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

National Philanthropy Day

National Philanthropy Day is to show appreciation for those who have significantly contributed to the welfare of our communities in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. In 2019, Dr. William James and his wife Holly James were nominated by William Garbe of Promedica Foundations for the Outstanding Philanthropist Award.

William and Holly James, partners in life and in work. Dr. and Mrs. William James founded DECA Health, Inc and Comprehensive Centers for Pain Management in 2003 to improve the delivery of acute and chronic pain management services in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan with a full multidisciplinary approach and patient-focused care for even the most challenging patients. Since its inception, CC4PM of Toledo Ohio has collaborated with area Promedica Hospitals and physicians to provide seamless service.

The James’ youngest child Katy, was born two months premature under emergency conditions. Born lifeless, she spent her first several weeks in Toledo Children’s NICU. With the loving and expert care of the entire team of NICU staff and physicians, Katy not only survived, but flourished. Katy has brushed away the challenges of spastic diplegia, scoliosis, and dyslexia to be an outstanding student and citizen.

Holly James has volunteered for the Toledo Hospital Auxiliary and Toledo Academy of Medicine Alliance, serving one year in a presidential role. She also volunteered for Second Chance and the Telluride Adaptive Sports Program (TASP) in Colorado, for which Katy was a poster child and ribbon cutter for their new facility in 2009.

Despite Dr. and Mrs. James time and support given to these organizations over the years, they were looking to hep in a more impactful way. That opportunity surfaced in the form of sponsoring “NICVIEW”—a secure interactive video platform that allows family members to connect remotely with patients and families in the NICU. The choice to support Toledo Children’s Hospital was easy. Dr. James and his family committed to launch and support “Katy’s Connection”—cameras for all 60 of their NICU beds—to benefit the families and patient in the Toledo Children’s NICU.

On behalf of DECA Health, Inc., we aspire to practice and celebrate the spirit of philanthropy that results when everyone works together to “Change the World with a Giving Heart.”

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