Today I am excited to announce the hiring of two new executive team members, Tim Bogardus and Jamie Crook. Tim Bogardus joins Regent as a senior VP of operations. He is responsible for management and operational oversight for Regent facilities in the eastern United States. He has worked in the ASC industry for over 16 years, beginning as a facility administrator and advancing to regional vice president and multi-facility management roles with two ASC management companies. Prior to joining Regent, Tim served as a director of ambulatory surgery centers for one of the largest publicly traded hospital companies in the country; working with both joint venture and hospital-based surgery centers. Tim received a bachelor’s of science from Sam Houston State University and a master’s in business and healthcare administration from University of Houston-Clear Lake. “The main reason I joined Regent was the stellar reputation they have in the market for being good operators and for emphasizing the patient care component of the business,” Tim says. “When I was asked to join Regent, I sought the opinion of several colleagues of mine and I quickly learned that not only are they a top notch company, but they are known as a great company to work for as well.” Jamie Crook is coming onboard to fill the newly created position of director of physician recruitment. Jamie is responsible for finding new physician talent to improve same store sales growth at Regent’s partner facilities. He brings to Regent 30 years of successful leadership, management and sales experience across a variety of industries. In his former position, Jamie was able to increase volume nearly 10 percent each year for more than a decade. As a sales manager for the Southwestern Company, his earning sales figures were in the top 5 percent of his division and he earned the title of Top Sales Manager. Jamie earned a bachelor’s of science in marketing from Miami University. All our partners will benefit from Jamie’s diverse background and track record of success. “I am excited to be joining a company with Regent’s reputation for integrity,” Jamie says. “Regent’s values are at the core of its business, which is why Regent maintains such a high level of respect in the industry.” Please join me in welcoming Tim and Jamie to the Regent Family!