Holly James, Chief Nursing Officer

Holly James

Holly James is an experienced RN with a passion for healthcare and an impeccable work ethic that has allowed her to not only comply, but exceed local, state, AAAHC and CMS standards. Holly has served as the Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Accreditation Officer for the opening and management of 4 ASCs within the Deca Health Corporation. For each ASC, Holly operated as the Director of Nursing, Infection Control Officer, Safety Officer, Risk Management Office, HIPAA & OSHA Compliance Officer, and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator from Ohio to Colorado.

In 2003, Holly and her husband, Dr. William James, opened the first Pain Management Specialty ASC together in Northwest Ohio. Since then, Holly has been instrumental in the accreditation, management, and development of the company’s ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). Through months of research, planning, and strategic implementation, West Central Surgical Center opened and achieved Three Year Accreditation through AAAHC and CMS Medicare Deemed Status in 2005. Due to the success of this practice--a second ASC, Bayside Surgical Center, was opened and received Three Year Accreditation through AAAHC and CMS Medicare Deemed Status in 2016.

In 2013, Holly and Dr. James looked to expand their pain management care to underserved areas such as Grand Junction, CO. After long consideration, Holly and Dr. James decided to open Colorado Injury and Pain Specialists. In 2014, the facility was later accompanied with Redlands Mesa Surgery Center, receiving Three Year Accreditation through AAAHC and CMS Medicare Deemed Status in 2014. Holly also consulted for Integrated Pain Solutions and successfully opened Gemini Surgery Center in Columbus, OH. The facility achieved Three Year Accreditation through AAAHC and CMS Medicare Deemed Status in 2016.

In her personal time, Holly has always had a passion for giving back to her community. She has long been a member of The Auxiliary of the Toledo Hospital and later served as president of the Lucas County Medical Auxiliary. In 2020, Holly and Dr. James were awarded Philanthropists of the Year by the National Philanthropy Association for their gracious donation to ProMedica Russell J. Ebeid Children’s Hospital. This specific donation allowed for an advanced camera system to be installed in the NICU of the Hospital. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, families were unable to see their children in the NICU, and this camera system allowed for safety and peace of mind. The system is known as Katy’s Connection, named after their daughter, Katy, who was born 8 weeks premature with cerebral palsy.

Holly James undoubtedly exceeds clinical and operational expectations while promoting the importance of compassionate patient care, continued education, and a positive work environment—making her an invaluable and vibrant leader to the team.

Phone number: 866-908-3514

DECA Health is an expert in both the business of pain management as well as the practice of pain management.

Working with DECA provides you the opportunity to work with recognized industry experts in all areas of healthcare. We’ve brought together a team with decades of experience operating, managing, developing and billing for interventional pain management practices across the country, and we know how to make the practice of pain management work for both patients and providers.

The Four Elements of Success:

The DECA Health team focuses on four key elements for success, helping to demonstrate the connection between clinical and business success. These four key elements shape the direction and management philosophy of our managed centers:

  1. Patient Perspective
    The primary focus of any clinical model has to be on providing patients with the resources and quality of care they need to achieve a positive clinical outcome.
  2. Provider Perspective
    No clinical model can be successful without satisfied and productive physicians. We put our partner physicians in a position to be successful, and surround them with highly trained staff and the resources they need to be successful.
  3. Facility Perspective
    By maintaining rigorous standards for efficiency and productivity, as well as helping to keep both staff and equipment costs down, we can balance the need for high quality care without wasted money or time.
  4. Financial Perspective
    The end result of success in all three areas, financial perspective is becoming increasingly important for both physicians and facilities. The ability to provide quality care does not eliminate the ability for a pain management practice to be financially successful, and utilizing DECA’s model and tools for success are a key component in creating and operating a financially successful practice. DECA Health utilizes these key elements in addition to our development and management systems to develop and operate state of the art multi-disciplinary pain management and musculoskeletal centers. The focal point of our practice model is a single specialty ambulatory surgery center, dedicated to the support of interventional pain management procedures as well as the full spectrum of ancillary and physical therapy services.DECA Health distinguishes itself from other companies through our fact-based decision making, rapid execution and thorough follow-through to assure exceptional outcomes for both patients and providers.