CHHS Spotlight- James M. (Jim) Douthitt
|Date: Friday, April 6th, 2012||Return to Archive|
James M. (Jim) Douthitt, Senior Vice President of RehabCare, has more than 20 years of progressive experience in healthcare finance and operations. In his current role, Jim oversees the operations of the Mid-West/East Regions for the company with over 900 locations in 20 states. Jim also held the position of Vice President, Finance for the Skilled Rehabilitation Nursing Services Division of RehabCare, generating record performances in revenue and operating earnings.
Prior to RehabCare, Mr. Douthitt held executive-level positions with several major healthcare organizations, including Hospital Physician Partners (formerly Sterling Healthcare), Alliance Care, Kindred Healthcare (formerly Vencor, Inc.), Horizon Healthcare and Alliant Healthcare Services. He received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Western Kentucky University.
RehabCare is the leading provider of rehabilitation services, including physical, occupational and speech-language therapies, to over 2,000 hospitals and long-term care facilities in 46 states. The company is a rehab provider throughout the full continuum of care, including long-term acute care hospitals, nursing and rehabilitation centers, inpatient acute rehab units, independent rehabilitation facilities and hospice and home care locations. RehabCare Group is part of the Kindred Healthcare, Inc. family (based in Louisville, KY).
Jim has been a member of the American Health Care Leadership Institute and Texas Executive Education Network.
Jim and his wife, Jennifer, have two children, Jack and Emma.
Western Kentucky University’s (WKU) Department of Public Health is now offering a Joint Undergraduate Master’s Program, JUMP-MHA.
The Institute for Rural Health (IRH) in the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) received a $50,000 grant from the Good Samaritan Foundation Inc., a ministry of the Kentucky Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Kelsey Bullock, a graduate student in the Master of Science in Environmental and Occupational Health Science, will intern with the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
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