WILLIAM D. DAVIS
William (Bill) Davis has 25 years of experience in all aspects of ambulatory surgery center (ASC) formation, development and management. In his role as Chief Executive Officer of Sutter Health Surgery Center Division Davis was accountable for growth, quality, service integration and diversification of the health system surgery program. He has developed and led an excellent team to manage a network of thirty-five surgery centers and two surgical hospitals. Responsibility includes collaborating with system executives, hospitals, medical foundations and independent surgical specialists to develop ASC strategies, acquisitions, mergers, syndications and operations management.
Davis is known for his strategic, result-focused leadership and his record of managing ASCs and surgical hospitals in the expansion of services and facilities to drive growth. He engages in partnership with the health system, physician partners and medical groups to execute and operationalize strategy, enabling clinicians to provide safe, quality patient care while delivering business performance and results. Davis develops highly effective leadership teams and talent for future growth. Davis leads collaboratively with diverse sets of stakeholders to align mutual objectives for ASC activities.
He previously held vice president and COO positions with national surgical center companies including Johnson & Johnson, HealthSouth and Titan Health. His work experience encompasses direct and regional responsibilities for surgical hospitals, freestanding and hospital-basedsurgery centers. Davis holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from California State University at Hayward.
Shannon Blakeley has been in healthcare management for more than 20 years. His extensive experience includes oversight of outpatient surgery centers, diagnostic and occupational medicine facilities, and physical therapy clinics. Growth and development have been the key factors in driving his successful career. He has excelled in building operational teams and systems to support growth initiatives is an area.
Previously, Blakeley was the Chief Operating Officer for the Surgery Center Division at Sutter Health. This unique role allowed him to coordinate services within the health system to provide the most effective and efficient care for patients. During his tenure, the division experienced tremendous expansion; this increased the number of facilities from 10 to 37 within a 5-year period, including 2 surgical hospitals. Key highlights were the development of a health plan for all surgery center employees, a standardization plan for all operating systems, merger and re-syndications, physician recruitment and relationship enhancement within the system.
Prior to his work with Sutter Health, Blakeley was a Senior Vice President for Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA) over the Northwest Territory. Preceding his work at SCA, he served as a Vice President for National Surgical Care overseeing operations of surgery centers in California and Colorado. Before National Surgical Care, Blakeley spent 12 years with HealthSouth as a Marketing Director, Area Manager and ultimately Regional Vice President. Blakeley is also the current past president of the California Ambulatory Surgery Association (CASA), one of the largest state ASC associations in the country.
Scott Leggett is the Principal of Sugery One, a medical management company that works with outpatient surgical centers throughout California. Surgery One’s outpatient surgery centers specialize in various procedures including arthritis/minimally invasive joint replacement, back and neck pain treatment, hand/carpal tunnel, upper extremities, sports medicine, chronic pain management, weight loss/Lap Band® surgery, hernia treatment, general surgery, and ear nose and throat (ENT).
In addition, Leggett is the co-founder and principal of Global 1, the largest commercially insured medical bundled payment manager in the state of California and amongst the largest in the nation. Since 2011, he has been responsible for the company’s operations and development including expanding its network of physicians, surgery centers, and self-insured employers, as well as promoting the benefits of this innovative, cost-effective surgical payment system.
Leggett has more than 30 years in orthopaedic program management and two decades in ASC management and development. Leggett’s experience started in exercise physiology and research, then progressed into developing outpatient orthopaedic therapy clinics. He moved into outpatient surgery when he founded a network of physician-owned ambulatory surgery centers. His reputationas a respected board member and past-president of the California Ambulatory Surgery Association (CASA) led to the success of many of his state-wide and national programs.
Leggett has also developed a synergistic medical real estate niche for “brick & mortar” needs to vertically integrate medical sub-specialties including the acquisition, development and management of medical real estate. He jointly owns with physicians and manages two medical properties in Carlsbad, California. Leggett has produced solid returns for investors and strong economic assets for the community.
His philanthropic efforts include founding the non-profit organization, Live 4 Legacy, which inspires intentional living in underserved and underprivileged communities. He is also on the board for the Vert Mooney Research Foundation whose mission is to develop, test and implement strategies to improve quality of life and physical function.
Leggett earned a Master of Science in exercise physiology and sports sciences from the University of Florida College of Health and Human Performance. He is a public speaker on topics related to ASCs, bundled payments and sports medicine, and he has been published in more than 120 publications.
VP of Finance
Kelly Gergurich has more than 18 years of experience in financial and operational management of ambulatory surgery centers. Gergurich currently serves as VP of Finance for Maverix Health. She is responsible for leading Maverix Health’s financial team, as well as planning, organizing, and controlling resources for several outpatient surgery centers.
Gergurich manages financial and accounting policies and systems. In addition, she processes tax and regulatory requirements. Prior to her work with Maverix Health, she served as Business Office Manager for La Jolla Orthopedic Surgery Centers.
CHRIS GALLAGHER, RN, BSN, CNOR, MBA
Chris Gallagher has been active in the ambulatory surgery center community for more than 35 years. Her career includes development and operational management of multi-specialty and multi-site ASCs with emphasis on assuring quality care within regulatory guidelines.
Additionally, Gallagher specializes in compliance to licensing, certification, and accreditation of standards and guidelines, including Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI), credentialing, privileging, and peer review. She has opened a number of ASCs in California and has consulted on numerous projects. Gallagher has been a AAAHC accreditation surveyor since 1998 with privileges for Medicare-deemed status, ambulatory surgery centers, office-based surgery centers, convenient care clinics, dental practices, urgent care centers, diagnostic imaging centers and medical group practices. She is also a member of the AAAHC Standards and Survey Procedures Committee.
CARMEN WILSON, RN, BSN, CIC
Director of Clinical Services
Carmen has been active in the nursing community for over 33 years, with more than 15 years spent working in the ambulatory surgery setting. She specializes in survey readiness which encompasses compliance to licensing, certification, and accreditation of standards and guidelines, including Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI), infection control, privileging, credentialing, and peer review, with a focus on patient safety and service excellence.
Originally from South Africa where her experience in the surgical suite began, she has demonstrated strengths in center management, accreditation, licensing, as well as employee and physician relations. She was instrumental in the creation of the one of the largest multispecialty independent surgery centers in the Pacific Northwest and during her tenure she was the chair for the centers QAPI committee. Most recently, she was the director for a multispecialty surgery center, where she was responsible for daily operations, including planning the execution of a substantial sterile processing department remodel and the purchase and implementation of total joint robotics. During her tenure the facility went from being unranked to being listed in Newsweek as the #2 Ambulatory Surgery Center in that state. Carmen has served on multiple committees, most recently the corporate clinical committee, tasked with ensuring standardization in policy, procedure and practice across all 20 ASC’S which included COVID policy and procedure and the introduction and establishment of preoperative onsite rapid testing sites at multiple locations within the organization, she also served on the corporate orthopedic service line committee tasked with ensuring synergy and excellence in operations for both clinic and ASC locations.