Consultants

Lisa Branding

As Associate Vice President of Strategy and Value Based Care at Surgical Directions, Lisa uses her talents to help healthcare organizations adapt to and thrive in the changing healthcare landscape.

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Amanda Kieser

Amanda is a transformational leader with the ability to inspire and empower teams to drive results. Her experience in operational and process improvement initiatives spans clinical and non-clinical departments in academic medical centers. In the perioperative service line, Amanda has proven positive outcomes in increased block utilization, improved resource allocation and optimized scheduling processes. Her

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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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Kartik Bhatt

Kartik supports consultants with analytic projects that reduce cost and increase optimization to help healthcare clients meet and exceed their performance goals.

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Abby Thomas

Abby brings an impressive analytic background to Surgical Directions. Abby uses her clinical and academic research expertise to assist Surgical Directions reduce costs and optimize operating room performance. She previously worked as a Senior Program Coordinator at Mayo Clinic’s multidisciplinary breast cancer registry. She has a Bachelor’s in Biology and Biochemistry from Central College and

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Michael Besedick

Michael manages analytics projects that reduce costs, drive revenue and increase ROI for healthcare clients.

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Patricia May

Patricia is a Director of Perioperative Nursing with over 25 years of experience in perioperative clinical nursing and nursing leadership.

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Barbara McClenathan

Barbara specializes in perioperative and procedural area care management, organizational and business development, and more.

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