HOUSTON, March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Nobilis Health Corp. (NYSE MKT: HLTH) ("Nobilis" or the "Company") today announced the appointment of Marc Celia as the company's Executive Vice President of Operations. Mr. Celia will be responsible for operations of all Nobilis facilities, working directly with facility CEOs and administrators to promote improved individual center and organization-wide efficiencies.
Mr. Celia has nearly 20 years of operational and managerial experience in the healthcare services industry. He most recently served as the Vice President of Continuous Improvement for United Surgical Partners International/ Tenet Healthcare ("USPI"), where he was responsible for leading operational cost transformations by identifying and implementing best practices across hundreds of surgical centers and hospitals throughout the country. Prior to his role at USPI, Mr. Celia spent five years as Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Hermann Surgical Hospital Kingwood, in Houston, Texas. During his tenure at Memorial Hermann, the hospital received a multitude of accreditations and recognitions, most notably for maintaining patient satisfaction scores in the 95th percentile, nationally, while boasting physician satisfaction of 100%.
"Marc is an important and critical addition to our management team," said Harry Fleming, Chief Executive Officer of Nobilis. "He brings an impeccable track record of effective facility management at some of the country's largest institutions. This is exactly the type of knowledge, experience and business sense we need to help ensure improvement in our facility-level and company-wide operations without compromising Nobilis' reputation of offering the highest quality of care to its patients."
About Nobilis Health Corp.
Nobilis (www.NobilisHealth.com) is a full-service healthcare development and management company, with 25 locations in seven states, including 4 hospitals, 10 ASCs and 11 clinics. In addition, Nobilis partners with another 38 facilities across the country. Marketing nine independent brands, Nobilis deploys a unique patient acquisition strategy driven by proprietary direct-to-consumer marketing technology, focusing on a specified set of procedures that are performed at our centers by local physicians.
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