UTHCT names directors, nursing directors for ambulatory clinics

Thursday, April 19, 2007

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler has named directors and nursing directors for its Primary Care and Specialty Care clinics.

The nursing director of the Primary Care Clinic is Janet Jordan, RN, and the director of operations is Regina Davis. The nursing director of the Specialty Care clinic is Nina Wallace-Gross, RN, and the director of operations in that clinic is Andrea Anderson.

Jordan has been with UTHSCT since 2001 as a nurse manager for the Family Practice Clinic. She received her associate degree in nursing from Grayson County College in 1985 and is in the process of obtaining her bachelor’s in nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing.

Jordan has held various management roles and was a case manager and nurse manager at East Texas Medical Center for 11 years. She also worked for Kemper National Insurance as a worker’s compensation field care manager. She is a basic life support instructor at UTHSCT.

Davis has been operations director at UTHSCT for the past five years, managing several different clinics during that time. Before coming to UTHSCT, she spent seven years at Trinity Mother Frances as physician billing manager/regional operations manager.

Davis also has managed rural health clinics in Alabama and Kentucky. She has a master’s in health care administration from Texas Woman’s University.

Wallace-Gross joined UTHSCT in March 2004, working in the pediatric and medical/surgical units before becoming the nurse manager of the Heart and Lung Clinic. Prior to that, she was a charge nurse at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston from February 2002-February 2004.

She graduated from Galveston College with a nursing degree in 2000 and worked as a charge nurse for Matagorda General Hospital in Bay City, Texas.

Wallace-Gross is certified in advanced cardiovascular life support, trauma nursing core course, and chemotherapy administration. She is in the process of attaining her master’s in nursing with a specialty in leadership and management from Walden University.

Anderson comes to UTHSCT from the Houston area, where she worked for health care entities involved in acute care and insurance. In addition, from September 2004 until July 2006, she was a practice manager for Texas Children’s Pediatric Associates.

Anderson also has been the practice administrator for Family Practice Medical Associates of Texas, a six-physician private practice. She received her master’s in health care administration and a master’s in business administration in 1996 from the University of Houston.

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