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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

  • President and Chief Executive Officer
    The Institute For Transfusion Medicine Inc
  • President
  • President and Chief Executive Officer
    Medcom Company
  • Director of Sales and Development
    Baxter International Inc
  • Being Vice-Chair
    National Blood Foundation
  • 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
  • Senior Vice President of Development
    Horizon/CMS Healthcare Corporation
  • Senior-Level Executive Positions
    Horizon/CMS Healthcare Corporation
  • 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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ITxM CEO Jim Covert said the ..., 17 Oct 2014 [cached]
ITxM CEO Jim Covert said the affiliation with MEDIC gives ITxM another key geographic link to better serve customers.
"The health care landscape across the nation continues to evolve with ongoing hospital consolidation and increased need for larger-scale blood centers to serve broader regions," Covert said.
James ..., 25 July 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.
Yahoo - MedCom USA Names New President and CEO, 2 July 2001 [cached]
IRVINE , Calif. , July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- MedCom USA , Inc. ( OTC Bulletin Board : EMED - news ) , a leader in the healthcare information technology field , announced today that it has appointed Mr. James P. Covert as its President and Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Covert has stepped away from his position as Founder of Keystone Strategies LLC , a provider of top-level consulting services to industry participants within the Healthcare arena , to accept this position.Mr. Covert stated , ``I am very impressed with MedCom's proprietary technology , and have validated it with the leaders of several of the top information technology organizations within the healthcare community.I am looking forward to building a strong executive management team and a ''seasoned`` and experienced Board of Directors that will assist MedCom in obtaining favorable outside funding activities , establishing strategic relationships and bringing the MedCom product lines to the attention of the decision makers within its market space.I will be announcing in the coming weeks additions to the management team and Board of Directors that can effectively lead us in executing a new MedCom business plan that will support our strong technology offering.With new leadership on board , we can overcome the Company's past problems by establishing good business fundamentals , restoring shareholder confidence , and re-establishing the Company's credibility.
After several years in the National Football League as an All-Pro tackle for the Chicago Bears , Mr. Covert takes the helm of MedCom with nearly a dozen years of executive healthcare management experience.He began his healthcare career as Director of Sales and Development for Baxter International's ( NYSE : BAX - news ) physical therapy service division.In 1992 , he was promoted to Vice President of Development for Caremark International ( NYSE : CMX - news ).Mr. Covert personally spearheaded the merger and acquisition at Caremark Orthopedic Services.During his tenure , Caremark expanded its presence from 50 to 127 sites and was acquired by Healthsouth Corporation ( NYSE : HRC - news ) in December of 1995.Mr. Covert then became Senior Vice President of Marketing and Development for Eagle Rehab , a Division of Horizon Healthcare Corporation ( NASDAQ : HORC - news ).Mr. Covert expanded Eagle Rehab from 20 to 140 sites and also had responsibility for the sales and marketing activities.Horizon Healthcare was eventually sold to Healthsouth Corp..Prior to launching Keystone Strategies , LLC , a provider of top-level healthcare consulting services ; Mr. Covert was the Executive Vice President of InLight Interactive.Mr. Covert earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Pittsburgh.
About MedCom USA :
MedCom USA , Inc. provides innovative technology based solutions for the healthcare industry that help the users to efficiently collect , utilize , analyze and disseminate data from payors , providers and patients.The Company's healthcare business units include : The Internet Healthcare Solutions ( IHS ) Center which provides ASP ( Application Service Provider ) through the Health Information Gateway ( HIG ) as well as SSP ( Storage Service Provider ) solutions that meet the information outsourcing needs of healthcare provider and payor organizations , and MedCard , an easy to use , cost-effective solution for physicians , clinics and hospitals that offers on-line verification of insurance eligibility , electronic referrals , 100 % paperless claims processing , patient easy pay and credit and debit card processing.
MedCom's corporate web address : http : //
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
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