Surgical Directions Announces New Strategic Direction


Surgical Directions Announces New Strategic Course

Surgical Directions of Chicago, Illinois, has reached an agreement with Mednax, Inc. of Sunrise, Florida, for a management buyout, according to a release. Following this transaction, Surgical Directions will operate independently of Mednax.

“We are incredibly excited about how this will benefit our clients,” said Leslie Basham, president and chief executive officer of Surgical Directions, in the release. “Our new ownership structure gives us the freedom, flexibility and focus to partner with our clients to provide innovative digital and consulting solutions for improved procedural care. We look forward to continuing to work with Mednax as a client and providing valuable support to their affiliated practices and hospital partners across the country.”

Basham was named CEO after serving as the president and chief operating officer for four years. Former CEO, Jeff Peters, remains with the company as founder and chairman.

This restructuring comes with several new company initiatives including:

  • Perioperative analytics platform: A customizable digital solution that allows healthcare companies to identify inefficient use of operating room time and free up capacity for growing surgical case volume. The solution’s diverse suite of reports allows health systems and ASCs to make data-driven decisions about block utilization, nurse and anesthesia staffing and operational efficiency.
  • Anesthesia advisory and leadership solutions: The services support scheduling, staffing, contract negotiations, governance, compensation design, and leadership placements.
  • Value-based care solutions: Innovative solutions to help determine the roadmap, metrics and tracking mechanisms needed to create and implement a value-based care program that optimizes patient outcomes and enhances financial performance.

“Over the last six years, we have enjoyed a very successful relationship with Surgical Directions,” said Mack Hinson, MD, president of Mednax’s pediatrix and obstetrix medical groups, in the release. “As we continue refocusing on our clinical services as a leading provider of women’s and children’s care, we look forward to continued partnership with Surgical Directions in new capacities to bolster our national network of pediatrics and obstetrics groups.”