Oceans Healthcare Appoints Industry Experts to Board of Directors

Feb 28th, 2017

Behavioral Health Provider Strengthens Position with Nationally Recognized Thought Leaders

PLANO, Texas (Feb. 28, 2017) – Oceans Healthcare, a nationally recognized behavioral health provider focused on the healing and long-term recovery of older adults and seniors, today announced the addition of three leading industry experts to its Board of Directors.

Rob Allen, CPA, recently served as Oceans Healthcare’s interim chief financial officer and brings 38 years of dynamic healthcare experience to Oceans’ board of directors.  Allen arose from the ranks of healthcare management and has served in chief operations and chief financial roles for large healthcare organizations such as Coram/CVS Infusion Services, Apria Healthcare, Titan Health Corporation and American Medical Response driving operational, financial, revenue cycle and strategic growth.

Phillip B. Douglas, brings more than 35 years of healthcare and management experience to Oceans’ board of directors. Formerlychairman and chief executive of LifeCare Health Partners, a national healthcare services provider, Douglas led the company during a period of growth, service line diversification and increased revenue. He has served in senior executive positions across the healthcare continuum for leading organizations such as Workscape, Health Spring, United Health Corporation and Humana. His depth of board expertise includes efforts in rapid growth and turnaround, and extensive background in operations, strategic planning, leader recruitment and growth initiatives.

Peter Grua brings 25 years of seasoned venture investment expertise with director positions held at nearly 20 healthcare service and information technology organizations and publicly traded companies. His current directorships include The Advisory Board Company (NASDAQ), Ampers and Health, ArroHealth, Imagine Health, Linkwell Health, Medicalis and OnShift, and formerly, several companies acquired by leading names like McKesson, WebMD and Centene.   

“I am honored to welcome these three nationally recognized industry leaders of such high stature to the Oceans Board,” said Stuart Archer, Chief Executive Officer, Oceans Healthcare. “Following a year of record operational and fiscal performance amidst a sea change in the healthcare industry, our board looks forward to capitalizing on that momentum for continued patient care excellence, strategic growth, and financial success in the coming years.”


(Left to Right: Rob Allen, Phillip B. Douglas and Peter Grua)

Oceans Healthcare treated more than 10,000 patients in 2016. The company announced its expansion in West Texas in December 2016 with the purchase of Abilene Behavioral Health hospital in Abilene, Texas. Late last year the company also purchased hospitals in Katy, Texas, and Crowley, Louisiana.


Oceans Healthcare is a nationally recognized behavioral health provider focused on healing and long-term recovery. Founded in 2004, Oceans provides inpatient and outpatient treatment with a special focus on the unique physical and emotional needs of older adults and seniors. With 13 locations in Texas and Louisiana, Oceans hospitals are consistently recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission. The company was recently named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America. For more information, visit www.oceanshealthcare.com


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