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Tom Ealey, CPA. Mr. Ealey is a professor and consultant at Alma (Mich.) College. He has been in healthcare for more than 30 years, working as an accountant with physician offices and long-term care organizations and then as a healthcare consultant with interests that include improving administration and regulatory compliance. He went on to serve as a practice administrator, working for two orthopedic groups and a family medicine group.
Vicki Edelman, RN. Ms. Edelman is the administrator of Blue Bell (Pa.) Surgery Center, a four-room, multispecialty ASC that opened in Sept. 2008. She has been a nurse for 32 years and began her career in medical surgical nursing and high-risk obstetrics.
Jack Egnatinsky, MD. Dr. Egnatinsky is the president of the AAAHC Board of Officers for 2011/12. He is a board-certified anesthesiologist who has held a number of academic and clinical leadership positions within his specialty. He is an instructor for the AAAHC Surveyor Training Program, has served as a medical director for AAAHC and is on the board of directors for the AAAHC Institute for Quality Improvement.
Rose Eickelberger. Ms. Eickelberger is the director of surgical services at Beacon Orthopaedic Surgery Center in Sharonville, Ohio. Ms. Eickelberger began at Beacon in May 2006. She was previously the director of nursing and assistant director at the Cincinnati Eye Institute.
Stephanie Ellis, RN, CPC. Ms. Ellis is the owner and president of Brentwood, Tenn.-based Ellis Medical Consulting and has provided healthcare consulting services to ASCs in that capacity since 1992. She has written many articles and spoken at numerous seminars on a wide variety of healthcare topics, including coding, billing and reimbursement issues.
Christian Ellison. Mr. Ellison is senior vice president at Health Inventures. He has formed numerous physician/hospital joint-venture partnerships and been instrumental in building Health Inventures' business domestically and internationally. Mr. Ellison was previously a senior consultant to the healthcare industry with Arthur Andersen.
Pamela J. Ertel, RN, BSN, RNFA, CNOR, FABC, CASC. Ms. Ertel oversees daily operations at The Reading Hospital SurgiCenter at Spring Ridge and serves as president of the Pennsylvania Ambulatory Surgery Association. Under Ms. Ertel's leadership, patient volume at the center increased by three percent in 2010 with no increase in supply costs due to supply standardization.
Fawn Esser-Lipp, RN. Ms. Esser-Lipp has been an RN for 14 years, serves as a certified operating room nurse, infection preventionist and OR manager at The Surgery Center in Franklin, Wis. She is also responsible for overseeing the pain management and GI endoscopy clinic, among other departments. She is an active member of AORN and APIC.
James "Jay" Etheridge Jr. Mr. Etheridge is the CEO of Implantable Provider Group. His medical industry career began in pharmaceuticals before moving to medical devices, where he has a proven track record as a results-oriented senior level operating executive with a keen understanding of the implantable medical device industry.
Gayle Evans, RN, BSN, MBA, CNOR, CASC. Ms. Evans is president of Continuum Healthcare Consultants, a firm that specializes in the planning, development and operation of ASCs. With more than 25 years of multi-specialty surgery experience, Ms. Evans is a seasoned professional with management and operations experience at several leading medical facilities, including a 12-room surgery department, mobile lithotripsy services and the first U.S. research unit for biliary lithotripsy.
Carolyn Evec, RN, CNOR. Ms. Evec is the administrator at The Surgery Center at Beaufort (S.C.). She previously opened a surgery center in Missouri and served as the nurse manager at that location. She has 30 years of nursing experience and primarily worked in the OR.
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