Prism Health North Texas (PHNTX) has hired a new Chief Financial Officer.
Javier Vallejo joined the organization on June 21. Vallejo was selected from more than 40 applicants under a national search conducted by Milburn Partners, Inc. He 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 range of healthcare entities.
Vallejo received his B.B.A. 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.
Vallejo’s last role was serving as the Chief Financial Officer of Deaf Smith County Hospital District/Hereford Regional Medical Center. In this role, he oversaw both a rural hospital and outpatient health center with an average patient service revenue of $50 million dollars. His 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, Vallejo was with CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP and Durbin & Company, LLC as a healthcare auditor and senior accountant.
Prism Health North Texas is the region’s largest HIV and AIDS service organization, serving over 13,000 patients in the region including over 5,000 living with HIV. Roughly 30% of people living with HIV in North Texas receive medical care and support at one of its four health centers. In addition to operating clinics, pharmacies, and a nationally renowned clinical research department, the organization focuses on behavioral health, healthcare access, and education.
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. The agency has recently expanding services to address the rise in sexually transmitted infections in Dallas County and North Texas.