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FALL 2014

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22 | PracticeLink.com FALL 2014 Horner acquired Pleasanton Surgery Center in 2006, which he syndicated to a group of surgeons. Under Horner's management, it became one of the most proft- able ASCs in California. The group recently sold Pleasanton Surgery Center. Horner has subsequently cofounded multiple other centers, including Tracy and Hacienda Surgery Centers in California and others throughout the Midwest. He is now undertaking multiple ASC projects as managing partner of HealthPoint ASC Management, LLC. How did you get involved with opening a surgery center? There were two problems with working at the hospital. First, they simply didn't cater to my needs. They responded to what the hospital wanted rather than the surgeons. Secondly, the hospital, due to its inefficiency, was very expensive. My patients were facing larger financial responsibilities, so it was becoming problematic for them. I heard that Pleasanton Surgery Center was available, so I bought it and syndicated it to a group of 15 surgeons. It has become a haven NAME: Gregory Horner, M.D. , Orthopaedic Surgeon WORK: Tri-Valley Orthopedic Specialists, Inc.; Hacienda Surgery Center in Pleasanton, Calif. MEDICAL SCHOOL: Johns Hopkins Medical School RESIDENCY: UCLA Medical Center Department of Orthopedics, Los Angeles FELLOWSHIP: Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston; New England Bone and Joint Institute Horner earned a Big Ten football scholarship and majored in biomedi- cal engineering before heading to Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Residency in Los Angeles and Upper Extremity fellowships at the New England Bone and Joint Institute and Tufts followed. He serves on the board for the California Ambulatory Surgery Asso- ciation (CASA). He was later elected to serve on the national board for the Ambulatory Surgery Center Associa- tion (ASCA). Open a surgery center Looking for a way to exercise your entrepreneurial spirit and administration skills? Starting your own place might be the answer. Continued on page 24 PH OTO BY TO M S E AW E L L Career Move A look at a unique practice opportunity

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