About Nearterm

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With over two decades of proven success, we deliver top-tier professionals to clients nationwide.

Nearterm provides healthcare revenue cycle and financial management consulting services to hospitals, physician groups and engineering firms. Our 25 years of relationship building gives us the insight to provide turnkey solutions to companies in need of interim management, executive search, accounts receivable, medical coding and project staffing support.

History

Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Houston, Texas, we started as Excel Unlimited, Inc, a privately-held executive search firm specializing in healthcare and engineering. We expanded our offerings along the way forming Nearterm in 1997 a healthcare interim management company. As a whole we adopted strategies to become a leader in financial management consulting services. This lead to the acquisition of Scott & Matthews, Inc., a healthcare revenue cycle consulting practice.

While thinking of how we could simply our offerings to our clients we decided to merge Excel Unlimited, Nearterm and Scott and Matthews into one surviving entity Nearterm. This allows us to offer our clients 360* degrees of service, from one company, under one signed contract, with one point of contact. Simple. We still utilize our Q100 program for Quality Assurance and we continue providing the best candidates / resources for our clients.

We are dedicated to sharing our success with those that make Nearterm the company it is today. With customized solutions to fit each of our client’s unique requirements, our employees are ready to serve all of your staffing and recruitment needs

Leadership Team

Jim Anderson

Jimmy Anderson Higgins

President

Jim has been an Executive Search Consultant for C-Suite executives in the Healthcare Industry for the past 24 years. He joined Nearterm Corporation in May of 1996 to focus on providing professional consulting services to Hospitals, specifically in the Finance and Revenue Cycle Management space.

His areas of specialization include but are not limited to Chief Financial Officers, Revenue Cycle Directors, Health Information Management Directors, and Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists.

Since joining Nearterm he’s been a leader and major influence in the development and growth of the Healthcare Division. Today our service lines include; Consulting, Interim Management, Executive Search, Outsourcing and Project Staffing.

Jim has been a Houston Area Association of Personnel Consultants Top Ten Nominee and a Texas Association of Personnel Consultants Top Fifteen Nominee every year since 1995.

Gayle Tapps

Gayle Tapps

Vice President

Gayle has over 20 years’ experience as a professional Healthcare Recruiter. Her specialization is solely in the Healthcare Financial Management and Revenue Cycle Operations. Gayle is a vital part of Nearterm’s Interim Management Division and is a major influence in the Healthcare Finance/Revenue Cycle Permanent Placement Division.

For the past 20 years Gayle has been nominated several times for the Top Ten Producer in Houston, Texas and Top Fifty Producer in the state of Texas. As a leader in Nearterm’s Interim Management/Contract Division, she has been an integral part in leading the team to being nominated the Number 1 Interim/Contract Team in the State of Texas for over 15 years in a row. Gayle has built loyal repeat clients through gaining a thorough understanding of their needs and delivering what her clients desire. Her areas of concentration primarily include Chief Financial Officers, Controllers, Revenue Cycle Directors and Health Information Management Directors.

For example some of the Gayle’s clients are: Community Health Systems, Tenet Healthcare, HCA, University of Mississippi Health System, JPS Health Network, Rutherford Hospital, Duke University Health System, Gateway Health Systems, and Northwest Medical Center, Texas Health Resources, Methodist Health System Dallas, Community Hospital Corporation, WVU Health System, Maine Health System, McAlester Regional

Kathryn LaBrosse

Kathryn LaBrosse

Business Manager

Kathryn LaBrosse is the Business Manager of Nearterm Corporation. Kathryn joined the administrative team at Nearterm over 20 years ago and has never looked back. Working her way up through the company to her current role, she has consistently stepped into increasing responsibilities and brought her individual drive, Texas determination, and vision to the executives, clients, and employees alike in her Nearterm family.

Utilizing her cumulative knowledge of 40 years of assisting executives and employees in fields including: insurance, law, education, retail, petro-chemical, and the recruiting industry; she utilizes her patent approach to keeping Nearterm running like a well-oiled machine, and shining like a star in their client’s view. The words “no” and “that can’t be done” are not in her vocabulary.

Senior Staff

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Gary Bryson

Practice Leader
Civil Engineering

Nearterm Matt

Matt Watson

Search Director
Healthcare HIM

Nearterm Jess

Jess Tello

Search Director
Revenue Cycle Management

Nearterm Sam

Sam Ali

Search Director
Civil Engineering

Nearterm Khadiza

Khadiza Hannan

Search Director
Imaging

Founding Members

Jim Higgins

Jim Higgins

Founder

Jim Matthews

Jim Matthews

Founder

Dan Smith

Dan Smith

Founder