CHHS Spotlight- James A. (Tony) Barber
|Date: Friday, April 6th, 2012||Return to Archive|
James A. (Tony) Barber is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Urgent Care America, LLC (UCA), located in Fort Myers, FL. He founded and opened UCA for business in April, 2008. A native of Springfield, KY, Tony earned his B.S. in Health Care Administration from WKU in 1976.
Tony has an extensive background in managing physician practices of varying sizes and physician relationships in multi-dimensional health systems. He is well connected to physicians in many markets around the United States. Other experience includes, the creation of a Risk Retention Group, development of a corporate-wide medical staff credentials program and the creation of a comprehensive CME and physician relations program designed to better connect hospitals with staff physicians.
UCA locations are spread across the United States. Locations include: 3 in Florida (plus Corporate Headquarters), 17 in Louisiana (plus the Operations office), 5 locations in Pennsylvania, 3 locations in Tennessee, 2 locations in Texas, plus 1 location in Illinois, Missouri, Nevada, and South Carolina. UCA also has a presence in the Caribbean.
Tony and his wife, Damita Jo, have two children, Kelly and Michael.
Dr. Gary Ransdell, Tony Barber, and Dr. John Bonaguro
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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