Harlingen Medical Centers executive team is committed to affording patients the highest quality patient care by partnering with the most experienced and skilled physicians, nurses, staff, and volunteers in the medical arena. Their commitment is realized by the tireless efforts of the HMC team of care-givers. With each and every patient, the HMC team strives to achieve better outcomes and makes advanced treatment options available.
What sets Harlingen Medical Center apart from other healthcare organizations is what you experience from the moment you walk through its doors: a compassionate team of professionals, committed to affording you with the highest quality care and access to the services you need to get and stay well.
The Harlingen Medical Center leadership team includes:
Chief Executive Officer
Brenda Ivory is the Chief Executive Officer at Harlingen Medical Center. She joined the award-winning Harlingen Medical Center in November 2005.
Ms. Ivory initially joined Harlingen Medical Center as Director of Nursing. She was shortly promoted to Vice President of Clinical Services and then continued on to assume the dual role of Chief Operating Officer and Vice-President of Clinical Services.
Ms. Ivory launched her career as a Registered Nurse. She has since held various leadership positions in healthcare.
David Glassburn Chief Financial Officer
David Glassburn is the Chief Financial Officer at Harlingen Medical Center. He joined the award-winning Harlingen Medical Center in September 2012.
David Glassburn joins the hospital from Kingwood, TX where he provided Interim CFO and consulting services to healthcare clients in acute and psychiatric hospitals. His consulting services have included operational reviews, business planning, pro-forma development & financial modeling, revenue projects and CFO assessments/mentoring.
Previous to his interim CFO & consulting career, Glassburn held several CFO positions in small to medium-sized hospitals in Texas and New Mexico. His first CFO position began in 1983 in Eagle Pass, Texas while working for Hospital Corporation of America.
David Glassburn earned his M.B.A. from Western New Mexico University in Silver City, New Mexico.
PREM REDDY, MD, CHAIRMAN
Dr. Prem Reddy completed his residency training in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease at the Down State Medical Center, S.U.N.Y. in Brooklyn, New York. In 1981, he moved to California and established his medical practice in the High Desert area of Southern California. Dr. Reddy is double Board-Certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. He was awarded the honor of becoming a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology ("FACC") and a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians ("FCCP"). During his 25 years of practice in the High Desert, he was committed to the service of his patients and performed more than 5,000 cardiac procedures, including coronary angiography and angioplasty and permanent pacemaker implantations.
In 1994, Dr. Reddy built from the ground up an 83-bed acute care hospital, Desert Valley Hospital, in Victorville, California. Desert Valley Hospital received coveted accreditation with "commendation" in its first year of operation for the high quality of its services and continues to lead all hospitals in the area with the highest survey scores.
After selling a previous company, which included Desert Valley Hospital, Dr. Reddy founded Prime Healthcare Services ("PHS"), Inc. In 2001, Dr. Reddy repurchased the-then failing Desert Valley Hospital and the Desert Valley Medical Group and turned them back into successful entities that were once again able to serve the community and provide the highest quality of care.
Among the many accolades, Prime Healthcare was recognized as one of the top 15 health systems in the nation in 2012 by Thomson Reuters. This was the second time in four years Prime has been recognized. Also in 2012, five Prime Healthcare hospitals were ranked among the top 100 hospitals in the nation, including Desert Valley, for the sixth time, and West Anaheim Medical Center, for the third time. In addition, eight Prime Healthcare hospitals earned national recognition from The Joint Commission, the leading Medicare accreditation organization in the country. They were ranked among the top 18 percent of more than 3,000 hospitals nationwide.
In 2012, Dr. Reddy was honored with the Boys & Girls Club of Greater San Diego Golden Achievement Award. He was also named one of the 50 Most Powerful Physician Executives in health care in 2012 by Modern Healthcare, the second time in four years.
Throughout his career, Dr. Prem Reddy has been committed to serving the communities in which he works. In 1989, he established the Dr. Prem Reddy Family Foundation a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization with an initial gift of $1 million. Since that time, he has contributed over $20 million dollars to the Foundation. The Dr. Prem Reddy Family Foundation serves the health care needs of the High Desert communities in many ways, including a free public health library, a scholarship program for students in the health care field, and the support of other health care related charities. The Victor Valley Community College named their student health clinic, "Dr. Prem Reddy Student and Staff Health Center" and its allied health program, the "Dr. Prem Reddy School of Health Sciences," in honor of his $1 million donation to the program. The Western University of Health Science in Pomona, California, named its largest lecture hall the "Dr. Prem Reddy Lecture Hall," in honor of his many contributions to education in the health care field.
Dr. Reddy also founded the Prime Healthcare Services Foundation, a 501c(3) non-profit public charity, in 2006. The foundation owns five non-profit hospitals: Encino Hospital Medical Center, Huntington Beach Hospital, Knapp Medical Center,Montclair Hospital Medical Center, and Sherman Oaks Hospital. Each of these hospitals was donated to the foundation with no debt and are considered community assets.
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