A new Chief Financial Officer joined Prism Health North Texas (PHNTX) in June.
Javier Vallejo is a seasoned accountant with more than nine years of specialized health care experience. His background includes healthcare management, audit and attestation, tax preparation, consulting, outsourcing, and other compliance services for a dynamic range of healthcare entities.
Vallejo’s most recent role was serving as the Chief Financial Officer of Deaf Smith County Hospital District/Hereford Regional Medical Center. He oversaw both a rural hospital and outpatient health center with an average patient service revenue of $50 million dollars. His most important accomplishments included the optimization of the facility’s revenue cycle, successful negotiations with third party insurers, and improved relationships with state and federal funders. Prior to this role, Mr. Vallejo was with CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP and Durbin & Company, LLC as a healthcare auditor and senior accountant.
Vallejo holds a Bachelor’s in accounting from the Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business, a Master of Healthcare Administration degree from the Texas Tech Health Science Center, and a Master of Legal Studies – Healthcare Law degree from the University of Oklahoma School of Law. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Healthcare Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina. Vallejo holds several professional certifications, including Certified Revenue Cycle Representative and is a member of both the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Hospital Financial Management Association.
“Javier will be joining us at an absolutely critical time in our organization’s growth and development of financial stability,” said Dr. John Carlo, CEO of Prism Health North Texas. “His enthusiasm, ability to work well with others, and experience will be incredible additions to our team.”
Prism Health North Texas opened services in 1986 during the HIV/AIDS crisis in North Texas, through an initial grant by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Formed as AIDS Arms Network out of the Communities Foundation of Texas, PHNTX for the past 35 years has served the role of connecting people living with HIV to care and services in the area.
PHNTX evolved to be a nationally recognized leader in delivering high-quality HIV and sexual health services, most recently expanding services to address the alarming rise in sexually transmitted infections in Dallas County and North Texas. Roughly 30% of people living with HIV in North Texas receive medical care and support at one of the four health centers.