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Business Observer Monday, Aug. 20, 2018 4 weeks ago

Medical practice names two to leadership roles

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Prior to joining Coastal Orthopedics, Iris Bernier was director of operations for a health care solutions provider in Missouri.

BRADENTON — Coastal Orthopedics has hired Iris Bernier as its director of revenue cycle and promoted Jo-Ellen Converse to Ambulatory Surgery Center director.

According to a press release, Bernier has more than 25 years of experience in revenue cycle management and accounts receivable operations. She will be responsible for managing all aspects of the billing cycle for the practice. Prior to joining Coastal Orthopedics, she was director of operations for a health care solutions provider in Missouri.

Converse has worked as a registered nurse in Coastal Orthopedics’ East Surgery Center since August 2017. She has more than 24 years of experience. Converse has specialized in critical care, cardiac catheterization, interventional radiology and pre-post ambulatory surgical care. She was previously the clinical coordinator for an ambulatory surgery center.

“We are pleased to welcome these two women into the Coastal Orthopedics family,” says Coastal Orthopedics CEO Paige LeMay in a statement. “Their comprehensive health care expertise will allow us to better serve our patients and the community.”

Coastal Orthopedics was founded in 1973. The practice has 17 orthopedic surgeons and pain management physicians.

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