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Antle Appointed Regional Director of Operations


Darcie Antle has been appointed regional director of operations for the Northern California Network of Adventist Health (NCN) and the California Medical Group (CMG). Effective September 3, she will oversee strategic operations for clinics and physician groups across Mendocino and western Lake counties, according to David Olson, vice president for NCN’s physician services.

“Darcie brings nearly 25 years of front-line healthcare experience,” stated Olson.

In her new role, Antle will support local practice managers in providing easy and convenient access for those needing both urgent and preventative health care services. “She’s ahead of national health care reform when it comes to designing medical homes for patients,” continued Olson.

Most recently, Antle has been the director of Ukiah Valley Medical Center’s Rural Health Centers and four Hospital Based Outpatient Clinics (HBOCs), and administrator of Ukiah Valley Primary Care Medical Group. In this role, she directed the day-to-day operations of six multi-specialty practices in Ukiah representing 14 medical specialties along with two medical clinics in Lakeport. With over 70 physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistances--Antle has managed the care for over 100,000 patient visits this past year.

“Darcie has gleaned a wealth of knowledge in compliance, billing, contracting, practice management, credentialing, malpractice, and documentation systems throughout her career,” shared Gwen Matthews, the CEO at UVMC and vice president of shared services for the NCN. “We are excited to use her talent across the network in providing access to health care for the communities we serve.”

“She’s frequently tapped on the shoulder by Adventist Health to counsel our sister hospitals on their ambulatory functions.”

In addition to experience, Antle holds an associate’s degree from Mendocino College in physical education; a bachelor’s degree in organizational behavior from the University of San Francisco; and a master’s degree in health care services from St. Mary’s College. She also earned single subject clear teaching credentials from Humboldt State.

Antle has been an instructor for Mendocino College, Medical Billing and Coding, and Mendocino County Office of Education in the medical assistant program.

Olson stated that Antle is active as the Mendocino County representative to Partnership Health Plan of California, and two national professional associations -- MGMA and ACMPE. She currently serves as the vice chairman of the Community Health Resource Network.

With regards to civic involvement, Antle is commissioner chair for the City of Ukiah Parks, Rec and Golf Commission, past president of the Rotary Club of South Ukiah, a founding member of California Association of Rural Health Clinic and a member of the Alliance for Rural Communities.

A mother of two and a proud grandmother of beautiful three-year old, Antle enjoys designing strategies with the local vintners for shopping locally.