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HEOPS founder Nancy Everitt to speak as part of R-TV Alumni Professional-in-Residence Series

April 6, 2010 -- Nancy Everitt, founder, president and chief executive officer of HEOPS, Inc. in Nashville, Tenn., will visit the Arkansas State University-Jonesboro campus April 21-22, as the final series speaker of 2009-10 in the Radio-Television Alumni Professional-in-Residence Series.

HEOPS provides departmental outsourcing/insourcing solutions and strategic support to healthcare providers, ancillary service companies and payors in the areas of billing, recoveries, managed care, network development and healthcare back office support services.

A native of Jonesboro, Everitt graduated from Arkansas State University with a double major in radio-television and economics in 1987. She spent several years in the broadcast media before earning a master of business administration degree from the University of Memphis in 1991. After obtaining her master’s, she went into healthcare administration.  She worked for Columbia Healthcare for several years until a spinoff of two new hospital companies: LifePoint and Triad. She joined LifePoint as vice president of Managed Care.

She left LifePoint during the boom years to create an Internet healthcare portal and content provider.  Acknowledged for a results-oriented and resourceful style, Everitt has achieved recognition for her ability to resolve complex business issues via outsourcing solutions, governmental regulatory familiarity, revenue cycle, managed care, expedited network development and operations expertise.

Everitt is an R31 Tennessee Supreme Court Listed General Civil Mediator. She was named among the 2005 Tennessean Top 40 Under 40 and received the American Academy of Medical Administrators Horizon Award in 2002.

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