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 utilizes its proprietary development and management systems to deliver and operate high performing multi-disciplinary pain management and musculoskeletal centers. By integrating the patient and physician experience with facility and financial management systems, we have created highly efficient practices that provide uncompromising patient care and physician support.
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New Practice Development

DECA’s innovative and cost focused model has helped make private practice and ASC ownership a reality for physicians across the country. By utilizing efficient facility designs, combined with the industries best practices and standards for quality of care, DECA facilities consistently outperform competition in productivity and revenue.

We provide a complete turn key solution to practice ownership, giving you a customized facility built around your needs, and the tools you and your staff need to be successful from day one. From ground up construction to existing practice renovations, DECA health has the experience you need to build and operate the practice you’ve always envisioned.

Existing Practice Development

DECA’s team of business, management and healthcare consultants have helped turn struggling practices into efficient and productive models of success throughout the United States. Our approach to minimizing wasted personnel and resources, while maximizing patient volume without compromising quality of care, has helped our facilities outperform competitors in nearly every major benchmark available.

From implementing new ancillary services and sources of revenue, to improving the management and billing process you use to be more effective, DECA has an extensive history of turning physician practices and ambulatory surgery centers into models of efficiency and productivity. Our proprietary management systems have been time tested and have had great success in a variety of clinical environments, and will turn your independent practice into a best practice for financial and clinical success.

Additional Services for Medical Practices

  • Research
    Using a collection of proprietary tools and resources, DECA’s team will help identify locations that provide the best opportunity for your practice’s success, and highlight opportunities for growth.
  • Site Selection
    DECA will conduct assessment and feasibility studies, providing you with information you need to make the right decision. We will also work with real estate agents, banks and contractors to help deliver the facility you need.
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    DECA has the project management and construction oversight experience to help deliver your facility on time and under budget. Let us work with contractors and engineers to get the perfect facility for your clinical needs.
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    From physicians to trained clinical staff, DECA can assist in the recruiting, hiring and training of these individuals. All our training programs are based on AAAHC best practices for office and clinical staff.
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    Using our suppliers and supply chain logistic contacts, DECA health can help outfit your facility with the tools you and your staff need to provide the highest quality of care every day.
  • Billing and Collections
    Our team of certified billers, coders and collections experts will guarantee that you get paid for the work you perform. DECA’s billing services continue to outperform industry benchmarks, and will provide the financial security you need.
  • Practice Management
    DECA’s practice management team provides the global focus you need to become a more efficient and productive practice. We’ll provide the feedback you’re missing now, and help guide your practice towards financial success.
  • IT and EMR Support
    By combining technology experts with our healthcare experience, we can help select the right EMR system and assist with implementation, making the process as painless as possible.
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