CHHS Spotlight- James A. (Tony) Barber
|Date: Friday, April 6th, 2012||Return|
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 College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) will honor the opening of their first student-applied research center, the WKU Center for Environmental and Workplace Health (CEWH).
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WKU and the surrounding communities can now schedule an appointment to give blood during the WKU vs. MTSU Blood Drive competition on November 13-15, 2017 from 10:00am-6:00pm at the WKU Preston Center.
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