Dallas Healthcare Exec is First Texan in Two Decades to be on American Health Care Association Board

Derek Prince wants to use his position to improve CNA turnover (Courtesy of: HMG Healthcare).

Dallasite Derek Prince, the president and CEO of HMG Healthcare, is the first Texan in over 20 years to be elected to the American Health Care Association’s Board of Directors.

Prince began his career as a Certified Nurse Assistant 20 years ago, and now oversees 20 long term facilities in Texas and Kansas and one assisted living facility in Texas with Woodlands-based HMG. He has served on the Texas Health Care Association Board of Directors since 2005.

The AHCA  is the nation’s largest association of providers for long term and post-acute care, and they work to improve care for frail, elderly, and disabled Americans. Its members encompass over one million individuals in over 13,500 member facilities.

Prince plans to use his time on the board to address the workforce crisis that has left Texas nursing homes reeling from 97 percent turnover rates for CNAs. “As a former CNA myself, I understand the important role they play as the front-line care givers to our frail and elderly,” Prince said via release. “I am eager to begin work on recruiting nurses and retaining nurses for long term care facilities in Texas as a board member of AHCA.”