Heartland Heart & Vascular is the nation’s largest and most experienced company offering comprehensive design, development and management solutions for physician-owned heart & vascular OBLs, ASCs and hybrid centers. As pioneers in the growing outpatient medical space, Heartland
helps physicians enjoy financial and clinical independence by partnering with them to build their own state-of-the-art lab in their community – providing patients with exceptional and affordable care in a clean, convenient and friendly environment. Whether a physician group is interested in an independent OBL, ASC or hybrid model, Heartland has the flexibility and creativity to meet each group’s specific needs – for profitability now and sustainability well into the future.
In 2018, Heartland partnered with Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA) in order to create a best-in-class platform for the development and management of freestanding Heart & Vascular Centers. This new partnership leverages Heartland’s deep expertise in the areas of H&V OBL / ASC development with SCA, one of the largest providers of Outpatient Surgery in the United States. SCA has a network of more than 200 ASC’s located across 35 states and performing over 1 million procedures a year. In 2017, SCA joined the OptumCare division of Optum, which is part of the UnitedHealth Group.
Ben R. Stokes holds a Bachelor Degree in International Business Management and has over 25 years of H&V experience in a variety of clinical, administrative, advisory, and executive leadership roles. He has served as a Sr. Manager of Healthcare Economics for Medtronic, Inc., a Fortune 500 bio-medical device company; a Faculty Lecturer of Economics for the International Heart Rhythm Society; a National Health Policy Committee member for the American College of H&V Administrators; and a content advisor for The Advisory Board's H&V Roundtable in Washington, D.C.
Adam H. Sprunger holds a Master's Degree in Finance and a Bachelor Degree in Business Management. He has over 15 years of H&V and business experience, within both adult and pediatric acute care facilities. He has provided executive leadership and management to all aspects of facility-based H&V services, including strategic planning, expansion, operations, budgeting, contracting, financial modeling, and provider acquisitions.