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 has partnered with independent physicians, medical practices, regional medical facilities and larger hospitals throughout the country to provide patients with incredible pain management services, and to provide clinical staff with the resources they need to achieve positive clinical outcomes for their patients.

It’s no secret that the demand for high quality, multi-disciplinary interventional pain management services has been on the rise, as more and more patients are in need of specialized care to deal with their painful conditions or diseases. Primary care physicians and hospital emergency rooms are not equipped to deal with the multi-faceted nature of pain management, and chronic pain patients tend to bog down the system and prevent patients that can be helped from getting the care they need.

Our goal is to provide medical communities with pain management care they need, and to get those chronic pain patients out of emergency rooms and into a comprehensive, multidisciplinary pain management program that can help them find lasting results. Our programs have not only been successful for patient outcomes, but have had a dramatic effect on reducing chronic pain patient’s reliance on emergency care units, helping reduce the burden on hospital staff as well.


Independent Physicians

DECA Health has always believed that pain management should be seen as its own distinct and necessary specialty, and not as part of an anesthesiology or orthopedic group. Though those resources have a place in the continuum of care, in order to be truly successful in managing acute and chronic pain, a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary pain management program needs the full collection of clinical tools and modalities at their disposal.

DECA Health seeks to provide fellowship trained, board certified physicians with the opportunity to create their own pain management practice, independently owned and operated, built around their vision for multi-disciplinary, interventional pain management. We are one of the few medical development companies in the country who can take your vision from construction to operation, providing physicians with a turn key solution to practice medicine the way they were taught. DECA Health can handle all of your practice’s business, management and billing issues, freeing you to work directly with patients.


Hospitals and Medical Facilities

The win-win goes a step further for our partner hospitals and clinical facilities, as pain management represents a specialty that can often exist in currently available space, will help utilize underused surgery center or operating room space, and requires little to no upfront capital investment for partner hospitals or medical practices. DECA Health can bring the pain management practice to you, helping to recruit a highly qualified interventional pain management physician, while supporting practice growth with our proven practice models for success.

Pain management can be an incredible opportunity for both clinical and business success, and is an affordable way to help improve your clinical offerings and bottom line without investing in expensive equipment or build outs. By partnering with DECA Health, we can help make pain management a successful and fully integrated part of your existing hospital or medical practice.