January 27, 2016Julia and Glenna
Glenna Askey Devonport, Texas State - Iota Alpha, is Practice Administrator and Vice President of Operations for House Call Doctors, a multi-million dollar company that aligns the interest of the patient, physician and payor. Market recognition contributed to House Call Doctors award of Medicare's Independence at Home Demonstration, invitation to participate in the University of California San Francisco /John Hopkins Grant for development of House Call quality measures and a national registry and recipient of the AAHCM 2013 Innovation Award.
"House Call Doctors is exactly what it sounds like," said Glenna. "Throughout the
state of Texas, we provide doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants to patients in their homes who cannot get to a doctor's office.
It is extremely beneficial for a large population of people in the
U.S. and it saves an extraordinary amount money that is currently spent on
deploying health costs. I am extremely proud to be a part of this
emerging medical field."
Glenna is responsible for managing, developing and optimizing all operations. She began her career with House Call Doctors as an intern in 2007 and joined the company upon graduation from Texas State University in 2008. In 2010, she was promoted to the operations team and relocated to Austin. Glenna oversees key projects and is the leader of implementing processes to adapt to the dynamic changes of the Healthcare industry.
Glenna's mother, Julia Griffiths Jung, Texas A&M - Lambda Xi, is President and Owner of House Call Doctors. She works with her daughter and the rest of the organization's team to successfully fulfill her vision to improve patient care and reduce health care expenditures.
"Owners don't build successful organizations without surrounding themselves with smart people who possess complementary skill sets," says Julia. "I was fortunate to fill key leadership roles with two Delta Zetas from San Marcos -- my daughter, Glenna Askey Devonport, and Natalia Krasutsky Thomas, Texas State - Iota Alpha. It has been joy watching these ladies develop into the executives they have become. Natalia Krasutsky Thomas, Texas State - Iota Alpha
"We make a formidable team. We've had spirited conversations around the conference table resulting in great decisions, maintain unconditional support for each other, have encouraged each other during the aftermath of regulatory changes, and I've cried at both of their weddings. That characterizes sisterhood at the highest level," says Julia. "House Call Doctors could not have reached the financial success and national recognition culminating in me experiencing the 'American Dream' by way of selling my company to Kindred Healthcare, the nation's largest post-acute healthcare company, without my daughter, Glenna, our Practice Administrator and Vice President of Operations. Glenna learned, well before her experience afforded, how to successfully balance the implementation of strong operations with a risk taker entrepreneur focused on growth. A House Call doctor examines a patient.
"My Delta Zeta experience has contributed to my achievements both professionally and personally for countless reasons. Specific areas that have assisted in my development professionally are time management, how to present and most importantly, acknowledging that everyone can contribute to the greater good, whether in a sorority or an organization, when you put them in the right role. Working in management can be difficult when you do not see eye to eye or have difficulties connecting with personalities. It's very similar to being in a sorority -- you learn how to adapt with everyone to reach the end goal. Not only do communication skills carry over to your personal life, but the financial responsibility aspect of staying in good standing while juggling classes, a job and attending social events is a long-term attribute I consciously think about every day," Julia concludes.