LEAWOOD, Kan., April 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Effective April 1, NueHealth Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales Operations Whitney Courser has been promoted to President of Marketing and Sales Operations for ValueHealth, a privately held, nationally trusted surgical healthcare partner and parent company of NueHealth, the leading value-based ambulatory surgical platform company. In her new role, Ms. Courser will oversee all marketing for ValueHealth, NueHealth, and Muve Health, the nation's premier value-based outpatient total joint replacement provider. She will also be responsible for sales operations across the entire ValueHealth family of companies and is leading the company's consolidation of orthopedic business strategies. Ms. Courser will continue her key role in the partnership between NueHealth, MuveHealth, and Rothman Orthopaedics, one of the country's leading orthopaedic group practices with over 200 physicians in 40 locations and 45 surgical sites, to replicate and scale the highly successful musculoskeletal surgical network the joint venture has already developed in the Greater Philadelphia market. Ms. Courser's work with the partnership will focus on developing facilities in adjacent markets in the northeast corridor.
Over the past 16 years, Ms. Courser has developed market focused ambulatory surgical networks which have created more than a billion dollars of enterprise value for our partners. From 2016 to 2018, Ms. Courser also led Rothman facilities operations for NueHealth, during which time she built out a regional operations team in Philadelphia to bring structure and support locally to NueHealth-Rothman partnered facilities.
"Ms. Courser is a respected leader in our industry and company," said John Palumbo, Executive Chairman of ValueHealth, NueHealth, and Muve Health. "She possesses a key combination of in-depth business experience, executive relationship management and operations skills. With Ms. Courser in this role, we are well-positioned for even faster and broader growth."
Originally from Wichita, KS, Ms. Courser relocated to the Kansas City area in 2002 and joined NueHealth in 2003. Prior to that, she had a successful career in national restaurant franchising, working up the ranks from one of the youngest restaurant managers in the restaurant's history to overseeing financial operations for over 60 franchises.
"I'm very proud of the role Whitney has played in building one of the most successful ambulatory surgical platform companies in the United States and everything we've accomplished together," said ValueHealth founder and Vice Chairman Dan Tasset, who has worked directly with Ms. Courser since 2003. "Ms. Courser plays a pivotal role in our company, and I'm looking forward to achieving our mission of reinventing the ambulatory surgical segment."
ValueHealth is a technology-enabled, market-based platform that assists payors and providers in delivering prospective bundled payment arrangements that are an alternative to high-cost, fee-for-service surgical care for their members and patients. ValueHealth's platform affiliates NueHealth, Muve Health, Benefit Management, Healthcare Re, and ValueHealth Transformation Center uniquely position the platform to deliver high-value surgical care for payors, providers and patients. Redefining what it means to be a healthcare network, ValueHealth's Ambulatory Centers of ExcellenceTM (ACE) network platform facilitates new levels of accessibilities, alignment, risk readiness and consumer transparency. Learn more at www.valuehealth.com
Since 1997, NueHealth has partnered with over 10,000 physician investors and 25 health system partners to develop lower-cost sites of service, expanding into more than 150 facilities, including physician-owned surgery centers, surgical hospitals and orthopedic hyper-specialty centers. Today, NueHealth operates in 23 states, positioning our Ambulatory Centers of Excellence™ (ACE) to be national leaders in the transition to value-based care. For more information, visit www.nuehealth.com.
About Muve Health
Headquartered in Leawood, KS, Muve Health is the nation's premier value-based outpatient total joint replacement provider. Muve's protocol-driven orthopedic program delivers outstanding clinical outcomes at a predictable cost, in an optimized outpatient environment unparalleled in recovery guidance and patient experience. Muve Health is set to expand nationally in 2019 in the Greater Philadelphia region, TX, IL, FL, and the Midwest. Muve's current flagship total joint replacement center is located outside of Austin in Lakeway, TX, where both Muve Lakeway ASC and Muve Lakeway Stay Suites are accredited and certified by The Joint Commission; Muve Lakeway ASC was the first facility in Texas to receive advanced accreditation for total joint surgery from The Joint Commission. Learn more about Muve Health at www.muvehealth.com.
About Rothman Orthopaedics
Since its founding in 1970, Rothman Orthopaedics has grown from a single Philadelphia office into one of the nation's largest and most-respected orthopaedic practices. Orthopaedics is all that this organization does. Rothman Orthopaedics remains consistently focused on treating both routine and complex musculoskeletal issues that result in a higher quality of life for its patients. It's a powerhouse of innovation and an international leader in developing new treatments, testing new devices and setting surgical standards. It's a research pioneer that is committed to uncovering the root cause of orthopaedic diseases and injuries and finding better ways to treat them. It's a teaching organization that trains dozens of residents and fellows each year and conducts teaching sessions via simulcast and webcast to colleagues around the world. As the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute has grown in capability, staff and reputation, it has broadened its reach into dozens of communities throughout the Philadelphia suburbs, New Jersey and New York. While this growth is impressive, it hasn't come at the expense of the patient experience. Rothman Orthopaedics will always "practice local", putting an emphasis on caring for its patients in the communities in which they live. For more information, visit www.rothmanortho.com.