Board of Directors and Management

Randall S. Hickle, M.D.

Dr. Randy Hickle has spent the last twenty years managing organizations focused on inventing medical technology and developing innovative healthcare services. His educational background includes a degree in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin followed by the study of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Hickle completed his residency and fellowship training in anesthesiology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and since then, he has been an anesthesiologist in Lubbock, Texas.

At the core of Dr. Hickle’s career as a physician and inventor lies a personal commitment to improving healthcare access, quality and affordability. He has developed a methodology for assembling and leading multidisciplinary teams to deliver innovative solutions to important health care problems. His first major project was the invention of Warmtouch®, a patient warming system designed to treat postoperative hypothermia. Warmtouch was developed and sold to a division of Tyco where it achieved a 40% global share of the patient warming market and continues to be distributed worldwide. Dr. Hickle and his team at Scott Laboratories developed Sedasys®, a system for managing pain and anxiety during medical procedures. The company successfully licensed the device along with more than 50 patents for Sedasys to a division of Johnson & Johnson.

For the most recent decade of his career, Dr. Hickle founded and led the growth of Lubbock’s Grace Clinic® and Grace Medical Center®. His passion for improving quality of care, delivering excellent patient experience, and providing greater value are shared with his committed leadership team. In February 2018, Covenant acquired Grace Health System. Dr. Hickle remains active in the strategic activities of the health system, including the development and construction of a new destination short-stay surgical hospital, one of Lubbock’s next landmarks.

Dr. Hickle will focus the next decade of his career on innovative entrepreneurial activities in the fields of weight loss and risk management services.

Jason Derouen
Chief Operating Officer

Jason Derouen is the Chief Operating Officer for Scott Laboratories. Jason holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering summa cum laude from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with focus on thermal sciences and a minor in digital computing. He also holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin with focus on mechanical systems. After completion of his master’s degree, Jason started his career with Scott Laboratories in 1997 as the Chief Scientist over the research and development of medical devices and moved to Vice President of Engineering in 2001. During his time directly serving Scott Laboratories, Jason’s responsibilities included system modeling, system engineering and integration, project management, and quality systems control management. While serving Grace Healthcare System from October 2006 to February 2018, Jason assumed the role of Chief Technical Officer with direct oversight over information technology and systems deployed within the healthcare system. Specifically, his responsibilities spanned system administration, data security and privacy control, and software development.

Patrick Adair
Chief Technology Officer

Patrick Adair is the Chief Technology Officer for Scott Laboratories. Patrick joined Scott Labs in 1997 as an intern while attending Texas Tech University. After completion of his degree in Engineering Physics, with specialization in Electrical Engineering, he became a staff engineer with Scott Labs. He was the lead hardware designer on several medical device projects. In addition, Patrick ensured that all designs complied with electrical safety and electromagnetic compatibility requirements set forth by U.S. and international regulatory agencies. Patrick oversaw or assisted with testing at major compliance laboratories including CSA Toronto and UL Northbrook. From 2006 to 2018 Patrick designed, deployed, and maintained the entire Grace Health System network and communications infrastructure as the head of the IT department.