Regent Surgical Health promotes Bob Ryan to COO: 5 things to know

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Regent Surgical Health named Bob Ryan COO.

"Since joining Regent, Bob has proven his leadership abilities and has been instrumental in strategically moving our business forward," said CEO Chris Bishop. "This promotion is a well-deserved recognition of his strengths in driving value to both physician partners and hospital partners, while ensuring each and every team member delivers the highest quality care."

Here are five things to know:

1. Mr. Ryan joined Regent in 2016 as vice president of operations for the northeast. He arrived with 25 years-plus of experience working with physician partnerships in multisite healthcare facilities and managing joint venture ASC partnerships.

2. As COO, Mr. Ryan will oversee Regent operations in the U.S. and abroad for the company's 25 partner centers, which includes 18 joint venture centers and multiple ASCs under development. He'll bring clinical and business expertise to his new role, elevating Regent's operating model to serve partnering facilities through changing market conditions.

"The transition to value-based care is evolving rapidly, making a strong ambulatory platform an increasingly powerful strategy for health systems nationwide," said Mr. Ryan. "I look forward to contributing to Regent's continued success in this dynamic industry."

3. While vice president of operations for the northeast, Mr. Ryan oversaw the daily operations for multiple Regent ASCs and collaborated with center administrators to ensure clinical readiness. He also led the company's relationships with partnering health systems, including Christiana Health in Delaware and Catholic Health of Long Island (N.Y.).

4. Prior to joining Regent, Mr. Ryan was senior vice president at TLC Vision.

5. He holds a bachelor of science in pharmacy from Rutgers University, Ernest Mario College of Pharmacy in Piscataway Township, N.J.

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