350 People in the ASC Industry to Know (Part 2) - 350 People in the ASC Industry to Know-- Q-R


Vito Quatela, MD. Dr. Quatela co-founded Ambulatory Healthcare Strategies and serves as CEO. He developed and owns two ASCs in Rochester, N.Y., and founded HUGS, a non-profit organization that does medical mission trips to third-world countries. He is a board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and is the immediate past president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons.

David J. Raab, MD. Dr. Raab is on the board of managers at the Illinois Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Surgery Center and is a fellowship-trained sports medicine physician with Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, both in Morton Grove. His professional interests include total joint replacement, arthroscopy and pediatric orthopedics. He also serves as an assistant professor at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago.

Lori Ramirez.
Ms. Ramirez is the founder, president and CEO of Elite Surgical Affiliates and previously served as a senior vice president with United Surgical Partners International where she was directly responsible for developing the second-largest network of surgical facilities for the company. In this role, Ms. Ramirez oversaw 20-plus surgical facilities.

Michael R. Redler, MD.
Dr. Redler is a founding partner of The Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center in Fairfield, Conn. He is a fellowship-trained orthopedic sports medicine and hand surgeon. He serves as an orthopedic consultant to Major League Lacrosse and associate clinical professor for the department of physical therapy and athletic trainers at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn.

J. Michael Ribaudo, MD.
Dr. Ribaudo is the founder, chairman and CEO of Surgical Synergies and has more than 27 years of experience as a surgeon, healthcare executive and real estate developer. He has served as executive vice president of Surgical Health and HealthSouth Surgery Centers. He has served on the board of directors for Flow International and chaired its compensation committee.

Gary A. Richberg, RN, ALNC, CRN-A/C, CASC, CAPPM.
Mr. Richberg is the administrator at Pacific Rim Outpatient Surgery Center in Bellingham, Wash. He previously served as an administrator of the Institute of Orthopedic Surgery in Las Vegas and has spent time in the United States Navy as a hospital corpsman.

Rosalind Richmond.
Ms. Richmond is the chief coding compliance officer for GENASCIS, a company that provides billing, coding and transcription services to ASCs. She has more than 30 years of experience as a coding and HIM consultant. During her career, Ms. Richmond also served as the data quality committee chair for Colorado Health Information Association.

Patrick Richter.
Mr. Richter is the vice president of business development for United Surgical Partners International. Prior to joining USPI, he spent 13 years serving in various capacities at Baylor Health Care System in Dallas, most recently as the vice president of business development. Mr. Richter received a master's degree in taxation from Texas A&M University.

Herbert W. Riemenschneider, MD.
Dr. Riemenschneider is the principal physician and urologic surgeon at Riverside Urology in Columbus, Ohio. He is also a clinical assistant professor of urology at The Ohio State University's College of Medicine and is the director of urologic education at Riverside Methodist Hospitals, both in Columbus. Dr. Riemenschneider performed the first prostate cryoablation in Ohio in 1993 and continues to perform the procedure today.

Anne Roberts, RN.
Ms. Roberts is the administrator at the Surgery Center at Reno. She began her career as a nurse in the emergency department, spending 16 years as a staff nurse and 10 years as the manager of a busy ED seeing 55,000 patients annually.

Regina Robinson. Ms. Robinson is the director and administrator at Peninsula Surgery Center in Newport News, Va. Services at the surgery center includes general surgery, gynecology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, pain management and plastic surgery. The ASC includes electronic medical records and electronic patient monitoring throughout the facility.

Steven Robinson, MD. Dr. Robinson is a board member and practicing plastic surgeon at Riverside Outpatient Surgery Center in Columbus, Ohio. He is also an active member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and holds staff appointments at several area hospitals.

Lisa Rock. Ms. Rock is the president of National Medical Billing Services, which specializes in freestanding outpatient surgery center coding and billing. She has been in the healthcare field for 23 years.

Paul L. Rohlf, MD.
Dr. Rohlf began practicing at Urological Associates in 1969. After a long and successful career serving thousands of patients, he retired from the practice in 2007. During his career, he served as president of the American Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers. He was the initial urologist who obtained the first surgery center certificate of need for a center in Iowa and remains a strong leader in the ASC industry following his retirement.

Jay Rom, MBA, CPA. Mr. Rom is the president of Blue Chip Surgical Partners. Before joining Blue Chip, he served as CEO of a cardiology group in Cincinnati with 15 physicians and was vice president for physician services of the Franciscan Health System, where he was responsible for a 60-physician multispecialty group.

Michael Romansky, JD. Mr. Romansky is the Washington Counsel and vice president of corporate development for the Outpatient Ophthalmologic Surgery Society. He has practiced exclusively in health law, representing healthcare providers, companies and organizations. He also has served as the Washington counsel to many other medical specialty and health trade associations.

Stephen Rosenbaum.
Mr. Rosenbaum is CEO for Interventional Management Services. He has more than 15 years of healthcare experience working with physicians and physician-owned facilities. Prior to joining IMS, he created SourceRevenue, an independent healthcare consulting company.

Kenneth L. Rosenquest.
Mr. Rosenquest is the senior vice president of operations at Constitution Surgery Centers, based in Newington, Conn., and oversees the company's hospital joint ventures. He served as administrator of one of the top performing orthopedic surgery centers in the country and has experience in all aspects of ASC management from operations to billing to equipment acquisition.

Michael Rucker.
Mr. Rucker is the executive vice president and COO of SCA. He has previous experience as a divisional vice president of operations at DaVita, where he was responsible for physician practice management and dialysis services. He has also worked in public accounting as a CPA.

Cathy Rudisill. Ms. Rudisill is a partner at Nelson Mullis Riley & Scarborough, with more than 20 years of experience in commercial real estate and financial transactions. Her practice includes working with joint ventures and development agreements and she has published several law-related articles in professional publications.

Blayne Rush. Mr. Rush is president of Ambulatory Alliances, a boutique investment banking, business brokerage and strategic advisory firm for surgery and radiation oncology centers. With more than 15 years experience in healthcare, he has completed acquisition searches for more than 200 healthcare clients, ranging from physician-owned cancer centers to large corporations focusing on the oncology market.

Michael E. Russell II, MD.
Dr. Russell is a spine surgeon at Azalea Orthopaedics in Tyler, Texas. He serves on the board of directors and as president of Physician Hospitals of America and Texas Spine and Joint Hospital in Tyler. He earned his medical degree at the University of Southwestern Medical School in Dallas a completed a spine surgery fellowship at The Carolinas Medical Center at Charlotte (N.C.).

Mary Ryan, RN. Ms. Ryan is the administrator of Tri State Surgery Center, a multispecialty facility in Dubuque, Iowa. Currently managed by Health Inventures, the center was launched in 1998 by Medical Associates Clinics and Health Plans and Mercy Hospital. Ms. Ryan has also served as regional director during her tenure with Health Inventures.

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