Jacobs joins TAN Healthcare as COO

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 16, 2019

To The Leader


Healthcare management executive Robert Jacobs has joined TAN Healthcare as Chief Operating Officer, CEO Dena Hughes announced today. TAN Healthcare (Triangle Area Network) is a growing not-for-profit primary health center with locations in Beaumont, Orange and mobile sites throughout the region.

“Robert Jacobs brings extensive health care management experience to our team,” said Hughes. “As a long-time health care executive, his experience with strategic and tactical planning, development, evaluation, and operational processes will benefit TAN as we expand services and deliver on our mission of serving the health needs of individuals and families in our area. His extensive knowledge in healthcare information technology will be a key asset as TAN continues to explore and implement high tech ways to better serve our patients and clients.”

Jacobs previously served over 18 years as the Regional Vice President of Information Technology for CHRISTUS Health South East Texas and Gulf Coast Regions in Beaumont and Houston, Regional Information Management Executive for CHRISTUS Health St. Michael in Texarkana, and Chief Information Officer for CHRISTUS Jasper Memorial Hospital in Jasper.

Jacobs earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Lamar University. Active in the local community, Jacobs just completed his tenure as the 2018 president of the Young Men’s Business League, which sponsors the South Texas State Fair.

As a designated Community Health Center, TAN Healthcare provides affordable, quality medical services and accepts private insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid. A sliding scale is available for those who are uninsured. The clinic’s medical director is Shannon Ray Schrader, MD, an experienced and trusted family practice physician who has been serving the southeast Texas community and Houston area for over 20 years. He and the other medical providers—Mina Tanaka, MD, My-Eisha Casmire, FNP, Larissa DeBlanc, FNP, and Anita Drake, FNP—strive to provide comprehensive, compassionate care to each patient they see.

The center also provides behavioral health counseling, patient navigation, and an onsite pharmacy, PharmBlue Texas, which offers easy packaging and home delivery. TAN continues its specialized care for individuals with chronic conditions such as HIV, Hepatitis C, diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity.

To enhance access to primary care in underserved areas, TAN Healthcare’s new mobile services division offers monthly clinics in the following communities: Batson, Ivanhoe, Raywood, and Trout Creek. To find out when the Medical & More Mobile Health Clinic is in your area, call 409-550-1067.

To make an appointment with a healthcare provider, please call 409-832-3377 for the Beaumont location, 1495 N. 7th Street, or 409-920-4223 for the Orange location, 3737 N. 16th Street. For more information, visit www.tanhealthcare.org.