Ventra Health Names President of Emergency and Hospital Medicine

Darshan Patel formerly was senior vice president of emergency and hospital medicine and was responsible for the integration and operations of Dallas-based Ventra Health's legacy organizations, Gottlieb, abeo, and DuvaSawko, which merged, creating the Emergency and Hospital Medicine Division in 2021.

Ventra Health CEO Steven Huddleston, who has been on the job less than two weeks, announced that Darshan Patel has been named president of emergency and hospital medicine.

Patel formerly was senior vice president of emergency and hospital medicine and was responsible for the integration and operations of Dallas-based Ventra Health’s legacy organizations, Gottlieb, abeo, and DuvaSawko, which merged in 2021 to create Ventra.

“Darshan is the right person at the right time to lead Ventra Health’s Emergency and Hospital Medicine business. His consulting background and subject matter expertise in revenue cycle align with our organizational objectives on integration and delivering exceptional results for clients,” Huddleston said in a statement.

Leading into the next chapter

Darshan Patel of Ventra Health [Photo: Ventra Health]

Before Ventra Health, Patel worked with PwC, supporting hospitals, health systems, and physician groups on strategy, integration, and revenue cycle improvement initiatives, Ventra said.

“I have been intimately involved in integrating the legacy organizations and look forward to leading the combined Ventra Health Emergency and Hospital Medicine Business into the next chapter,” Patel said in a statement.

Ventra Health focuses on tech-enabled revenue cycle management, practice management, and advisory solutions for hospital-based physicians. It partners with private practices, hospitals, health systems, and physician management organizations to deliver market-leading solutions that solve healthcare providers’ most complex revenue and reimbursement issues.

Backed by Varsity Healthcare Partners, Ventra Health represents the acquisitions of DuvaSawko, Gottlieb, and Abeo, who collectively served the emergency medicine, hospital medicine, and anesthesia markets, Ventra said.

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