Lists and Deadlines for Nominations

Thanks for your interest in nominating someone or an organization to one of our annual lists. We value the opinions of our readers and appreciate all input as we put together our lists.

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Below are two examples of great descriptions/reasons for nomination:

Chris Bishop, Blue Chip Surgical Partners. Mr. Bishop is a partner and senior vice president of acquisitions & business development for Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners. His responsibilities include optimizing performance at ASCs within the Blue Chip network and acquiring and "turning around" underperforming surgery centers. Prior to joining Blue Chip in 2010, Mr. Bishop served as vice president with ASCOA. In his five years with the company, he succeeded in developing or acquiring 11 surgery centers, leading to substantial revenue and profit increases. He was also instrumental in refocusing the firm's core strategy on acquisitions and turnarounds. In addition to his work with Blue Chip and ASCOA, Mr. Bishop has extensive leadership experience and a proven track record in developing surgeon partnerships within the medical device industry.

Surgical Care Affiliates. SCA currently operates more than 125 ASCs and three surgical hospitals across the country and now has more than 2,000 physician partners. A growing force is the important market segment of physician/hospital joint ventures, the company is led by president and CEO Andrew Hayek, who joined SCA after serving as president of a division of DaVita Inc., a $6 billion publicly traded renal dialysis company. Mr. Hayek also served as chair of the ASC Advocacy Committee, launched in Aug. 2009 to advocate for ASCs on topics of health reform. Joe Clark, SCA's executive vice president and CDO, previously served as president and CEO for HealthMark Partners and as CEO of Response Oncology, a publicly traded cancer management company. Oct. 2010, the company announced the appointment of a new executive vice president and CFO, Gregory Cunniff, who has more than 20 years of healthcare experience and worked at surgery center development and management company Medical Care America. Mr. Cunniff has served as board member and treasurer of the ASC Association since 2007 and previously served as western CFO of HCA's ambulatory surgery division.

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