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Experienced Providers of ASC Software

The executive team at Surgical Notes has decades of combined experience in both the healthcare technology and ASC industries. True visionaries, they continuously strive to innovate their ASC software and service offerings while maintaining a stable foundation from which to grow. They are dedicated to providing outstanding service for their clients and a supportive environment for their team of talented professionals.

Jeff Blankinship

Jeffery C. Blankinship, a resident of Dallas, TX, has been in the healthcare industry for 30 years, following his graduation from Southern Methodist University. Mr. Blankinship began his career in Southern California, establishing a network of industrial medical facilities which evolved into one of the first networks of pain management centers throughout the west coast. Upon returning to Dallas, he became involved with the home health care industry, physician practice management, pain management, and the ambulatory surgical business. In 1997, Surgical Notes was created to address the pain points related to digital medical records for the ambulatory surgery center and surgical hospital markets. Surgical Notes is one of the preeminent nationwide providers of transcription, coding, medical records, billing & collections, and electronic health record software solutions and services for the ASC industry.

Mr. Blankinship is also a principal and founder of Surgical Funds, offering a portfolio of lending solutions for healthcare providers and consumers and is also a principal in Surgical Captive, an 831b Captive Insurance Company that offers captive insurance solutions. Mr. Blankinship also founded the Surgery Center Network (SCN) in 2012. SCN was developed to educate self-insured employers, health plan and third-party administrators, and consumers about the role and value that ASCs and surgical hospitals play in the health care delivery system and to bring these groups together to improve the quality of care and reduce the high cost of healthcare throughout the country. Mr. Blankinship has been actively involved in many state ASC associations, both as a member and as a board member, and currently sits on the national ASCA Political Action Committee in Washington D.C. Mr. Blankinship is married and has three boys ages 24, 18 and 16.

Randy Bishop

Chief Operating Officer of Surgical Notes, Randy has been the Executive Leader for Surgical Notes for the past 8 years. He has been instrumental in developing the Surgical Notes’ brand, growing market share, and expanding the cutting-edge products and services designed exclusively for the ASC Industry.

Randy is also a partner at VisionCap Investments, a company that makes mezzanine debt and preferred equity investments in, and provides financial intermediary services to, middle market businesses.

Randy is a graduate of the McCombs Business School at the University of Texas at Austin and resides in Dallas, Texas with his family.

Chuck Meisel

Chuck Meisel, a 21-year healthcare veteran, has recently been appointed vice president of sales for Surgical Notes. Chuck’s extensive experience in the ASC setting provides him with an expert point of view of the specialized tools available to assist ambulatory surgery centers in running more efficiently and more profitably in the ever changing healthcare industry. Prior to joining Surgical Notes, Chuck most recently served as vice president of business development and VP of sales for Poplar Healthcare, a physician-owned pathology laboratory services company.

Prior to joining Poplar, he was the VP of sales in the ASC division of health information technology company ProVation Medical, ASC sales director and national accounts director for McKesson Medical-Surgical, and national accounts director for medical device and pharmaceutical company B. Braun Medical. He served with the U.S. Army as an Army Ranger and Green Beret prior to beginning his work in healthcare and lives with his family in Castle Rock, CO.

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