Chicago, IL – Urgent Care Travel, which provides medical clinics specifically for our nation’s truck drivers, is changing its name to THTGROUP which will operate as Truckers Health Team.
THTGROUP offers a range of crucial health services specifically designed to meet the needs and lives of the nation’s truck drivers. Conveniently located in Pilot Flying J Travel Centers across the country, services include required Department of Transportation physicals and health assessments, as well as programs for the management of chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and others. COVID-19 testing is also available.
To build on the success of offering convenient and effective healthcare programs specifically designed for truck drivers, THTGROUP is expanding its medical leadership by adding two nationally recognized health care professionals. Dr. Scott Rasgon is the new Chief Medical Director and Ms. Diane Weber, MN, RN, CPHQ, CNS, is the new Chief Transformation Officer.
Dr. Rasgon brings 30 years of experience from Kaiser Permanente where he developed innovative programs for the management of chronic diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, and kidney disease. Currently, he serves as chairman of the Board of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Ms. Weber is known for developing high quality, cost effective, patient centric care models working at the nations’ top academic medical centers including Cedars-Sinai of Los Angeles and Kaiser Permanente.
As a part of the ongoing commitment to better serve our nation’s truck drivers, THTGROUP is happy to welcome three well-respected and highly influential new members to its board of directors.
Rick Weber joins as CEO after a successful career with ULTA Beauty. Rick was ULTA Beauty’s COO/CFO between 1996 and 2006. During that time, he grew the company from 27 to 300 stores. Today ULTA Beauty has over 1,200 stores, revenues of nearly $7.4 billion last year, and is now a Fortune 500 company.
John Larkin, operating partner at Clarendon Capital, brings to the board 30 years of experience as a nationally recognized and award-winning research analyst on Wall Street with Alex Brown and Stifel. Mr. Larkin remains 100% focused on the trucking, freight transportation, and logistics industries and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience regarding THT’s target market.
Jim Sington was most recently CEO of Target Media Partners (TMP), a longtime leader in the long-haul truck driver recruiting market. TMP provides a suite of digital and print solutions to help recruit professional drivers and reach trucking management personnel. Mr. Sington also brings years of experience in the investment banking industry to the board.
THTGROUP will enhance and expand the programs offered by deepening its medical leadership by adding two nationally recognized health care professionals, Dr. Scott Rasgon and Ms. Diane Weber, MN.RN.CPHO.CNS.
Dr, Rasgon is the new Medical Director and Ms. Weber is the new Chief Transformation Officer.
Dr. Rasgon brings to the THTGROUP 30 years’ experience in the management of chronic diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension and kidney disease.
Dr. Rasgon has cared for patients over 35 years in with chronic kidney disease, hypertension, diabetes, obesity and high cholesterol. He has been involved in direct patient care, research, quality improvements, and the development of chronic disease management guidelines. He has been on national task force on complications of chronic illness. He has held multiple leadership positions during his long medical career.
Dr. Rasgon experience in caring for patient with chronic illness give him insight into the devastation that happens when those illness are not addressed. He also understands how intervening early can change the trajectory of these conditions. Working with patients and providers to create programs that lead to healthy lifestyles can prevent patients from suffering the long-term complications of these diseases. Dr. Rasgon has been involved in creating and studying programs that have improved the lives of patients with chronic kidney disease, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and high cholesterol.
Currently serving as Chairman of the Board of End Stage Renal Disease Network 18, he is involved in overseeing dialysis patient’s quality of care. He has been involved in the network for over 10 years and also serves as a member of the Medical Review Board.
Throughout his long career Dr. Rasgon has made presentations locally, nationally, and internationally on chronic disease care. He has been invited as a keynote speaker and has been chairman of multiple medical symposiums on chronic disease care. He has received multiple awards for programs he has been instrumental in starting. These awards have been for patient education, evaluation and quality of care of patient with chronic illness. Some of his work has been highlighted in the New York Times in the past.
Dr. Rasgon’s vast experience in chronic disease care and his long history of innovative approaches to chronic disease management will help create innovative programs to improve our members health and create a platform to help better manage their diabetes, hypertension, obesity high cholesterol.
Ms. Weber brings to the THTGROUP a background in developing innovative, high quality, cost effective, patient centric care models working at the nations’ top academic medical centers.
Diane is Chief Transformation Officer (“CTO”) of Truckers Health Team (“THT”) and has over 30 years of experience in business development, strategic planning, operations, quality management, regulatory compliance, risk management and service line development. She has dedicated her career to improving patient outcomes by designing and implementing high quality patient-centered care models while containing costs.
Prior to joining THT, Diane was a Regional Director of Outside Referral Utilization for SCAL Kaiser Permanente. With Dr. Scott Rasgon, she developed the End Stage Renal Disease Management Program which the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) used as their foundation for capitated ESRD care. Diane consulted at the University of Maryland’s Cancer Center and launched managed care contracts for cancer and solid organ transplants. During the 12 years, Diane was Director of Business Development at the Cedars-Sinai Outpatient Cancer Center, it became the most profitable unit in the Medical System. Her evaluation of the patient satisfaction results led to the creation of a Patient Advisory Council and the launch of a Healing Design Renovation and Expansion Program. From 2011 through 2017, Diane was the Ambulatory Care Practice Leader/Outpatient Chief Nursing Officer and responsible for all clinical quality, regulatory, and compliance in 63 departments. Since that time, Diane has been consulting with of a variety of outpatient healthcare entities to improve care and patient outcomes.
Diane received her BS in Nursing from St. Xavier University, Chicago and her Master of Nursing in Pediatric & Adult Oncology from UCLA, Los Angeles. She maintains an active RN License in the state of CA as well as in NJ. She is also a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ). Diane has been the recipient of many awards throughout her career including four of KP’s highest national “Best Practice Awards”. Her philosophy has been and always will be to be a patient advocate and her goal is to partner with truckers to help them choose healthier habits.