Immanuel, the Midwest leader in retirement living and senior living solutions, is pleased to welcome Devin J. Fox, MD, MBA, FACP as medical director. Since joining the organization in early 2020, Dr. Fox has been overseeing clinical operations and infection control practices across all business lines including 14 retirement and senior living communities and three Immanuel Pathways PACE® (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) centers in Iowa and Nebraska.
“Dr. Fox couldn’t have joined Immanuel at a better time,” said Julie Kaminiski, Immanuel chief operating officer. “His expertise and expansive medical knowledge have been invaluable in leading our clinical teams and creating a comprehensive and effective infection control response during the evolving events of the COVID-19 virus.”
Dr. Fox joins Immanuel after serving with CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center as vice president of medical operations and academic hospital medicine physician. He also previously served as chief medical officer at Creighton University Medical Center, supervising quality and patient safety as the hospital transitioned to a new academic medical center. A skilled physician and instructor, Dr. Fox was involved in the development of curriculum, educational tools and training programs for medical students and residents at the Creighton University School of Medicine.
In the greater community, Dr. Fox serves as president on the BLUEBARN Theater board of directors; co-chair of the Acute Care Test Material Development Committee for the National Board of Medical Examiners; vice chair on the Josie Harper Hospice House board of directors; and is a board member of the Metro Omaha Medical Society Foundation.
“During the backdrop of a global pandemic and Immanuel’s phased response and vaccination procedures, Dr. Fox has been fully committed to leading our clinical teams to success and educating residents and staff about safety procedures,” said Kaminiski.
Dr. Fox leads Immanuel’s home office clinical operations team that directs care across the organization’s communities and Pathways Pace centers. He also oversees Immanuel’s onsite infection control prevention specialist. Under Dr. Fox’s guidance and leadership, the team’s phased and comprehensive approach to COVID-19 protocols have ensured a high level of safety and wellbeing for residents and participants while working closely with governing health agencies like the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control.
Immanuel communities are currently undergoing COVID-19 vaccination clinics under the guidance of governing health agencies and the operational expertise of Dr. Fox.
Since 1887 Immanuel has been providing Christ-Centered Service to Seniors, Each Other and the Community. As a not-for-profit, serving arm of the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) Immanuel’s house of brands includes: Immanuel Classic Courtyards, Lifestyle Villages, Signature and Care Communities, Lakeside Lofts, Immanuel Pathways, Immanuel Community Foundation and The Immanuel Vision Foundation.
Immanuel owns and operates 14, 55+ active living, independent living, assisted living and long-term care retirement communities on nine campuses; Immanuel Pathways operates three PACE® Centers in Iowa and Neb.; the Immanuel Community Foundation, a Resident Assistance Fund provides financial assistance to independent living residents; and the Immanuel Vision Foundation extends financial support to non-profit, charitable 501(c)(3) organizations that share purposes in alignment with Immanuel’s service centered mission.