UNT Health Names Randy Jones President

July 23, 2007

UNT Health, the physician group of the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) has announced the selection of Randall F. Jones, FACHE, FACMPE, president and chief executive officer of the physician practice, according to Scott Ransom, DO, MBA, MPH, president of UNTHSC.

Jones joined UNTHSC in 2000 as executive director for clinical operations and business services and was promoted to vice president of practice operations and chief administrative officer in late 2001. Most recently he has served as interim president and CEO for the physician group during its nationwide search.

Jones will serve as the chief executive officer of UNT Health, responsible for all aspects of the practice plan of the Health Science Center. These areas include strategic planning, practice operations, finance, risk management, quality improvement, marketing, communications, business development, and the development of successful clinical partnerships with area health-related organizations. The president of UNT Health works with the UNT Health board to ensure the highest clinical quality, service performance and financial contribution.

â??Randy clearly has a firm understanding of the operations of a large academic physician practice,â? Dr. Ransom said. â??This, coupled with his familiarity of the medical staff and physicians in Tarrant County, made him the optimal selection to lead UNT Health,â? Ransom added.

Jonesâ?? past experience includes service as director of network operations and contracting at the Parkland Community Health Plan in Dallas and various senior-level positions in finance, managed care and operations for the Department of Defense and the U.S. Air Force Medical Services at The Pentagon at Washington, D.C.

During his tenure at UNT Health, Jones has helped the 160-plus physician multi-specialty practice more than double its revenue growth and has greatly improved the overall financial performance of the group through the aggressive automation of critical business functions. Jones has also implemented an electronic medical record system throughout the group practice as a Siemens beta site and developed a self-insurance program for professional liability coverage employed for physicians and allied health providers.

Jones holds a bachelorâ??s degree in business from the University of Nebraska-Omaha; a masterâ??s degree in finance and economics from the University of Oklahoma; and is currently a doctoral candidate at the Medical University of South Carolina. Board certified in health care management and physician group practice management, Jones has been named a fellow of both the American College of Healthcare Executives and American College of Medical Practice Executives.

He and his wife Terri reside in Fort Worth.

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For more information, contact Randy Sachs at 817-735-0343 or via e-mail at rsachs@hsc.unt.edu, or contact Dana Russell at 817-735-2446 or via e-mail at drussell@hsc.unt.edu.

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