Member Of The Year

  • Title : CEO

    Company Name: COVERSA

    Industry : Non-Profit

    Location : Kansas City,US

    Specialty : Services to victims of sexual abuse.

    Biography :

    Dr. Rebecca Hierholzer is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of COVERSA – Collection of Victim Evidence Regarding Sexual Assault ¬– a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing quality, compassionate post sexual assault patient care. COVERSA provides the services of SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners) to area hospitals, including North Kansas City Hospital in North Kansas City, MO and Centerpoint Medical Center in Independence, MO, Ray County Hospital, Lafayette Regional Hospital, Liberty Hospital, Research Medical Center, St. Joseph Health Center, Cass County Hospital, Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee’s Summit Medical Center, Excelsior Springs Medical Center in Missouri and Overland Park Regional Medical Center in Kansas. Dr. Hierholzer is also an Emergency Physician at Morningstar Emergency Physicians of Team Health, St. Francis Health Center, in Topeka, Kansas. “Youngest child of Joseph Frank Hierholzer and Elizabeth Ann (Mais) Hierholzer. I learned from my parents the power of education and service to the community. I chose a career that would involve a great deal of education that would allow me to provide service to the community in which I live.”

    Dr. Hierholzer is extensively credentialed and educated. She earned her combined BA/MD degree at the University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine. She then did her internship, and residency in emergency medicine, at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City. Rebecca later earned her Master’s of Business Administration in Health Care from the American Intercontinental University. She is licensed in the State of Missouri and the State of Kansas, and is board-certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hierholzer is certified in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.

    Dr. Rebecca Hierholzer has had numerous professional appointments in the Kansas and Missouri areas. She has been the Medical Director of the NKC SANE Program at North Kansas City Hospital, as well as their Express Care Clinic. She is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Missouri.

    Dr. Hierholzer is a member of many professional organizations, including the National Association of Professional Women, the Kansas City Coalition Against Human Trafficking, the International Association of Forensic Nurses, the Missouri State Medical Association, the American Medical Association, and the American College of Emergency Physicians. She is also on the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Medical Society of Greater Kansas City.

    Dr. Hierholzer was recognized for her professional accomplishments by the National Association of Professional Women, which named her “Woman of the Year” 2012-2013. Rebecca was also named Emergency Physician of the Year 2010 by the Missouri Emergency Nurses Association. “Never say Never, if you can imagine it, you will find a way to make it happen.”

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