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General Manager of Business.

Location:
Amarillo, Texas, United States
Salary:
65000
Posted:
October 05, 2016

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George H. Buchenau, Jr.

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Cell (806) ***-****

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EXPERIENCE:

March 2015 to

Feb. 2016

KING’S MANOR METHODIST RETIREMENT SYSTEM, Hereford, TX

Executive Director of Samaritan Hospice and King’s Manor Home Health.

Duties include: Manage all aspects of operations. Supervision of 4 direct reports, CHAPS review and process, oversee budget and marketing for a 7 county area.

February 2014 to

February 2015

AMARILLO MEDICAL GROUP, LLC, Amarillo, TX

Practice Administrator. Duties included: Responsible for all daily operations of the practice administration for three Internal Medicine Physicians and ten Nurse Practitioners. The practice is in twenty-six locations in Amarillo and a one hundred mile radius. The facilities are nursing homes, clinics, and independent/assisted living.

November 2011 to

July 2013

MOORE COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT, Dumas, TX

Director of Home Health. Duties included: Administrator of hospital-based home health care. Manage all aspects of operations.

Executive Director of Moore County Health Foundation. Duties included: manage all foundation activities, including fund raising, annual golf tournament, annual gala with attendance of 660 which raised over $100,000, overseeing all committees and finances.

June 2011 to

October 2011

PAMPA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, Pampa, TX

Chief Nursing Officer/Risk Manager (Interim) Duties included: Supervision of 9 direct reports. Managed all aspects of nursing, including utilization review, performance improvement, Joint Commission review and process. Attended all management meetings including the Medical Staff Committee and the Hospital Board of Directors meetings.

Feb. 2002 to

Feb. 2010

INTERIM HEALTHCARE OF WEST TEXAS, Amarillo, TX

Administrator (General Manager). Duties included: Marketing of home health care and hospice business. Managed all aspects of operations, including 160 employees. Instrumental in seeking out and securing new contracts with major healthcare providers, and establishing new pediatric and hospice programs. Took annualized business volume from $100,000 to $3.2 million.

Nov. 1999 to

Jan. 2002

CAREMOR HOME I.V., Amarillo, TX

General Manager. Duties included: Responsible for all daily operations for home infusion products company serving the Texas Panhandle. Improvement activities: downsized office staff due to efficiencies implemented; implemented electronic billing and new marketing strategies.

Sept. 1996 to

Nov. 1999

NORTHWEST TEXAS HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS, Amarillo, TX

Administrator of Home Care & Community Health Services. Duties included: Administrator of the J.O. Wyatt Clinic and the Wyatt Health Plan. Responsible for all daily operations for 10,000 indigent client populations, with average daily appointments of 425 patients.

Jan. 1995 to

Sept. 1996

COLUMBIA HOMECARE GROUP, Dallas, TX

National Director of Acquisition Integration. Duties included: Scheduling and analysis of due diligence for targeted agencies, supervision of acquisition team, and integration of operations of purchased agencies with existing hospitals.

May 1990 to

Dec. 1994

OLSTEN KIMBERLY QUALITY CARE, Amarillo, TX

Branch Director. Duties included: Executive level management of Medicare homecare program, home infusion therapy, private duty nursing, home medical equipment, and high-risk pediatric program.

Apr. 1987 to

May 1990

ST. ANTHONY'S HOSPITAL, Amarillo, TX

Physician Liaison. Duties included: Liaison between administrator / senior management and physicians; responsible for: resolution of issues and concerns voiced by either of these groups; physician recruiting and rural area physician communications.

June 1975 to

Oct. 1987

CENTRAL PLAINS REGIONAL HOSPITAL, Plainview, TX;

HEMPHILL COUNTY HOSPITAL, Canadian, TX

COON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, Dalhart, TX

House Supervisor, Charge Nurse (‘79-‘87); Public Health Nurse (‘75-’79).

EDUCATION:

M.B.A. in Healthcare Administration, Wayland Baptist University, Plainview, TX, June 1994.

B.S. in Nursing, West Texas State University, Canyon, TX, May 1975.

Licensed as General Lines Agent in Texas, Nov. 2010.

ORGANIZATIONS:

American Fundraising Professionals

March 2012

Texas State Board of Nursing

Board Member, 2005-2009

Vice-President, 2006-2007

Texas Home & Community Support Services

Governor’s Appointment 1998-2004

Chairman, 1998-2004

Texas Assoc. of Home Care

Vice-President, 97-99; Board of Directors, 92-98; Chairman, Special Interests Comm., 97-98; Chairman, Private Pay, 92-93; Liaison to Govt. Affairs Committee, 91-92

United Way of Amarillo & Canyon

Campaign Cabinet, 2000 & 2001, Co-chair of Medical Division

American Marketing Association

President, 93-94; President-elect, 92-93; Membership Chairman, 91-92

HONORS: Interim Healthcare, Amarillo - OCS 2007 & 2009 Home Care Elite Top 100

Interim Healthcare National Award for Top Office in Quality & Financial Growth

KQC Five-Star Office Award for 1992, 1993, 1994

KQC Most Improved Office in Midwest Division Award for 1991

REFERENCES: Available upon request



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