August 8th House Rep Scott Tipton Visit to SHS

It was our pleasure to host Representative Scott Tipton at Southwest Memorial Hospital on Thursday, August 8th.  Rep. Tipton toured the facility including the new 20-bed inpatient wing, ICU, and Family Birthing Center, as well as our OR, ER, Rehab Department, 4-suite Medical Office building with primary and specialty care clinics.  Tipton and his staff were impressed with the extensive services offered at our facility.


Following the tour, representation from support and clinical departments, MCHD and SHS Board members reviewed recent successes, challenges and opportunities with Rep Tipton.  Discussions included challenges in recruiting rural primary care providers and surgical call coverage, opportunities and challenges with telemedicine to provide additional support to patients and clinical staff to improve mental and behavioral health, need for additional resources for suicide and substance abuse, access challenges for our service members, reimbursement, high-cost insurance premiums in rural communities, and infrastructure upgrades needed in the older part of the facility. It was a great opportunity to collaborate and share. Rep Tipton provided great feedback on current bills working through legislation that could potentially address some of our concerns.

We’d like to extend a special thanks to Cody Burke, CRNA for coordinating the visit!

Anthony Sudduth, Chief Executive Officer

Anthony G. Sudduth, CPA, FACHE, FHFMA,

Tony Sudduth, CPA, FACHE, FHFMA

Chief Executive Officer

Anthony Sudduth has more than 30 years’ experience in healthcare finance including 27 years as a CEO, COO, and CFO for both not-for-profit and for-profit facilities.  Through his leadership, organizations have been able to reduce costs, improve revenue and achieve growth targets.

CHC Consulting manages Southwest Health System, Inc.  They provide the CEO and CFO positions and provide oversight and guidance to SHS leadership.

About Community Hospital Corporation – HELP WHERE HOSPITALS NEED IT®

Community Hospital Corporation owns, manages and consults with hospitals through three distinct organizations – CHC Hospitals, CHC Consulting and CHC ContinueCARE, which share a common purpose to guide, support and enhance the mission of community hospitals and healthcare providers. Based in Plano, Texas, CHC provides the resources and experience community hospitals need to improve quality outcomes, patient satisfaction and financial performance. For more information about CHC, please visit www.communityhospitalcorp.com.

 

Travis B. Parker

Travis Parker, Human Resources DirectorTravis B. Parker

Chief Human Resources Officer

tparker@swhealth.org

Travis Parker is the Director of Human Resources, responsible for planning, organizing, and controlling corporate human resource programs of SHS. Travis retired from the U.S. Army in 2010, after serving 24 years. During his military career, Travis began in logistics, became a Combat Medic and later a Construction Equipment Repairer, and finally his career culminating as the Operations Sergeant for an Engineer Company. Travis completed his Bachelors degree after retiring, and has worked at Southwest Health System since 2011 as the HR Employment Coordinator and the Director of Materials Management and Environmental Services. Travis, along with his wife and son, also owns and operates a Karate school in Cortez.