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University of Texas Health Services names new director

Laura Rooney, DNP, APRN, assistant professor of clinical nursing in the Department of Family Health at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Nursing, will take on the head administrative position for University of Texas Health Services effective Aug. 4, according to a
news release.

The University of Texas Health Services, part of the nursing school’s faculty clinical practice, has about 40 contracts with business and industry to provide primary care, occupational health, travel medicine and other services, and operates its main nurse-practitioner-managed clinic. In fiscal year 2013, University of Texas Health Services reported more than 12,000 clinical visits by patients and gross revenues of more than $3.7 million.

“University of Texas Health Services has developed into a very a successful model — one that has been emulated worldwide — since its pioneering inception in 1990,” UTHSC School of Nursing Dean Patricia L. Starck, RN, PhD, FAAN, said in the release. “I am confident that Dr. Laura Rooney will make an outstanding director and energetically build on existing University of Texas Health Services practice contracts and services.”

Rooney has the distinction of holding “Diplomate in Comprehensive Care” certification, and is one of the few nurses to have passed that exam, which is given by the American Board of
Comprehensive Care.

After graduating in the state of Texas’ first class to hold the DNP degree, Rooney joined the UTHSC School of Nursing’s faculty in 2009. She received both her MSN and her BSN from UTHSC School of Nursing. Early in her career, she worked as a nurse practitioner and an RN in several Texas Medical Center hospitals.

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