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Jennifer Small to Lead Ambulatory Care Services

​​HOUSTON (June 24, 2022) — Harris Health System has named Jennifer Small, AuD, MBA, CCC-A, its new executive vice president and administrator of Ambulatory Care Services (ACS), its integrated network of outpatient services that includes health centers, specialty clinics, mobile health units and its award-winning Healthcare for the Homeless Program. Additionally, Small will oversee Harris Health’s patient nurse hotline, referral center, virtual care and appointment center.
As one of the largest public healthcare providers in Texas, Harris Health focuses on serving the primary care, disease management and prevention healthcare needs of Harris County residents. 
“Throughout her time at Harris Health, Dr. Small has focused on expanding access to care to vulnerable communities, leading the expansion of specialty services within our community-based health centers, and operationalizing COVID vaccinations to our patient population and external partners,” says Louis Smith, senior executive vice president and chief operating officer, Harris Health. “During this time, she has collaborated with key stakeholders to develop the ACS strategic plan and positioned ACS operations for success post-COVID, amongst other accomplishments.”
In her role, she will continue to partner with leadership from Harris Health’s medical partners—Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas Health Science Center- Houston—to ensure patient-centered, high-quality, cost-effective and integrated care. 
Small served as the ACS administrator on an interim basis since March 2021 and has worked at Harris Health in various leadership positions since 2009.
Small graduated from Willowridge High School in Fort Bend ISD before earning bachelor and master’s degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, a doctor of audiology degree from the University of Florida-Gainesville, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Houston Bauer College of Business. 
She is a member of several professional and community organizations. She serves on the boards of the National Association of Health Services Executives-Houston, the YMCA of Greater Houston-Weekley and College Community Career. She also devotes much of her time mentoring students to mid-management leaders as they navigate their career paths. ​