As a prelude to further near-future expansion, RediClinic, Houston, consolidated its management structure while promoting three senior executives and adding two more to its management team.
Were bolstering our managerial team and streamlining our operations to get ready for our next growth spurt, said RediClinic Chief Executive Officer Web Golinkin in an interview.
Jack Koehn, formerly chief operating officer of the RediClinic division, has been named president of RediClinic, and Eric Fournet was promoted from chief financial officer to chief financial and administrative officer.
Rick Van Pelt, who previously served as vice president of operations for the RediClinic division, was promoted to chief operating officer. Carolyn Galloway, M.D., has joined RediClinic as its chief medical officer, and Lori Knowles has joined as vice president of human resources.
Previously, Galloway was chief medical officer for AIG Travel Assist. She has also served as the emergency department medical director of the 760-bed Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center in Houston. RediClinic facilities in the Houston area are operated as a 50-50 joint venture between RediClinic and the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System.
Knowles previously worked as the director of human resources at the 381-bed Park Plaza Hospital and also at the 40-bed Shriners Hospitals for Children, both in Houston.
RediClinic operates 19 locations in H-E-B stores in Houston, Austin and San Antonio, Texas; and 13 locations in Wal-Mart stores in Tulsa, Okla., Fayetteville and Rogers, Ark., and Richmond, Va. Additional RediClinics are scheduled to open in 2007 and 2008.
Convenient care wouldnt be growing as fast as it is unless it was meeting a need, Golinkin said. -- by Andis Robeznieks