8 administrators leading 1+ ASCs

Here are eight administrators overseeing more than one ASC.

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Traci Albers. Ms. Albers is the administrator of High Pointe Surgery Center in Lake Elmo, Minn., and North Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center at Maple Grove (Minn.). The centers are affiliated with Surgical Management Professionals. She previously served as senior director of Lakeview Health in Stillwater, Minn., and CEO of Community Memorial Hospital in Cloquet, Minn. She earned a master's degree in business administration at The University of South Dakota in Sioux Falls.  

Diane Lampron, RN, BSN, CNOR. Ms. Lampron is administrator of The Surgery Center at Lutheran in Wheat Ridge, Colo., and Peak One Surgery Center in Frisco, Colo. She serves as a director of operations for Pinnacle III. She has more than 20 years of experience in a number of healthcare settings. Prior to joining Pinnacle III, she served as manager/director of the surgery service line at Centura Health-Porter Hospital in Denver and before then, she was the operating room clinical nurse manager at Bon Secours-Cottage Hospital in Gross Pointe Farms, Mich.

Aaron Shechter. Mr. Shechter is the administrator of Hackensack (N.J.) Endoscopy Center and the Endoscopy Center of Bergen County in Paramus, N.J. His previous experience includes serving as administrator of University Physicians of Brooklyn in New York. He has completed a degree in epidemiology from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore.

Jill Barth, BSN, RN. Ms. Barth is the administrator of two ASCs in Wisconsin — Pine Ridge Surgery Center in Wausau and Northwoods Surgery Center in Woodruff. She is a director of operations for Pinnacle III. She has more than 22 years of healthcare experience and is actively involved in the continued improvement of clinical operations.   

Dustin L. Briggs, CSFA. Mr. Briggs is the director of operations for Advanced Surgical Institute, which includes a surgery center at two locations — Huntington Beach, Calif., and Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. He is responsible for directing and coordinating all aspects of the operating functions, processes and staff at the center. He previously served as a surgical technologist at Orange County area hospitals. He was also the bariatric program manager/director at Tenet's Fountain Valley (Calif.) Regional Hospital.

Alfonso Del Grandado. Mr. Grandado is the administrator and chief compliance officer at Oak Brook (Ill.) Medical Management. He also oversees all three surgery centers under Oak Brook (Ill.) Medical Management's brand — Oak Brook (Ill.) Surgical Center, Aiden Center for Day Surgery in Aston, Ill., and Ashton Center for Day Surgery. Mr. Grandado has almost two decades of management experience at healthcare organizations. He previously served as director of program development at Synchrony Chicago Weight Loss.

Brien Fausone. Mr. Fausone is administrator of Michigan Endoscopy Center and Michigan Endoscopy Center/Providence Park in Farmington Hills and Novi, respectively. The GI-focused surgery centers offer a number of services, including colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, upper endoscopy and capsule endoscopy. They are accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. Mr. Fausone has been the administrator of the centers since 2003.

Karen Reiter, RN, CNOR, RNFA, CASC. Ms. Reiter is the COO of DISC Sports & Spine Center, which includes two outpatient surgery centers: Diagnostic & Interventional Surgery Center in Marina del Rey, Calif.; and DISC Surgery Center at Newport Beach (Calif.). Previously, Ms. Reiter served as vice president of sales and marketing for RSB Spine. The centers offer a wide-array of surgical services for musculoskeletal conditions. She was integral in the inception and accreditation process of the DISC surgery centers.

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