Administrator to Know: Linda Rahm of Pioneer Valley Surgicenter

Linda Rahm (Pioneer Valley Surgicenter, Springfield, Mass.). Ms. Rahm is the administrator at Pioneer Valley Surgicenter in Springfield, Mass. The multi-specialty center performs GI, ENT, orthopedics, general surgery, urology and plastics procedures in its two operating rooms and four procedure rooms.

Ms. Rahm has been with the center since it opened in 2003. She has worn many hats in the medical field throughout her career. Previously, she served as COO for multi-specialty group, CEO of a specialty hospital and skilled nursing facility, the administrator of an assisted living complex, regional director for a rehabilitation company and was an occupational therapist for a traumatic brain injury center.

Currently, Ms. Rahm serves as the president for the Massachusetts Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers. Additionally, she enjoys the opportunities she has had with her involvement in National Quality Collaborative projects.

A colleague said of her leadership, "She is an extremely talented woman, well versed in negotiations, efficiency and overall cost savings measures. She is very active with the legislation in Massachusetts legislature and has done a tremendous amount of work for the MAASC fighting legislation, holding fundraisers and speaking at the State House and working to improve our overall well-being."

Ms. Rahm enjoys the affordable care that her center provides to the patients. "We keep the cost of healthcare in check with the service we provide," she says.

Ms. Rahm also loves working with the staff at her center. "I get to work every day with the excellent business office staff and highly specialized clinical and medical staff," she says.

Ms. Rahm sees continued success for her center. "I see a lot for the future of my center, including adding ophthalmology, expanding ENT and moving into an EMR. Most significant is getting our state license, allowing us to finally serve the Medicaid population equal to those under private insurance or Medicare," she says.

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