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Scott Palmer. Mr. Palmer is the president and COO of the ASC division of SourceMedical. He has more than 25 years of experience working with outpatient healthcare facilities, having been the founder and president of Temple Information Systems. He also founded Prescient Healthcare Systems and helped launch CTQ Solutions.

Michael Pankey, RN, MBA.
Mr. Pankey is the administrator of the Ambulatory Surgery Center of Spartanburg (S.C.). He previously served as administrator and clinical resources manager in multiple locations. Mr. Pankey also served as the president of the South Carolina Ambulatory Surgery Center Association.

Greg Parsons, MD.
Dr. Parsons is the medical director of the Carolina Surgical Center, a joint venture with Tenet Health Systems in Rock Hill, S.C. He has been on the staff of the center since its beginning in 1989, and has been the president of the physician group for more than 10 years.

Charles Peck, MD, FACP.
Dr. Peck is the president and CEO of Health Inventures, where he actively oversees the company's growth in outpatient surgery partnerships as well as physician practice management and inpatient perioperative management with hospitals and physicians. He has more than 30 years of healthcare experience as a clinician, internist, rheumatologist, scientist and other roles within the healthcare environment.

Jeff Péo. Mr. Péo is the vice president of acquisitions and development for the Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America. He graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, with a degree in manufacturing engineering. Prior to joining ASCOA, Mr. Péo ran a knowledge management and IT consulting division for a Fortune 100 company.

Ron Pelletier.
Mr. Pelletier is vice president of market strategy for SourceMedical. He has experience in the operational and design aspects of technology systems for outpatient surgery. He has helped several facility operators select and implement systems and has designed procedures and protocols for better returns on system investments.

Linda Peterson.
Ms. Peterson is the CEO of Executive Solutions for Healthcare, based in Chandler, Ariz. She has more than 30 years of experience in development and operational management of healthcare organizations. Her main areas of expertise include design and development of new business and product lines as well as merger and acquisition experience in the ambulatory service sector.

Kenneth Pettine, MD.
Dr. Pettine is the co-founder of Rocky Mountain Associates in Orthopedic Medicine in Loveland, Colo., and the founder of the Society for Ambulatory Spine Surgery. He has an extensive background in spinal surgery, research and rehabilitation and is board certified. Dr. Pettine co-invented, designed and patented the Maverick Artificial Disc.

Stanford R. Plavin, MD.
Dr. Plavin has served as a member of Ambulatory Anesthesia of Atlanta since its inception and has been the managing partner for the last several years. He is an active member of local and state anesthesia societies and is the immediate past president of the Greater Atlanta Society of Anesthesiologists.

Thomas J. Pliura, MD, JD, PC.
Dr. Pliura is a physician and attorney at law with the company he founded, zChart, an electronic medical records-related company based in LeRoy, Ill. He has also served as founder and manager of four ASCs. In 1998, he sought and received the first favorable Medicare Advisory Opinion in the country, certifying that a proposed ASC was exempt from Stark Laws under a rural provider exemption. He is also running for the Illinois state senate.

John Poisson.
Mr. Poisson is the executive vice president of Physicians Endoscopy. During his more than 17 years of healthcare experience, he has served in senior management positions within both corporate development and operations roles. Prior to Physicians Endoscopy, Mr. Poisson was vice president of client services at Transcend Services and vice president of new business development at Coastal Physician Group.

William A. Portuese, MD.
Dr. Portuese is the current president of the Washington ASC Association and Washington State Chapter of Facial Plastic Surgeons. He specializes in plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and neck and has studied recent advancements in facial cosmetic surgery, including tissue adhesive techniques and lower eyelid surgery without external incisions.

William Prentice, JD.
Mr. Prentice is the executive director of the ASC Association and Ambulatory Surgery Foundation. He previously served as senior vice president of government and public affairs at the American Dental Association and vice president of a New Jersey public affairs firm. He has more than 17 years of experience working with healthcare organizations.

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