WESTCHESTER, Ill., Oct. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Regent Surgical Health, an industry-leading surgery center management and development company specializing in hospital and physician ambulatory surgery center joint ventures, today announced the hiring of Chris Bishop as the company's new President.
In this role, Bishop will help lead Regent into the next phase of the company's growth, leveraging nearly two decades of healthcare experience to strengthen relationships with physicians and hospitals for new and existing ambulatory surgery center partnerships.
In addition, Bishop will oversee the day-to-day operations of the company, as well as Regent partnerships around the globe. Much of his focus will be on developing and executing marketing strategies that continue the pace of Regent's impressive long-term growth, as well as driving Regent's rapid rollout of new outpatient service lines.
"Chris Bishop is a proven leader in the healthcare industry with a strong commitment to our corporate values," said Tom Mallon, CEO of Regent Surgical Health. "Working with other members of our leadership team, he will lead our great company into its next era of growth."
Since 1996, Bishop has worked closely with physicians and other healthcare leaders to develop new business opportunities that are focused on delivering superior outpatient care. Prior to joining Regent, he was a Partner and Senior Vice President at Blue Chip Surgery Center Partners, in Nashville, Tenn. While there, he accelerated firm growth, through de novo and turnaround of underperforming surgery centers, helping lead the organization towards market leadership in spine-based ventures. Additionally, he built a same-store growth team whose track record far exceeded the ASC industry average.
"For more than a decade, Regent has led the way in developing hospital/physician joint venture strategies and partnerships," Bishop said. "I look forward to working closely with the entire Regent team and our partners to continue our impressive growth."
Prior to Blue Chip Surgery Center Partners, Bishop was Vice President, Acquisitions and Business Development, at Ambulatory Surgery Centers of America, following his time in helping create strategic alliances with HealthSouth Corporation. He also developed successful medical device strategies in numerous sales management roles for Smith & Nephew. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and contributes frequently to healthcare industry publications.
About Regent Surgical Health
Regent Surgical Health is among the nation's leading surgery center management and development companies, and the most experienced company offering physician/hospital ASC joint venture partnerships. Regent has an unmatched record for delivering sustainable profitability while enabling physician partners to maintain clinical autonomy and financial control. The company invests capital side-by-side with hospital and physician partners, and firmly believes the by-product of excellent care and efficiency is financial success. To learn more about Regent Surgical Health and other physician/hospital alliance opportunities, visit www.regentsurgicalhealth.com.
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