The singular focus of Velocity Surgical Management is the optimization of ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). We develop and manage new ASCs and turnaround underperforming ones. As a core offering of an organization with a broad portfolio of complementary services, Velocity and its clients have access to the expertise and resources needed to execute successful ASCs.
Vice President of Operations
Brian Brown, Vice President of Operations for Velocity Surgical Management, has 20 years of experience leading multi and single specialty facilities for ambulatory surgery center companies. Before joining Velocity, Brian was responsible for the operations of 10 outpatient surgery centers as Regional Vice President at AMSURG. He also has held leadership roles at Meridian Surgical Partners and Symbion Healthcare (now Surgery Partners). Brian earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Tennessee Technological University and a Master’s in Accounting from Belmont University.
Michael “Brad” Hamilton has an extensive healthcare career spanning over 30 years. He currently serves as Vice President of Operations for Velocity Surgical Management. In this role, Brad is responsible for providing operations and business development support for hospital and ambulatory projects. He also works with other Velocity Surgical Management executives to evaluate overall growth strategies and driving new development projects that include clinics, expansion of hospital service lines, ambulatory surgery centers, acquisition and joint venture opportunities, and many others.
Heather joins the team with more than 17 years’ experience in ambulatory surgery center management. During her career, she has been responsible for operational and financial oversight, growth strategy, physician recruitment, and partnership management. Her experience in the ambulatory space includes De Novo development, acquisition and turnaround facilities, physician relationship management, vendor management, contract negotiations, accreditation, and clinical operations. Prior to this experience, Heather was a cardiovascular nurse for more than 24 years.
Vice President of Clinical Operations
Marie Dorflinger, MBA, BHSc, CPHQ, Vice President of Clinical Operations, leads clinical operations for Velocity Surgical Management’s existing and new build clients. Marie brings two decades of healthcare experience in acute care and ambulatory settings. She started her nursing career in the operating rooms at a large hospital system supporting New Zealand and the South Pacific, before into the ambulatory surgery center space. Prior to joining Velocity, Marie worked for Regent Surgical Health (TN), Starpoint Healthcare (CA) and AMSURG (TN), overseeing clinical, quality, regulatory and accreditation initiatives for dozens ambulatory surgery centers.
Vice President of Finance
Eric Jones is the Vice President of Finance for Velocity Surgical Management. A data-driven healthcare and hospital finance executive with more than 25 years of experience, Eric is the architect of QHR Health’s operating and financial improvement program, and has collaborated with many client hospitals, providing executive oversight and support of hospital financial operations. He has gained expertise in short/long-term strategic financial planning, business plan development and implementation, service line financial performance analysis, business case economic justification, debt capacity studies and cash flow forecasting and management.
William Parker, Revenue Cycle Specialist, has 16 years of Operations and Revenue Cycle experience in Ambulatory Surgery Centers. He currently resides in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Before joining the Velocity team, he was the VP of Business Office Services for Ally Healthcare and the Administrator/Business Manager for the Chattanooga Pain Surgery Center.
Judd Peak serves as General Counsel for Velocity Surgical Management. Judd is an attorney with over 25 years of legal experience, including tenure at two revenue cycle firms. He is responsible for contracting, strategy and oversight, risk management, litigation and corporate entity management. He is frequently sought as a speaker and has published articles and book chapters on healthcare payer issues, privacy regulations, compliance programs, risk assessments and labor relations.