General Medicine’s leadership team members have more than 30 years of experience in post-hospitalist medical care. Many are former administrators, DONs and owner-operators of post-acute and nursing care facilities. They understand the skillful balancing act that’s required to provide outstanding patient care while operating a successful business.
KEY TEAM MEMBERS
Thomas Prose and His Key Team Members
Thomas M. Prose, MD, MPH, MBA – President and Senior Medical Director
Dr. Prose, founded General Medicine in 1983. He has more than 30 years of experience in internal medicine, geriatrics and health care administration.
Prior to developing General Medicine was medical director of Cigna Insurance Company. He also served as a medical consultant and member of the board of directors to a number of organizations, federal and state agencies, insurance carriers and health care systems.
He has authored numerous health care articles and has presented before the United States Senate, HCFA, CMS, the National Cancer Institute and the Association of Community Cancer Centers. He is a featured speaker of the National Geriatric Society and several other national, state and local health care societies and organizations. His topics include managed care, sub-acute medicine, joint commission accreditation, medical staff credentialing and organization, and the prospective payment system.
Dr. Prose earned his doctorate in medicine, master’s in public health and master’s in business administration from the University of Michigan.
Rebecca, has been with General Medicine since 1993. Her primary responsibility is serving as the Director of Clinical Services for our Eastern Region. Previously she served as a clinical coordinator, and as a nurse practitioner with the group. She has more than 30 years of extensive experience in geriatrics as a clinician and an educator. She has practiced in various settings including outpatient, acute, sub-acute and long-term care. She has served as a preceptor for students of several universities, authored numerous practice-related articles and has been a lecturer for several advanced practice nurse conferences. In addition, she has been an expert witness for the State of Michigan Board of Commerce and is an active member in various professional organizations including the Michigan League of Nursing, the National Conference of Gerontological Nurse Practitioners and the American Medical Directors Association.
Rebecca earned her bachelor’s degree in science from the University of Detroit Mercy and a master of science in gerontological nursing from the University of Michigan. She also received a graduate certificate in nursing education, and she is board certified as a gerontological nurse practitioner from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Carol, has been with General Medicine since 2007. Her primary responsibility is serving as the Director of Clinical Services for our Western Region. Previously she served as a clinical coordinator, and as a nurse practitioner with the group. She has more than 25 years of experience in geriatric, emergency, internal and family practice medicine. She served as a clinician in various settings including outpatient, acute, sub- acute and long-term care. In addition, she has been a lecturer for several state and local nursing and health care conferences.
Carol received her Bachelor of Science degree from Marymount College and a master of science in family nursing from Wichita State University. She is board certified as a family nurse practitioner from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and she also has held certifications in ACLS, TNCC and emergency nursing.
Tom, has been with General Medicine since 2003. His primary responsibilities are to identify and develop new markets, create affiliations and key relationships with facilities, and develop strategy for all new business opportunities for our practice.
After earning his degree at Hillsdale College, he practiced public accounting with Ernst & Ernst, one of the original “Big Eight” CPA firms. His specialization was Audit and Consulting Services for health care clients. He then served in various roles as a CFO, Director of Reimbursement, Regional Operations Manager, VP of Operations, COO, President and CEO. Additionally, he has been a board member of several health ventures, and was a part owner of 27 Skilled Nursing and Long-term Care Facilities. Entities included nursing home chains, institutional pharmacies, home infusion therapy, DME and home health companies, outpatient rehabilitation agencies, health care venture partnerships and health care consulting companies.
In the early to mid-1990s, Tom helped develop a new delivery method in health care called “Home Infusion Therapy.” Under his leadership this company grew through mergers, acquisitions and 3 IPOs to become Coram Healthcare, an $800+ million dollar, publically held provider group with offices in 23 states and over 6,000 employees.
In 1996, Tom and his physician partners developed one of the largest multi-specialty group practices in Indiana. They also became the largest provider of ancillary services to nursing homes in the Midwest. In 2000, their company was sold to HCR Manorcare, and Tom continued to serve as the President and CEO of this division until 2003.
Throughout his career, Tom has been identified as one of the country’s leading authorities on compliance and reimbursement issues for post-acute and long-term care. He continues to serve on several national and state committees and has been a frequent speaker at various national, state and local conferences.
Scott, has been with General Medicine since 1995. His primary responsibilities are coordinating our national recruitment efforts for professional staff members and negotiating their employment agreements. He also identifies and negotiates physician practice acquisitions, develops new client relations and develops our marketing program.
Scott has more than 20 years of experience working with physicians, hospitals and insurance carriers. Since graduating from Southeastern Louisiana University he has served as project manager, marketing representative and marketing manager as well owned his own company in the service industry.
Prior to joining General Medicine, Scott represented a national surgical instrument company where he demonstrated the techniques for using specific instruments in the hospital room setting.
He also co-authored a very successful how-to manual on creating and operating a service business.
Scott continues to participate in various national, state and local health care conferences.
Sandy, has been with General Medicine since 1995. Her primary responsibilities are the overall administrative and financial management of our practice which includes many consolidated business units. The departments are comprised of accounting, billing, communications, credentialing, human resources, information technology, operational standards, policies and procedures, records retention, regulatory compliance, sales support and staff training.
She also maintains our corporate compliance program and our CQI/TQM process for improving policies, systems and processes.
Sandy has more than 20 years of experience working with physicians, hospitals, insurance companies, ACOs, MCOs and state managed health plans since earning her BBA in accounting from Eastern Michigan University.
Prior to joining General Medicine, Sandy served as an administrative assistant and financial manager on the board of education for a large public schools district.
Sandy continues to participate in various national, state and local health care conferences.
Joe has more than 30 years of senior level healthcare operations and business development experience spanning the entire healthcare continuum. He brings considerable experience in both acute care and post-acute care to General Medicine.
He has held senior level operations and strategy roles for some of the country’s largest healthcare operators and integrated delivery networks. He served as President of Select Medical’s Hospital Group with responsibility for 110 specialty hospitals in 28 states, $1.9B in revenue and over 12,500 employees. In addition, he served in Strategy roles for CHS, the country’s second largest publicly traded hospital chain as well as for a subsidiary of Highmark Health, the country’s 3rd largest integrated healthcare delivery and financing network. Previously he also served as CEO for acute care hospitals, and in various senior management roles with long-term care facilities. In addition he has extensive experience working with physicians including 110 Medical Directors and over 700 physician programs in 28 states.
Joe earned his Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University and a Master’s in Hospital and Healthcare Administration from Xavier University. He is also a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.