LAS VEGAS – HealthCare Partners Nevada has promoted Bard Coats, M.D., MBA, to market president, effective immediately. Dr. Coats most recently served as executive vice president of clinical operations for HealthCare Partners Nevada.
“Bard brings to HealthCare Partners Nevada not only training as a clinician, but also unparalleled business acumen,” said Dennis Kogod, president of HealthCare Partners. “He is an experienced, thoughtful and proven leader and I’m confident we have the right person at the helm of our Nevada market as HealthCare Partners advances its goal of becoming the leading independent medical group in America.”
Dr. Coats is board certified in internal medicine and has more than 30 years of experience in the medical community, including four years with HealthCare Partners Nevada.
“Continuing to be part of HealthCare Partners’ work to transform health care delivery throughout Nevada is an exciting challenge at this juncture in my career, enabling me to merge my experience in direct patient care with my passion for business and operational excellence,” said Coats.
Before joining HealthCare Partners Nevada, Dr. Coats spent the first half of his medical career as a practicing general internist in Northern California and has held various leadership roles with PacifiCare and UnitedHealthcare, including chief medical officer of UnitedHealthcare’s Southwest and Western regions.
About DaVita HealthCare Partners
DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., a Fortune 500® company, is the parent company of HealthCare Partners and DaVita Kidney Care. HealthCare Partners manages and operates medical groups and affiliated physician networks in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Florida and Colorado in its pursuit to deliver excellent-quality health care in a dignified and compassionate manner. As of June 30, 2015, HealthCare Partners provided integrated care management for approximately 826,000 patients. DaVita Kidney Care is a leading provider of kidney care in the United States, delivering dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. As of June 30, 2015, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,210 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 176,000 patients. The company also operated 96 outpatient dialysis centers located in 10 countries outside the United States. For more information, please visit DaVitaHealthCarePartners.com.