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.
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.
Logan has a background in finance and accounting and spent the previous four years working in the finance department for Sterling Partners, a middle-market buyout private equity firm in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to that, he spent three years with EY’s assurance practices in Chicago and Columbus, Ohio. Logan received a bachelor’s degree from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University Bloomington and a Master of Science in Accountancy degree from the University of Notre Dame. Logan is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
Tracy is Managing Partner of TYW Consultants, a consulting and advisory firm that provides services to businesses to improve financial and operation performance. Tracy brings her expertise in finance and operations to Surgical Solutions to drive, accelerate and implement the key initiatives to enhance results.
Tony Dawson is a highly regarded Senior Health Care Administrator. His success lies in evaluating operations, strategic planning, and in leading the development/implementation of short-and long-term goals. Tony is valued for his ability to identify and implement the initiatives necessary for regulatory requirements, including Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, The Joint Commission, and the Department of Health. His career with New York-Presbyterian (NYP) Hospital spans 25-plus years; he most recently served as NYP’s SVP Chief Operating Officer and, prior to that, as the VP Clinical Operations for Milstein Hospital and Heart Center. Tony holds an MSN, in Nursing Administration from Hunter College, and a BSN, Nursing from Columbia University School of Nursing, as well as a Diploma in General & Psychiatric Nursing from St. Michael’s Hospital in Dublin, Ireland.
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.
Vice President of People Operations
Dynamic Organizational Leader with demonstrated ability to implement and affect organizational changes that streamline processes, establish controls, drive revenue, and maximize profitability in multiple organizations. Proven management capacity, having managed teams of up to 60 employees, recruiting, hiring, training, and mentoring and developing strategies that achieve growth goals. A breadth of experience and skill sets combined with successes in both startup cultures and large corporate conglomerates. A transformational leader with a continuous improvement mentality and the ability to engage employees at all levels by elevating and training product knowledge and process resulting in cultures of excellence. A professional, accomplished, and versatile communicator instilling customer confidence and promoting internal and external business relationships that have proven to fortify, drive, and sustain sales and market share while bolstering/growing Shareholder value.
Lisa is a skilled healthcare professional with 31 years of leadership experience at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas one of the nation’s largest and most renowned cancer centers. Most recently holding positions of Director of High Level Disinfection and Sterilization, Infection Control and Associate Director Perioperative Services, Sterile Processing and Materials Management Utilization. Her focus is a concentration in patient safety and regulatory compliance in sterile processing, materials management, infection control, value analysis, and vendor management. Her highly valued analysis and guidance focuses on identifying and implementing operating standardized procedures, training and competencies and improving decontamination and sterile environments for operating rooms, endoscopy suites and hospital clinics. She has held leadership roles in and has an established success record with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services and The Joint Commissions accreditation processes. Lisa holds a BA in business administration and CRCST, CER certifications from the International Association of Healthcare Services Materials Management.
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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