. He will also lead strategy and market initiatives as well as enhancement of the organizational business plan. With more than 20 years of technology and technology sales experience, Patrick has led Systeem’s operations since the company’s founding in 2008. During his tenure, he has helped drive the company’s sales efforts, including partnerships with multi-billion dollar organizations.
Genesis Physicians Group, the largest IPA in North Texas, announces the recent promotion of Shilpa Chhadwa, MHA, to ACO Provider Network Performance Director. In this capacity, she will lead a team of quality data analysts as they assist member physicians in reaching quality and performance measures. She brings a diverse medical and clinical background into this new role, having completed her MD from India, with a focus on Diabetes Mellitus. Chhadwa joined Genesis in 2013.
The LaSalle Group, Inc., a national leader in memory care, announces the recent promotion of Christopher Rio to Executive Vice President — Management. In this capacity, he will lead the company’s management division, Constant Care Family Management, as its President, and will participate as a key member of the executive leadership team, focusing on strategic initiatives for the overall company. In this new position, Rio adds responsibility for sales, healthcare, hospice, training, and assisting with the company’s diversification efforts. This is in addition to his responsibility of management operations for LaSalle’s senior living brands, including 36 Autumn Leaves® memory care… Full Story
Methodist Health System announced the selection of Stacy Covitz as Assistant Vice President of External Relations. In this role, Covitz will oversee publications, earned media strategy, and community relations. Covitz began her new role on March 2, 2015. “Methodist Health System is doing an outstanding job of expanding its brand, relationships, and recognition throughout North Texas and beyond,” said Covitz. “I look forward to joining the team and contributing to Methodist’s further growth and success.” Before joining Methodist, Covitz was the marketing program manager for Medical City Dallas Hospital and Medical City Children’s Hospital, where she directed marketing, public relations,… Full Story
CenseoHealth, a leading provider of in-home physician assessments, today announced the appointment of Kevin McNamara as chief executive officer. Kevin will work closely with CenseoHealth’s Co-founder and President, Bales Nelson, to drive strategic growth while further expanding the company’s suite of services to meet growing demand. In conjunction with this appointment, David Brailer will assume the role of chairman of the CenseoHealth board. Founded in 2009, CenseoHealth’s in-home physician visits help improve the quality of care and reduce healthcare costs for Medicare Advantage, Commercial, and Medicaid plan members. CenseoHealth’s services fill a critical role in the healthcare delivery system as demand for… Full Story
USMD Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: USMD), a physician-led integrated healthcare system, announced today that David Tietze, M.D., has joined USMD Affiliated Services. Dr. Tietze specializes in internal medicine and sports medicine and has been added to USMD’s expanding provider base to support the growing healthcare needs of patients in the Arlington community. “I am pleased to welcome Dr. Tietze to USMD,” said Richard Johnston, M.D., chief physician officer and executive vice president of USMD Holdings. “The addition of Dr. Tietze will allow USMD to continue providing each of our patients with the high-quality and personalized care they have come to expect from… Full Story