Mr. Wheeler has been with CareView Communications, Inc. since its inception. He is a co-founder of CareView and currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Mr. Wheeler has 45 years of experience in the healthcare field and is an Army veteran of the Korean War.
Mr. Wheeler has been a private investor for over 40 years. In addition, Mr. Wheeler has owned and operated nursing homes and ambulance services, co-founded and owned Medical Center Pharmacy and owned numerous businesses in Radio, TV, Cable TV, Retail, Lodging, Banking and Title Services. He served on the Board of Directors and as Chairman of Texoma Medical Center.
Mr. Wheeler graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in 1964 where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Business Economics.
Mr. Wheeler completed his Nursing Home Administration License from the University of Oklahoma in 1968.
In 2001, Mr. Wheeler was elected "Alumni of the Year" from Southeastern Oklahoma State University.
Mr. Johnson joined the Company in April 2006 as President, Chief Operating Officer, and Director. Mr. Johnson currently serves as Chief Executive Officer, a role he accepted in December of 2013.
In December 2003, he filed for patent protection as the inventor of a Non-Intrusive Data Transmission Network for Use in an Enterprise Facility and Method for Implementing in the United States, which invention was subsequently assigned to the Company and issued a patent number by the USPTO. The technology underlying the patent is the basis of the Company's CareView System.
Mr. Johnson is also one of the inventors on three additional pending patent applications for a System and Method for Predicting Falls in the U.S., a System and Method for Documenting Patient Procedures in the U.S., and a System and Method for Using a Video Monitoring System to Prevent and Manage Decubitus Ulcers in Patients in the U.S., all technology currently being deployed or in further development by the Company.
Mr. Johnson has over 20 years of experience in the cable and wireless business. Before joining the Company, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Cadco Systems, a manufacturer of CATV and telecommunications equipment from 1997.
From February 1991 to February 1996, he served as CEO, President and Director of American Wireless Systems, which he restructured and sold to Heartland Wireless Communications.
Mr. Johnson also served as founder and President of Hanover Systems, a manufacturer of telecommunications equipment.
Mr. Johnson has been actively involved with the wireless cable industry since 1984 and has served on the board of directors of the Wireless Cable Association and its FCC regulatory committee.
Mr. Johnson developed various electronic telecommunications equipment for the wireless cable industry including microwave downconverters, wireless cable set top converters, antennas, and MMDS transmitters.
Mr. Johnson's accumulated knowledge in the field of technology coupled with his development of patentable technology makes him an invaluable member of the Company's management.
Mr. Johnson earned his B.A. in Economics and Business Administration from Simpson College. Mr. Johnson also sits on the Board of Trusties for Simpson College.
Jeffrey C. Lightcap is a Senior Managing Director at HealthCor Partners, having joined HealthCor Partners in October 2006.
Mr. Lightcap was previously a Senior Managing Director at JLL Partners, a leading middle-market private equity firm, from 1997 to mid-2006.
Prior to JLL Partners, Mr. Lightcap was a Managing Director at Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. in charge of leverage buyout coverage for Merrill Lynch's mergers and acquisitions group. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Mr. Lightcap was a Senior Vice President in the mergers and acquisitions group at Kidder, Peabody & Co. and briefly at Salomon Brothers.
Mr. Lightcap received a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1981 and in 1985 received an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.
Mr. David R. White served as the Chief Executive Officer of IASIS Healthcare Corporation from December 1, 2000 to November 1, 2010 and served as the Chief Executive Officer of IASIS Healthcare LLC from December 1, 2000 to October 2010.
Mr. White served as the President of IASIS Healthcare Corporation from May 22, 2001 to May 2004 and also served as the President of IASIS Healthcare LLC from May 22, 2001 to May 2004.
He served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of LifeTrust, from November 1998 to November 2000.
From June 1994 to September 1998, Mr. White served as President of the Atlantic Group at Columbia/HCA, where he was responsible for 45 hospitals located in nine states. He has also served as Regional Vice President of Republic Health Corporation.
Previously, Mr. White served as an Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Community Health Systems, Inc. He has been Executive Chairman of Anthelio Healthcare Solutions Inc. since June 2012 and has been its Independent Director since July 28, 2011.
He has been Chairman of the Board at IASIS Healthcare Corporation since December 1, 2000 and served the same position from October 1999 to November 30, 2000.
He serves on the Board of Directors at Corindus, Inc.
He has been Member of Strategic Advisory Board of Satori World Medical, Inc. since 2011. He has been a Director of REACH Health, Inc. since August 30, 2011.
He served as Non-Executive Director at Parkway Holdings Limited from July 15, 2005 to March 8, 2007.
Mr. White earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN in 1970, and an MS in Healthcare Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX in 1973.
Jason Thompson is an attorney and a member of the Transactional Group where he focuses on mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters. Mr. Thompson assists his clients with negotiating and structuring many types of transactions and agreements, including those related to corporate reorganizations, buyout transactions and venture capital investment transactions. He is a certified public accountant (CPA).
Prior to joining Michael Best, Mr. Thompson served as Vice President of Development and Planning for Bulk Petroleum where he oversaw sales, operations, client maintenance, scheduling, accounting and workforce management for the firm's construction projects. In addition, he negotiated construction contracts, performed due diligence on various acquisitions and obtained necessary permits for building projects.
Professional Activities Member, Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants Honors and Recognitions Mr. Thompson was recognized as a "Rising Star" in the area of mergers and acquisitions by Super Lawyers Magazine, a Law & Politics publication. Community Involvement Board Member and Assistant Treasurer, Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation Board Member, Schroeder Branch YMCA Former Board Member, Lisbon Avenue Neighborhood District.
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Steven B. Epstein was elected as a Director of CareView effective as of April 1, 2014. Mr. Epstein is the founder of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., a leading law firm in health care law with over 250 lawyers in 10 cities, where he serves as a senior health adviser. Mr. Epstein is a pioneer in the legal specialty known as health care law and provides a wide range of health care organizations and providers with strategic legal guidance responding to the legal challenges and opportunities of the rapidly changing American health care system. Mr. Epstein was instrumental in the acceptance of managed care as the prominent form of health care delivery and has been referred to as the “father of the healthcare [legal] industry”, as stated in Chambers USA.
Mr. Epstein received his Bachelors of Arts from Tufts University in 1965, where he was awarded the Tufts University Distinguished Alumni Award and served as a member of the Board of Trustees from 1999-2009. He received his Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School in 1968. He is the recipient of Columbia University’s Distinguished Alumni Award and Columbia Law School’s Medal for Excellence, Columbia Law School’s most prestigious award and served as chairman of the Columbia Law School Board of Visitors from 2002-2015. Mr. Epstein currently also serves as a director of the following companies: Discovery Ltd. (JSE: DSY), a South African insurance and wellness company, Accumen, Inc., a private lab services company; Advance Health, a private nurse assessments service company; Haights Cross Communications, Inc. a private education provider company; National Compliance Solutions, Inc.; a private drug and background search company; OrthoSensor, Inc.; a private orthopedic medical device company; ResCare, Inc. a private disability care company; Restorix Health, a private wound care company; and Solis Women’s Health, a private mammography company. Mr. Epstein’s lifetime legal career and knowledge in the healthcare industry makes him well-qualified to serve as a director of the Company.
Dr. James R. Higgins was elected as a director of CareView effective as of April 1, 2014. Dr. Higgins is a cardiologist practicing in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In addition to being boarded in cardiology he has sub specialty boards in nuclear cardiology, electrophysiology, invasive cardiology, cardiac CT angiography, echocardiography, carotid and peripheral sonography, pacemakers and defibrillators. He graduated summa cum laude with a BS degree in electrical engineering from South Dakota State University and sum cum laude with a MD degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He was an extern at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and intern, resident, and chief resident at Barnes Hospital, Washington University, in St. Louis Missouri. His cardiology fellowship was obtained at the University of California, San Francisco, Moffitt and Long Hospital. He was then the Director of research and invasive cardiology at Wilford Hall Medical Center, United States Air Force, San Antonio, Texas. In addition to his busy cardiology practice, Dr. Higgins has started and owns a real estate company, an electronic medical billing company, an oil pipeline supply company, and has a large cattle ranch operation in Oklahoma. He has published more than 300 peer review articles and has multiple patents on medical devices, mainly related to pacemakers and internal defibrillators. Dr. Higgin’s vast experience in the healthcare industry makes him well-qualified to serve as a director of the Company.
There are no up-front costs to use the CareView Clinical Safety System. There is a simple monthly fee per bed and all training, installation and support is included.
Implementation and installation is easy. The CareView System operates over your hospital’s existing coaxial network and VPN, and we work with your plant operations team to fit the equipment into rooms.
Patient privacy is always a concern when using cameras in a clinical setting. The CareView System is HIPAA-compliant and secure. It does not record any video images and includes consent processes and privacy options.
The CareView Clinical Safety System is very flexible and can be setup in a number of ways in order to satisfy hospital or system security and operational networking requirements.
Generally, CareView is a closed system with interfaces to the hospital infrastructure for: