Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners Expands Operations Team with Recent Hires

 Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners Expands Operations Team with Recent Hires

New team members bring diverse experience in the healthcare and ASC industries

PR Newswire

CINCINNATI, Dec. 20, 2012

CINCINNATI, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners
is pleased to announce the recent expansion of its Operations team with the
hiring of Jan Diedrich, VP of Operations; Kim Esteph, VP of Operations; and
Donna Smith, VP of Operations. These appointments signal the importance of the
Blue Chip Surgical Operations team in managing Blue Chip's portfolio of
financially successful and clinically distinguished ASCs nationally.

"We are fortunate to have uniquely talented and highly experienced healthcare
professionals like Jan, Kim and Donna on our team," said Jeff Leland, CEO.
"The high demand for our trust-based and surgeon-led approach has driven our
growth and means we need more skilled people to help our centers achieve and
sustain operational excellence."

Jan Diedrich brings extensive industry knowledge and a "hands-on" leadership
style with more than 20 years of experience in the development and management
of outpatient healthcare facilities to her new role at Blue Chip. Ms.
Diedrich's broad healthcare background includes stints as Regional Vice
President with Surgical Health Corporation and the Ambulatory Surgery Division
of HealthSouth Corporation.

Kim Esteph is an experienced healthcare and ASC industry leader. She comes to
Blue Chip from the Ohio Surgery Center of Columbus, where she served as
Facility Administrator for 14 years. Ms. Esteph is an active member of both

Donna Smith joins Blue Chip with more than 25 years of experience in the
healthcare industry and 12 years in the ASC sector. Most recently she was an
Administrator of a large multi-specialty ASC in Oxford, AL, and President/CEO
of DHS Healthcare Consulting. Ms. Smith has been a member of the Editorial
Board of Outpatient Surgery magazine since 2008.

About Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners
Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners develops and manages clinically
distinguished and financially successful ambulatory surgery centers. Projects
include new surgery center development, "turnarounds" of underperforming
centers, and joint ventures with hospitals and health systems. Learn more
about our trust-based approach to surgeon partnership and best practices.

SOURCE Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners

Contact: Vicki Dekker, Blue Chip Surgical Center Partners, +1-513-561-8900,,
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