Regent Surgical Health is pleased to announce that Andrea Woodell has recently joined the executive team as Director of Managed Care. Among other positions, Andrea served as a consultant negotiating on behalf of surgical hospitals, surgery centers, physicians and imaging centers. She also served as Vice President of Managed Care at Surgical Care Affiliates and HealthSouth. Andrea will be responsible for negotiating payor contracts on behalf of Regent Surgical Health’s Centers, with the goal of attaining aggressive gains for both new and existing partners. Andrea has negotiated on behalf of health care providers and professionals for 20 years, working in tandem with business offices to enhance collections. Andrea’s interest in managed care started with her first medical sales position when payments for services started to be impacted by managed care plans. The movement of appropriate services to free standing centers has provided significant cost savings to patients and payors alike. When asked, Andrea says she joined Regent Surgical Health because of the outstanding leadership team. In a mature industry Regent’s leadership is dynamic, developing customized services for their partners and clients. As many ASCs exhaust the out of network option, her skill set will contribute to the financial success of Regent’s current and future clients. In addition Regent Surgical Health echoes her strong belief in serving the physician community. Please join me in welcoming Andrea to the Regent family!