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Team Building: Celebrating the Holidays

Here at Nova Medical Centers we believe team building, and a little bit of friendly competition, can boost morale and encourage our staff members to strive to their absolute best. During the month of December, our clinics participated in a local charity challenge. Each clinic chose a charity that is near and dear to their heart and rallied their co-workers to donate and volunteer for that organization. It was truly touching to see how Nova clinics are impacting their local communities.

Here, at the corporate office, we had a month of Christmas fun!

Week 1: Elf Yourself

Team Building

Week 2: Christmas PJ Day

HolidayPJParty

Week 3: Ugly Sweater Contest and Holiday Art Project

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UglySweater

The Holiday Art Project had a few rules:

  1. You must agree to the art project in order to receive “a kit.”
  2. Your kit will have random objects.
  3. You must use every object from the kit in your project.
  4. The theme is “Whoville.”

Congratulations Carlos Umana (#3 art project)! He was the winner selected by anonymous voting.

Winner of the Nova Holiday Art Project (Corporate Office)

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More Holiday Fun:

Nova clinics also joined in the fun with their own themed days!

Chattanooga

Chattanooga

Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi

Duncanville

Duncanville

Harlingen

Harlingen

McAllen

McAllen

Norcross

Norcross

San Antonio East

San Antonio East

How do you boost moral in your office or medical center? We’d love to hear how you’re celebrating the holidays at work.

Occupational Health Predictions for 2016

As the New Year approaches, the The Ambulatory M&A Advisor has been working with CEOs and developers from across different areas of the market, including Nova Medical Centers, to bring its readers various predictions for 2016 in the field of Occupational Health.

DCoeBlogPostRichard Romero reached out to Darren Coe, VP of Business Development and Mergers and Acquisitions for NOVA Medical and he says it is interesting watching the market, especially in healthcare.

“We see a lot of consolidation happening in many different facets of healthcare. Workers comp and occupational medicine is no different. We have seen a lot of consolidation over the years, but I think you are actually going to see it pick up in 2016.  You have got some of the big players that are getting more involved again, as well as just some of the other local groups that are starting to grow as well, becoming more and more ripe for acquisitions,” Coe says.

Coe explains that some of the biggest challenges are just dealing with the regulatory environment of healthcare. Even for larger groups, he says it is difficult for them to be able to adapt to all of the changes.

The other challenge that occupational health is dealing with is just reimbursement he says.

“It is becoming more and more expensive to run a practice because of the need to upgrade to ICD-10, or to adapt to EHRs that meet specific requirements that continue to increase from year to year. Now, they are in a position where you have to keep up with those costs, but reimbursement for the services provided has gone down. So, that is one of the biggest challenges that you have to face; How do you maintain the level of margins that you need to, and still provide good  healthcare?” Coe says.

“However, not only are these changes and obstacle that we have to overcome, but they also give us the ability to adapt to the changes, adapt to the needs of the patients as well as meeting the requirements of the regulations that are coming out as well. So, to be someone that can provide a workable solution and be able to maintain a business and still provide good patient care; I think is the key to opportunities.”

To read other perspectives in the Occupational Medicine industry, along with the full article click here.