Robert N. Helms, Jr. | Chairman of the Board & CEO

RobertHelmsBob oversees and manages the overall operations of Victory Healthcare. Bob began his career as a Medicare Auditor and has been working in healthcare for more than 40 years. Over that time, he has served as CEO of several large regional healthcare providers in both short term acute care and long term acute care in Florida, Texas and Illinois.

In 1993, he focused his attention on long term acute care (LTAC) as CEO for Transitional Hospitals Corporation’s (THC) Tampa, Florida facility. In 1996, Bob assumed the position of Divisional Vice President where he was responsible for management oversight of eight long-term acute care facilities in seven states as well as the development and opening of five new LTAC facilities in his region. In 1997, he transitioned to President and Chief Operating Officer of Spectrum Comprehensive Care Corporation (SCCI), the long term acute care hospital company, in Dallas, Texas. While at SCCI, he was responsible for the startup and operations of 10 facilities in six states.

In 1999, Bob founded Triumph HealthCare, which became recognized throughout the LTAC industry as the leader in the continuum of intensive care services. In October 2004 Triumph was sold to a venture capital group who used Triumph as a vehicle to acquire other LTAC companies as an industry consolidator. Triumph HealthCare has since merged with RehabCare, a publicly traded healthcare company.

Bob has served on the Board of Directors of the Acute Long Term Hospital Association and the University of Houston Healthcare Administration Program. He holds a B.A. in Accounting from the University of West Florida. He is presently the primary owner and CEO of Victory Healthcare and is also currently Chairman and CEO of Innova Healthcare as well as being Innova’s largest shareholder.