VC trains second group of DeTar Academy participants

Fourteen DeTar Healthcare System employees comprised the second group to complete the 12-week DeTar Academy Development Training Program and were recognized in a recent graduation ceremony. The employees were trained through a partnership with Victoria College to provide job training with a $90,440 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission. The grant was used to custom train 60 new and current nonclinical workers for healthcare office and computer skills related to registration and admitting, technical training, medical billing and insurance coding. Those trained include admissions and clerical personnel, phlebotomists and insurance follow-up representatives. Seated, from left, are recent graduates Audrey Parks, Gloria Garcia, Kywana Coleman, Debra Torres, and Erica Meyer. Standing, from left, are Peggy Simms, Nelda Flores, Gail Welfel, Suzanne Banda, and Nelda Hernandez. Not pictured are Shemikah Barnes, Yolanda Camp, Jeanette Gamez, and Mary Santana. Suzanne Banda, who works as a chemo infusion receptionist at the DeTar Infusion Center, said she enjoyed the training, especially the point of service collections and health management system-patient access. “These classes covered some areas I didn’t know about,” Banda said. “It gave me more of an insight on how to handle collections and what our responses could be. It really helped us.” The first group of DeTar employees completed the course in February. A third class of employees is expected to complete the training in September.
Published: Wednesday, 22 July 2015

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