At Surgical Solutions, our mission is two-fold: (1) to provide the support services to your physicians, surgeons, and nurses that allows them to perform at the top of their licenses when delivering patient care, and (2) to provide cost-savings, efficiency and throughput gains at your institution that are crucial in our current healthcare environment of “do more with less” and “value-based care.” A partnership with Surgical Solutions will enable you to operate as economically, efficiently and profitably as possible, while supporting the highest possible job satisfaction to your physicians, surgeons, and nurses.
Surgical Solutions was founded on the premise that physicians and nurses in the operating room deserve to operate at the top of their licenses, and hospitals should be able to share in the risk associated in their performance via compelling strategic partnerships. In the “do more with less” environment surrounding US hospitals and health systems, we believe that outsourced partners like Surgical Solutions can play a strategic role in achieving this challenging goal. To do so, we bring together dedicated, driven, and team-oriented people with a passion for excellence in service. We value transparency and strive to over-deliver to our customers each and every day.
Our team is replete with an array of diverse, talented people, each of whom has achieved excellence in his/her own careers, and most of all, are compassionate and passionate people who wake up everyday striving for excellence. From executive leaders ranging from those with decades of health care experience to private equity veterans to Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, and others in between, our leadership team strives to deliver best in class strategic thinking and service to each of our existing and future potential clients. This culture of excellence permeates all levels of the organization. We view ourelves as ‘guests in your home’ in the clinical environments in which we work, a tight-knit and high performing team striving to serve as a steady drumbeat of excellence each and everyday in your institutions.
Chief Executive Officer
Enrique Gallegos has held senior executive positions with the nation’s largest hospital conglomerates for almost two decades. His leadership experience in hospitals and health systems spans across non-profit, faith-based, and investor-owned healthcare organizations. He is Board Certified in Healthcare Management having earned the American College of Healthcare Executives Fellow credential (FACHE). Most recently, Enrique held the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Laredo Medical Center (LMC) from 2014-2020. LMC is an integrated health system anchored by a 326-bed hospital and is part of Community Health Systems, one of the nation’s leading operators of general acute care hospitals headquartered in Franklin, TN. The organization operates 84 hospitals in 16 states with approximately 13,000 licensed beds. As CEO, he had P&L responsibility for $275M in Net Revenue and $67M in EBITDA and led efforts to improve quality, patient satisfaction, and employee engagement. His six year tenure included the unprecedented challenge of leading the organization through the worst of the pandemic. Prior to his appointment at LMC, he served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Sierra Medical Center, a portfolio hospital of Tenet Health, a multinational investor-owned healthcare services company headquartered in Dallas, TX. As COO, he had full operational responsibility and led capital investments, including the construction of a neurointerventional suite and hybrid operating room. Gallegos started his career in San Antonio where he was Assistant Administrator and Chief Compliance Officer for the Christus Santa Rosa Health System, a five-hospital system which was twice recognized as a HealthGrades Top 50 Hospital for Clinical Excellence during his tenure. Enrique received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from St. Edward’s University and a Master’s in Health Care Administration from Trinity University. In 2019, The Trinity Healthcare Alumni Association bestowed him the Momentum Award; a distinction established to recognize executives age 40 and under, for outstanding achievement in the field of healthcare management. Furthermore, he is a member of Trinity’s Advisory Council where he serves alongside other alumni on strengthening the curriculum and ensuring current students are well equipped for the leadership challenges along their career paths. In addition to his work in hospitals, he has been involved in numerous civic and professional activities during his career. His passion for improving healthcare through technology innovation led him to opportunities as an early-stage investor and advisor to numerous healthcare startups. A native of Brownsville, Texas, he enjoyed a bicultural upbringing along the Texas-Mexico border enabling him to become fully fluent in Spanish and in developing a unique appreciation for binational relations. Enrique and his wife are the proud parents of three children.
Chief Financial Officer
Omar was most recently the CFO for Admera Health, a Precision Medicine and Biopharmaceutical Research Services Company. Previous to this, Omar has had a successful career in private equity, investment banking and has held CFO positions with various companies in the oil & gas and energy sectors. Furthermore, Omar has acquired over 30 businesses and advised on over $6 billion in M&A transactions; raised over $13 billion in debt and equity and managed several initial public offerings. He has also helped revamp reporting procedures to eliminate restatements of historical results and dramatically improved time to produce financials. In addition, he’s established KPI reports well received by private equity investors, NYSE Boards, and commercial lenders.
SVP of Operations
With more than 30 years of leadership experience, Elizabeth Casey, MSN, RN, CNOR has served in surgical services, women/children, cardiovascular, and outpatient surgery as well as academic-based programs. Her experience includes Level 1 trauma centers and outpatient surgical joint ventures. Her passion is in setting systems and processes to allow for innovative changes in today’s healthcare setting.
Clarence has over 30 years of healthcare experience as an internal auditor, hospital controller and then as CFO at four hospitals. Most of that time was at HCA Healthcare including his last hospital CFO position before he retired from HCA. Clarence has completed 7 interim assignments as a CFO or Consultant over the past 5 years at a variety of companies. He is looking forward to assisting the Surgical Solutions team during their permanent CFO vacancy. Clarence is married with two children and two grandchildren. His wife is a nurse and he lives in Nashville TN.
Eartha joined Surgical Solutions in November of 2020 and became one of our Clinical Educators in February of 2021. Previously, she worked at MD Anderson for 15 years. She has held positions as a Sterile Processing Technician, Lead Technician, Instrument Specialist, Supervisor, and most recently, the HLD Sterilization Educator in Infection Control. During her last position, she worked closely to assist during Joint Commission and CMS surveys on aspects of Sterilization and High-Level Disinfection. She has a passion for teaching and sharing her knowledge with our field teams. In her free time, she is a mother of four who enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.
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