18 Orthopedic and Spine Practice CEOs & Administrators to Know

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Patricia Brewster (Southern Orthopaedic Specialists; Atlanta). Ms. Brewster is CEO of 15-physician Southern Orthopaedic Specialists and has more than 25 years of healthcare management experience. She also currently serves as president of the American Association of Orthopedic Executives. Before joining Southern Orthopaedic Specialists, Ms. Brewster served as chief administrative officer at the Hughston Clinic in Columbus, Ga. She holds a master's in health administration and was the 2008 recipient of the Medical Group Management Association/American College of Medical Practice Executives' Harry J. Harwick Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition to being a member of the MGMA and AAOE, she is also a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Darleen Caccavale (University Orthopaedic Associates; New Brunswick, N.J.).
Ms. Caccavale is the administrator of University Orthopaedic Associates, a 12-physician practice. She has worked in orthopedic management for more than 20 years and has been with University Orthopaedic for the last 10. Under her leadership, the group is currently building a 40,000 square-foot office building, which is expected to open in 2011. In her role as administrator, Ms. Caccavale displays a high degree of integrity, responsibility and ambition, according to a colleague. "Her good judgment and sound outlook ensures a logical and practical approach to all her endeavors. She is also a wonderfully friendly, sincere and caring human being, respected and admired by patients, peers, subordinates and superiors alike," says the colleague.

Suzann M. Crowder (St. Charles Orthopaedic Surgery Associates; St. Charles, Mo.).
Ms. Crowder is the administrator of St. Charles Orthopaedic Surgery Associates and has been with the practice since 2000. During her tenure, she helped oversee the implementation of various ancillary services including MRI and ASC billing. Before joining St. Charles Orthopaedic Surgery Associates, she served as assistant administrator at Premier Care (formerly Missouri/Orthopedic Sports and Trauma) in St. Louis. She began her healthcare career as a radiologic technologist. Ms. Crowder holds an MBA from Lindenwood University in St. Charles and is a member of the MGMA and a Certified Medical Practice Executive.

David Fitzgerald (Proliance Surgeons; Seattle). Mr. Fitzgerald is CEO of Proliance Surgeons, a medical group practice of more than 165 orthopedic, general and ENT surgeons headquartered in Seattle, with several clinic locations in the region. The practice also owns and operates 12 ASCs, six physical therapy sites and eight imaging centers throughout the Puget Sound region. Mr. Fitzgerald has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare, including serving as administrator and CFO of physician practices. He earned his MBA from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and currently serves as a member of the board of directors of the Washington Ambulatory Surgery Center Association.

Jeff Goldberg (Resurgens Orthopaedics, Atlanta). Mr. Goldberg is the director of operations for Resurgens Orthopaedics, a 90-plus physician orthopedic practice in Atlanta. He previously served as Resurgens' director of rehabilitation services. He joined the practice in 2000 as a physical therapist and has 25 years of experience in physical therapy. His previous positions included clinic director for Georgia Physical Therapy and manager of clinical operations for NovaCare Outpatient Rehabilitation.

Bill Horne (Laser Spine Institute, Tampa, Fla.). Mr. Horne is CEO and co-founder of the Laser Spine Institute. LSI's flagship facility is in Tampa, Fla., and LSI has grown to include seven facilities in four states. Mr. Horne founded LSI in 2005 with co-founders James St. Louis, DO, and Michael Perry, MD. Mr. Horne underwent a minimally invasive spine procedure performed by Dr. St. Louis in 2004, which triggered his interest in minimally invasive spine care. Before founding LSI, Mr. Horne founded Club Operations and Property Management, a leading management company for country, city and yacht clubs.

Leslie R. Jebson (The Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Institute, University of Florida Health System; Gainesville, Fla.). Mr. Jebson is the executive director of the Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Institute at the University of Florida. After assuming the role four years ago at the new 130,000 square-foot facility, Mr. Jebson has been a driving force in the institute's momentous volume and market growth. The Institute has doubled its number of surgical cases and outpatient visits during his tenure — with over 100,000 patient visits and more than 6,000 surgical procedures performed. Mr. Jebson actively lectures and publishes on healthcare organization and quality improvement and is the editor of MGMA's Matrix magazine. Before joining the University of Florida, Mr. Jebson served as COO at Shawnee Mission Physicians Group in Kansas City, Mo. He earned a master's in health services management from the University of Missouri in Columbia and is a Certified Medical Practice Executive.

Bob Kahn (Orthopedic Specialists of Texarkana; Texarkana, Texas). Mr. Kahn is the CEO of the Orthopedic Specialists of Texarkana, a seven-physician group of general orthopedists. Mr. Kahn has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare administration and has served as assistant administrator, vice president of support services and COO, among other positions, at hospitals and physician practices. He received his master's in health and hospital administration from the University of Iowa School of Medicine in Iowa City. He is also a member of several professional societies including MGMA and AAOE.

Donald J. Love (Roanoke Orthopaedic Center; Roanoke, Va.). Mr. Love is the administrator of Roanoke Orthopaedic Center, a 13-physician practice that specializes in hand, adult joint replacement and reconstruction, sports medicine, foot and ankle surgery and trauma. The center is also a designated teaching facility by the University of Virginia Medical School. Mr. Love has more than 25 years of experience in healthcare administration. Prior to coming to Roanoke Orthopaedic Center, he served as hospital director for Carilion Roanoke (Va.) Community Hospital. Mr. Love has also served as administrator and vice president for specialty hospitals and nursing centers. Mr. Love is a fellow of the ACHE and a member of MGMA, ACMPE, AAOE and the Healthcare Financial Management Association. He received his master's in healthcare administration from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond.

Randy Marcus (Orthopedic Center of Palm Beach County, Lake Worth, Fla.).
Mr. Marcus is the CEO of the Orthopedic Center of Palm Beach County in Lake Worth, Fla., an 11-physician practice that is one of the oldest in the state. He joined the Orthopedic Center in Sept. 2009, having previously served as CEO of OrthoMontana in Billings, Mont. While at OrthoMontana, Mr. Marcus successfully managed the merger of two orthopedic groups, including the development of infrastructure, policies and procedures of the newly unified group. Mr. Marcus has more than 25 years of experience in healthcare administration, having worked with physicians' practices, the Philadelphia Department of Health and the Delaware Valley Hospital Council in Philadelphia. He received his education in healthcare management from the Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia and Cornell University in New York.

John D. Martin (OrthoIndy; Indianapolis).
Mr. Martin is the CEO of OrthoIndy, the largest private, full-service orthopedic practice in the Midwest. Mr. Martin has more than 22 years of progressive financial management, strategic planning and operational experience within the healthcare industry. Prior to his position at OrthoIndy, he served as CEO of the Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital, where he oversaw the opening of a 42-bed inpatient unit and an ASC. He has also held positions, such as CFO and director of financial planning and business development, for hospitals and physician practices in Indiana. Mr. Martin is a graduate of Indiana University's Kelley School of Business in Bloomington. He is also an advanced member of HFMA.

Heidi Mattingly (OrthoMaryland; Baltimore). Ms. Mattingly is CEO of OrthoMaryland, a 17-provider orthopedic practice with three full-time locations in the Baltimore area. In her position, she also oversees the practice's physical therapy, DME, MRI and complementary medicine services as well as its one-OR, two-procedure room surgery center. Before joining OrthoMaryland in 2009, Ms. Mattingly served as the administrator of Southern Maryland Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center in Leonardtown, Md. She is an active lecturer and facilitator for AAOS and AAOE on practice management issues and is a Certified Medical Practice Executive. She is also a member of MGMA and a previous participant on the Maryland Senate and House Subcommittees on medical practice related legislation.

Debra L. Mitchell, RN (Children's Orthopaedic and Scoliosis Surgery Associates; St. Petersburg, Fla.). Ms. Mitchell is the administrator at Children's Orthopaedics and Scoliosis Surgery Associates, a private practice with five pediatric orthopedic surgeons and five physician assistants. The practice is located at All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg and is the pediatric rotation for the University of South Florida orthopedic residency program. Prior to joining Children's Orthopaedics, Ms. Mitchell was administrator at Gastroenterology and Oncology Associates and the director of nursing at Bay Area Endoscopy and Surgery Center. She began her nursing career more than 30 years ago and holds a bachelor's of science degree in nursing and an MBA. She is also the current president for the BONES Society of Florida.

Dale Reigle (Rocky Mountain Orthopaedic Associates; Grand Junction, Colo.). Mr. Reigle is CEO of Rocky Mountain Orthopaedic Associates, a 17-physician practice that specializes in a variety of services including arthroscopy and sports medicine, total joint replacement and complex joint reconstruction, fracture care, hand surgery, pediatric orthopedics, foot surgery and the treatment of spinal disorders and injuries. He has been with the practice since May 1996. Under his leadership, the group has built a 24,000 square-foot office building and developed an ASC, a joint venture between the group and the local hospital. Mr. Reigle has more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Prior to joining Rocky Mountain, he served as CFO of Perry (Okla.) Memorial Hospital. He received his master's of science in management from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

Karen Reiter, RN (Diagnostic & Interventional Surgical Center/D.I.S.C. Sports & Spine Center; Marina Del Rey, Calif.). Ms. Reiter is the COO at D.I.S.C. Sports & Spine Center, a position she has held since 2006. Prior to joining D.I.S.C., Ms. Reiter served as the vice president of business development for Cleveland-based RSB Spine and, before that, as a staff nurse for a surgical spine surgeon in Los Angeles. A native New Zealander, she began her healthcare career as a nurse in New Zealand and Australia. She once served as a staff nurse in Dubai for six months as part of a team of nurses providing care for the sheikh. She moved to Los Angeles in 1989 and worked in the ICU of Century City Hospital in Los Angeles.

Barbara Sack (Midwest Orthopaedics, Shawnee Mission, Kan.). Ms. Sack has been executive director of Midwest Orthopaedics, a five-physician practice, since 1994. Prior to joining Midwest Orthopaedics, she worked for a hospital-owned practice and an academic medical center program. She has more than 25 years of experience in healthcare and has been an administrator for the past 17. She is the current secretary of AAOE and former president of Midwest AAOE. Ms. Sack has presented at the AAOS Practice Management Symposium, the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Annual Summer Meeting and other medical association meetings. She holds a master's in health services administration from the University of Kansas in Lawrence.

Don Schreiner (Rockford Orthopedic Associates; Rockford, Ill.). Over the last 10 years, Mr. Schreiner has served as the CEO at Rockford Orthopedic Associates, a 21-physician, multi-specialty, orthopedic-driven clinic with more than 200 employees. During this period, he has overseen the addition of physical therapy, two MRIs, DME services, an outpatient surgery center, a clinical research department and 12 physician assistants. He also oversaw the implantation of the practices' EMR and PAC systems. Prior to this position, Mr. Schreiner was a managed care executive for 18 years working for organization such as John Deere Health, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and two large regional health systems. Mr. Schreiner holds an MBA from the University of Toledo (Ohio) and is current treasurer of AAOE and a member of MGMA.

Dennis Viellieu (Midwest Orthopaedics at RUSH; Chicago).
Mr. Viellieu is the CEO of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, a 30-plus orthopedic physician practice. Mr. Viellieu has more than 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry. He was instrumental in the development of the practice's ambulatory surgical facility and helped to develop and start-up his current practice. Prior to his current position, he was CEO and CFO of Midwest Orthopaedics, which was later integrated into Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush. Mr. Viellieu graduated from the University of Indiana in Bloomington and from the executive financial management program at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

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