What makes our ASC management different?
The answer is undeniable: Our people.
As Chief Executive Officer, Tom Newman, puts it, “Our team has the background and skills to make every part of the process the highest quality for everyone.”
At HealthCrest, we partner with physicians and employees to create an outstanding patient experience. “Doctors get to make their own decisions.” When our team of professionals join together with your physicians and staff, it’s a touchstone for excellence.
Our History of Growth
HealthCrest Surgical Partners was founded in 2016 for the purpose of facilitating a management buyout of the ambulatory surgery center division of Foundation Healthcare Inc. The entities which now comprise HealthCrest (Foundation Surgery Holdings and the assets of Foundation Surgery Management) have been developing and managing ASCs since 1996. HealthCrest currently operates 9 Ambulatory Surgery Centers and 50 sleep labs in 8 states, and is poised for significant growth. Quite simply, HealthCrest is a leader in offering straight forward and effective development & management solutions for our surgeon partners, as well as providing the best possible patient experience and the optimal outcomes for which the ASC industry is known.
OUR Model of ASC Management
We know the HealthCrest model works for patients and doctors. We understand that this is your ASC, and that you, the physicians, drive patient care. We believe you should have the opportunity to benefit from your hard work and years of investment. That is why HealthCrest partners with physicians through investment in a minority ownership position, based on the needs of you and your ambulatory surgery center. HealthCrest will even work with you in a joint venture relationship with local hospitals or health systems if such a relationship is in the best interest of your facility.
Blueprint for Success
Integrity, excellence, stewardship, accountability and loyalty are the guiding principles that make us one of the nation’s leading surgery center management companies.
HealthCrest Surgical Partners is an industry-leading ASC development and management company focused on partnering with physicians and employees to create an outstanding patient experience while maximizing partner and shareholder value.
The Management Team
Our senior management team brings together more than 75 years of healthcare industry experience.
With over 75 years of collective business knowledge and practice, the HealthCrest senior management team possesses extensive industry experience and leadership as well as a solid history of delivering growth and profitability.
Thomas A. Newman
Chief Executive Officer
Tom Newman has 11 years of experience in the ASC industry and over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, most notably in the areas of operations, clinical compliance, process improvement and health information technology. In prior leadership positions, Mr. Newman has also served as the CEO of a performance management company dedicated to maximizing organizational effectiveness through personnel alignment, strategic implementation, and performance measurement solutions.
Brad Ottwell, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Brad Ottwell has over 30 years of extensive financial, operational and managerial healthcare experience, including 15 years as CFO in the ASC and Surgical Hospital Business. Mr. Ottwell previously directed Vice President of Finance, Vice President of Operations, and Controller responsibilities for a medical and surgical hospital system, healthcare staffing and homecare service organization where his responsibilities included revenue cycle management, budgeting and analysis, proforma evaluation, strategic planning, merger evaluation, and financial growth modeling. Mr. Ottwell has also worked for the international accounting firm of Price Waterhouse LLP.
Eric Gleichman, J.D.
Chief Development Officer
Eric has a law degree and more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare arena, the last 12 of which have been in the ASC industry. Mr. Gleichman’s notable areas of focus have been business development (acquisitions & syndications), legal, regulatory, compliance and strategic planning. Eric has lead and overseen multiple organizations’ growth and business development efforts to acquire, syndicate and/or develop health care facilities. For the past 5 years, Eric has led NueHealth’s (f/k/a Nueterra) facility business development activities as their Chief Development Officer.
Randy Reynolds, CPA, CASC
Senior VP of Field Operations
Mr. Reynolds joined HealthCrest as Senior VP of Field Operations in November 2016. He currently oversees our surgery centers and sleep labs. He was previously employed by Foundation Surgery Affiliates where he held various positions including administrator of Foundation Surgery Center of Oklahoma. Mr. Reynolds was initially employed with the international accounting firm of Ernst & Young. Other previous employment activities include being the financial/operations manager for a manufacturing/distribution company, the director of auditing at various financial institutions and a risk underwriter/loan officer in the commercial lending area of a large banking organization.
VP of Development
Robert (Rob) serves as the VP of ASC Development. Rob’s role includes surgery center acquisitions, organic growth, and physician recruitment. Rob has over 20 years of experience in business development.
VP of Managed Care Contracting
Trish has been working in the managed care contracting field since 1996. She has a wide variety of contracting experience negotiating for hospitals, home health centers, behavioral health providers, urgent care facilities, physician groups and ambulatory surgery centers. She first started in a consulting role in May 2009 before obtaining a full-time position in May 2011. As the Vice President of Managed Care Contracting, Trish provides strategic direction to our facilities along with financial and administrative assessment of managed care contracts. She works closely with corporate leaders, facility administrators and partner physicians to help identify suitable payor contracting opportunities that enhance revenue and patient access. Along with managed care, Trish has excellent knowledge in State and Federal insurance programs and is highly skilled in persuading and influencing while maintaining professionalism and integrity.
Jimmie Williams, RN, CASC
VP of Clinical Operations / Administrator
Mr. Williams responsibilities included direct management of patient process from admission through discharge, operation and management of four operating rooms, sterile processing, Pre-op, PACU, and business office at the surgery center. He worked to recruit doctors and cases over a sixteen year period. In September 2014, Mr. Williams accepted the position of Vice President of Clinical Operations for Foundation. As VP of Clinical Operations for HealthCrest Surgical Partners responsibilities include licensure and accreditation compliance, clinical operations, risk management and clinical outcomes management.