dismiss

Clean Sweep Live Auction on Wed. May 1st. Click to view the full inventory

DOTmed Home MRI Oncology Ultrasound Molecular Imaging X-Ray Cardiology Health IT Business Affairs
News Home Parts & Service Operating Room CT Women's Health Proton Therapy Endoscopy HTMs Pediatrics
SEARCH
Current Location:
>
> This Story


Log in or Register to rate this News Story
Forward Printable StoryPrint Comment
advertisement

 

advertisement

 

More Hospital Spotlight

Q&A with Dr. Steve Narang, CEO, Banner-University Medicine Phoenix Sharing insights on his background in medicine and the philosophy of his organization

Q&A with Adventist Health White Memorial CEO John Raffoul A culture of caring in a community facing economic challenges

Q&A with Dr. Daniel Mitchell Behind the scenes at Rutland Regional in Vermont with the medical director of Diagnostic Imaging

Q&A with Guy Medaglia, president and CEO of Saint Anthony Hospital Find out what it took to get the facility designated as an official children’s hospital, and why it will make all the difference for the community.

Hospital Spotlight Q&A with Trisha Montague, chief administrator for Arkansas Children's Northwest Get to know the nation’s newest standalone children’s hospital and how it’s poised to bring better pediatric care to its community

See All Hospital Spotlight  

More Voices

My thoughts on reverse expos The Jacobus Report

Q&A with ExpoMed's event director, Maurilio Zertuche G. ExpoMed is Mexico's biggest healthcare event, so we spoke to the organizer to find out why you don't want to miss it

Ed Sloan and I remember Dan Wheeler The Jacobus Report

Surgery gets a little more futuristic with single-incision robotic procedures UT Southwestern's Dr. Jeffrey Cadeddu discusses the da Vinci SP surgical system

The benefits of intraoperative MR Q&A with Dr. John Huston Mayo Clinic neuroradiologist discusses what the advanced capabilities mean for patients – as well as providers

Dr. Normann Chenven

Q&A with Dr. Norman Chenven, Founding CEO of Austin Regional Clinic

by Sean Ruck , Contributing Editor
From the December 2016 issue of DOTmed HealthCare Business News magazine

For this month’s installment of Hospital Spotlight, HealthCare Business News spoke with Dr. Norman H. Chenven to get a history of Austin Regional Clinic and how he oversaw its growth from three to 360 physicians in an ever-changing environment.

HCB News: What inspired you to get involved in health care?
Dr. Norman H. Chenven:
My father was a podiatrist. He encouraged both my brother and me to become doctors. I resisted that push initially, but lacking an alternative career interest after college, I applied to and was accepted into medical school. But it took until my third year and my first clinical rotations to realize that health care would be my future. It was clear that patient contact was something that engaged me like nothing else in my prior experience.
Story Continues Below Advertisement

THE (LEADER) IN MEDICAL IMAGING TECHNOLOGY SINCE 1982. SALES-SERVICE-REPAIR

Special-Pricing Available on Medical Displays, Patient Monitors, Recorders, Printers, Media, Ultrasound Machines, and Cameras.This includes Top Brands such as SONY, BARCO, NDS, NEC, LG, EDAN, EIZO, ELO, FSN, PANASONIC, MITSUBISHI, OLYMPUS, & WIDE.




Medicine is an all-encompassing career and that is what I wanted. After my postgraduate medical training, I entered the Indian Health Service (IHS). I was assigned to the Tuba City Hospital in Arizona, located 50 miles from the Grand Canyon on the Western Navajo Reservation. The patients our team treated were predominantly Navajo and Hopi, as there are a number of small Hopi villages inside the Navajo Reservation.

This was a perfect place for me because, growing up as a Jewish boy from Brooklyn, I had always romanticized the dream of living in the west. This also happened to be my introduction to the concept of a multispecialty medical group practice, with 14 physicians of various specialties collaborating to care for 40,000 Native Americans. I loved that experience and the teamwork it required to successfully manage such a large population. The hospital had only 30 beds. It was a challenging experience, but the rewards were great. Many of the older Navajos didn’t speak English, and we relied on the nursing staff to translate for us.

HCB News: How did Austin Regional Clinic come about?
NC:
My wife and I elected to move to Austin after my two-year service in the HIS was completed, so that she could attend graduate school at The University of Texas. After a three-year stint at the Brackenridge Hospital Emergency Department (now University Medical Center Brackenridge) in downtown Austin, I joined three other family practice physicians to start a private medical practice. It was a very good practice, but vaguely unsatisfying to me after having been in a multispecialty group practice environment on the reservation.

It was my good fortune to be presented with the opportunity and finance to build a larger practice with the arrival of PruCare in Austin, one of the first HMOs in Texas. With two other partners, I was able to begin to put together a more comprehensive medical practice that included multiple specialties — much like we had in Tuba City. From that modest beginning, Austin Regional Clinic (ARC) has grown to a 360-physician group with 21 locations in three counties in central Texas.
  Pages: 1 - 2 - 3 >>

Related:


You Must Be Logged In To Post A Comment

Advertise
Increase Your
Brand Awareness
Auctions + Private Sales
Get The
Best Price
Buy Equipment/Parts
Find The
Lowest Price
Daily News
Read The
Latest News
Directory
Browse All
DOTmed Users
Ethics on DOTmed
View Our
Ethics Program
Gold Parts Vendor Program
Receive PH
Requests
Gold Service Dealer Program
Receive RFP/PS
Requests
Healthcare Providers
See all
HCP Tools
Jobs/Training
Find/Fill
A Job
Parts Hunter +EasyPay
Get Parts
Quotes
Recently Certified
View Recently
Certified Users
Recently Rated
View Recently
Certified Users
Rental Central
Rent Equipment
For Less
Sell Equipment/Parts
Get The
Most Money
Service Technicians Forum
Find Help
And Advice
Simple RFP
Get Equipment
Quotes
Virtual Trade Show
Find Service
For Equipment
Access and use of this site is subject to the terms and conditions of our LEGAL NOTICE & PRIVACY NOTICE
Property of and Proprietary to DOTmed.com, Inc. Copyright ©2001-2019 DOTmed.com, Inc.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED