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Former Valley Baptist CEO takes position with Nobilis Health

December 28, 2018

HARLINGEN — The former chief executive at Valley Baptist Health System has been named CEO of Houston-based Nobilis Health Corp., the company announced yesterday.

James Springfield served as COO at Valley Baptist beginning in 2001. He later served as president and chief executive officer from 2003 to 2008.

“I am excited to take on this role and opportunity, as I have followed the Nobilis story in the Texas market and have seen their dramatic shift in-network and how the management team has successfully grown its medical facility infrastructure (including clinics, ambulatory surgery centers, and hospitals) as well its unique direct-to-consumer marketing platform,” Springfield said in a statement.

“With the significant expansion of the company’s in-network business, there is now an opportunity to recruit from a much larger base of physicians, especially in the Texas market,” he added. “The company intends to pursue alignment with physicians in new and existing specialties, while expanding the Nobilis brands to include total joint replacements, ENT and cardiovascular services, among others. This is a vision and strategy that the management team and the company’s board of directors share.”

Under Springfield’s watch at Valley Baptist, the medical center purchased Brownsville Medical Center from Tenet Healthcare in 2004 and renamed it Valley Baptist Medical Center-Brownsville. During Springfield’s time as CEO, Valley Baptist revenues rose from $800 million to $1.7 billion.

Prior to Valley Baptist, Springfield spent 13 years with the Memorial Hermann Health Care System where he served in a variety of executive positions.

Nobilis Health is a full-service health care development and management company with more than 30 locations in Texas and Arizona, including hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and multi-specialty clinics.

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