Regent Surgical Health, a proven leader in advancing and innovating ambulatory surgery care, today announced that Katie Turner has been named Chief Financial Officer. Turner is an accomplished healthcare executive who comes to Regent from Atlanta-based Sharecare where she served in a variety of leadership roles including Division CFO, SVP of Strategic Business Operations, and Vice President of Account Management. She will further position the organization to deliver strong financial and operational performance as it continues its growth and expansion.
“Katie is a seasoned finance and operations executive with extensive experience in scaling and transforming both privately and publicly held companies,” said Regent CEO Chris Bishop. “Her leadership and background will further our commitment to operational excellence across Regent and our growing portfolio. Additionally, she is a great match for the values-based, highly engaged, fast-paced culture at Regent. We are pleased to welcome another high-caliber executive to our leadership team.”
As CFO, Turner joins the executive leadership team and will be responsible for leading and directing all accounting and corporate finance, overseeing tax, managing financial audits and center performance while lending strategic insights towards long-term growth.
During her tenure at Sharecare, the digital health company went through multiple acquisitions including Healthways where Turner spent most of her career implementing real-time analytics to help drive more profitable decisions throughout the enterprise. Most recently, Turner was instrumental in Sharecare combining with Falcon Capital and taking the company public earlier this year. She earned her Master of Accountancy and Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee. Turner is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant.
“I am excited to be joining Regent at such a transformational time,” said Turner. “In the highly competitive healthcare sector, Regent has earned its reputation for excellence and stayed true to its vision to provide outcomes-based value through delivery of high-quality, patient-centered care. I am proud to join this incredible team and look forward to helping Regent deliver on its strategic vision and aggressive growth goals.”
Since 2001, Regent has developed, owned, and managed ASC facilities in partnership with hospitals and physicians and has grown to become the nation’s largest private health system joint venture-focused ASC operator.