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6 Recent ASC Industry Leadership Changes

Becker’s ASC Review, November 21, 2013

Here are six recent leadership moves within the ambulatory surgery center industry.

Buddy Bacon, formerly the CEO of Meridian Surgical Partners, has been named the CEO of MediTract, a large healthcare contract management company. Mr. Bacon cofounded Meridian Surgical Partners.

Vivere Health, which builds and manages multispecialty ambulatory surgery centers and laboratories for comprehensive reproductive health, has announced the addition of Dan Beuerlein as chief development officer and executive vice president of operations.

Frank Chapman, Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care treasurer, recently stepped into the role of chief operating officer for the Ohio Gastroenterology Group. Mr. Chapman also serves on the Institute for Quality Improvement board of directors and as vice chair of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy practice management committee.

LoAnn Vande Leest has served as the CEO of Northwest Michigan Surgery Center for almost a year. Previously, she served as administrator of The Surgery Center in Franklin, Wis. She is also an AAAHC surveyor.

Debbie James has been named the president and CEO of Vivere Health, which builds and manages multispecialty ambulatory surgery centers and laboratories for comprehensive reproductive health.

Marcus Williamson recently became the senior director of operations at Southwind – The Advisory Board Company, which focuses on bringing physicians, health systems and payers together to improve healthcare. Previously, Mr. Williamson served as the president of the spine division, product line research and development at Symbion Healthcare.

By | November 21st, 2013|Local News|Comments Off on 6 Recent ASC Industry Leadership Changes

Franklin-based Vivere Health promotes Debbie James to president/CEO post

The Tennessean, November 21, 2013

Franklin-based Vivere Health, a nationwide network of reproductive health centers, announced this week that Debbie James, formerly the company’s chief operating officer, will be promoted to its president and CEO.

“I am extremely pleased to take on this new role and look forward to continuing the success of Vivere. This transition builds on a very exciting time for our rapidly growing company,” James said.

James, who has been in the health care industry for 25 years, most recently worked at health services company Healthways Inc., also based in Franklin. At Healthways, James was the market president for fitness and physical medicine business units.

“We have a number of development initiatives underway as well as exploration of additional service offerings where Vivere can expand its relationships with physicians and clinics,” James said. “Working together there is only opportunity ahead – we can do great things for health care and for this organization.”

Vivere announced several other leadership changes along with James’ new role. The company’s co-founder and CEO, Joe Cashia, will become Chair of Vivere. The company is also bringing on Dan Beuerlein as its chief development officer and vice president of operations. Beuerlein formerly worked as chief development officer for hospital company Springstone Inc., which is headquartered in Louisville.

By | November 21st, 2013|Local News|Comments Off on Franklin-based Vivere Health promotes Debbie James to president/CEO post

Vivere Health Names Debbie James President & CEO

Becker’s ASC Review, November 19, 2013

Vivere Health, which builds, manages and enhances multispecialty ambulatory surgery centers and laboratories for comprehensive reproductive health, announced the promotion of Debbie James to President and CEO.

Ms. James has been COO for Vivere since January and has more than 25 years of corporate leadership experience in the healthcare industry. She has also served as market president for fitness and physical medicine business units at Healthways.

The company has also announced that Dan Beuerlein will join as chief development officer and executive vice president of operations. He previously served as chief development officer for Springstone, where he led the company’s growth strategy to develop a nationwide network of behavioral health and addiction hospitals, and regional vice president of operations for Symbion Healthcare.

By | November 19th, 2013|Local News|Comments Off on Vivere Health Names Debbie James President & CEO

Vivere Health Announces Promotions in Leadership Team

Expanded roles position company for continued success, growth

Vivere Health, LLC, a leading national network of Centers of Excellence for comprehensive reproductive health, announced today the promotion of Debbie James to President and Chief Executive Officer effective this week. James has served as Vivere’s Chief Operating Officer since January and has more than 25 years of corporate leadership experience in the healthcare industry. Vivere co-founder and CEO Joe Cashia will transition into the role of Chairman of the Board of the company. Additionally, Dan Beuerlein will join Vivere as Chief Development Officer and EVP of Operations.

“Since Vivere’s inception in 2010, we have experienced tremendous success in partnering with physicians to establish Centers of Excellence across the country. Looking ahead, as we continue to grow and expand, it’s a natural progression for Debbie to take the lead as CEO of Vivere,” said Cashia. “Going forward, I – and the rest of the Board – are confident our company will thrive under her leadership. Debbie’s track record for leading large organizations through expansion, revenue and margin growth makes her an excellent long-term leader for our organization.”

James most recently served as Market President for the Fitness and Physical Medicine business units at Healthways Inc. (NASDAQ: HWAY), a Fortune 100 company, where she significantly grew revenue and net margin and improved employee satisfaction.

Prior to Healthways, James served in leadership positions for Health Net, Inc., a Fortune 500 managed care company where she led an enterprise-wide operations strategy that included platform consolidations, off-shore outsourcing and process efficiencies, and Express Scripts Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESRX), a Fortune 100 pharmacy benefit management organization, where she had responsibility for the western half of the country. In that role, James was able to successfully reduce costs and improve client satisfaction in multi-state mail-order and call center operations. She has also led centralized practice plan operations for St. Louis Medical Group and Washington University Physician Network. James received her M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

“I am extremely pleased to take on this new role and look forward to continuing the success of Vivere. This transition builds on a very exciting time for our rapidly growing company; Vivere has tripled in size

in just three years,” James said.

“We have a number of development initiatives underway as well as exploration of additional service offerings where Vivere can expand its relationships with physicians and clinics. Working together there is only opportunity ahead – we can do great things for healthcare and for this organization,” James said.

In addition, Vivere is pleased to announce the addition of Dan Beuerlein as Chief Development Officer and Executive Vice President of Operations. Beuerlein joins Vivere with over a decade of experience in healthcare and most recently served as Chief Development Officer for Springstone, Inc. where he led the company’s growth strategy to develop a nationwide network of behavioral health and addiction hospitals.

Prior to Springstone, Dan was Regional Vice President of Operations for Symbion Healthcare, where he led business development initiatives of all types including de novo facility development, mergers and acquisitions, physician recruitment, equity syndications and the introduction of new technologies, service lines, and procedures to Symbion’s network of multi-specialty surgery centers and hospitals.

Vivere Health is the leading expert in the nation for building, managing and enhancing multi-specialty Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) and laboratories for comprehensive reproductive health. Since 2010, Vivere has partnered with physicians in five cities to establish a national network of Vivere Centers of Excellence that provides care to thousands of patients each year.

By | November 19th, 2013|Local News|Comments Off on Vivere Health Announces Promotions in Leadership Team

New Leadership at Franklin-based Vivere Health

Nashville Business Journal, November 19, 2013

Franklin-based Vivere Health, a fertility clinic venture founded by former National Renal Alliance executive Joe Cashia back in 2010, has named a new chief executive officer.

Debbie James, who has served as chief operating officer of the company since January, has been promoted to president and chief executive officer, effective this week. Cashia, who had been serving in that role, will transition to board chair and take on a more advisory role.

Vivere Health has grown to include four specialty surgery centers and five IVF clinics in Texas, Florida, and Louisiana. The company launched with $23 million in 2010, in partnership with Philadelphia-based private equity firm LLR Partners.

“Since Vivere’s inception in 2010, we have experienced tremendous success in partnering with physicians to establish Centers of Excellence across the country,” Cashia said in a news release. “Looking ahead, as we continue to grow and expand, it’s a natural progression for Debbie to take the lead as CEO of Vivere.”

James most recently served as market president for the fitness and physical medicine business units at Healthways Inc. Prior to Healthways, James served in leadership positions for Health Net Inc., a Fortune 500 managed care company.

By | November 19th, 2013|Local News|Comments Off on New Leadership at Franklin-based Vivere Health

Vivere Health Announces Promotions in Leadership Team

Expanded roles position company for continued success, growth 

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Vivere Health, LLC, a leading national network of Centers of Excellence for comprehensive reproductive health, announced today the promotion of Debbie James to President and Chief Executive Officer effective this week.  James has served as Vivere’s Chief Operating Officer since January and has more than 25 years of corporate leadership experience in the healthcare industry.  Vivere co-founder and CEO Joe Cashia will transition into the role of Chairman of the Board of the company. Additionally, Dan Beuerlein will join Vivere as Chief Development Officer and EVP of Operations.

“Since Vivere’s inception in 2010, we have experienced tremendous success in partnering with physicians to establish Centers of Excellence across the country. Looking ahead, as we continue to grow and expand, it’s a natural progression for Debbie to take the lead as CEO of Vivere,” said Cashia.  “Going forward, I – and the rest of the Board – are confident our company will thrive under her leadership. Debbie’s track record for leading large organizations through expansion, revenue and margin growth makes her an excellent long-term leader for our organization.”

James most recently served as Market President for the Fitness and Physical Medicine business units at Healthways Inc. (NASDAQ: HWAY), a Fortune 100 company, where she significantly grew revenue and net margin and improved employee satisfaction.

Prior to Healthways, James served in leadership positions for Health Net, Inc., a Fortune 500 managed care company where she led an enterprise-wide operations strategy that included platform consolidations, off-shore outsourcing and process efficiencies, and Express Scripts Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESRX), a Fortune 100 pharmacy benefit management organization, where she had responsibility for the western half of the country. In that role, James was able to successfully reduce costs and improve client satisfaction in multi-state mail-order and call center operations. She has also led centralized practice plan operations for St. Louis Medical Group and Washington University Physician Network. James received her M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

“I am extremely pleased to take on this new role and look forward to continuing the success of Vivere.  This transition builds on a very exciting time for our rapidly growing company; Vivere has tripled in size in just three years,” James said.

“We have a number of development initiatives underway as well as exploration of additional service offerings where Vivere can expand its relationships with physicians and clinics.  Working together there is only opportunity ahead – we can do great things for healthcare and for this organization,” James said.

In addition, Vivere is pleased to announce the addition of Dan Beuerlein as Chief Development Officer and Executive Vice President of Operations.  Beuerlein joins Vivere with over a decade of experience in healthcare and most recently served as Chief Development Officer for Springstone, Inc. where he led the company’s growth strategy to develop a nationwide network of behavioral health and addiction hospitals.  Prior to Springstone, Dan was Regional Vice President of Operations for Symbion Healthcare, where he led business development initiatives of all types including de novo facility development, mergers and acquisitions, physician recruitment, equity syndications and the introduction of new technologies, service lines, and procedures to Symbion’s network of multi-specialty surgery centers and hospitals.

Vivere Health is the leading expert in the nation for building, managing and enhancing multi-specialty Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) and laboratories for comprehensive reproductive health. Since 2010, Vivere has partnered with physicians in five cities to establish a national network of Vivere Centers of Excellence that provides care to thousands of patients each year.

About Vivere Health, LLC

Vivere Health, LLC is the leading expert in the nation for building, managing and enhancing multi-specialty Ambulatory Surgery Centers and laboratories for comprehensive reproductive health and more. Founded in 2010, the company partners with physician specialists nationwide to develop Centers of Excellence, which are customized to the individual needs of physician partners and their patients. Along with its physician partners, Vivere Health is dedicated to the highest quality patient care and outcomes and is helping shape the future of women’s health and reproductive medicine.

Vivere Health is headquartered in Franklin, Tenn., and includes locations in Austin, Dallas, Houston, New Orleans and Winter Park, Fla. For more information about Vivere Health, please visit www.viverehealth.com.

By | November 19th, 2013|Local News|Comments Off on Vivere Health Announces Promotions in Leadership Team

Vivere Health Opens Joint Venture Vivere-Audubon Surgery Center in New Orleans

Vivere Health Partners with Local Specialists to Open State-of-the-Art Ambulatory Surgery Center and Fertility Lab

NEW ORLEANS, La. – Officials announced today the opening of a state-of-the-art Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) and IVF lab, becoming one of only two in vitro fertilization labs in the region.

The opening of Vivere-Audubon Surgery Center marks Vivere Health’s continued progress in building the nation’s leading network of Centers of Excellence dedicated to the highest quality patient care and outcomes. Vivere Health partners with physician specialists across the country to develop and operate integrated, multi-specialty surgery centers and IVF labs.

“New Orleans is a medically underserved community when it comes to reproductive endocrinologists, and we look forward to changing that by expanding our network to this region,” said Debbie James, CEO of Vivere Health. “By joining forces with the healthcare talent and entrepreneurial spirit of the large biomedical community in New Orleans, we’ll be able to bring much-needed comprehensive reproductive health to this community.”

Vivere-Audubon is the result of a partnership between local physician specialists, Medical Executive Partners and Vivere Health, LLC.

“One of the most exciting aspects of the opening of Vivere-Audubon is the economic impact,” said Heidi Redmond Raines, administrator of Audubon Fertility and Reproductive Medicine and founder of Medical Executive Partners. “This Center of Excellence will create new healthcare specialty jobs for the community, from registered nurses and technicians, to embryologists, andrologists and more.”

“As the New Orleans community continues to successfully revitalize following the destruction of Hurricane Katrina, this center adds a new chapter to the story of the growth of healthcare in New Orleans. The foundation we have created also allows for continued expansion in the future to ultimately serve the greater Gulf Coast Region.” 

About the Facility

Several physician specialists will be treating patients at Vivere-Audubon Surgery Center, including reproductive endocrinologist Dr. Lindsay Wells, male infertility specialist Dr. Eric Laborde, and urologists Dr. Richard Vanlangendonck and Dr. Ryan Krlin.

“We are honored to be partnering with leading specialists in this region to deliver multi-specialty reproductive health and urological care in an outpatient setting for both men and women,” continued James.

The opening of Vivere-Audubon Surgery Center follows 15 months of rehabilitating 6,000 square feet of a previously flooded medical building in the Uptown area to include an IVF laboratory, an andrology laboratory and two operating rooms.

Designed for maximum flexibility and comfort, the center offers procedures tailored to each individual patient – including the option to have both the male and female partners evaluated in the same setting, streamlining the couple’s overall experience.

Vivere-Audubon includes a comprehensive andrology suite to specifically address and treat male reproductive issues, and also places a special emphasis on fertility preservation for cancer patients. Additional reproductive services offered at Vivere-Audubon include: In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD), Intro Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), and embryo and egg freezing. Urologic procedures offered at Vivere-Audubon include: cystoscopy, ureteroscopy and endoscopic management of kidney stones, vasectomy, transrectal ultrasound, and prostate biopsy.

“Our vision for this facility is an inclusive, multi-specialty treatment center that trains medical residents, performs important clinical research and offers fertility preservation for patients undergoing cancer treatment. Today’s opening is a huge step toward seeing that dream realized,” said Dr. Lindsay Wells of Audubon Fertility and Reproductive Medicine.

For Vivere-Audubon, more than $4.2 million has been invested in the facility and its advanced technology. The center is Vivere Health’s first in Louisiana.

Vivere-Audubon Surgery Center is located at 2701 Napoleon Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (504) 564-7965 or visit www.viverehealth.com/Audubon.

About Vivere Health, LLC

Vivere Health is the leading expert in the nation for building, managing and enhancing multi-specialty Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) and laboratories for comprehensive reproductive health and more. Founded in 2010, the company partners with physician specialists nationwide to develop Centers of Excellence, which are customized to the individual needs of physician partners and their patients. Along with its physician partners, Vivere Health is dedicated to the highest quality patient care and outcomes and is helping shape the future of women’s health and reproductive medicine.

Vivere Health, LLC is headquartered in Franklin, Tenn., and includes locations in Austin, Dallas, Houston, New Orleans and Winter Park, Fla. For more information about Vivere Health, please visit www.viverehealth.com.

By | November 14th, 2013|Local News|Comments Off on Vivere Health Opens Joint Venture Vivere-Audubon Surgery Center in New Orleans

Fertility Surgery Center Opens in Austin

Vivere Health Partners with Physician Specialist to Open State-of-the-Art Ambulatory Surgery Center and Fertility Lab 

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AUSTIN, TX  – Officials announced today the opening of a state-of-the-art Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) and fertility lab, becoming one of the only reproductive facilities in Austin that includes both a surgery center and fertility lab.

The opening of Vivere-Austin Surgery Center marks Vivere Health’s continued progress in building the nation’s leading network of Centers of Excellence dedicated to the highest-quality patient care and outcomes. Vivere Health partners with physician specialists in cities across the country to develop and operate integrated, multi-specialty surgery centers and labs for reproductive health.

“We are thrilled to open this facility, especially in the high-growth area of North Austin,” said Vivere Health CEO, Debbie James. “We are confident it will contribute significantly to the local economy by creating new healthcare specialty jobs for the community, from registered nurses and technicians to embryologists and andrologists.”

Vivere-Austin is a result of a partnership between Vivere Health, LLC and local reproductive endocrinologist, Kenneth Moghadam, M.D., founder of Austin Fertility Institute.

“Vivere-Austin is not a typical fertility center,” said Dr. Moghadam. “We offer comprehensive care with an exceptional, personalized patient experience. With all services – including lab and surgery center – conveniently located, the facility is truly streamlined for all of a patient’s needs.”

About the Facility

The Vivere-Austin Surgery Center will be led by board-certified reproductive endocrinologist, Dr. Kenneth Moghadam with the Austin Fertility Institute.

“We are honored to be partnering with Dr. Moghadam to deliver comprehensive reproductive health in a convenient outpatient setting for both men and women in this region,” continued James. The opening of Vivere-Austin Surgery Center follows nearly 14 months of renovating over 9,000 square feet to include an IVF laboratory, an andrology laboratory and two operating rooms.

Vivere-Austin includes one of the city’s only comprehensive andrology suites to specifically address and treat male reproductive issues. Additional services offered at Vivere-Austin include: In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD), Assisted Hatching (AH), Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), semen analysis services and embryo, egg and sperm cryopreservation.

“Our vision for this facility is one of comprehensive reproductive health, with a personalized experience for every single patient,” said Dr. Moghadam. “We plan to lead the way in reproductive health for this community and beyond.”

For Vivere-Austin, more than $2 million has been invested in the facility and its advanced technology. The center is Vivere Health’s largest custom-built facility in the nation.

Vivere-Austin Surgery Center is located at 2200 Park Bend Drive Building 3, Suite 200 in Austin. For more information visit www.VivereHealth.com/Austin.

About Vivere Health, LLC

Vivere Health is the leading expert in the nation for building, managing and enhancing multi-specialty Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) and laboratories for comprehensive reproductive health and more. Founded in 2010, the company partners with physician specialists nationwide to develop Centers of Excellence, which are customized to the individual needs of physician partners and their patients. Along with its physician partners, Vivere Health is dedicated to the highest quality patient care and outcomes and is helping shape the future of women’s health and reproductive medicine. Vivere Health, LLC is headquartered in Franklin, Tenn., and includes locations in Austin, Dallas, Houston, New Orleans and Winter Park, Fla. For more information about Vivere Health, please visit www.viverehealth.com.

About Austin Fertility Institute

Led by Medical Director, Kenneth Moghadam, MD, Austin Fertility Institute was established in 2010 to accommodate the growing need for reproductive endocrinology and fertility services in the greater Austin area. The professionals at AFI possess over four decades of experience in subspecialty reproductive care and Dr. Moghadam is Board certified in both obstetrics/gynecology and reproductive endocrinology/infertility. For more information, please visit www.austinfertilityinstitute.com.

By | November 6th, 2013|Local News|Comments Off on Fertility Surgery Center Opens in Austin

Reproductive Healthcare Experts Form Scientific Advisory Board

Vivere Health is founding sponsor

NASHVILLE, TENN. – Officials today announced the formation of the Scientific Advisory Board of Vivere Health, LLC, a five-member group of fertility and reproductive health experts.

These clinical advisors are nationally distinguished specialists dedicated to shaping the future of women’s health and reproductive medicine, officials said.

The board will provide financial support, oversee medical research and sponsor scientific education to advance fertility care and meet the long-term reproductive health needs of physicians and patients nationwide. While keeping up with continual industry changes and advancements, board members will also advocate for best practice quality initiatives.  With 1,300 reproductive specialists nationwide in a specialized area of medicine that began in the early 1980s, there are still many advancements to be made; the Scientific Advisory Board plans to be at the forefront of uncovering and promoting those discoveries.

“The creation of this board is an exciting opportunity for us to lead the way in reproductive health during such a pivotal time of transformation in our nation’s healthcare system,” said Daniel Williams, M.D., Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board. “We plan to use our collective experiences, medical backgrounds and understanding of quality initiatives to the advancement of fertility practices and the betterment of patient care.”

Members of the Scientific Advisory Board include:

  • Angie Beltsos, MD; Medical Director, Fertility Centers of Illinois
  • Juergen Liebermann, PhD, HCLD; Clinical Consultant (ABB) & Director of Laboratories, Fertility Centers of Illinois
  • Jared Robins, MD; Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; and Chief, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University
  • Michael A. Thomas, MD; Professor of OB/GYN and Chief, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology-Infertility, University of Cincinnati
  • Daniel Williams, MD; Board Chairman; private practice and Professor of OB/GYN, University of Texas

With a national network of Vivere Centers of Excellence, Vivere Health specializes in building, managing and enhancing multi-specialty Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) and laboratories for comprehensive reproductive health and more.

“Supporting the efforts of this board truly reflects what our mission has always been – to be a leader in comprehensive reproductive health,” said Joe Cashia, CEO of Vivere Health. “In everything we do, we are committed to the highest quality of patient care. This step allows us to remain at the forefront of issues impacting reproductive health so we’re able to shape the future of healthcare delivery for generations to come.”

To learn more about the Scientific Advisory Board, please visit www.viverehealth.com/physicians/about-us/scientific-advisory-board.

About Vivere Health, LLC

Vivere Health is the leading expert in the nation for building, managing and enhancing multi-specialty Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) and laboratories for comprehensive reproductive health and more. Founded in 2010, the company partners with physician specialists nationwide to develop Centers of Excellence, which are customized to the individual needs of physician partners and their patients. Along with its physician partners, Vivere Health is dedicated to the highest quality patient care and outcomes and is helping shape the future of women’s health and reproductive medicine.

Vivere Health, LLC is headquartered in Franklin, Tenn., and includes locations in Austin, Dallas, Houston, New Orleans and Winter Park, Fla. For more information about Vivere Health, please visit www.viverehealth.com.

By | October 15th, 2013|Local News|Comments Off on Reproductive Healthcare Experts Form Scientific Advisory Board

All of us at Vivere and at Houston Fertility Institute & IVF Lab congratulate Jennifer Schuett on her “miracle” baby girl!

All of us at Vivere Health and at Houston Fertility Institute & IVF Laboratory congratulate Jennifer Schuett on the birth of her “miracle” baby girl Jenna Alice-Jenae Martinez!

Unable to conceive naturally, Jennifer successfully underwent IVF, performed by Dr. Craig Witz.

Read more about her incredible story and watch her recent interview on Today show »

By | October 7th, 2013|Local News|Comments Off on All of us at Vivere and at Houston Fertility Institute & IVF Lab congratulate Jennifer Schuett on her “miracle” baby girl!