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Privado Health Names ASCA Board President as its COO
Mandy Hawkins, RN, CASC, CAIP
Privado Health, an ASC management and development company that launched on November 1, has named Mandy Hawkins, RN, CASC, CAIP, as its chief operating officer, according to a release. Hawkins, president of the ASCA Board of Directors, also serves on the education committee of the South Carolina Ambulatory Surgery Center Association, is the executive chair of the South Carolina Lowcountry Healthcare Preparedness Coalition and sits on the ASC Quality Collaboration’s strategic planning committee, which develops, measures and publicly reports national ASC quality data.
“I have been in the healthcare industry for over 20 years and the interest in the ASC model continues to grow," Hawkins said in the release. "Physicians are able to have quality of life and more control over the way they operate. I’m excited to be joining such a highly engaged and driven executive team at Privado Health. We are dedicating our efforts to make a difference in our ASC community through high-quality patient care, operational efficiencies and technology.”
Privado Health is launching with a proprietary EHR software and a team of industry leaders. The new management company has designed a specific framework to help boost productivity for nurses, techs and every other employee in the surgery centers, according to the release. The company's proprietary technology has been built from the ground up by working with ASC employees across the country to help understand their unique needs. Privado will build new surgery centers and also manage existing centers looking for process improvements.
“We are excited and grateful that Mandy is joining the executive team at Privado," said Chad Ramos, chief executive officer of Privado Health, in the release. "Her 20-plus years of experience in healthcare and her hard-earned knowledge are key to what we’re trying to accomplish at Privado, which is to give the industry a much needed framework for running a surgery center in the most efficient way possible. Her dedication to the industry as a whole is why we sought her out for this position and we’re thrilled she’s decided to join the team.”