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Background Information

Employment History

SUMO LLC

Hospital Administrator

Harris Hospital

Contributor

Healthcare Infomatics

North Texas Specialty Physician

American Medical Group Association

Affiliations

Board Member
North Texas Specialty Physicians

Board Member
Sandlot Solutions Inc

Board Member
Texas e-Health Alliance

Board Member
TeHA

Chief Executive Officer of North Texas Specialty Physicians and Founding Board Member
Organization's Award Winning Health..

Alliance Board of Directors
TexasE-Health

Secretary
Board

Education

BS

Western Michigan University

MA

Western Michigan University

Ph.D. degree

Western Michigan University

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Texas e-Health Alliance

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Karen Van Wagner

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Karen Van Wagner, Ph.D.
Executive Director North Texas Specialty Physicians
Karen Van Wagner was named Executive Director of North Texas Specialty Physicians (NTSP), a Fort Worth-based 600 physician IPA, in 1997. During her tenure, NTSP has grown from a start-up IPA to a leading physician organization specializing in improving patient care through technology and medical outcome management. Of the 15,000 patients treated ever day by NTSP physicians, more than 96% trust their doctor and believe they receive high quality care. In addition to serving as Executive Director, Dr. Van Wagner sits on the Board of NTSP's two subsidiaries, including Sandlot, LLC. Prior to 1997, Karen spent 16 years at the Harris Methodist Health System, serving as a Senior Leader of a 500 bed urban hospital, and as Senior Vice President of Network Operations for the Harris Methodist Health Plan. Karen was also the Director of Planning and Marketing for Los Angeles Children's Hospital in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Van Wagner earned her Bachelor's, Master's and Ph.D. degrees from Western Michigan University. In 2008 she accepted appointment to serve as a member of the Tarrant County Hospital District's Board of Managers. She is married and has two children.


Leadership Team | Sandlot Solutions, Inc.

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Karen Van Wagner, Ph.D.

Executive Director, North Texas Specialty Physicians
Since 1997, Dr. Karen Van Wagner has successfully directed and managed NTSP from a start-up IPA to a major organization of more than 600 physicians and managed care contracts with all major payers, including 23,000 risk lives - both commercial HMO and Medicare. Dr. Van Wagner sits on the Board of NTSP's two subsidiaries, Care N' Care Insurance Company, Inc. and Sandlot, LLC. Karen Van Wagner is also a member of the Tarrant County Hospital District Board of Managers.
Prior to her tenure at NTSP, Dr. Van Wagner spent 16 years at Harris Methodist Health Systems in Texas, culminating in a senior vice president position. She also was senior vice president of network operations for Harris Health Plan. Prior to coming to Harris, Dr. Van Wagner was the Director of Planning and Marketing for Los Angeles Children's Hospital in Los Angeles, CA.
Dr. Van Wagner has received a BS, MA, and PhD from Western Michigan University.


Leadership Team | Sandlot Solutions, Inc.

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Karen Van Wagner, Ph.D.

Executive Director, North Texas Specialty Physicians
Since 1997, Dr. Karen Van Wagner has successfully directed and managed NTSP from a start-up IPA to a major organization of more than 600 physicians and managed care contracts with all major payers, including 23,000 risk lives - both commercial HMO and Medicare. Dr. Van Wagner sits on the Board of NTSP's two subsidiaries, Care N' Care Insurance Company, Inc. and Sandlot, LLC. Karen Van Wagner is also a member of the Tarrant County Hospital District Board of Managers.
Prior to her tenure at NTSP, Dr. Van Wagner spent 16 years at Harris Methodist Health Systems in Texas, culminating in a senior vice president position. She also was senior vice president of network operations for Harris Health Plan. Prior to coming to Harris, Dr. Van Wagner was the Director of Planning and Marketing for Los Angeles Children's Hospital in Los Angeles, CA.
Dr. Van Wagner has received a BS, MA, and PhD from Western Michigan University.


HEALTH LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP - NTSP Charitable Fund

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Karen Van Wagner was a warrior not only in fighting cancer, but also in her professional life. She obtained her Doctorate at the age of 22, after which her professional accomplishments touched organizations across the country. Dr. Van Wagner performed social research in connection with Operation Push, taught statistics and sociology at Trinity University in Chicago and Kansas University, engaged in city management and founded a doctorial city management program, served as director of the Oklahoma Health Systems Agency and served as the Director of Planning and Marketing for Children's Hospital in Los Angeles, California. Ultimately, Fort Worth Texas became Dr. Van Wagner's professional home base. She spent many years as a hospital administrator at Harris Hospital. Then, Dr. Van Wagner and three specialty physicians set out to form a business that would impact the Fort Worth health management, provider, and general health care system in and far beyond Fort Worth. Their new health care organization, North Texas Specialty Physicians (NTSP), an IPA, grew from the three specialty physicians to nearly 600 general and specialty physicians. Dr. Van Wagner sat on several boards, including the board of Board of Managers of Tarrant County Hospital District. She was asked to share her expertise with and provide input to the Texas Governor's office, federal congressional health care committees and the White House.


SUMO Healthcare : About SUMO : Leadership Teamp : Biography : Board Member : Karen Van Wagner, Ph.D.

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Karen Van Wagner, Ph.D. SUMO Healthcare : About SUMO : Leadership Teamp : Biography : Board Member : Karen Van Wagner, Ph.D.

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Karen Van Wagner, Ph.D.
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Karen Van Wagner, Ph.D.
Board Member
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Karen Van Wagner, Ph.D.
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Karen Van Wagner has received a B.S., M.A., and Ph. D from Western Michigan University. Since 1997, she has successfully directed and managed NTSP from a start-up IPA to a major organization of more than 600 physicians and managed care contracts with all major payers, including a 20,000 risk lives-both commercial HMO and Medicare. Dr. Van Wagner also sits on the Board of NTSP and its two subsidiaries, Care N' Care Insurance Company, Inc. and Sandlot, LLC.
Prior to her tenure at NTSP, Dr. Van Wagner spent 16 years at Harris Methodist Health System in Texas, culminating in a senior vice president position. She also was senior vice president of network operations for Harris Health Plan. Prior to coming to Harris, Dr. Van Wagner was the Director of Planning and Marketing for Los Angeles Children's Hospital in Los Angeles, California.

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