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Mrs. Allison Griffin

Urology Surgery Center of Savannah
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Urology Surgery Center of Savannah

Urology Surgery Center of Savannah

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Summary of Owner’s Professional Experience

 Owner, Griffin Consulting & Design – (5/2012 to present)
 Administrator, Curtis & Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute at Memorial University Medical Center – 3.5 years
 Direct management and oversight of 44 cost centers that included Radiation Oncology, Ambulatory Infusion Center, Clinical Trials, Cancer Registry, Department of Laboratory Oncology Research, Clinical Genetics, Oncology Support Services, and Nurse Navigators
 Led Breast Disease Management Team to achieve NAPBC Accreditation (National Accreditation Program for Breast Cancer) – among first 100 programs in the U.S.
 Led Cancer Committee to achieve Commission on Cancer Accreditation (with commendation status) and the prestigious Outstanding Achievement Award
 Wrote grants and received awards totaling $400k
 Reduced expenses for the program by 11% and increased revenues 34%
 Produced videos and commercials showcasing the Institute’s attributes
 Created ‘Nip It in the Butt’ – a tobacco education program that continues today and has reached over 60,000 public and private school students. Received the Association of Community Cancer Center’s Innovator Award and presented to national audience in October, 2011 in Seattle, WA where 600 cancer programs were represented.
 Director of Operations, Southeastern Orthopedic Center (now Optim Healthcare) – 2 years
 22 physicians, 250 employees with 14 locations throughout Southeast Georgia
 Direct management oversight for all 14 locations and 150 of the employees with emphasis on improving operational flow and organizational development inclusive of regulatory compliance, policy and procedure development and maintenance, marketing, quality assurance, building and equipment maintenance
 Improved A/R collections by $1M
 Decreased patient no-show rate by 4%
 Redesigned company logo, website, and practice brochure
 Created intranet site for enhancing internal communications
 Instrumental in achieving Medicare survey for Surgery Center
 Created electronic surgical precertification tool with in-house IS team of personnel
 Assisted with completion of two building projects (Pooler and Statesboro, GA offices) and three renovations (finish selections and equipment/supplies for Claxton, Reidsville, and Southside Savannah offices)
 Chief Operating Officer, The Center for Digestive & Liver Health and Endoscopy Center – 5 years
 Corporation has six physician owners, six mid-level providers, and 65 employees. In addition to duties of COO, also served as Endoscopy Center Administrator
 Supervised construction of 15,000 square foot facility with four-room ambulatory surgery center coordinating over 80 vendors while serving as interior designer and purchasing agent for all medical equipment and furnishings.
 Wrote and submitted the Letter of Non-reviewability (LNR) to the Georgia Department of Community Health
 Successfully achieved state licensure, Medicare certification and AAAHC accreditation
 Created logo for the practice as well as their first website (www.savannahgi.com)
 Other duties involved budget creation/oversight; credentialing, regulatory compliance (fire & safety, OSHA/BBP training), policy and procedure development/maintenance, marketing (brochures, ad creation, website design), quality assurance, accounts payable processing, payroll and benefits administration for 65 employees.
 Administrative Manager, Savannah Cardiology – 5 years
 Four physician practice with 40 employees
 Supervised construction and served as interior designer for 10,000 sq. ft. Savannah office as well as 5,000 sq. ft. Hilton Head office (designed footprints for both projects)
 Spearheaded project for successful achievement of Nuclear Accreditation (ICANL) – one of the first programs in the USA and Canada to achieve; also headed project for achieving Echocardiography Accreditation (ICAEL)
 Developed company’s first website (www.savannahcardiology.com)
 Marketing & Public Relations Manager – organized ‘Heart Tea & Fashion Show’ at the Westin Hotel where 500 women attended, 25 vendors had booth displays; proceeds benefited American Heart Association. Included t.v. and radio appearances, commercial productions, design of event program, poster designs, etc.; instrumental in practice being featured in Good Housekeeping magazine
 Performed Human Resources functions (payroll, job description creation & maintenance, employee database development, policies and procedures, benefits administration)
 Grant submissions
 CANDLER HOSPITAL – 12.5 years
 Manager, Resource Center
 Assistant to VP over JCAHO
 Recruiter
 Legal Assistant
 Assistant Director, Quality Management
 Floor Manager (EENT and Urology units)
 Nursing Administration Assistant
 Office Manager, Healthsource Savannah – 1 year (first HMO in Georgia)