Neighbors Health, LLC Chief of Business Development Elected President of National Association of Freestanding Emergency Centers
HOUSTON, Texas, October 14, 2016 – Maureen Fuhrmann, MHA, BSN, RN and Chief Business Development Officer for Neighbors Health, LLC, the parent company of Neighbors Emergency Center, was elected President of the National Association of Freestanding Emergency Centers (NAFEC) on October 12.
NAFEC represents the gamut of freestanding emergency centers, including independent, hospital-owned, and hybrid models with the mission to advocate for fair regulation and raise awareness of freestanding emergency centers as a high-quality, accessible, emergency medical care option. NAFEC’s office is located at 208 W. 14th St. in Austin.
“It is an honor to serve as President of the National Association of Freestanding Emergency Centers,” Fuhrmann said. “With access to emergency care receiving an average grade* of D+ across the country, and the changing healthcare environment, NAFEC will play an intricate roll in expanding access to emergency care in every state. It’s my goal to help NAFEC achieve improvement that will benefit patients nationwide.”
Fuhrmann has been actively involved in the Freestanding Emergency Center industry since 2009, when she assisted in the development of Elite Care’s first ER center. Before joining Neighbors Health, LLC Fuhrmann was CEO and managing partner for REMCO Emergency, LLC. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Niagara University, Niagara Falls, New York and earned a Master of Healthcare Administration from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Fuhrmann has been an integral part of Neighbors Emergency Center since 2014.