163+ ASC administrators to know | 2017

ASCs are playing an increasingly important role in providing value-based care for their communities. Administrators are at the helm of daily operations, ensuring the center runs efficiently and smoothly so surgeons can provide quality care.

ASCs have the potential to save Medicare and its beneficiaries $2.6 billion per year. Advanced technology and pain management allows surgeons to increasingly perform cases in the ASC.

On National ASC Week, Becker's ASC Review features administrators from across the country. The editorial team developed this list based on nominations. If you would like to add an administrator to this list, contact Eric Oliver at eoliver@beckershealthcare.com and Mary Rechtoris at mrechtoris@beckershealthcare.com.

Note: Administrators are listed in alphabetical order. Individuals do not pay and cannot pay for inclusion on this list.

Margaret Adams, CASC, is group vice president at Nueterra. She served as a nurse for more than 30 years before stepping into the nursing director and administrator position, previously serving as administrator of Riddle Surgery Center in Pennsylvania.

Traci Albers is the executive director of High Pointe Surgery Center in Lake Elmo, Minn., and North Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center at Maple Grove (Minn.). She serves on the board of the Minnesota Ambulatory Surgery Center Association.

Karen Albright, RN, BSN, is the administrator of Annapolis, Md.-based Riva Road Surgical Center. Ms. Albright joined Riva Road Surgical Center as the clinical coordinator during the development phases. She became administrator in 2010. SurgCenter Development developed the center with its 15 owners and operators.

Tammy Andrews, CASC, is administrator of Carolina Coast Surgery Center in Murrells Inlet, S.C. She serves as president of the South Carolina Ambulatory Surgery Center Association. Ms. Andrews is on the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association's National State of Affairs Committee. She has experience as a CFO, internal auditor, director of finance, director of ambulatory surgery centers and staff accountant at various hospitals, surgery centers and clinics.

Dianne B. Appleby, RN, MBA, serves as executive director of Menomonee Falls (Wis.) Ambulatory Surgery Center. She is also on the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association board of directors. She oversees the ASC, which is equipped with five operating rooms, four minor procedure rooms and an eye laser room. Ms. Abbleby serves on the Association of Wisconsin Surgery Centers board and Ambulatory Surgery Center Association board.

Jennifer Arellano, CASC, is the director of operations for Lakewood, Colo.-based Pinnacle III and the administrator for the Orthopaedic and Spine Center of Southern Colorado in Colorado Springs. Prior to this role, she served as administrator for the Pueblo (Colo.) Surgery Center for 18 years.

Katie Arnold, RN, is the administrator of Jeffersonville, Ind.-based Metro Specialty Surgery Center. Ms. Arnold joined the center during the developmental stages and became administrator in 2015. The center offers orthopedic, spine, ENT, plastics and pain management services.

Jesseye Arrambide serves as the endoscopy nurse manager for the Tualatin-based Oregon Clinic. Previously, Ms. Arrambide served as executive director of the Portland-based Oregon Outpatient Surgery Center, a role she held for more than 12 years. Her previous experience also includes time as director of surgical and obstetric services at Newport, Ore.-based Pacific Communities Hospital. Ms. Arrambide is the past president of the Oregon Ambulatory Surgery Center Association.

Jayne Bacot, RN, CNOR, CASC, is the administrator of Lake Surgery Center in Baton Rouge, La. Ms. Bacot has been the administrator for Lake Surgery Center for the last nine years. She also serves on the Louisiana Ambulatory Surgery Center Association board and is a member of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses.

Jeffrey Baird is the administrator for Willamette Ear, Nose, Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery in Salem, Ore. He is the past president of the Oregon Medical Group Managers Association and currently serves on the Oregon Ambulatory Surgery Center Association's board of directors.

Beverly Baker is administrator of Timberlake Surgery Center in Chesterfield, Mo. The center provides services in orthopedics, podiatry and pain management. Ms. Baker serves on the board of the Missouri Ambulatory Surgery Center Association.

Gwen Baker, RN, serves as administrator and director of perioperative care at Apple Hill Surgical Center in York, Pa. She is also the president of the Pennsylvania Ambulatory Surgery Association. The surgery center houses 10 advanced surgical suites and two procedure rooms.

Don Bartnick is the CEO of Annapolis (Md.) Surgery Center and the Maryland Eye Surgery Center in Prince Frederick. The Annapolis Surgery Center has grown from a single specialty ASC to a multispecialty facility performing pain management, orthopedic surgery, general surgery and ophthalmic surgery. Previously, Mr. Bartnick spent several years as vice president of operations at Fallston (Md.) General Hospital. He currently serves as treasurer of the Maryland Ambulatory Surgery Association.

Adam Berry is the CEO of St. Paul, Minn.-based Summit Orthopedics, which includes three ASCs in Minnesota — Landmark Surgery Center, Plymouth Surgery Center and Woodbury Ambulatory Surgery Center. He was previously COO at Summit Orthopedics, and before then, he was administrator of Apple Valley (Minn.) Medical Center.

Debbie Boudreaux is the administrator of Surgicare of Lake Charles (La.). She has served as the ASC's administrator for the past 34 years. Ms. Boudreaux is the secretary of the Louisiana Ambulatory Surgery Association.

Richard Brochu is the CEO of The Surgery Center of Genesee County in Flint, Mich. He previously served as president of the Michigan Ambulatory Surgery Association.

Tammy Burnett serves as executive director of The Plastic Surgical Center of Mississippi in Flowood. She oversees the surgery center, which includes nine surgeons. Ms. Burnett is also the president of the Mississippi Ambulatory Surgery Center Association.

Jessica Bush is the administrator of Easton (Md.) Surgery Center, a Surgical Care Affiliates facility. Ms. Easton is a multispecialty center, and one of the first in the region to start an outpatient total joints program. In 2016, Ms. Bush received SCA's "Top Administrator for Service Excellence" award for her leadership, hard work and commitment to creating the total joints program.

Jennifer Butterfield, RN, CNOR, CASC, is CEO of Lakes Surgery Center in West Bloomfield, Mich. She previously served as director of surgical services at Lakes Surgery Center, before which she was an operating room nurse and board coordinator at Michigan Surgical Hospital in Warren. In 2016, she was a member of the 2016-2017 Guidelines Advisory Board of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses. She is also a member of the education committee of the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association.

Victoria Caillet, RN CNOR, CASC, is the Ohio Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers' treasurer. She played an integral part in opening Wooster Surgery Center in 2008 and has since navigated the center through various inspections and accreditation surveys as the administrator.

Jean Calhoun, RN, is the regional administrator of East West Surgery Center in Austell, Ga., and Northwest Georgia Surgery Center in Marietta. She serves as secretary and treasurer for the Georgia Society of Ambulatory Surgery Centers. Each surgery center holds three operating rooms. East West offers gastroenterology and orthopedic services, and Northwest Georgia offers orthopedic and pain management services.

Christi Campbell serves as administrator of Surgicare Center of Idaho in Boise. Ms. Campbell is a past president and board member of the Idaho Ambulatory Surgery Center Association. The ASC holds two operating rooms and offers ophthalmology services.

Susan Cheek, CPA, CHCC, CASC, is the administrator for Dallas Endoscopy Center and IV Anesthesia Services. Ms. Cheek is also the CEO of BridgeConx software solutions and serves on the Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center Society's board of directors.

Beverly Chopin serves as administrator of Columbus (Miss.) Orthopaedic Outpatient Center. She oversees the surgery center, which offers sports medicine services, hand and reconstructive joint surgery, foot and ankle surgery, spine surgery and general orthopedics. Ms. Chopin is on the board of the Mississippi Ambulatory Surgery Center Association.

Kelli Coelho, MBA, CASC, is the executive director of Day Surgery at Riverbend in Springfield, Ore. She has served as the ASC's executive director since September 2014. Ms. Coelho is an Oregon Ambulatory Surgery Center Association board of directors member.

Steve Corl is administrator of Mackinaw Surgery Center in Saginaw, Mich. He serves as president of the Michigan Ambulatory Surgery Association. Mackinaw Surgery Center is a state-licensed, 16,000-square-foot facility with four operating rooms and three procedure rooms.

Paula Counts, RN, is administrator of East Tennessee Ambulatory Surgery Center in Johnson City. Before her current role as an ASC administrator, she served as a practice administrator at Johnson City-based Mountain States Medical Group. The AAAHC-accredited East Tennessee Ambulatory Surgery Center offers care in a wide-array of specialties, including neurosurgery, ophthalmology and urology.

Justin Cowley, MBA, has been South Ogden (Utah) Specialty Surgery Center's administrator since it opened in 2014. The center averages between 200 and 250 cases a month. The center specializes in orthopedics, podiatry and ENT.

Rebecca Craig, RN, CASC, became the CEO of Fort Collins, Colo.-based Harmony Surgery Center in 2001. She has been with the ASC since it opened in August 2000. Ms. Craig serves on the Colorado Ambulatory Surgery Center Association board of directors. Throughout her career, Ms. Craig has served in various management roles in perioperative services.

Ann Cunningham, RN, is the administrator for SurgCenter of Southern Maryland in Clinton. Under her leadership the surgery center now offers total joint replacements. In addition to supporting staff and patients, Ms. Cunningham helps onboard other new administrators.

Cheryl Cunningham, BA, RN, CASC, is the administrator of Findlay (Ohio) Surgery Center. Ms. Cunningham is the chair of the Ohio Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers.

Todd Currier, CASC, CMPE, CPA, became the administrator of Cody-based Northern Wyoming Surgical Center in 2010. The Northern Wyoming Surgical Center offers surgical, endoscopic and pain management services. Mr. Currier is president of the Wyoming Ambulatory Surgery Center Association.

Danilo D’Aprile is the administrator for the Stamford-based Specialty Surgery Center of Connecticut. He has been the surgery center's administrator since 2015. Mr. D'Aprile has eight years of healthcare experience, including experience in medical practice operations and insurance.

Marilynn Romanick, RN, CASC, is the administrator of Willamette Surgery Center in Salem, Ore. She serves as president of the Oregon Ambulatory Surgery Center Association. Prior to her role as administrator, Ms. Romanick was the operating room coordinator for Willamette Surgery Center.

Jean Day, BSN, CNOR, is the interim administrator of Boulder (Colo.) Surgery Center as well as the director of clinical education for Pinnacle III. She is equipped with 40 years of healthcare experience, excelling in project management and developing numerous programs addressing the operational issues affecting ASCs. Ms. Day launched a perioperative OR RN program, training experienced PACU RNs to OR circulating RN positions in order to address an OR specialty nurse shortage.

Greg DeConciliis, PA­C, CASC, is the administrator of Boston Out­Patient Surgical Suites in Waltham, Mass. He is a licensed physician assistant and worked at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston before assuming his current role. Boston Out-Patient Surgical Suites offers orthopedic, general surgery and pain management procedures.

Alfonso del Granado is the administrator of Ashton Center for Day Surgery in Hoffman Estates, Ill., and chief compliance officer at Oak Brook Medical Management. Oak Brook Medical Management oversees six ASCs and medical practices, including Ashton Center for Day Surgery. Mr. del Granado previously served as the gynecology service line leader at Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

Claudette Downs, RN, CASC, is administrator and chief operations officer of Short Hills Surgery Center in New Jersey. She serves as vice president and program committee co-chair of the New Jersey Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers.

Barb Draves, LPN, CASC, is administrator of The Surgery Center Middleburg Heights in Cleveland. She serves on the board of the Ohio Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers.

Teneka Duke is the administrator of Paris (Texas) Surgery Center. Operational since April 2013, the center's physicians perform more than 2,000 procedures annually. The center specializes in total joints, orthopedics, ophthalmology and pain management. Ms. Duke is in the process of helping the center earn The Joint Commission's total joint certification.

Jeany Dunaway, RN, CASC, is the administrator of Effingham (Ill.) Ambulatory Surgery Center. The ASC is a United Surgical Partners International affiliate. The center features five operating rooms and offers surgical services in general surgery, gynecology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pain management, podiatry, ENT and dental surgery.

Jonathan Dunford is the CEO of Clifton Charter Township, Mich.-based Premier Surgical Center, an affiliate of Surgical Care Affiliates. Premier's caseload volume has expanded 74 percent year-over-year, reaching 4,200 cases annually. Mr. Dunford is a past administrator for the Cleveland Clinic and Maywood, Ill.-based Loyola Medicine.

Kelly Easley, BSN, is the administrator of Midlands Orthopaedics Surgery Center in Columbia, S.C. At the surgery center, Ms. Easley has held numerous roles including surgery center manager, operating room manager, operating room circulator as well as an office nurse. She serves as vice president of the South Carolina Ambulatory Surgery Center Association's board.

Laurie Eberly, MBA, CASC, is administrator of Polaris Surgery Center in Columbus, Ohio. She serves as secretary of the Ohio Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers. Polaris Surgery Center is located inside the OhioHealth Westerville Medical Campus.

Scott Edwards is the administrator of North Mississippi Surgery Center in Tupelo. He is a board member of the Mississippi Ambulatory Surgery Center Association. North Mississippi Surgery Center opened in 1986 as a joint venture between North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo and physician owners.

Robert Eisenberg, RN, CASC, is the associate vice president of operations at MedStar Ambulatory Services in Columbia, Md. He previously served as administrator of Greenspring Surgery Center in Baltimore. He currently serves on the board of the Maryland Ambulatory Surgery Association and previously served as secretary on the board of the Maryland Nurses Association.

Lisa Everson, RN, is the administrator of Clarus Eye Centre in Lacey, Wash. She also serves as vice president of the Washington Ambulatory Surgery Center Association's board of directors. The eye center offers retina services, eye care, aesthetics, laser cataract surgery, optical services and blade-free LASIK.

Max Fleming, RN, has been the clinical administrator of SurgCenter of Gilbert (Ariz.) since 2014. Mr. Fleming oversees the 6,202-square-foot facility, which hosts 110 cases monthly. The center specializes in orthopedics, pain management and podiatry. Mr. Fleming led the movement to implement a total joint replacement program.

Brien Fausone is the administrator of Michigan Endoscopy Center in Farmington Hills. The gastroenterology-focused ASC offers colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy and upper endoscopy, among other services. The center includes 19 physicians.

Tara Demuth Fenton, RN, is the administrator at the Children's North Surgery Center in Broomfield, Colo. At the center, she has served as operating room leader, operating room manager and clinical director. She helped the center earn Joint Commission accreditation and State CMS re-licensing in 2015.

Terry Fitzpatrick is the administrator of Oregon Urology Institute in Springfield, which includes Oregon Surgi Center. The center is the largest urology surgery facility in the Northwest. Mr. Fitzpatrick is a member of the Oregon Ambulatory Surgery Center Association's board of directors.

Tara Flanagan, RN, CASC, is the administrator of Ardmore (Okla.) Regional Surgery Center, before which she served as clinical director of the ASC. Previously, she was a staff nurse at Mercy Memorial Health Center in Ardmore.

Maria Freed, MHSA, is the administrator of the Coral Gable Surgery Center in Miami. She previously served as an assistant administrator at Coral Gables (Fla.) Hospital and Doctors Hospital in Coral Gables. She also served as director of international services for HealthSouth Corporation in Birmingham, Ala., and won the Miami Women Who Rock Advocacy Award in 2015.

Dallas Freyer, RN, has served as the administrator for Corpus Christi (Texas) Outpatient Surgery since 2004. Ms. Freyer is also the administrator of Surgicare of Corpus Christi. She is a member of Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center Society, where she serves on the Society Programs & Education committee.

Sue Funk, RN, BSN, CASC, is the administrator of Christus Cabrini Surgery Center in Alexandria, La. She also serves on the Louisiana Ambulatory Surgery Center Association board. Equipped with four ORs and two treatment rooms, Christus Cabrini Surgery Center offers general, gynecologic, orthopedic, pain, podiatric and urologic services.

Patrick Garman has served as the executive administrator of Monongahela, Pa.-based Spartan Health Surgicenter for the last nine years. Mr. Garman is presently the Pennsylvania Ambulatory Surgery Association's treasurer. Previously, Mr. Garman was the administrator of Warm Springs Rehabilitation System in San Antonio.

Sandy Gateau, RN, serves as the administrator for Harborside Surgery Center in Oxon Hill, Md. She helped the surgery center grow into a major orthopedic center that hosted approximately 800 joint replacement surgeries in the first six half of 2017.

Sharon Gelardi, RN, is the administrator of The Gastro-Surgi Center of New Jersey in Mountainside. She serves as secretary on the board of the New Jersey Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers.

Michael Graziano is administrator of Clifton (N.J.) Surgery Center. He serves as treasurer on the board of the New Jersey Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers. Clifton Surgery Center is a state-licensed, Medicare-certified facility with two major ORs and two recovery areas.

Julie Greene is CEO and administrator of Muskegon (Mich.) Surgery Center and Orthopaedic Associates of Muskegon. She previously served as board director for the Michigan Ambulatory Surgery Association.

Donna Griggs, RN, BSN, MPH, is the administrator and CNO of New Gulf Coast Surgery Center in Ocean Springs, Miss. She is a board member of the Mississippi Ambulatory Surgery Center Association. She earned her master's degree in public health from The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.

Andrew Gwinnell, MHSA, CASC, is the executive director of Truvista Surgery Center in Troy, Mich. He serves as secretary on the board of the Michigan Ambulatory Surgery Association. Truvista Surgery Center was established in 2007.

Elizabeth Hakal, RN, serves as administrator of Canyon Surgery Center in Phoenix. Equipped with more than 20 years of clinical experience, Ms. Hakal has always been interested in the outpatient surgery center landscape. Ms. Hakal serves as treasurer on the Arizona Ambulatory Surgery Center Association's board of directors.

Jane Haire is the administrator of Nebraska Surgery Center in Lincoln. She was previously assistant to the president of Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center in Lincoln. She is involved in volunteer activities and serves as a member of the board of directors at Houses of Hope. Nebraska Surgery Center is a 10,000-square-foot facility with four operating suites and 11 recovery rooms.

Michaela Halcomb, RN, BSN, MPS, CIC, CASC, is the administrator of Peak One Surgery Center in Frisco, Colo. She also serves as director of operations for Pinnacle III and has more than 38 years of healthcare experience. She holds a bachelor of science in nursing degree from Bloomington-based Indiana University, and is certified in infection control. She oversaw the surgery center during a CMS Recertification Survey, Life Safety Survey and the AAAHC Recertification Survey.

Patrick Haley is the administrator for the Santa Cruz (Calif.) Surgery Center. Most recently he served as vice president of Aptos (Calif.) Surgery Center. Early in his career, he served as administrator of Soquel, Calif.-based The Spine Clinic of Monterey Bay for almost 12 years.

Ken Hammer is the director of the Surgery Center of Kalamazoo in Portage, Mich. He serves as first vice president on the board of the Michigan Ambulatory Surgery Association.

David Harano, MBA, MHA, is CEO of Gastro One, which includes three locations for its GI Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy Center. He is also CEO of Tennessee Gastro, a group of six practices. He is the former chair of the Medical Group Management Association's Gastroenterology Administration Assembly. He is also chairman of the Tennessee Cancer Coalition's Colorectal Cancer Committee.

Tracie Hark, MBA, CASC, is the administrator of Northeast Missouri Ambulatory Surgery Center in Hannibal. She serves on the board of the Missouri Ambulatory Surgery Center Association. The multispecialty surgery center, established in 2000, is a joint venture between Hannibal (Mo.) Clinic and B & B Enterprises.

Joleen Harrison, RN, BSN, CACS, is the administrator of Mankato (Minn.) Surgery Center. She serves on the board of the Minnesota Ambulatory Surgery Center Association. The Mankato Surgery Center offers procedures in general surgery, gynecology, orthopedics, ENT, eye surgery, urologic surgery, podiatry and pain management.

Patty Harrison is the administrator of Linden Surgical Center in Beverly Hills, Calif., Summit Surgery Center in Santa Barbara, Calif., and Premier Surgery Center, also in Santa Barbara. She oversees clinical operations and is responsible for achieving and maintaining all accreditation and certification standards for each center.

Stephanie Harvey serves as the CEO of Independent Surgery Center in Chippewa Falls, Wis. She is president of the Association of Wisconsin Surgery Centers. Independent Surgery Center offers eye surgeries and laser procedures for conditions such as cataracts and glaucoma.

Heather Hilgendorf-Cooley, MBA, CASC, is administrator of Spring Park Surgery Center in Davenport, Iowa. She oversees the surgery center, which offers pediatric procedures, eye and urological procedures. She serves as president of the Iowa Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers.

Jessica Hill is administrator of Bear Creek Surgery Center in Keller, Texas. She is a board member of the North Texas Association of Healthcare Quality and has received the 40 Under 40 Award from Fort Worth Business Press.

Tracy Hoeft-Hoffman, MBA, is the administrator of Heartland Surgery Center in Kearney, Neb. Prior to her current role, she was the administrator of Fremont (Neb.) Health Surgery Center, a multispecialty ASC. She is a member of the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association. She has completed a master's degree in healthcare administration from The University of Dallas.

Tracey Hood, RN, is administrator of the Ohio Valley Ambulatory Surgery Center in Belpre. Ohio Valley includes three ORs and is a multispecialty facility that offers services in orthopedics, urology, gastroenterology, neurosurgery and general surgery.

Debra Horner, CASC, FACHE, is the administrator of Memorial Surgery Center in Tulsa, Okla. The surgery center is an affiliate of United Surgical Partners International and features four ORs and three procedure rooms.

Steve Housberg serves as the administrator for the Advanced Endoscopy Center in New York City. He is a member of the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association and New York State Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers.

Sev Hrywnak, MD, DPM, is the president and CEO of Advanced Ambulatory Surgical Center in Chicago. He has served as chief executive of the 10,000-square-foot facility for more than 16 years. He is also CEO of The Sev Group, a business investment company. He is the founder and chairman of the board of Project HUGS, a nonprofit healthcare organization. Additionally, he is a majority owner of the Rochester Razorsharks basketball team.

Karen Hudspeth is the administrator of McKenzie Surgery Center in Eugene, Ore., an affiliate of Surgical Care Affiliates. Ms. Hudspeth received SCA's "Clinical First Award" for her leadership in driving improvement in clinical quality. McKenzie Surgery Center is a multispecialty facility that completes nearly 3,800 cases per year. Ms. Hudspeth is the Clinical Champion for her region and has participated in two medical missions in Honduras with SCA's Medical Missions Program.

Sev Hrywnak, MD, DPM, is the president and CEO of Advanced Ambulatory Surgical Center in Chicago. He has served as chief executive of the 10,000-square-foot facility for more than 17 years. He is also CEO of The Sev Group, a business investment company. He is the founder and chairman of the board of Project HUGS, a nonprofit healthcare organization that provides surgeries to individuals at minimal to no cost. Additionally, he is a majority owner of the Rochester Razorsharks basketball team.

Shannon Ireland-Magro, RN, CASC, is the administrator of Physicians Surgery Center of Frederick (Md.). She serves on the board of the Maryland Ambulatory Surgery Association. The Physicians Surgery Center of Frederick is a freestanding, multispecialty ASC.

Jamie Jackson, RN, is the administrator of Leonardtown (Md.) Surgery Center. Ms. Jackson has been at the center since its development. She has helped the center grow on a year-over-year basis. Ms. Jackson will oversee the center's push to add total shoulder replacements.

Guenevere Kaffenberger, RN, BSN, is administrator of Danbury (Conn.) Surgical Center, a Surgical Care Affiliates facility. She has been with SCA for more than 10 years, rising through the ranks from an initial position of staff nurse, to charge nurse, director of nursing and ultimately administrator. Ms. Kaffenberger is also a regional peer advisor on SCA Insight, a new operational reporting system.

Scott Kallemeyn serves as executive director of Surgery Center Cedar Rapids (Iowa). He oversees the ASC, housing 26 private preoperative and recovery rooms as well as seven surgical suites and three procedural rooms. Mr. Kallemeyn is also the treasurer on the Iowa Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers' board of directors.

Jason Kerkhove is Denver-based Rose Surgical Center's administrator. Mr. Kerkhove oversees the ASC, equipped with five ORs, four GI/endoscopy suites, two pain management suites and two overnight rooms. He also serves on the board of directors for the Colorado Ambulatory Surgery Center Association.

Rebecca Klein is the administrator of Battle Creek, Mich.-based Brookside Surgery Center. She started at the center as a clinical director and advanced into the administrator role. Brookside Surgery Center provides gastroenterology, gynecology, ophthalmology and ENT services among others.

Kathy King is the current administrator for Specialty Surgery Center in Las Vegas, and she has held that role since September 2010. Previously, Ms. King was the administrator for Las Vegas Surgery Center. Ms. King is the president of the Nevada Ambulatory Surgery Center Association.

Janie Kinsey, RN, CASC, is the secretary of the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association. Since January 2015, Ms. Kinsey has been the administrator of Saint Luke's Surgicenter-Lee's Summit in Leawood, Kan. Previously, she was the administrator of St. Luke's South Surgery Center in Overland Park, Kan.

Rikki Knight, RN, has served as the executive director and administrator of Lakeview Surgery Center in West Des Moines, Iowa, since March 2013. She oversees the surgery center, which serves more than 600 patients every month. Ms. Knight is the immediate past president of the Iowa Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers.

Faith Kycia is the administrator at the Surgery Center of Fairfield County in Trumbull, Conn., an affiliate of Surgical Care Affiliates. She has been with SCA for 18 years, having served as the business office manager. The center features orthopedic, ENT, ophthalmologic and gastroenterology services. During the past year, Ms. Kycia led the facility through the addition of total knee and hip replacement services and has also added a retina service line. Ms. Kycia oversees an operation that performs more than 7,000 cases annually.

Rose Lambie, RN, MEd, CNOR, is administrator of the SurgiCenter of Baltimore in Owings Mills, Md. She serves on the board of the Maryland Ambulatory Surgery Association and is a surveyor for the AAAHC.

Diane Lampron, BSN, CASC, serves as administrator of The Surgery Center at Lutheran in Wheat Ridge, Colo. She has also been director of operations at Pinnacle III since 2007. Ms. Lampron has more than 30 years of progressive healthcare experience and holds a bachelor of science in nursing degree from Detroit-based Wayne State University. Ms. Lampron has been the presiding administrator during a total of five official AAAHC accreditations and numerous state re-licensure surveys.

Carla Lauenstein, RN, is the facility administrator of Southwest Lincoln (Neb.) Surgery Center. Ms. Lauenstein previously worked as a registered nurse at the ASC, before which she was an RN at Bryan Health in Lincoln. The ASC is affiliated with Nueterra Surgery Centers and offers spine, ophthalmology and cosmetic surgery services, among others.

Gayle Leggett is the administrator of Oasis Surgery Center in Canton, Ohio, and serves on the board of the Ohio Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers. Oasis Surgery Center surgeons offer patients a range of orthopedic services.

Helen Lowenwirth is the administrator of New York City-based East Side Endoscopy and Pain Management Center. Ms. Lowenwirth uses her position to facilitate community outreach efforts, providing screenings to New York City's underserved populations. Ms. Lowenwirth is a member of the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association and the New York State Ambulatory Surgery Center Association.

Neal Maerki, RN, CASC, is treasurer of the Oregon Ambulatory Surgery Center Association. He is the administrator of Bend (Ore.) Surgery Center and has been with the center for the last 19 years. The BSC now performs more than 13,000 cases per year including total joints. Mr. Maerki is the president of the Bend Surgery Center Foundation, a nonprofit that has provided almost $200,000 in scholarships to Central Oregon students since 2009.

Terri Mahoney, BN, CNOR, CASC, is the director of Bluffton-Okatie (S.C.) Surgery Center. Ms. Mahoney is the treasurer of the South Carolina Ambulatory Surgery Center Association. In 2004, Blufton-Okatie Surgery Center became an independent, freestanding, licensed ASC.

Joe Majerus is the administrator of Lakewalk Surgery Center in Duluth, Minn. He serves on the Minnesota Ambulatory Surgery Center Association's board. Lakewalk Surgery Center is a multispecialty ASC specializing in orthopedics, plastic surgery, gastroenterology, oral surgery, ophthalmology and pain management.

Lisa Malinak, RN, is the administrator of Denver-based Cherry Creek Surgery Center. She has served in the role since 2016. The center specializes in orthopedics, spine and pain management, and hosts more than 400 cases per month.

Sarah Malaniak, CASC, is the administrator of Ambulatory Center for Endoscopy in North Bergen, N.J. She previously spent five years as administrator at Teaneck (N.J.) Surgical Center. Ms. Malaniak currently serves on the board of the New Jersey Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers and the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association.

Jennifer Mayes, RN, is the administrator of Denver-based Hampden Surgery Center. Ms. Mayes began her career at Hampden Surgery Center as the director of nursing when it opened in September 2012. She became administrator in 2015. The center specializes in sports medicine, orthopedics and pain management.

Lianne McDowell, CASC, is administrator of South Portland Surgical Center in Tualatin, Ore. The facility includes more than 15 physicians offering care in specialties such as orthopedics and ENT.

Stu McFadden, MHA, MBA, is the executive director of Four Corners Ambulatory Surgery Center in Farmington, N.M. The ASC offers ENT, general surgery, gynecology, orthopedic, ophthalmology, pain management, podiatry, urology and plastic services.

Faith McHale, RN, is the administrator of Belmont/Harlem Surgery Center in Chicago. Prior to joining the ASC, Ms. McHale was the executive director of Elmhurst (Ill.) Outpatient Surgery Center. She is a treasurer with the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association of Illinois.

Danielle McKenzie is the administrator for Advanced Surgery Center of Tampa (Fla). As administrator, she focuses on patient satisfaction and patient centered care. The Advanced Surgery Center of Tampa performs complex spine, total joint replacement, pain management, podiatry and orthopedic surgery.

Kristy Minatto, RN, is administrator of the Wisconsin Specialty Surgery Center in Kenosha. The Wisconsin Specialty Surgery Center is a state-licensed, Medicare-certified and Joint Commission-accredited facility.

Cheryl Modica is the administrator of Sand Lake Surgery Center in Orlando, Fla., an affiliate of Surgical Care Affiliates. Ms. Modica has been in healthcare in the Orlando market for more than 20 years and has been with SCA for three years. Sand Lake is a multispecialty center that hosts over 6,200 surgical procedures annually. Ms. Modica serves as a regional labor champion and is a key resource for all of our centers in Florida.

David Moody, RN, is administrator of Knightsbridge Surgical Center in Columbus, Ohio. He serves on the board of the Ohio Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers. The Knightsbridge Surgical Center is operated in partnership with OhioHealth physicians.

Teleatha Mortimer serves as administrator of Bloomington (Ind.) Endoscopy Center and serves on Indiana Federation of Ambulatory Surgical Center's board of directors. The Bloomington Endoscopy Center was founded in 2001

Melissa Murphy, RN, is administrator of Mile High Surgery Center in Greenwood Village, Colo. Mile High Surgery Center is a state-licensed, 7,000-square-foot facility. Ms. Murphy serves on The Joint Commission's Ambulatory Health Care Council.

Linda Nash, MBA, CASC, LHRM, serves on the board of directors of the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association. She is the administrator at Manatee Surgical Center in Bradenton, Fla. Ms. Nash has been Manatee Surgical Center's administrator for 18 years.

Jean Neading, RN, is the administrator for the Endoscopy Center at Bainbridge in Chagrin Falls, Ohio and the University Suburban Endoscopy Center in South Euclid, Ohio. Both centers are accredited by the AAAHC and were recognized by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy through its Quality Endoscopy Unit recognition program.

Kecia Norling, RN, CNOR, CASC, is Portland, Ore.-based Northwest Ambulatory Surgery Center's administrator. She is an Ambulatory Surgery Center Association board member as well as a governor-appointed board member of the Oregon Patient Safety Commission. Ms. Norling previously served as president of the Oregon Ambulatory Surgery Center Association. She has experience as a clinical director and nursing director.

David Ornelas is the administrator and CEO of Loveland (Colo.) Surgery Center. He serves on the Colorado Ambulatory Surgery Center Association's board of directors. He received his law degree from St. Paul, Minn.-based William Mitchell College of Law, and he is interested in health policy, economics and legislation.

Diana Ostrom, RN, serves as practice administrator of Grossnickle Eye Center in Warsaw, Ind. She oversees the surgery center, which includes six ophthalmologists and five optometrists. Ms. Ostrom is a past president of the Indiana Federation of Ambulatory Surgical Centers.

Nancy Page is the administrator of Orthopaedic Institute Surgery Center in Edina, Minn. She serves as secretary on the board of the Minnesota Ambulatory Surgery Center Association.

Larry Parrish is the administrator of Illinois Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery Center in Morton Grove. He has served as the ASC's administrator for more than 10 years. Illinois Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery Center offers services in numerous specialties, including orthopedics, otolaryngology, pain management, plastic surgery and podiatry.

Michael Patterson, FACHE, is the president and CEO of Davenport, Iowa-based Mississippi Valley Health. He oversees the day-to-day operation of all aspects of Mississippi Valley Health including its surgery center, endoscopy center and medical plaza development corp. Mr. Patterson spent 15 years in a variety of healthcare positions. He is the former CEO and executive director of The Outpatient Surgery Center of Cedar Rapids (Iowa).

Debra Peraza, RN, is the administrator of Phoenix-based SurgCenter Camelback. Ms. Peraza joined the center in 2015 after an extensive career as a nurse. SurgCenter Camelback has a diversified caseload including 33 percent complex spine cases, 30 percent pain management cases, 25 percent orthopedics and 10 percent in plastics. The center has an average case volume between 150 and 175 cases per month.

Royce Picket is the nurse administrator of SurgCenter of Plano (Texas). The center has been operational for more than three years and performs more than 1,600 procedures annually including total joints, pain management and podiatry.

Tina Piotrowski is the executive director of Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Metro Health OAM Surgery Center. She oversees the four operating room center and its operations. Ms. Piotrowski is on the board of the Michigan Ambulatory Surgery Center Association.

J. David Posch is the owner of American Surgical Centers II in Roseville, Mich. He is also president and CEO of American Surgical Centers, which manages several surgery centers. He is a board member of the Detroit Art Institute Founders Junior Council.

Michael Powers serves on the Tennessee Ambulatory Surgery Center Association's board of directors. Mr. Powers is the administrator for Children's West Surgery Center in Knoxville, Tenn., a position he has held for more than three years. Before joining Children's West Surgery Center, Mr. Power was the regional service line leader of ambulatory services for Tennova Healthcare, which is headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn.

Chad Querry, BSN, RN, serves as the administrator and director of nursing for the Endoscopy Center of West Central Ohio in Lima. The center received the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy recognition through the Quality Endoscopy Unit recognition program in 2017.

Jessica Quick, MBA, has served as the administrator of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Inc., in Omaha, Neb., since 2011. She oversees the ASC, which includes seven surgeons. Ms. Quick is the president of the Nebraska Association of Independent Ambulatory Centers.

Raghu Reddy is the administrator of Cumberland-based SurgCenter of Western Maryland. Under Mr. Reddy's leadership SurgCenter of Western Maryland has grown by 206 cases annually and increased its net operating income by 65 percent. Mr. Reddy has overseen several new service line additions.

Tammy Richardson is the executive director of Community Endoscopy Center in Indianapolis. She has been the center's executive director since April 2012, and is a member of the Indiana Federation of Ambulatory Surgical Centers.

Gary Richberg, RN, CMPE, CASC, is administrator of Pacific Rim Outpatient Surgery Center in Bellingham, Wash. The center is a 20,000-square-foot facility with five ORs and three procedure rooms.

Catherine Sayers, BSN, MSHA, has served as administrator of Skyline Endoscopy Center in Loveland, Colo., since 2004. She is also director of operations for Pinnacle III. Throughout her career, Ms. Sayers has developed or managed 13 single and multispecialty ASCs throughout the country. Prior to leading Skyline Endoscopy, Ms. Sayers was director of surgical services at the Orthopaedic Center of the Rockies in Fort Collins, Colo.

Lisa Schriver, BSN, RN, CNOR, is currently the director of the Pennsylvania Ambulatory Surgery Association. She has served as administrator of West Chester, Pa.-based Turk's Head Surgery Center since 2007 and has been a perioperative nurse since 1988. She joined Turk's Head in 2005 as a clinical director. She also played a key part in helping Blue Chip Surgical Centers Partners with a new facility start-up in Virginia in 2013.

Seth Silver, MD, is CEO and medical director of The Ambulatory Care Center, a multispecialty center in Vineland, N.J. Trained as an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Silver also provides care at Vineland-based Reconstructive Orthopedics. Additionally, he is a past consultant at BAYADA Home Health Care in Moorestown, N.J., and team physician at Cumberland County College in Vineland. He completed his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center in Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

Susan Simons RN, BSN, CASC, serves as administrator of Pacific Surgery Center in Poulsbo, Wash., which offers services in eight specialties. She earned her nursing degree from DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind. She serves as treasurer on Washington Ambulatory Surgery Center Association's board of directors.

Amy Sinder is the administrator of CBC Surgery Center in Crown Point, Ind. The ASC offers surgical services in numerous specialties, including gastroenterology, general surgery, urology and ENT.

Jeffrey Singerman is the administrator of Manhattan Endoscopy Center in New York City. The ASC is an American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy center of excellence. The center offers colonoscopies, upper endoscopies and endoscopic ultrasounds.

Michael Skaliy, MD, is the CEO of Windward Surgery Center in Alpharetta, Ga. As a physician practicing with Atlanta Spine Specialists, Dr. Skaliy specializes in interventional pain medicine. He treats back pain and spinal disorders. Dr. Skaliy is a Georgia Society of Ambulatory Surgery Centers' board member.

Christine F. Slattery is administrator of St. Louis Spine & Orthopedic Surgery Center in Town and County, Mo. She serves on the board of the Missouri Ambulatory Surgery Center Association. The St. Louis Spine & Orthopedic Surgery Center was founded in 2007.

Brooke Smith, CASC, is the administrator of Maryland Surgery Center for Women in Rockville. The surgery center is affiliated with Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America. Its physicians offer OB-GYN and urology services.

Keith Smith, MD, is the administrator and owner of Oklahoma City-based Surgery Center of Oklahoma. The surgery center is a member of the Free Market Medical Association, an organization that encourages transparency in healthcare. Dr. Smith is also one of the center's anesthesiologists.

Sue Sorg is the administrator of Amsurg Surgery Center, an affiliate of Surgical Care Affiliates. Ms. Sorg leads this multispecialty center in Joliet, Ill. The center performs 8,000 cases annually. Ms. Sorg and her team recently expanded their orthopedic service line adding total joint procedures.

Amanda Sosnosky, RN, CASC, is administrator of Bellin Orthopedic Surgery Center in Green Bay, Wis. Previously, she was the perioperative surgical services manager at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay. The ASC opened in March 2010, through a partnership with Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialists of Green Bay and Bellin Health, also in Green Bay.

Natalie Soule is a board of directors' member of the Tennessee Ambulatory Surgery Center Association. She currently is the administrator of Premier Orthopedic Surgery Center in Nashville, Tenn. Premier Orthopedic Surgery Center offers orthopedic services, including spine, shoulder, hip, knee, hand, foot and ankle procedures.

James Sprouse is administrator of the Pain Management and Ambulatory Surgery Centers of Paducah (Ky.). The center is 21,000 square feet and offers interventional pain management services.

Bill Stacey is the administrator of Manassas, Va.-based Prince William Ambulatory Surgery Center and president of the Virginia Ambulatory Surgery Association. He oversees the ASC, featuring four ORs and four endoscopy procedure rooms.

Jeanette Stack is the administrator of St. Cloud (Minn.) Surgical Center, an affiliate of Surgical Care Affiliates. She helped open the second ASC in the country in 1972. This multispecialty center was the first medical facility in its market to perform Lap Choles and hernias, endoscopic breast augmentation and LASIK and the first ASC to perform outpatient total joints and anterior cervical discectomy and fusions. The center has performed more than 300 joint cases since October 2014, and completed more than 11,300 cases in 2015.

Allison Stock, RN, JD, CASC, is the administrator and executive director at Great Lakes Surgical Center in Southfield, Mich. Most recently, she served as an adjunct professor at Oakland Community College in Rochester, Mich., before which she was director of nursing at Great Lakes Surgical Center. She earned her law degree at Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing.

Lori Tamburo, CASC, is the administrator of Foothills Surgery Center in Boulder, Colo. Ms. Tamburo became administrator in June 2017. Prior to that, Ms. Tamburo was with a multispecialty surgery center in Sheridan, Wyo. While there, Ms. Tamburo successfully revitalized an underperforming center through implementation of multiple strategies to reduce costs and increase profitability.

Benita Tapia, RN, CASC, is administrator of 90210 Surgery Medical Center and Precision Ambulatory Surgery Center, both in Beverly Hills, Calif. 90210 Surgery Medical Center offers foot and ankle surgery, breast cancer surgery, general surgery, gynecology, hand surgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics services, pain management, plastic surgery, spine surgery and urology.

Doug Tonokawa is the administrator of Eye Surgery Center of Hawaii in Honolulu. Mr. Tonokawa oversees the surgery center, which performs about 9,000 procedures annually. Fourteen surgeons serve patients at the ASC.

Kelly Trott Theodosopoulos, RN, is administrator of Tuscarawas Ambulatory Surgery Center in Dover, Ohio. She serves on the board of the Ohio Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers.

Landon Tucker, CASC, MBA, is the president of the Louisiana Ambulatory Surgery Center Association. He is currently the administrator of Houma Outpatient Surgery Center in Metairie, La. Houma Outpatient Surgery Center offers podiatric surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, pre-admission diagnostic testing, ENT surgery, general surgery and OB-GYN surgery.

LoAnn Vande Leest, RN, MBA-H, CNOR, CASC, CHSP, is the CEO of Northwest Michigan Surgery Center in Traverse City. She serves as first vice president on the board of the Michigan Ambulatory Surgery Association.

Kim Van De Ven, RN, BSN, MBA, serves as administrator of Banner Estrella Surgery Center in Phoenix. She oversees the marketing and financial aspects of the surgery center, which includes four operating rooms and two endoscopy suites. She is also the interim CNO for Banner Surgery Centers and serves on the Arizona Ambulatory Surgery Center Association's board of directors. Ms. Van De Ven received her nursing degree from Valparaiso (Ind.) University.

Andy W. Waldo, IV, is the administrator of Endoscopy Center of Monroe (La). Mr. Waldo is a board member of the Louisiana Ambulatory Surgery Center Association. He is also a managing partner of Delta Research Partners.

L. Philipp Wall, MD, RPVI, is the founder of Arizona Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, which became an AAAASF-accredited ASC in 2011, and Arizona Vein and Vascular Center in Chandler. Dr. Wall opened a second ASC in 2013, and he opened additional ASC locations in 2014 and 2015. A vascular surgeon, Dr. Wall has obtained three patents, and is in the process of pursuing more for a hybrid surgery center, which combines a conventional operating room with fixed imaging where specialists can perform procedures with C-arms.

Suzi Walton is the administrator of Ohio Surgery Center of Columbus. She serves on the Ohio Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers' board. Opened in 1998, Ohio Surgery Center surgeons offer otolaryngology as well as hand and microsurgery services.

Andrew Weiss, CASC, is currently the administrator of The Endo Center at Voorhees (N.J.), a position he has held for more than 14 years. He is the secretary and treasurer of the New Jersey Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers. Previously, he served as president for NJAASC.

Teresa Wellard is the administrator of Grand Teton Surgical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho. The surgery center has offered endoscopy services for more than 15 years. Ms. Wellard is a past president of the Idaho Ambulatory Surgery Center Association.

Julie Wester, RN, serves as CEO of Arizona Gastroenterology & Arizona Digestive Institute in Tucson. She earned her nursing degree from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. Ms. Wester is the immediate past-president of the Arizona Ambulatory Surgery Center Association.

John Whitfield, JD, ThD, CMPE, is the administrator of Digestive Health Endoscopy ASC, New Gulf Coast Surgery Center and practice administrator of Digestive Health Center, all based in Ocean Springs, Miss. He is also manager and director with Life Moments Transition and CEO and president of American Management Consultants, which offers a variety of personal, professional and corporate development seminars and workshops.

Beth Williams is the administrator of Grandview Surgery Center in Camp Hill, Pa., a Surgical Care Affiliates facility. Recently, Ms. Williams has focused on preparing her center for expanded surgical offerings. Grandview is a joint venture with Geisinger Health System and completes 4,800 cases per year.

Scott Williams is the administrator for Carnegie Hill Endoscopy Center in New York City. He is a member of the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association and New York State Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers. The center was honored with the Awards for Publication Excellence award for patient satisfaction.

Cindy A. Young, RN, BSN, CASC, is the administrative director of Surgery Center of Farmington (Mo.). She received her nursing degree from Central Methodist University in Fayette, Mo. Ms. Young serves on the board of the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association and previously served on the board of the Missouri Ambulatory Surgery Center Association.

Becky Ziegler-Otis, RHIA, CPHQ, CHC, CASC, is the administrator of the Ambulatory Surgical Center of Stevens Point (Wis.). She previously served as policy manager of Klasinski Clinic in Stevens Point, and before then, she served as administrative director of process effectiveness and compliance officer at Bay Area Medical Center in Marinette, Wis. She is a team manager for Destination Imagination, a nonprofit organization.

Bryan Zowin is an administrator at Peoria (Ill.) Day Surgery Center. Peoria Day Surgery Center offers surgical services in spine surgery, orthopedics, pain management, general surgery, ophthalmology, plastic surgery, anesthesiology, OB/GYN, otolaryngology, podiatry, hand surgery and urology. The ASC can accommodate those patients needing to stay up to 48 hours at its recovery care center.

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