Jennie Parker named as director of shared services for University Health

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A portrait of Jennie Parker, director of shared services for University Health.

University Health, the clinical enterprise of UNR Med, has named Jennie Parker as director of shared services. Photo by Brin Reynolds/UNR Med.

University Health, the clinical enterprise of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine (UNR Med), has named Jennie Parker as director of shared services.

In her new role, Parker will oversee clinical administration for University Health, including patient front-end operations, patient-centered care, the patient call center, employee training, authorizations and referrals, medical records and purchasing services, and patient authorization and referral process.

"Jennie's commitment to ensuring the highest quality patient experience, combined with her clinical operations expertise, is invaluable and will enhance the care University Health provides to our patients and community," said Mike Herbert, interim senior associate dean for Administration and Finance. "Her promotion is a well-deserved acknowledgement of her leadership, and operational expertise. She has been a champion of clinical excellence and patient-centered care at University Health and will be integral in our growth as a preferred clinical provider in northern Nevada."

Most recently, Parker served as the practice administrator for University Health Internal Medicine. Parker has been employed with UNR Med's practice plan since 2011. She has held multiple positions including practice manager for pediatrics and allergy and as operations specialist in support of all clinical locations and operations.

Parker has over 16 years of experience in health care, including 10 years of experience with University Health, with a focus on workflow analysis and process improvement, standardization, auditing, training and onboarding staff and managers, and overseeing expansion and relocation of University Health clinical practices. In addition, she serves as project manager under the Director of IT for system upgrades and enhancements.

As part of its clinical growth into the northern Nevada community, University Health is expanding clinical locations to improve access to quality care for Nevadans, while enhancing medical education and the training of future physicians. University Health physicians and residents work together as a medical team to discuss the treatment plan and care of all patients. The health care benefits of an educational clinical include a team-based approach for comprehensive patient care.

University Health is accepting new patients. Patients can make an appointment and confirm insurance coverage by calling (775) 327-5000. Affordable cash pay options are available and Medicaid, Medicare and most commercial insurances are accepted. University Health clinical locations are open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more on University Health, providers and a full line of health care services, visit

Media Contacts

Julie Ardito, APR
Senior Director, Advancement and Engagement
Office: (775) 784-6006

Tessa Bowen, MPA
Communications Manager, Advancement and Engagement
Office: (775) 682-9254

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, Nevada's first public medical school, is a community-based, research-intensive medical school with a statewide vision for a healthy Nevada. Established in 1969, UNR Med is improving the health and well-being of all Nevadans and their communities through excellence in student education, postgraduate training and clinical care, research with local, national and global impact and a culture of diversity and inclusion.

Released: Tuesday July 14, 2020 @ 6:00 AM