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David F. Bacon. Mr. Bacon is the CEO of Meridian Surgical Partners. He has more than 22 years of experience in healthcare, previously serving as the CEO and CFO of Medifax-EDI. He also has experience in public accounting with Lattimore, Black, Morgan & Cain.

Norman Douglas Baker, MD, FACS. Dr. Baker is a surgeon at the Ophthalmic Surgeons and Consultants of Ohio in Columbus. Dr. Baker earned his medical degree from Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus and completed his fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta.

Joseph Banno, MD. Dr. Banno is the founder and co-owner of Peoria (Ill.) Day Surgery Center and is past chairman of the ASC Association and a current executive committee member. He is a board-certified urologist with the Midwest Urologist Group. He received medical degree from the University of Chicago and completed its comprehensive urology program.

Robert O. Baratta, MD. Dr. Baratta is partner and CEO of Ascent Surgical Partners in Nashville, Tenn. He is an ophthalmologist who has more than 25 years of experience managing surgery centers. He previously served as chairman and CEO of Ascent, as well as president, CEO and vice chairman of the board of directors of Ecosphere Technologies.

Gerald Biala, RN, MS, CNOR. Mr. Biala is a senior executive of Assay Healthcare Solutions. He has experience in management and operations of surgical and anesthesia services in both hospitals and ASCs. He has worked in a consulting role for more than 15 years and previously served as national director for surgical services consulting for Ernst and Young.

Gregary W. Beasley.
Mr. Beasley is the president of the ambulatory surgery division of HCA and previously served as COO and senior development office, Western region, for the division. Prior to coming to HCA, he served as controller and COO at HealthSouth Medical Center (formerly Dallas Specialty Hospital).

Timothy Beluscak II. Mr. Beluscak is the administrator of Jacksonville Beach (Fla.) Surgery Center, a four-OR, multispecialty surgery center that is part of the Symbion Healthcare family of surgery centers. He previously served as director of outpatient surgery and endoscopy at Shands Jacksonville (Fla.) Medical Center.

Scott Benglen. Mr. Benglen is CEO of Via Novus Medical, a healthcare consulting group based in Dillon, Colo. He started his career in aviation as a commercial airline pilot for United Airlines. He has also served as a financial negotiator for United Pilots' Contract.

Sean Benson. Mr. Benson is the co-founder of ProVation Medical and has been involved in the company's operations since its inception in 1994. He has experience in research and development, product management, sales, marketing, business development and client services.

Fernando Bermudez, MD.
Dr. Bermudez is the medical director of Eastside Endoscopy Center and the medical director of G.I. Medicine Associates in St. Claire Shores, Mich. He has served as division head of the department of gastroenterology at St. John Hospital and medical director of the endoscopy unit at St. John Hospital.

Sandy Berreth, RN, MS, CASC. Ms. Berreth is the administrator of Brainerd Lakes Surgery Center in Baxter, Minn., a multispecialty ASC that performs general surgery, gynecology, orthopedics, ophthalmology, facial plastics, ENT, urology, podiatry and pain management. She has been with the center since it opened in 2005 and is currently a surveyor for AAAHC.

Todd Beyer, DO.
Dr. Beyer is president of Novus Clinic in Tallmadge, Ohio. He is also on the board of directors for the Ohio Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers. Dr. Beyer specializes in LASIK and refractive surgery, oculofacial-plastic surgery and advanced cataract/lens implant surgery.

Chris Bishop.
Mr. Bishop is senior vice president of acquisitions and business development for Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners. He previously served as vice president of business development for Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America. He has 15 years of experience in leadership roles in the medical device and surgery center industries.

Jeff Blankinship.
Mr. Blankinship is the CEO and president of Surgical Notes, which provides transcription services to more than 450 surgery centers and 6,500 physicians in 42 states. Under his leadership, Surgical Notes has partnered with several large ASC development and management companies and leading surgeons across the country.

Steven Blom, RN, MAHSM, CASC.
Mr. Blom is the regional director for National Surgical Care, which was acquired by AmSurg Corp., and executive director of Specialty Surgery Center in San Antonio. Mr. Blom began his an ICU nurse and spent most of his career in critical care and cardiac catheterization labs.

Henry H. Bloom.
Mr. Bloom is the founder of The Bloom Organization, a healthcare-consulting firm devoted to providing project-related services to healthcare providers. He has structured and negotiated numerous healthcare transactions including physician practice acquisitions and divestitures and joint venture arrangements.

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