HARTZ Search is excited to announce the placement of Colin Werenka as the new Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer at JPS Health Network.
After an extensive national search, JPS Health has selected Mr. Werenka to lead the organization’s Risk Management, Corporate Compliance, and Ethics and Internal Audit departments and programs. Overseeing the Director of Internal Audit, ensuring all District risks are appropriately on Risk Management, Compliance, and Internal Audit work plans.
Mr. Werenka will report directly to Robert Earley, President & CEO, and the Board of Managers as a senior executive team member.
Our sincere congratulations to Mr. Colin Werenka and JPS Health Network!
Mr. Werenka joins JPS from the Dayton Children’s Hospital, a nonprofit multi-campus pediatric specialty care network. The combined campuses include a 188-bed hospital, freestanding Ambulatory Surgery Center, two Emergency Departments with one Level I Pediatric Trauma Center, two Urgent Care locations, a Level III NICU, Behavioral Health Crisis Center, 24-bed pediatric behavioral health inpatient unit, nine community based ambulatory clinics, and a home health agency, serving Dayton and the surrounding area. Mr. Werenka delivered an across-the-board 97% reduction in inherent compliance risk through a systematic implementation of tactical controls; and reduced compliance expenditures by half by spearheading a transition to a risk-tailored resource allocation model. As the first Chief Compliance Officer in the history of Dayton Children’s Hospital, he designed, scaled, and implemented an original composition OIG, DOJ, FSC aligned Corporate Compliance Program. Colin also brought the organization to a 99% benchmark for education completion. As Chief Ethics Officer, he amplified values-based conduct, which resulted in a 99th percentile “trusted partner” among surveyed staff.
Before his employment at Dayton Children’s Hospital, Mr. Werenka was the Integrated Care Regulatory and Compliance executive at CareSource in Dayton. At the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Colin was a Compliance Inspector at various ports across the country.
Mr. Werenka earned his Bachelor of Arts from The Ohio State University, his Master in Public Administration from Walden University, and is Certified in Healthcare Compliance by the Compliance Certification Board.
JPS Health Network, a $950 million, tax-supported health care system for Tarrant County, Texas. Anchored by John Peter Smith Hospital, a 573-bed acute care hospital in Fort Worth, this award-winning network has the only Level 1 Trauma Center in Tarrant County and the county’s only psychiatric emergency services location. JPS is a certified Chest Pain Center, Certified Primary Stroke Center, an Accredited American College of Surgery Cancer Center, and a Level lll Neonatal Intensive Care Center (NICU). In 2017, JPS Health Network received the Modern Healthcare Best Places to Work designation, placing JPS among the top 150 healthcare companies in the nation. JPS is the only public entity in Texas included on the 2017 Best Places to Work list, one of the most coveted honors in the industry.
HARTZ Search is a proud partner of JPS Health Network. The search was Co-led by Mike Hartz – CEO, and Carol Maxwell – Partner. We look forward to the continued success of both Mr. Colin Werenka the new Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer and JPS Health Network!