350 People in the ASC Industry to Know (Part 2) - 350 People in the ASC Industry to Know-- V
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Arnaldo Valedon, MD. Dr. Valedon is the chief ambulatory division and managing partner of First Colonies Anesthesia Associates in Baltimore. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology and currently serves on the ASC Association's Program Committee for ASCs for 2011.
LoAnn Vande Leest, RN. Ms. Vande Leest is the administrator at The Surgery Center, a large, multi-specialty ASC located in Franklin, Wis. With a 30-year career that has been largely OR-based, Ms. Vande Leest has the unique perspective of having been a surgical technologist, circulating RN, educator in surgical technology and currently administrator. She also serves as a surveyor for AAAHC and volunteers for other leadership roles in various OR, ASC and management organizations.
Pedro Vergne-Marini, MD. Dr. Vergne-Marini is founder and managing member of Physicians' Capital Investments, which is based in Plano, Texas. It has developed and constructed 14 medical office and clinical facilities in just its first three years. More than 500 physicians have invested in PCI projects. The company currently has 11 projects in development or construction.
Jonathan Vick. Mr. Vick is founder and president of ASCs Inc., which is based in Valley Center, Calif., and has assisted in development, merger and acquisition transactions for more than 200 physician-owned ASCs, endoscopy centers and surgical hospitals. He previously founded and was a principle shareholder of Surgery Center Development Corp., as well as a corporate partner for a national network of surgery and endoscopy centers.
George A. Violin, MD. Dr. Violin is a board-certified ophthalmologist and one of the three founding principals of Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America. He owned and developed two ASCs and a large, multiple-office ophthalmic practice in eastern Massachusetts.
Jeffrey L. Visotsky, MD, FACS. Dr. Visotsky is a member of Illinois Bone and Joint Institute and founder of the Morton Grove (Ill.) Surgery Center. He is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and specializes in conditions of the hand, elbow and shoulder, arthroscopy shoulder/elbow, shoulder reconstruction and replacement, among other areas.
Kara Vittetoe. Ms. Vittetoe is an administrator, Thomas Johnson Surgery Center in Frederick, Md., affiliated with Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America. Surgeons at the ASC focus on general surgery, gynecology, neurospine, podiatry and urology. She has served with the center since it opened in 2008.
Brice Voithofer. Mr. Voithofer leads the anesthesia, pain management and surgery center division of AdvantEdge Healthcare Solutions. He is responsible for operations, client support and growth. He has experience in managing radiology, anesthesia and pathology practices and previously served at medical billing and payor firms in several capacities.
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