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Senior Leadership

RHN’s Senior Leadership Team is well versed in industry fundamentals, educated in the evolution of the health care services industry, and share a common vision for RHN’s continued growth.

Rick Love

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Love has a diverse healthcare administration and physician practice management experience with a background in financial operations, business development, physician partnerships and strategic planning, for both non-profit and proprietary healthcare entities, including hospitals and outpatient clinics. He is experienced in start-ups and turnarounds, with multi-location responsibility.

Mr. Love holds a BBA in Economics from West Texas State University, an MPA with a concentration in Health Care Administration from Texas Tech University, and an MBA in Strategic Leadership from Amberton University in Dallas, TX.

Derek Martin

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Martin has 23 years experience in the area of accounting, auditing and financial management for both public and private entities. His background includes extensive knowledge in management, reporting and compliance at the state, federal and international level for multiple domestic and foreign investment vehicles. He is experienced in the management of auditing, tax compliance and preparation, general business operations and human resources.

Mr. Martin holds a BBA in Accounting from Texas Tech University and an MBA in Strategic Leadership from Amberton University in Dallas, TX.

Michael Hemphill

Chief Operations Officer

Prior to joining the RHN Team in January 2004, Mr. Hemphill worked for University Medical Center in Lubbock and Baylor Health Care System in Dallas. Mr. Hemphill’s expertise is in capital project management, capital and operational budgeting, financial analysis and forecasting.

Mr. Hemphill holds a BS in Psychology from Texas Tech University, and an MPA with a concentration in Health Care Administration also from Texas Tech University.

Cynthia Wetzel

Director of Clinical Affairs

Ms. Wetzel has 24 years of experience as a Registered Nurse and successful performance in the medical/healthcare field, emphasizing management, and census development, including Director of Admissions and Director of Clinical Liaisons in acute care and rehabilitation environments. She has a strong expertise in recruiting physicians across all specialties and maintaining excellent business relationships, demonstrating leadership skills with a high capacity to influence, persuade, and negotiate e ectively. Her clinical experience includes Critical Care, NICU, PICU, and L&D. She holds a NCC specialty certification in Inpatient Obstetrics and is a graduate of the UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Health Care Executive Program.

Jennifer Pattison

Director of Employee Relations & Branding

Ms. Pattison has comprehensive Human Resources experience in the areas of: recruitment, staff development and training, benefits and compensation, organizational development, performance management, policy and procedure development, and legal compliance.Prior to joining the RHN team in February of 2012, Ms. Pattison worked for a global advertising agency in Austin, TX.

Ms. Pattison holds a BA in Social Sciences from the California State University at Chico, a Senior Professional in Human Resources certification and a Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional certification.

Sandy Logan

Director Revenue Cycle of Management

Ms. Logan has 31 years of experience in the Revenue Cycle management field in both profit and non-profit medical group settings. Her expertise includes: Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), claims management, governmental regulations, and billing requirements for government and third party payers.

Ms. Logan also holds a Certified Professional Coder certification.

Ashley Venhaus

Practice Administrator

Prior to joining the RHN team in March of 2012, Ms. Venhaus worked at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas from 2004 to 2012. Ms. Venhaus has widespread experience in the areas of: operational management, staff development and training, performance management, and physician relations.

Ms. Venhaus holds a BBA in Management from Texas Tech University and is a member of Medical Group Management Association.

Benson Lovett

Regional Director of Operations

Prior to joining the RHN team in July 2011, Benson Lovett worked at Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo, TX from 2006 to 2011. Mr. Lovett has widespread experience in the areas of: medical and dental practice management, staff development and training, and human relations.