We’ve had another amazing quarter here at TeleQuality Communications as we celebrate multiple new employees and/or internal promotions in this post! Read up on the our newest additions below #TQnewhires
Rick Basse- Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Rick joins TeleQuality as our new CFO overseeing the accounting and finance teams and activities of the organization. He has held a wide variety of accounting and finance roles for the last 33 years and holds a CPA/Six Sigma. Welcome Rick!
Surprising Fact: “I love to ride extreme roller coasters.”
Who would you like to play you in a Hollywood film? Liam Neeson
Favorite Quote: “Our light and temporary troubles are achieving us an eternal glory that far outweigh them all.”
Corrine Benish- Executive Assistant
TeleQuality welcomes Corrine as the new Executive Assistant providing support to the executive management team at TeleQuality including the CEO, Tim Koxlien. With experience supporting a variety of CEOs and corporate executives over the years and 15 years experience as an Account Executive in the credit reporting industry, Corrine brings a wealth of knowledge to the TeleQuality team. Welcome Corrine!
What attracted you to work for TeleQuality? The people at TQ as well as the company’s values and mission- it is so rewarding to work for a company that does so much good!
Who would you like to play you in a Hollywood film? Meg Ryan (before her unflattering plastic surgery)
Favorite Quote: “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” -Winston Churchill
Last week, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced nearly $156 million in funding to support 420 community health centers across 47 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. These grants will assist the centers in increasing access to integrated oral health care services and improving oral health outcomes for Health Center Program patients.
TeleQuality is thrilled to announce nine of our health center customers are recipients of this grant! Congratulations to:
- East Arkansas Family Health Center: West Memphis, AR- $350,000
- Health West, Inc.: Pocatello, ID- $350,000
- Las Clinicas del Norte: El Rito, NM- $350,000
- Valley-Wide Health Systems: Alamosa, CO- $525,000
- Cahaba Medical Care Foundation: Centreville, AL- $350,000
- Quality of Life Services, Inc.: Gadsden, AL- $350,000
- Rural Health Care, Inc./Azalea Health: Palatka, FL- $350,000
- St. George Medical Clinic: Parsons, WV- $350,000
- Monroe Health Center: Union, WV- $184,496
We are honored to be doing business with these outstanding healthcare centers who continually strive to provide the highest quality and level of care for patients, no matter how rural their location.
Join us in saying, congratulations!
To view the official HHS press release, click here. To view the complete list of award recipients, click here.
Our employees are truly what makes TeleQuality a fun and challenging place to work at, and we are proud to introduce you to our newest additions! 2016 Q1 has been a busy quarter here at TeleQuality as we’ve officially hired SIX new employees at our main office in San Antonio!
Read below to get to know each of TeleQuality’s latest team members.
Anne Lehman- Human Resources Manager
Anne joins TeleQuality as the new Human Resources Manager! Due to TeleQuality’s rapidly growing work force, Anne will have a big task ahead of her in keeping the TQ teams staffed while maintaining many other HR duties including recruitment, on-boarding and training. With more than 15 years in HR management and leadership, TeleQuality is thrilled to have Anne leading our corporate staffing and development. Anne holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of West Florida. Welcome Anne!
- Surprising Fact-“I can drive a standard transmission. For some reason, people are surprised by that.”
- Interests Outside of Work– “My family, cooking and travel.”
- Favorite Quote– “Vision without execution is hallucination.” – Thomas Edison
Dan Kaluzny– Director of Operations
TeleQuality welcomes Dan as our new Director of Operations! Dan is in charge of all aspects of the operations team and leading the continuous improvement of TeleQuality’s products and services throughout the entire business operation. Dan works with leading our teams who provide an exceptional experience to our customers and ensures that all our internal procedures thoroughly support the needs of our customers. Dan will be very busy overseeing broadband network installations, financial and funding operations, and customer satisfaction and support for network issues. Dan comes to TeleQuality with over 30 years of experience in telecom and technology leadership ranging from start-up businesses to Fortune 500 companies. Dan received a bachelor of science in Physics from the U.S. Naval Academy. With a wealth of knowledge on operational leadership, we are very excited to welcome Dan to TQ!
- What Attracted You to TeleQuality– “This company has an amazing mission – to help people in rural areas have access to the best in healthcare. Think of it, the services we provide our customers help people lead healthier lives and, in some cases, remain alive because they now enjoy a much higher level of medical services. That mission made me really want to be part of this company.”
- Interests Outside of Work– “Writing, attending airshows and watching the Green Bay Packers compete to add to their record number of NFL championships.”
- Surprising Fact– “I’m an author of a book on leadership for young people.”
The Ponemon Institute sets $363 as the value of a single stolen health record on the black market. In fact, medical information is worth 10 times more than a credit card number.
While it’s true businesses across all industries are being threatened increasingly by cyber crime and hackers, none is being attacked as much as the healthcare industry.
Healthcare companies experienced a 72 percent increase in cyber attacks between 2013 and 2014, and in 2015 there were 253 breaches affecting 500 individuals or more with a combined loss of more than 112 million records, according to a report by the Aberdeen Group and OCR.
Security experts say cyber criminals are targeting the $3 trillion U.S. healthcare industry because many of these organizations still rely on aging computer systems that do not use the latest security features.
Network Improvements Provided by TeleQuality Accelerate Primary Care Services Delivery
PARSONS, West Virginia (Nov. 11, 2015) — St. George Medical Clinic, in partnership with TeleQuality Communications and with financial assistance provided by the Universal Service Fund (USF), has completed a major upgrade to the clinic’s connectivity by installing fiber optic cables to increase their remote broadband speeds nearly fifteen times, allowing accelerated primary care services delivery to patients in Parsons, WV.
“Our rural West Virginian patients count on St. George Medical Clinic to provide the best in primary patient care; therefore, we are constantly looking for new ways to improve the quality of our care by embracing emerging technologies,” said St. George CEO and Executive Director Paul Wamsley. “This fiber optic upgrade will tremendously improve our ability to provide reliable, effective healthcare to our community by freeing up more time for our healthcare providers to spend with patients.”
TeleQuality Customer Explains How Broadband-Enabled Technologies Enhance Rural Telehealth Services at Aug. 31st Briefing in Crystal City
SAN ANTONIO, TX (Sept. 3, 2015)- U.S. Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX-23) visited TeleQuality Communications customer Vida Y Salud Health Systems in Crystal City Aug. 31st to learn more about how broadband-enabled technologies can enhance a rural healthcare provider’s ability to deliver better care to their rural communities, where 56 million Americans reside.
Vida Y Salud leadership and TeleQuality Director of Operations Natalie Verette (far right) pose in front of Crystal City clinic before briefing.
“We are very grateful to Rep. Hurd and his staff for taking time during his busy recess schedule to visit Vida Y Salud and witness how rural healthcare providers are truly making an impact on their communities through their life-saving tools and services including those broadband-enabled technologies,” said TeleQuality’s Director of Operations Natalie Verette. “Our customers are making a difference across rural America and it’s always a pleasure to see them receive the recognition they deserve.”
SAN ANTONIO, TX (August 18, 2015)—TeleQuality Communications (TQCI), a leading telecommunications provider serving the healthcare industry, announced today that it has once again been named to the Inc. 5000’s annual ranking of the Top Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the country.
“It’s an incredible honor to be recognized as one of America’s fastest growing companies and be placed among companies such as Sprout Social, FITBIT and others,” said Tim Koxlien, CEO of TQCI. “Since TeleQuality’s founding in 2006, we have seen tremendous and steady growth which was only made possible by our dedicated TeleQuality team members and our healthcare provider partners.”