HOUSTON RediClinic, which operates 22 clinics in H-E-B grocery stores in Houston and Austin, has announced the appointment of Susan Cooley King as its new VP clinical services.
In her new role, King will serve on the senior management team and will be responsible for providing clinical leadership to RediClinic's nurse practitioners and physician assistants, managing relationships with the company's oversight physicians and healthcare system partners, enhancing clinical systems and controls, and providing input into new product and service additions.
"Susan's strong educational background, deep clinical experience, and extensive community involvement will help to ensure that RediClinic continues to provide high-quality, convenient, and affordable care," stated Web Golinkin, CEO of RediClinic.
Most recently, King was an assistant professor at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston for 15 years. During her tenure with the UTMS-H, she served in a variety of other capacities, including clinic director, course director, clinical instructor and preceptor. In addition, she was the founding director of UTMS-H's Reach Out and Read Texas program, a pediatric literacy program that is administered through 300 practice sites throughout the state and serves more than 250,000 children.
King has received many honors for her work in the healthcare industry as well as for her community involvement. Earlier this year, King was recognized as a Distinguished Alumnae by the University of Texas Austin School of Nursing. She also received Harris County Hospitals District's 2008 Hank Coleman Leadership Award, and was honored as a Woman of Distinction in 2006 by The Woman's Home, a shelter for homeless women in Houston offering counseling for mental illness, drug abuse and alcohol addiction.
King currently serves on a number of boards, including Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Reach Out and Read National Center, and five boards of Houston-based organizations.