transitional health care center, today announced that Longview Orthopedic Surgeon
Stephen Littlejohn will serve as its medical director. Littlejohn is a member of the
Longview Orthopaedic Clinic Association (LOCA) medical practice, which he joined in
“We are pleased to have Dr. Littlejohn as medical director,” says Treviso
Administrator Sharon Carter. He’s a nationally recognized orthopedic surgeon with an
extraordinary reputation here in the Longview and the surrounding area.”
Littlejohn is a native of nearby Marshall, Texas. He completed his undergraduate
studies at Baylor University and his medical doctorate at The University of Texas at
Galveston. His internship and residency were done at The University of Mississippi
Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Littlejohn also completed an advanced AO Trauma
Fellowship in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. AO Trauma is a medical specialty that focuses on
musculoskeletal trauma, disease, and fractures, and the related subsequent complications
and problems. Dr. Littlejohn was recognized by CareChex in 2013 as a top 5% physician
in the U.S. for overall surgical care.
Littlejohn is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons,
Texas Medical Association and Gregg County Medical Association. Locally, he has
served as a coach for the Greater Longview Soccer Association, and is part of the Gregg
County Historical Museum Board of Directors and Good Shepherd Foundation. He and
his family are members of Trinity Episcopal Church.
In addition to Dr. Littlejohn, Treviso also announced two members of its
management team: Sharon Carter, administrator; and, Velesa Jones, director of nursing.
Carter is an east Texas native with 20+ years’ experience in transitional care management
and clinical operations. She completed her bachelor’s degree in nursing at Stephen F.
Austin University. Carter worked in ICU/CCU at Trinity Mother Francis Hospital before
moving into transitional post-acute health care. She has served as a director of nursing,
administrator and regional director of operations during her extensive career in post-acute
health care management.
Jones earned her nursing degree at Central Texas College, and brings an
impressive clinical services track record to the Treviso team. She previously worked in
the ICU at Scott & White and was a trauma nurse at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. Jones
also served in the Good Shepherd Hospital System as an ER nurse and case manager.
Prior to transitioning into post-acute health care, Jones served as legal nurse consultant
and case manager for more than 10 years.
Located at 1154 East Hawkins Parkway, Treviso Transitional Care will offer
private transitional care suites in a beautifully designed 55,951 square foot building,
including a 3,200 square foot rehabilitation gym. Treviso will primarily provide short-
term care and rehabilitation services to patients covered by Medicare and managed care
plans, with the objective of helping patients recover as quickly as possible and transition
back to their lifestyle. Treviso Transitional Care will afford patients and the local medical
community a new post-acute destination that integrates clinical care with wellness,
rehabilitative therapy and health education.