About Us

Acclaim Physician Group provides its providers with the opportunity to be part of a network that puts patients first. Our medical specialists are improving health together.

At Acclaim Physician Group, patients are our number one priority. Acclaim Physician Group was designed as a multi-specialty medical practice group to align clinical providers with a common goal of providing the best and most affordable care for our patients.

We are committed to improving population health through patient-centered practices, aligned to health outcomes, access to primary and specialty care, medical and operational efficiencies, innovative programs, and cutting-edge research to help our community get well and stay well.

We believe our success will be rooted in our commitment to consistently provide safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable and high quality patient-centered care. We will hold ourselves accountable in the fulfillment of this compact and gratefully acknowledge the contributions and efforts of others in our success.

Acclaim Physician Group offers its providers the opportunity to be part of a network that puts patients first. Our medical specialists are improving health together.

Serve others by creating a transparent, trusting, respectful and safe environment. Be inclusive – of thoughts, ideas and people. Support academic, educational and research endeavors.

Maintain a collaborative environment in the selection of relevant and achievable performance metrics. Support process improvement through timely reporting of collaborative behaviors and measureable outcomes.

Sustain fair market compensation with a pay-for-performance component aligned to quality care and clinical outcomes, patient-centered care, operational and service excellence, individual and group productivity, while simultaneously acknowledging value for teaching and research. Actively participate in our financial success by optimizing resources.

Conduct ourselves with honesty, trustworthiness and dependability. Do what is right, not just what is easy – even if no one is looking. Hold myself and others accountable to this compact.


Dr. Michael Hochberg
Chief Clinical Officer, JPS Health Network
President and Chief Medical Officer, Acclaim Physician Group

As Chief Clinical Officer, Dr. Hochberg has accountability for the management, governance, budget, execution, and direction of the JPS Health Network’s Clinical and Physician Enterprise with oversight over all service line and departmental providers and leaders, Network Quality, Patient Safety and Regulatory Affairs, Network Academic Affairs and Research, Network Office of Medical Staff Affairs, Network Case Management/Care Transitions, and Acclaim.

Additionally Dr. Hochberg’s duties include forming and growing vertically integrated service lines, developing population health and value-based care initiatives, care delivery models, expanding Network analytics capabilities, and identifying and reducing clinical variation and vulnerabilities. Globally, Dr. Hochberg is tasked with Network clinical coordination, effectiveness, and alignment.

Dr. Hochberg is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at the TCU-UNTHSC School of Medicine, received his medical degree from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Science – State University of New York at Buffalo, performed his residency training in Emergency Medicine at Jacobi/Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY, where he was also served as Chief Resident, and holds a MBA from the Isenberg School of Management – UMASS Amherst. 


Dianna Prachyl, MS
Chief Operating Officer, Acclaim Physician Group

Dianna Prachyl, Chief Operation Officer of Acclaim, has been with JPS Health Network since 2011. She is responsible for the business operations, strategic direction and growth of Acclaim Physician Group. Prior to Acclaim, Ms. Prachyl worked 20 years as a leader in outpatient operations at both Children’s Health Dallas and JPS Health Network. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in dental hygiene from Baylor College of Denestry (Dallas) where her graduate focus was in healthcare administration.

Larry Thompson
Legal Counsel

Larry Thompson is a 1974 graduate of Texas A&M University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. He graduated from the Texas Tech University School of Law in 1976. He has practiced law for 41 years, primarily in Fort Worth, Texas. He worked in private practice and for the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney. Larry has represented the Tarrant County Hospital District in various capacities since 2004. He became General Counsel of Acclaim Physician Group, Inc. in March, 2018.

Board of Directors

Dr. Jocelyn Zee


Dr. Cheryl Hurd

Vice Chair

Dr. Stephanie Carson-Henderson


Dr. Linda Siy


Dr. Bryan Ming


Dr. Richard Fulkerson


Dr. Van Johnson


Senior Physician Executives

Dr. Steven Davis

Internal Medicine

Dr. Brian Webb


Dr. Richard Miller


Dr. Alan Podawiltz

Behavioral Health

Dr. Grant Fowler

Family Medicine

Dr. Bassam Ghabach

Oncology/Hematology/Interim Palliative

Dr. Roopina Sangha

Women and Infants

Operational Leaders

Karen Cruz

Director, Finance

Mike Wreay

Director, Revenue Cycle

Dr. Jay Haynes

Senior Medical Director Innovation & Integration

Kendra Honeycutt

Executive Director, Physician Enterprise and Analytics

Dr. Nadia Alawi-Kakomanolis

Vice Chief, Primary Care Operations

Elizabeth Smith

Executive Medical Director, Inpatient Integration

Sandy Routly

Clinical Risk and Compliance Manager

David Baker

Business Operations Manager

Jodie Sanderson

Director, Recruitment/Provider Relations

Novella Tascoe

Director, CMS Innovations & Value Based Care

Kristin Stanley

Director, Advanced Practice Providers

Service Line Administrators

Sujit Philipose


Claire Simpson

Internal Medicine

Akela McDonald

Women’s Services

Tu Le

Family Medicine

Will Callans

Primary/School Based Clinics/Dental

Dena Palmer

Behavioral Health

Dave Crane


Patrick Makarewich


Contact Us

If you have any questions about our services, our physician specialists or just want to find out more about Acclaim, call us at (817) 702-2450 or email us at questions@teamacclaim.org

Let’s improve health together!