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CHHS Spotlight- James A. (Tony) Barber

CHHS Spotlight- James A. (Tony) Barber

James A. (Tony) Barber is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Urgent Care America, LLC (UCA), located in Fort Myers, FL.  He founded and opened UCA for business in April, 2008. A native of Springfield, KY, Tony earned his B.S. in Health Care Administration from WKU in 1976.

Tony has an extensive background in managing physician practices of varying sizes and physician relationships in multi-dimensional health systems.  He is well connected to physicians in many markets around the United States.   Other experience includes, the creation of a Risk Retention Group, development of a corporate-wide medical staff credentials program and the creation of a comprehensive CME and physician relations program designed to better connect hospitals with staff physicians.

UCA locations are spread across the United States.  Locations include: 3 in Florida (plus Corporate Headquarters), 17 in Louisiana (plus the Operations office), 5 locations in Pennsylvania, 3 locations in Tennessee, 2 locations in Texas, plus 1 location in Illinois, Missouri, Nevada, and South Carolina.  UCA also has a presence in the Caribbean.

Tony and his wife, Damita Jo, have two children, Kelly and Michael. 

Tony Barber

Dr. Gary Ransdell, Tony Barber, and Dr. John Bonaguro

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