Team

John Buzzelli

John Buzzelli

John has over 30 years of extensive experience with anesthesia product development, perioperative information management product launches, information management marketing, development of training programs, and responsibility for a $12 million-dollar business group. John’s focus on Perioperative Services has included community facilities, academic medical centers, Health Systems, Integration Portals, and Physician Offices. John has a thorough

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James M. Weiland

James M. Weiland

Highly sought-after consultant and advisor by major healthcare providers, suppliers, manufacturers, and innovative startups. Jim’s key focus has always been on supporting clients to optimize the value-based delivery systems and patient outcomes that improve the healthcare markets that the healthcare providers serve. Quality, optimization, efficiency, and financial performance are critical to long term success. Throughout

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Jason Klopotowski, MD

Jason Klopotowski, M.D.

Dr. Klopotowski is a clinically active anesthesiologist with over a decade of experience in critical care medicine and anesthesia leadership. As an interim chair of anesthesia, he has shepherded multiple anesthesia groups through transitions to employment, working collaboratively with hospital leadership and the group to ensure efficient transitions with no disruptions to service or decrease

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Michael Thorogood

Dr. Thorogood is a clinically active cardiothoracic anesthesiologist with more than 20 years of hospital leadership experience. In addition to his role with Surgical Directions, he currently holds appointments as both the Medical Director of Perioperative Services and Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at his current health care system Delaware. He is a certified

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Melanie Schoenberger

Melanie Schoenberger is the Director of Business Development and Sales at Surgical Directions. Melanie has a diverse background in healthcare spanning lobbying, medical device marketing and reimbursement, state government healthcare IT sales, and software and services sales focused on improving healthcare administration and operations. Her passion is creating and maintaining meaningful partnerships with healthcare organizations

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Jeff Peters

As Founder & Chairman of Surgical Directions, Jeff has led the operational, clinical and financial improvement of over 300 hospitals across the country. Jeff is an experienced healthcare business strategist with more than 25 years of experience collaborating with physicians and hospital executives. Leading teams of specialists, Jeff has established a consistent track record of

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Overcoming Common Obstacles to Implementing a Perioperative Surgical Home

This team-based, patient-centered approach coordinates all phases of surgical care, from preoperative assessment through intraoperative care and postdischarge recovery.

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Casey Harper

With over 19 years of experience, Casey has exceptional depth in the perioperative space and his experience spans; academic medical centers, community hospitals and

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Audrey Coppola, MHA

Audrey is an Engagement Director for Surgical Directions. While every challenge is unique, she is always striving to help hospitals meet and exceed their

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