Barb Klein, RN

Development
Administration
Accreditation
Compliance

Sherry Bonelli and Barb Klein have partnered together as a team for the last twenty years providing development and management services in 30 different states to over 50 ambulatory surgery centers, and 9 surgical hospitals. Two of those surgical hospitals were required to develop operations for a single-bed emergency room. Their past services have been utilized by corporate groups such as ASC Group, Nueterra, Health South, Columbia HCA, AMSURG, as well as numerous independent organizations. Those services directed all aspects of the initial development process from groundbreaking to achieving licensure/certification/accreditation through areas impacting ongoing operations.

Six years ago, they joined the team at Cardio Surgical Partners to provide these same development and management services. Their main focus as part of the CSP team was to develop and oversee programs for ASCs that specialize in cardiovascular and electrophysiology procedures. These programs included educating and training the staff to the ever-changing environment of rules and regulations that govern an ambulatory surgery center; management oversight of the ASC’s electronic patient health information system; credentialing; policy & procedure compliance; staff recruitment/training; maintaining procedures to meet the center’s survey compliance readiness for Licensing/Certification/Accreditation; budgeting and cost assessment; revenue cycle management; and payer contracting.

Barb graduated from Sisters of Charity School of Nursing and has spent her entire nursing career in the operating room arena. She worked 17 years in a major hospital in Kansas City, MO circulating, scrubbing, and as a private scrub in multi-specialty cases. She became an administrator at a multispecialty ambulatory surgery (4th in the nation) for 14 years and added three more facilities in the Kansas City area as administrator for the last of those 14 years. During that time, she was a part of the Leadership Team for Medical Care of America visiting numerous centers in their network assisting the staff in leadership abilities focusing on educating and improving the fiscal performances for better efficient revenue cycle management and cost per case outcomes. That committee won the Malcom Baldridge National Quality Award which was the first time that organization recognized a Health Care Organization. She also has been a team member of Medical Aid to Children of Latin America traveling on a surgical team to the Dominican Republic and Bolivia for 17 years. Barb and her husband enjoy spending time with their three sons and their spouses and seven grandchildren. Other than spoiling her grandchildren, she enjoys reading, traveling, and entertaining with her friends.

Barb Klein, RN