10 ASC Industry C-Suite Leaders to Know

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Here are 10 leaders serving as CEO, COO or CFO of companies serving the ambulatory surgery center industry.

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John Bartos, JD, is CEO of Collect Rx, an ambulatory surgery center revenue cycle management company with a focus on out-of-network strategy. Mr. Bartos has years of experience in the healthcare and information technology fields. He has served as president of DrFirst and executive vice president of Prematics. He has also worked as an attorney at Kirkpatrick & Lockhart. Mr. Bartos has experience serving healthcare insurers such as Humana, BlueCross Blue Shield and Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic Region. Mr. Bartos earned his law degree from The American University, Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C.

Randy Bishop is COO of Surgical Notes, a technology and services provider for ASCs. Mr. Bishop has been with Surgical Notes since 2007. Prior to his current role, Mr. Bishop was a partner at SurgicalMeds, Visioncap Investments and Swing4Charity. He earned his accounting degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

Tom Jacobs, MBA, is the CEO and co-founder of MedHQ, a revenue cycle, human resources and credentialing company for healthcare facilities. Mr. Jacobs has been the president of the company since 2003. He has worked to position MedHQ as a leading business process automation and consulting firm in the healthcare industry. Prior to beginning work in the healthcare field, Mr. Jacobs worked for Duke Engineering & Services and its predecessor firms.  He earned his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Iowa State University in Ames and completed his MBA at the University of Notre Dame (Ind.).

W. Michael Karnes, MBA, is CFO and co-founder of Regent Surgical Health. Before founding Regent Surgical Health, Mr. Karnes held several leadership positions including chief administrative officer of venture capital firm GTCR-Golder Rauner and CFO of Prime Group Realty Trust. Mr. Karnes earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Maryland in College Park, BBA-finance degree from the University of Notre Dame (Ind.) and MBA from Harvard Business School in Boston.

Luke Lambert, MBA, CFA, CASC, is CEO of Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America. Mr. Lambert joined ASCOA in 1997 as its CFO and became CEO in 2002. Mr. Lambert was among the first to receive the CASC designation in 2002. He has experience in finance, strategy and operations. Prior to his leadership roles with ASCOA, Mr. Lambert worked for Smith Barney, Booz, Allen & Hamilton and Ernst & Young. He earned his economics degree from Harvard College in Boston and his MBA from Columbia Graduate School of Business in Manhattan, N.Y.

R. Matthew Kilton, MBA, MHA, is the chief operating officer and a principle of EVEIA. He has been with the company since 2004. Mr. Kilton has expertise in ambulatory surgery center and surgical practice operations, managed care contracting and reimbursement analysis. Prior to joining EVEIA, he was the CEO of a large ASC and orthopedic practice. Mr. Kilton earned his bachelor's degree, MBA and MHA from Xavier University in Cincinnati. He is a member of several professional organizations including the Medical Group Management Association and BONES National Association of Orthopedic Practice Administrators. Mr. Kilton is also a board member of the Washington Ambulatory Surgery Center Association.

Reed Martin, MBA, is COO of Surgical Management Professionals. Mr. Martin has more than 25 years of experience in healthcare. He focuses on operational efficiency and clinical excellence in ASCs and surgical hospitals. Previously, he served as group vice president and vice president of operations at Nueterra. In those leadership roles, he oversaw 25 ASCs and surgical hospitals. Mr. Martin earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Rochester (N.Y.) and completed his MBA at Dartmouth Business School in Hanover, N.H.

Kris Mineau is president, co-founder and CEO of Constitution Surgery Centers, an ASC management and development company. He co-founded the company in 1997 and has held his leadership roles since its inception. Prior to founding Constitution Surgery Centers, Mr. Mineau was a pilot in the United States Air Force. He completed his bachelor's degree at The United States Air Force Academy. He is a past president and founder of the Connecticut Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers.

Frank Principati is COO of Physicians Endoscopy, a position he has held since 2010. Prior to joining Physicians Endoscopy, he was a division president with AmSurg. During a five year period, Mr. Principati led the oversight of 68 GI centers in 15 states. Before entering the ASC industry, he was a senior vice president of operations at Thomson Scientific & Healthcare. Mr. Principati is a board member of Preventing Colorectal Cancer, an organization dedicated to colorectal cancer awareness and treatment.

Stephen Rosenbaum is the CEO of Interventional Management Services, a physician-owned ASC management and development company. Mr. Rosenbaum has more than 17 years of experience working with physician practices, surgery centers and hospitals. His experience includes work with Ernst & Young in the Carolinas Healthcare Consulting Practice and MedCath, as well as playing an instrumental role in the development and opening of Carolinas Surgery Center. In 2008, Mr. Rosenbaum created IMS with Robin Fowler, MD. As IMS CEO, Mr. Rosenbaum oversees operations of 10 healthcare companies.

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