SARASOTA — Rockville, Md.-based National Spine and Pain Centers, a network of interventional pain practices, has named Douglas Badertscher, a Sarasota resident, its administrative president.
Sarasota-based Badertscher most recently served as president and COO of Pain Specialists of America. During his career he has also held chief executive roles and other senior leadership assignments at a variety of health care organizations, including Sarasota Orthopedic Associates (now known as 360 Orthopedics), Signet Diagnostic Imaging Services, Radisphere, Midtown Imaging, Coastal Orthopedics and Integrated Orthopaedics Inc.
He has also held board positions with multiple private equity-backed portfolio companies in the health care sector, according to a press release.
In the newly created role, Badertscher will oversee the organization’s North and Mid-Atlantic operations. He will also provide leadership toward achieving the organization's growth-oriented vision, including involvement in mergers and acquisitions and the accelerated development of ambulatory surgery centers, according to a statement.
“What I look for most when adding new talent to the team is an undeniable ability to get things done, which will have an immediate positive impact on the organization," says National Spine and Pain Centers CEO Dr. Doug Wisor in the statement. "Doug’s pedigree clearly meets that objective, with more than 25 years of executive-level healthcare experience, including leadership roles with hospitals, surgery centers, ancillary healthcare providers, and physician groups."
The press release says National Spine and Pain Center-affiliated physicians are pioneers in the relief of chronic and acute pain through minimally invasive procedures and leading-edge clinical research. It has 119 locations and over 1,000 health professionals who facilitate more than one million patient visits a year.
“I am excited to be dedicating my time and energy toward the organization’s mission to end needless human pain and suffering by facilitating world-class care,” says Badertscher in the statement. “I am looking forward to leveraging my experience toward achieving that mission and collaborating with what is already an impressive, high-performing team.”