Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners Expands Operations Team with Recent Hires New team members bring diverse experience in the healthcare and ASC industries

CINCINNATI, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners is pleased to announce the recent expansion of its Operations team with the hiring of Jan Diedrich, VP of Operations; Kim Esteph, VP of Operations; and Donna Smith, VP of Operations. These appointments signal the importance of the Blue Chip Surgical Operations team in managing Blue Chip's portfolio of financially successful and clinically distinguished ASCs nationally.

"We are fortunate to have uniquely talented and highly experienced healthcare professionals like Jan, Kim and Donna on our team," said Jeff Leland, CEO. "The high demand for our trust-based and surgeon-led approach has driven our growth and means we need more skilled people to help our centers achieve and sustain operational excellence."

Jan Diedrich brings extensive industry knowledge and a "hands-on" leadership style with more than 20 years of experience in the development and management of outpatient healthcare facilities to her new role at Blue Chip. Ms. Diedrich's broad healthcare background includes stints as Regional Vice President with Surgical Health Corporation and the Ambulatory Surgery Division of HealthSouth Corporation.

Kim Esteph is an experienced healthcare and ASC industry leader. She comes to Blue Chip from the Ohio Surgery Center of Columbus, where she served as Facility Administrator for 14 years. Ms. Esteph is an active member of both AORN and APIC.

Donna Smith joins Blue Chip with more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry and 12 years in the ASC sector. Most recently she was an Administrator of a large multi-specialty ASC in Oxford, AL, and President/CEO of DHS Healthcare Consulting. Ms. Smith has been a member of the Editorial Board of Outpatient Surgery magazine since 2008.

About Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners
Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners develops and manages clinically distinguished and financially successful ambulatory surgery centers. Projects include new surgery center development, "turnarounds" of underperforming centers, and joint ventures with hospitals and health systems. Learn more about our trust-based approach to surgeon partnership and best practices.  www.bluechipsurgical.com

SOURCE Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners



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