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Mr. James P. Covert

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President and Chief Executive Off...

3636 Boulevard Of The Allies
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219
United States

Company Description: Originally named the Clinical Laboratories of Central Blood Bank of Pittsburgh, ITxM Diagnostics has been providing services to regional, national and international...   more

Employment History

  • Being Vice-Chair
    National Blood Foundation
  • President and Chief Executive Officer
    The Institute For Transfusion Medicine Inc
  • Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Development
    HealthSouth Corp.
  • Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Outpatient Division
    HealthSouth Corp.
  • Vice President of Development
    Caremark Physical Therapy
  • President
  • Senior Vice President of Development
    Horizon/CMS Healthcare Corporation
  • Senior-Level Executive Positions
    Horizon/CMS Healthcare Corporation
  • President and Chief Executive Officer
    Medcom Company
  • All-Pro Tackle and Team Captain
    Chicago Bears
  • Offensive Tackle
    Chicago Bears

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board of Trustees Member
    National Blood Foundation
  • Member
    Chicago Bears


  • bachelor's degree , English
    University of Pittsburgh
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James ..., 17 Feb 2014 [cached]
James Covert
James P. Covert President and Chief Executive Officer, Institute For Transfusion Medicine (ITxM)
Jim Covert joined the Institute for Transfusion Medicine as the President and Chief Executive Officer in May, 2007. In this position, Mr. Covert's responsibilities include The Institute for Transfusion Medicine and its entities, including four blood centers, Central Blood Bank in Pittsburgh, PA, LifeSource Blood Services in Chicago, IL, Virginia Blood Services in Richmond, VA and Geisinger Blood Center (a joint venture between ITxM & Geisinger Health System) in Danville, PA. The organization also includes the Centralized Transfusion Service serving hospitals in the Pittsburgh, Chicago and Wheeling, WV area, ITxM Diagnostics, The Hemophilia Center of Western Pennsylvania and Creative Testing Solutions (a donor testing joint venture). In addition to being Vice-Chair of the National Blood Foundation, Mr. Covert is an active Director on the following Boards: The Institute for Transfusion Medicine, The Blood Science Foundation, Creative Testing Solutions, the Hemophilia Center of Western Pennsylvania and Hospice Compassus in Nashville, TN.
Prior to joining ITxM, Mr. Covert had over 16 years of experience in healthcare sales, marketing and acquisition initiatives. Mr. Covert's healthcare career began at Baxter International's Physical Therapy Division, as Director of Sales and Development. In November of 1992 Baxter spun out the alternate site business called Caremark into an independent publicly traded company where Mr. Covert served as Vice President of Development for Caremark Physical Therapy from 1992 - 1995. Mr. Covert led all acquisition related activities at Caremark as well as the company's Oncology Services Business. Mr. Covert expanded Caremark's Physical Therapy presence from 50 to 127 sites in 14 states. Caremark Physical Therapy was acquired by HealthSouth Corporation in 1995. Mr. Covert was then Senior Vice President of Development for Horizon/CMS Healthcare Corporation from 1995-1998. At Horizon/CMS, Mr. Covert had responsibility for the merger and acquisition effort as well as all sales and marketing related initiatives. Mr. Covert led the rapid growth effort for the Physical Therapy Division from 20 to over 200 sites. Horizon/CMS was ultimately sold to HealthSouth Corporation in November 1998. In 2000, Mr. Covert started Keystone Strategies, LLC a healthcare consulting group.
Prior to joining ITxM, Mr. Covert was Sr. Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Development for HealthSouth Corporation in Birmingham, Alabama. Mr. Covert joined HealthSouth as part of the turnaround team in 2004 and had responsibility for all Sales and Marketing, Public Relations, Sports Medicine and acquisition initiatives for the Outpatient Therapy Division. HealthSouth's Outpatient Division was acquired by Select Medical Corporation in April 2007.
Mr. Covert earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Covert also served as an All-Pro tackle and team captain for the Chicago Bears from 1983-1990.
"As a national leader in cord ..., 5 Feb 2014 [cached]
"As a national leader in cord blood education, recruitment, and collections, ITxM is committed to helping families preserve their baby's cord blood so those in need have access to the lifesaving benefits that newborn stem cells offer," notes James Covert, President and Chief Executive Officer of ITxM. "We are proud to partner with CBR as part of our goal to educate parents on their cord blood banking options," adds Covert.
NBF Board of Trustees for 2014, 12 April 2014 [cached]
James Covert (Vice Chair) CORD Member President & Chief Executive Officer The Institute for Transfusion Medicine-ITxM
Arena Football League and HealthSouth Announce Partnership for 2005, 14 Feb 2005 [cached]
"We're proud to be working with the Arena Football League and its players," said Jim Covert, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for HealthSouth's Outpatient Division.
LifeSource - Chicagoland's Blood Center, 16 May 2007 [cached]
The Institute For Transfusion Medicine Appoints James P. Covert President/CEOLifeSource - Chicagoland's Blood Center
James P. Covert President/CEO
Glenview, IL (5/16/2007) - LifeSource, Chicagoland's Blood Center, welcomes James P. Covert as President and CEO of ITxM.Covert was named President and CEO of LifeSource's parent company, the Institute for Transfusion Medicine (ITxM), one of the country's largest multi-regional providers of blood product collection/distribution and related services.He succeeds William Portman who is retiring June 30 after 20 years as President and CEO of ITxM.Covert also will serve on the Company's Board of Directors.
This year marks the 20th Anniversary of LifeSource."LifeSource is one of the premiere blood centers in the country," said Covert, who is a regular blood donor."I am very excited about the future growth opportunities and looking forward to working with the dedicated staff who truly believe in our life-saving mission."
LifeSource, the largest blood center in Illinois, has 23 donor centers conveniently located throughout the Chicagoland area and hosts an average of 10 mobile blood drives daily.Covert will divide his time between LifeSource and its sister blood center, Central Blood Bank in Pittsburgh.
Commenting on the appointment, Charles Bracken, Chairman of the ITxM Board of Directors said, "Jim Covert brings to ITxM leadership skills that he has displayed as a senior executive in the healthcare industry.
We are confident that these skills, combined with having roots in both of ITxM's operating cities, Pittsburgh and Chicago, give Jim the foundation needed to accelerate the company's growth and success and maintain its leadership position in the blood banking industry."
Covert comes to ITxM from HealthSouth Corporation, the country's largest provider of outpatient and inpatient rehabilitation services, where he was Senior Vice President responsible for sales, marketing and development of its outpatient division.Prior to joining HealthSouth, Covert was co-founder of Keystone Marketing Associates, LLC.He also held senior-level executive positions at Horizon/CMS Healthcare Corporation, Caremark International and Baxter Healthcare Corporation.
Covert also had a very successful career in college and professional football.After an All-American career at the University of Pittsburgh, he was an All-Pro tackle and team captain for the Chicago Bears from 1983-1990.Covert received his B.A. in English from Pitt.
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