Virtuoso Surgical Announces First Public Offering of Common Stock to Advance its Revolutionary Robotic System for Endoscopic Surgery

Virtuoso Surgical, Inc., a Nashville-based medical device company, announced today that its $20 million stock offering has become effective after review by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

Virtuoso Surgical has developed a robotic surgery system that radically improves minimally invasive endoscopic surgery. Virtuoso uses patented technology developed by the Company’s founders at Johns Hopkins University and Vanderbilt University with funding from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.

Virtuoso Surgical’s offering is made under SEC Regulation A, Tier 2, which means that any U.S. person can invest in the Company. The offering is for the sale of common stock, and this is the first offering of the Company’s common stock to the public.

Virtuoso Surgical was founded to make minimally invasive surgery more effective by providing surgeons with dexterous, accurate and cost-effective tools for endoscopic surgery,” stated Robert J. Webster, III, PhD, Co-Founder and President. “We are not aware of any technology that accomplishes the dexterity, precision and force of the Virtuoso Surgical device, at such a small diameter. It enables surgeons to use two hands to perform more accurate interventions deep in the body through endoscopes.”

Duke Herrell, III, MD, FACS, Co-Founder, Interim CEO and Chief Medical Officer of Virtuoso Surgical, added, “We are excited about the opportunity to sell our common stock to the public. We expect to complete the design of our system by the end of this year, and to conduct final testing of the system in 2023. The capital that we will raise through this offering of common stock will, we believe, propel our system through final design, testing and FDA approval for sale in the United States.”

Virtuoso Surgical’s team of internationally recognized clinical and engineering experts includes Dr. Webster and Dr. Herrell, along with Richard Hendrick, PhD, Chief Operating Officer. Drs. Webster and Herrell, along with others, co-founded the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering (VISE), and Dr. Hendrick has been the lead engineer for Virtuoso since it began operations in 2017.

The Virtuoso Surgical system has demonstrated feasibility in animal, cadaver and tissue model studies in surgeries for bladder cancer, uterine fibroids (among other intrauterine procedures), enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia – BPH), central airway obstruction removal, and endoscopic neurosurgery.

The technology can provide dexterity in any procedures where tools are delivered through rigid endoscopes, including urology, gynecology, neurology, interventional pulmonology, orthopedics, thoracic surgery, ear, nose and throat (ENT) and other sub-specialties.

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About Virtuoso Surgical

Virtuoso Surgical has developed a groundbreaking robotic surgery system that radically improves minimally invasive endoscopic surgery. The Virtuoso Surgical system features a pair of instrument delivery arms made of concentric nitinol tools that mimic a surgeon’s hands to offer unprecedented control and dexterity to a full range of endoscopic applications. The system uses patented technology developed by Virtuoso’s founders at Johns Hopkins University and Vanderbilt University with funding from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. For additional information about Virtuoso Surgical and the initial public offering of common stock, visit www.virtuososurgical.net and www.virtuososurgical.net/investors.

Colin P. Ryan, M.D., Joins Central Ohio Urology Group

Colin P. Ryan, M.D., has joined the care team of Central Ohio Urology Group, one of the nation’s leading providers of comprehensive urological services with a network of 15 offices in the region.

Central Ohio Urology Group offers more than 50 specialties and subspecialties within general urology, men’s health, women’s health, cancer care, advanced cancer treatment and radiation oncology. Central Ohio Urology Surgery Center is one of the first urological ambulatory surgery centers in the country to provide robotic surgery.

Corina Tracy, Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Urology Partners, the parent company of Central Ohio Urology Group, stated, “We are pleased to welcome Dr. Colin Ryan to the care team at Central Ohio Urology Group. Dr. Ryan’s approach mirrors our core purpose to provide an individualized, high-quality and compassionate patient experience for every person we are honored to serve. Dr. Ryan will help us continue to offer the most advanced treatments for patients with issues such as overactive bladder, incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and recurrent urinary tract infections, and further strengthen Central Ohio Urology Group as a hub of multidisciplinary care for complex pelvic medicine disorders.”

Born and raised just outside of Cleveland, Dr. Ryan developed his interest in medicine as a high school biology student. He attended Georgetown University where he studied Human Science. He received his medical doctorate degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Ryan completed his Urology Residency and General Surgery internship at SUNY Stony Brook University Hospital where he developed his interest in General and Female Urology.

Dr. Ryan said, “I feel at home with the staff at Central Ohio Urology Group, who I know work hard to ensure the best care for patients. Completing residency on the East Coast broadened my worldview and exposed me to the underserved population that is pelvic medicine patients. Treatment of pelvic floor disorders and urinary incontinence is rapidly evolving, and Central Ohio Urology Group provides me with state-of-the-art technologies and support staff to bring these innovative technologies to patients in the region.”

“Urinary incontinence, overactive bladder and other pelvic medicine conditions affecting urination are suffered with silently by both men and women. I strive to educate my patients and provide them with treatments that can improve not only the condition, but also their quality of life. There is no one-size-fits-all therapy for most chronic urinary disorders, which makes listening to my patients and incorporating their goals into my therapies the cornerstone of how I practice medicine,” said Dr. Ryan.

Dr. Ryan added, “Listening to my patients’ concerns to make a patient-centered treatment plan is my key to providing quality care. I strive to explain medical conditions and their treatments in ways that my patients can understand and discuss with their loved ones. Utilizing both medical therapy and procedures ranging from minimally invasive to open surgery offers me the latitude to provide necessary therapy in a patient’s best interest.”

To learn more about Dr. Colin P. Ryan or to schedule an appointment with the Central Ohio Urology Group care team, please visit www.centralohiourology.com or call (614) 396-2684.

About Central Ohio Urology Group

Central Ohio Urology Group is one of the nation’s leading providers of urological services with a network of 15 offices in the region. Headquartered just outside of Columbus in Gahanna, Ohio, Central Ohio Urology Group provides comprehensive services, including general urology, men’s health, women’s health, cancer care, advanced cancer treatment and radiation oncology. Facilities in the Columbus area include an Advanced Prostate Cancer Clinic, as well as the state-of-the-art Central Ohio Urology Surgery Center that is one of the first ambulatory surgery centers in the country to offer roboticsurgery. Central Ohio Urology Group’s experienced care team provides more than 50 urological specialties and subspecialties. Central Ohio Urology Group is an affiliate of U.S. Urology Partners, one of the largest independent providers of urological and related specialty services in the nation, which is backed by NMS Capital. For more information, visit www.centralohiourology.com and www.us-uro.com.

Kerry Massey Joins U.S. Urology Partners as Chief Financial Officer

U.S. Urology Partners today announced that Kerry D. Massey, CPA, a results-driven financial leader with nearly three decades of experience, has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. U.S. Urology Partners is one of the nation’s largest independent providers of urological and related specialty services, including general urology, surgical procedures, advanced cancer treatment and other ancillary services.

The rapidly growing U.S. Urology Partners clinical network now consists of more than 40 locations throughout the East Coast and Midwest. U.S. Urology Partners partnered with NMS Capital in 2018 to support urology practices in communities across the country.

Corina Tracy, Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Urology Partners, stated, “We are excited to welcome Kerry Massey as Chief Financial Officer of U.S. Urology Partners. Kerry’s years of experience leading multi-location healthcare organizations will be a tremendous asset to U.S. Urology Partners’ growing network. His expertise will help us deliver on our core purpose of providing the highest level of urological care to every person we are honored to serve and fulfill our ambition of uniting high-performing, growth-oriented physician practices to provide the most effective, efficient and innovative urologic care to the people in  the many communities that we serve.”

Kerry D. Massey, CPA, Chief Financial Officer of U.S. Urology Partners, stated, “I am honored to join U.S. Urology Partners and impressed with the team’s commitment to provide high-quality healthcare services with compassion and care. U.S. Urology Partners supports physician leaders and their care teams with the business aspects of their practices, enabling them to focus on patient care and driving optimal outcomes. I look forward to further developing and scaling U.S. Urology Partners to improve access to essential urological services, while setting the standard of care in communities across the country.”

About Kerry D. Massey, CPA

Kerry D. Massey, CPA, is a financial leader with nearly three decades of professional experience and more than 10 years in senior leadership roles in healthcare finance. He has extensive expertise and success in driving organizational growth and positive change through strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, reorganization and process improvement. Massey’s background encompasses private equity and SEC companies as well as oversight of multi-locations/business units.

Prior to joining U.S. Urology Partners as Chief Financial Officer, Massey was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Diversicare, a post-acute and long-term care provider with 61 skilled nursing centers across eight states. He previously served as Vice President and Corporate Controller for a private equity backed healthcare provider with 155 clinical locations in 31 states, as well as 3M, which formerly was M*Modal, MedQuist and Spheris, a global outsourced healthcare technology solutions provider.

A big four public accounting alum, Massey spent the early portion of his career with Arthur Andersen LLP and Ernst & Young LLP in addition to a period with KraftCPAs PLLC, a Tennessee based certified public accounting firm. Massey received his BBA in Finance from the University of Memphis and also completed graduate level courses in Accounting on his path to becoming a certified public accountant licensed in Tennessee.

About U.S. Urology Partners

U.S. Urology Partners is one of the nation’s largest independent providers of urology and related specialty services, including general urology, surgical procedures, advanced cancer treatment and other ancillary services. The U.S. Urology Partners clinical network consists of more than 40 locations throughout the East Coast and Midwest, including affiliate practices Central Ohio Urology Group, Associated Medical Professionals of NY and Florida Urology Center. U.S. Urology Partners was formed to support urology practices with an experienced team of healthcare executives and resources, and is backed by NMS Capital. The U.S. Urology Partners corporate office is in Nolensville, Tennessee, just outside of Nashville. For additional information about U.S. Urology Partners, please visit www.us-uro.com.

Florida Urology Center Joins Forces with U.S. Urology Partners

U.S. Urology Partners announced today its strategic partnership with Florida Urology Center, a full-service specialty group which has set the standard of care in the region for three decades. Florida Urology Center provides comprehensive services in five locations throughout Florida, including Ormond Beach, Port Orange, Orange City, New Smyrna Beach and Palm Coast.

U.S. Urology Partners is one of the nation’s largest independent providers of urological and related specialty services, including general urology, surgical procedures, advanced cancer treatment and other ancillary services. The rapidly growing U.S. Urology Partners clinical network now consists of more than 40 locations throughout the East Coast and Midwest. U.S. Urology Partners partnered with NMS Capital in 2018 to support urology practices in communities across the country.

Corina Tracy, Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Urology Partners, stated, “We are honored to welcome Florida Urology Center, which is well-known for its quality care and advanced technology, including a state-of-the-art surgery center. The addition of Florida Urology Center expands our multi-regional clinical network, which now spans the East Coast and the Midwest. Through collaboration among our partner practices, we are able to make an even greater impact on delivering the highest level of urological care in the communities we serve.”

Greg A. Parr, M.D., of Florida Urology Center stated, “We are pleased to join U.S. Urology Partners and share a common dedication to providing the highest quality of comprehensive urological care. Our partnership with U.S. Urology Partners will enable us to continue improving the lives of patients by offering the most current diagnostic and therapeutic alternatives available in the region and investing in the latest technologies. Through the support provided by U.S. Urology Partners to our growing practice, the Florida Urology Center care team can remain focused on our most important priority—our patients.”

U.S. Urology Partners assists urology practices through an experienced team of healthcare executives and resources. The practices benefit from U.S. Urology Partners’ substantial investment in people, technology and services to better address patient and employee needs in the communities they serve, while being well positioned for continued growth.

About U.S. Urology Partners

U.S. Urology Partners is one of the nation’s largest independent providers of urology and related specialty services, including general urology, surgical procedures, advanced cancer treatment and other ancillary services. The U.S. Urology Partners clinical network consists of more than 40 locations throughout the East Coast and Midwest. U.S. Urology Partners was formed to support urology practices with an experienced team of healthcare executives and resources, and is backed by NMS Capital. The U.S. Urology Partners corporate office is in Nolensville, Tennessee, just outside of Nashville. For additional information about U.S. Urology Partners, please visit www.us-uro.com.

 About Florida Urology Center

Established in 1992, Florida Urology Center has five convenient locations throughout Florida, including Ormond Beach, Port Orange, Orange City, New Smyrna Beach and Palm Coast. Florida Urology Center is committed to providing quality healthcare to its patients through education, training, clinical research, and support. The practice is dedicated to improving the lives of its patients by offering the most current diagnostic and therapeutic alternatives available. Facilities are equipped with the latest state-of-the art technology to provide the safest and most comprehensive care. Most of the surgeries are performed in Florida Urology Center’s outpatient surgery center licensed by the state of Florida and certified by Medicare. For more information about Florida Urology Center, please visit www.floridaurology.com.

Nationally Recognized Urological Expert Dr. T.J. Tausch Joins Central Ohio Urology Group

Central Ohio Urology Group is pleased to announce that Timothy “T.J.” Tausch, M.D., M.S., M.B.A. has joined its care team. Dr. Tausch joins Central Ohio Urology Group from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he was Director of Trauma, Reconstructive and Prosthetic Urology, Residency Program Director and Urology Consultant to the White House.

With a clinical network of 15 offices in the region, Central Ohio Urology Group is one of the nation’s leading providers of comprehensive urological services, including general urology, men’s health, women’s health, cancer care, advanced cancer treatment and radiation oncology. Central Ohio Urology Surgery Center is one of the first ambulatory surgery centers in the country to offer robotic surgery.

Corina Tracy, Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Urology Partners, the parent company of Central Ohio Urology Group, stated, “We are honored to welcome Dr. T.J. Tausch to our urological care team. Dr. Tausch’s fellowship training and extensive experience in trauma, reconstructive and prosthetic urology provides us with leading edge insight into the most advanced, effective treatments available. His expertise will help us continue to expand our level of care, improving the quality of life of people in the communities we serve.”

Born and raised in Wayne County, Dr. Tausch returns to Ohio following 15 years on active duty in the United States Army. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, Dr. Tausch attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University, where he received a dual M.D./M.S. degree in applied anatomy. Dr. Tausch completed his General Surgery Residency (Pre-Urology) and Urology Residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. He further specialized in Trauma, Reconstructive and Prosthetic Urology with a fellowship at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Dr. Tausch also earned an M.B.A. from the George Washington University School of Business.

Dr. Tausch said, “I am excited to be back in Ohio, where I was born and raised. My practice focuses on helping people with urologic problems – repairing issues caused by side effects of cancer treatment, urologic trauma, surgical complications and general effects of aging. With my arrival, Central Ohio Urology Group will now be able to offer state-of-the-art reconstructive options for all urology patients.”

“I often tell my patients, ‘I might not be the surgeon who saves your life, but I promise to do everything I can to make it better.’ I look forward to bringing my training and expertise to patients in Ohio, and doing my best to help those with urologic problems maximize their quality of life,” added Dr. Tausch.

To learn more about Dr. T.J. Tausch or to schedule an appointment with the Central Ohio Urology Group care team, please visit www.centralohiourology.com or call (614) 396-2684.

About Central Ohio Urology Group

Central Ohio Urology Group is one of the nation’s leading providers of urological services with a network of 15 offices in the region. Headquartered just outside of Columbus in Gahanna, Ohio, Central Ohio Urology Group provides comprehensive services, including general urology, men’s health, women’s health, cancer care, advanced cancer treatment and radiation oncology. Facilities in the Columbus area include an Advanced Prostate Cancer Clinic, as well as the state-of-the-art Central Ohio Urology Surgery Center that is one of the first ambulatory surgery centers in the country to offer robotic surgery. Central Ohio Urology Group’s experienced care team provides more than 50 urological specialties and subspecialties. Central Ohio Urology Group is an affiliate of U.S. Urology Partners, one of the largest independent providers of urological and related specialty services in the nation, which is backed by NMS Capital. For more information, visit www.centralohiourology.com and www.us-uro.com.

U.S. Urology Partners Adds Mandy Lawrence and Corrinne Ehlert to C-Suite

Experienced Health Executives Fill Roles of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer

U.S. Urology Partners, one of the country’s largest independent providers of urology and related specialty services, today announced the addition of two nationally recognized healthcare leaders to its senior executive team. Mandy Lawrence has joined the rapidly growing business as Chief Operating Officer, and Corrinne Ehlert has been named Chief Compliance Officer.

U.S. Urology Partners was formed to support urology practices with an experienced team of healthcare executives and resources, and is backed by NMS Capital. The U.S. Urology Partners clinical network now consists of 24 offices spanning the Midwest and Northeast. Given the interest in U.S. Urology Partners’ unique model of supporting practices, discussions are underway with numerous groups regarding partnership opportunities.

Corina Tracy, Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Urology Partners, stated, “We are very pleased to welcome Mandy Lawrence and Corrinne Ehlert to the U.S. Urology Partners team. Their decades of experience in healthcare operations and backgrounds in providing outstanding clinical care will be invaluable as we continue to enhance the urological services in the communities we serve. In addition to sharing best practices and team efficiencies,  Mandy and Corrinne will play a critical role as we expand our geographic footprint.”

Mandy Lawrence, Chief Operating Officer

Lawrence an experienced multi-site healthcare operational leader who has distinguished herself throughout her career. With a nursing degree and MBA, she possesses a unique balance of operational expertise and clinical leadership. Before joining U.S. Urology Partners, Lawrence was Division Vice President at Center for Autism and Related Disorders, managing the East Division comprised of 20 states. Lawrence previously served as Regional Vice President of Operations for Compassus. During her tenure, her region was recognized as a leader in growth, profitability and quality.

Lawrence received a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from William Woods University and earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Missouri at Columbia. Lawrence returned to William Woods University for her graduate work, where she was awarded an MBA with healthcare administration emphasis.

Corrinne Ehlert, Chief Compliance Officer

Ehlert is responsible for the development and execution of U.S. Urology Partners’ Compliance Program. Ehlert is an experienced healthcare leader with three decades of proven success in performance and outcomes. She brings broad and deep expertise as a healthcare services professional focused on organizational leadership, compliance, and clinical and operational excellence. Ehlert joins U.S. Urology Partners from Three Oaks Hospice, a private equity-backed company with multi-state operations, where she led Compliance, Quality and Clinical Operations. She previously served at Alive Hospice as Vice President of Operational Improvement and Compliance.

Ehlert holds a bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration from St. Joseph’s College in Maine and an associate degree in nursing from University of Nevada Las Vegas.

About U.S. Urology Partners

U.S. Urology Partners is one of the nation’s largest independent providers of urology and related specialty services, including general urology, surgical procedures, advanced cancer treatment and other ancillary services. The U.S. Urology Partners practice continues to grow rapidly and currently consists of a network of 24 offices throughout the Midwest and Northeast. U.S. Urology Partners was formed to support urology practices with an experienced team of healthcare executives and resources, while serving as a platform upon which NMS Capital is building a leading provider of urological services. The U.S. Urology Partners corporate office is in Nolensville, Tennessee, just outside of Nashville. For additional information, please visit the U.S. Urology Partners website at www.us-uro.com.

U.S. Urology Partners Adds Scott Clatur as Chief People Officer

U.S. Urology Partners, one of the country’s largest independent providers of urology and related specialty services, today announced that Scott Clatur has joined the rapidly growing business as Chief People Officer. A nationally recognized human resources and talent strategy visionary, Clatur has more than two decades of experience leading high growth healthcare and technology organizations.

U.S. Urology Partners was formed in 2018 to support urology practices with an experienced team of healthcare executives and resources, and is backed by NMS Capital. The U.S. Urology Partners clinical network now consists of 24 offices in Ohio and New York through partner practices Central Ohio Urology Group and Associated Medical Professionals of NY. Given the tremendous interest in U.S. Urology Partner’s unique model of supporting practices, discussions are underway with numerous groups regarding partnership opportunities.

Corina Tracy, Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Urology Partners, stated, “I am very excited to introduce Scott Clatur to U.S. Urology Partners in the new role of Chief People Officer. Scott has spent more than 20 years implementing talent strategies that drive growth, support business transformation, and build best-in-class cultures for both healthcare and technology businesses. His leadership will be crucial in helping us shape our future workplace and employee experience strategy while growing and developing the most important part of our company’s business, our people.”

Prior to joining U.S. Urology Partners, Clatur served as Head of People at Built Technologies, and previously held senior HR and talent leadership roles at Visual Lease, Health Quest, Henry Ford Health System and Best Buy. He has a record of success developing strategies to lead through rapid growth while driving a world-class experience that fosters an innovative and inclusive environment.

Scott Clatur, Chief People Officer of U.S. Urology Partners, stated, “It’s an honor to join an organization with such an important mission and at such a critical time. When you invest in people, people invest in you. What I have seen of the culture at U.S. Urology Partners shows true commitment to not only serving all of our team members, but also supporting one another as colleagues.”

“I’m excited to help continue scaling U.S. Urology Partners and its core functions while also helping to shape the culture and support our people to achieve our goals. I look forward to being a part of the solution to assist urology practices in delivering exceptional care to patients in communities across the country,” said Clatur.

About U.S. Urology Partners

U.S. Urology Partners is one of the nation’s largest independent providers of urology and related specialty services, including general urology, surgical procedures, advanced cancer treatment and other ancillary services. Through Central Ohio Urology Group and Associated Medical Professionals of NY, the U.S. Urology Partners practice consists of a network of 24 offices throughout Ohio and New York. U.S. Urology Partners was formed to support urology practices with an experienced team of healthcare executives and resources, while serving as a platform upon which NMS Capital intends to build a leading provider of urological services through an acquisition strategy. The U.S. Urology Partners corporate office is in Nolensville, Tennessee, just outside of Nashville. For additional information about U.S. Urology Partners and employment opportunities, please visit the company’s website at www.us-uro.com.

Jason Guagenti Joins Central Ohio Urology Group as Chief Operating Officer

Jason Guagenti has been named Chief Operating Officer of Central Ohio Urology Group, the region’s leading provider of comprehensive urological services, including general urology, men’s health, women’s health, cancer care, advanced cancer treatment and radiation oncology.

With more than two decades of experience managing healthcare provider organizations, Guagenti will lead the operations of Central Ohio Urology Group’s growing clinical network of 15 offices which offers more than 50 specialties and subspecialties. Facilities in the Columbus area include the Advanced Prostate Cancer Clinic and the recently announced Robotic Surgery Institute at Central Ohio Urology Surgery Center, one of the first ambulatory surgery centers in the nation to provide robotic surgery.

Corina Tracy, Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Urology Partners, the parent company of Central Ohio Urology Group, stated, “We are delighted that Jason Guagenti is bringing his extensive experience in operations and focus on patient satisfaction to Central Ohio Urology Group. His skillset and knowledge will further elevate the patient experience while enhancing the workplace environment for our talented team.”

“I am honored to join the Central Ohio Urology Group team, which is renowned in the region for its advanced level of technology and care,” said Jason Guagenti, Chief Operating Officer of Central Ohio Urology Group. “The convenient locations and compassionate, understanding staff have made the practice a valuable resource for patients who are dealing with urological issues. When you combine that with the commitment the organization has made to invest in advanced treatments and technologies and conduct world-class research, it’s no wonder that Central Ohio Urology Group is increasingly recognized as an innovative leader in the field of urology.”

To learn more about Jason Guagenti or to schedule an appointment with the Central Ohio Urology Group care team, please visit www.centralohiourology.com or call (614) 396-2684.

About Jason Guagenti

During his 20 years of healthcare industry leadership, Jason Guagenti was most recently with Riverside Radiology and Interventional Associates as practice leader for a group of more than 120 radiologists serving 35 hospital and 100 non-hospital organizations throughout Ohio and Iowa. His background includes years of experience in the OhioHealth system, most recently at OhioHealth Corporate as Senior System Director of Food and Nutrition, with responsibility for all 10 OhioHealth hospitals and many of the ancillary food and nutrition locations throughout the system.

During his tenure at OhioHealth, Guagenti was part of select group invited to participate in EXCEL, a leadership development program for rising executives. Guagenti previously served as Senior Director of Operations at Dublin Methodist Hospital and Grady Memorial Hospital where he had direct leadership responsibility for Surgical Services and Endoscopy, and indirect leadership of all of the Support Services at these two campuses. Guagenti created an Innovation Pathway for associates and physicians at both hospitals to bring forth creative ideas and develop them. He was also previously the Director of Radiology at Riverside Methodist Hospital and chaired the OhioHealth Radiation Safety and Quality Committee focused on standardizing and improving quality in radiology throughout the system. He also served on the steering committee for the Neuroscience Center addition at Riverside Methodist Hospital.

Guagenti began his career as a radiologic technologist at Riverside Methodist Hospital and held various management positions there before being promoted to Director at Grady Memorial Hospital, also part of the OhioHealth system. A graduate of The Ohio State University, Guagenti received a bachelor’s degree in Allied Medicine. Guagenti also earned a master’s degree in Business Administration from Franklin University. He is a member in the American Society of Radiology Technologists and Association for Medical Imaging Management. Guagenti is a featured speaker at national conferences on topics such as influencing people and process improvement centered on associate and patient satisfaction.

About Central Ohio Urology Group

Central Ohio Urology Group is one of the nation’s leading providers of urological services with a network of 15 offices in the region. Headquartered just outside of Columbus in Gahanna, Ohio, Central Ohio Urology Group provides comprehensive services, including general urology, men’s health, women’s health, cancer care, advanced cancer treatment and radiation oncology. Facilities in the Columbus area include an Advanced Prostate Cancer Clinic, as well as the state-of-the-art Central Ohio Urology Surgery Center that is one of the first ambulatory surgery centers in the country to offer robotic surgery. Central Ohio Urology Group’s experienced care team provides more than 50 urological specialties and subspecialties. Central Ohio Urology Group is an affiliate of U.S. Urology Partners, one of the largest independent providers of urological and related specialty services in the nation, which is backed by NMS Capital. For more information, visit www.centralohiourology.com and www.us-uro.com.

U.S. Urology Partners Names Corina Tracy as Chief Executive Officer

U.S. Urology Partners, one of the nation’s largest independent providers of urology and related specialty services, today announced that Corina Tracy will assume the position of Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2022.

U.S. Urology Partners was formed in 2018 to support urology practices with an experienced team of healthcare executives and resources, and is backed by NMS Capital. The rapidly growing U.S. Urology Partners clinical network consists of 24 offices in Ohio and Upstate New York through partner practices Central Ohio Urology Group and Associated Medical Professionals of NY.

Corina Tracy’s background includes nearly two decades with post-acute provider Compassus, where she was integral in growing the business from 20 locations to nearly 200 locations in 30 states. Tracy joined U.S. Urology Partners in 2021 as Chief Operating Officer. Mark Cherney, who has been serving as Chief Executive Officer since the founding of U.S. Urology Partners, will remain actively involved as Executive Chairman.

Mark Cherney, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Urology Partners, stated, “It has been both a privilege and honor to serve as the founding CEO of U.S. Urology Partners. During the past four years, we have experienced many positive changes in both our Central Ohio and Upstate New York operations. As Executive Chairman, I will primarily be involved in strategy and development with a focus in support of Corina Tracy’s vision for growth in an ever-changing urology market. I couldn’t be more pleased to support Corina as the future generation leader and innovator for years to come.”

Corina Tracy  stated, “It has been a pleasure to work with the U.S. Urology Partners team, and I look forward to fulfilling our mission of supporting urology practices in providing optimal care to their patients. The ability to share best practices and optimize operations through the involvement of a partner like U.S. Urology Partners is a tremendous advantage during this time of increasingly complex healthcare regulations, rapidly advancing technologies and heightened consumer expectations.”

During her almost 20-year tenure at Compassus, Tracy held several leadership roles, including Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and President, Hospice & Palliative Care. She most recently served as Executive Vice President, Chief Quality, Innovation and Integration Officer, leading Compassus’ focus on clinical and organizational excellence. Her efforts helped guide Compassus’ 6,000 team members who provide quality care and manage patients’ advanced illnesses in partnership with health systems and long-term care partners.

A certified hospice and palliative nurse and end-of-life nursing educator for many years, Tracy’s experience informs her leadership and unwavering focus on providing an optimal experience for patients and their families. She has served on the Board of Directors of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and been a member of the Legislative Affairs Committee and Regulatory Committee. Tracy is a member of Leadership Health Care, an initiative of the Nashville Health Care Council, and the Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation (WBL). Tracy received her nursing degree from Scott College and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Upper Iowa University. She was named by Nashville Medical News to Women to Watch, an honor recognizing the top women healthcare leaders in the region.

About U.S. Urology Partners

U.S. Urology Partners is one of the nation’s largest independent providers of urology and related specialty services, including general urology, surgical procedures, advanced cancer treatment and other ancillary services. Through Central Ohio Urology Group and Associated Medical Professionals of NY, the U.S. Urology Partners practice consists of a network of 24 offices throughout Ohio and Upstate New York. U.S. Urology Partners was formed to support urology practices through an experienced team of healthcare executives and resources, while serving as a platform upon which NMS Capital intends to build a leading provider of urological services through an acquisition strategy. The U.S. Urology Partners corporate office is in Nolensville, Tennessee, just outside of Nashville. For additional information about U.S. Urology Partners, please visit the company’s website at www.us-uro.com.

U.S. Urology Partners Launches Robotic Surgery Institute at Central Ohio Urology Surgery Center, Performs One of First Ambulatory Surgery Center Robotic Prostatectomies in the Nation

Industry pioneer U.S. Urology Partners has created a Robotic Surgery Institute at Central Ohio Urology Surgery Center to advance the use of robotics technology in the field of urology. The new Institute was recently the site of one of the first robotic prostatectomies in the nation to be performed at an ambulatory surgery center (ASC) and the first in Central Ohio. There are less than five ASCs in the country currently offering robotic urologic surgeries like prostatectomy. The prostate cancer patient was able to go home the same day as the robotic surgery.

U.S. Urology Partners is one of the country’s largest independent providers of urology and related specialty services and is backed by NMS Capital. Through Central Ohio Urology Group and Associated Medical Professionals of NYU.S. Urology Partners consists of a network of 24 offices throughout Ohio and Upstate New York.

Mark Cherney, Executive Chairman and CEO of U.S. Urology Partners, stated, “We are honored to report this groundbreaking advance in the field of outpatient robotic surgery and congratulate Dr. Ronney Abaza and the clinical team. We have invested in the most advanced technology available today for the Robotic Surgery Institute at Central Ohio Urology Surgery Center to ensure that we can meet the needs of patients throughout the region and the nation.”

Ronney Abaza, M.D., F.A.C.S., one of the most experienced robotic surgeons in the world and a physician at Central Ohio Urology Group, performed the surgery. Dr. Abaza said, “Allowing our patients to have their cancer surgery at an outpatient surgery center and then go home the same day removes most of the anxiety these patients feel, particularly now during the COVID crisis. Since our cancer patients can’t afford to delay their surgery until COVID dies down, we are pleased to now allow them to have their surgery at the Robotic Surgery Institute at Central Ohio Urology Surgery Center, and they are able to go home the same day and recover in the comfort and safety of their own homes.”

The expert team of robotic surgeons at the Robotic Surgery Institute at Central Ohio Urology Surgery Center has collectively performed over 10,000 robotic surgeries and includes Ronney Abaza, M.D.John K. Burgers, M.D.Benjamin J. Martin, M.D.Rashmi “Rush” I. Patel, M.D.; and E. Bradley Pewitt, M.D., Ph.D.

The Central Ohio Urology Surgery Center is pleased to offer patients the benefits of outpatient robotic surgery for robotic procedures that include, but are not limited to: prostatectomy, nephrectomy, partial nephrectomy, adrenalectomy, pyeloplasty/ureteral reconstruction and sacrocolpopexy.

The facility is located at 701 Tech Center Drive in Gahanna, Ohio, and is less than five minutes from the Columbus Airport with shuttle service and accommodations available for out-of-town patients traveling for robotic surgery.

With a clinical network of 15 officesCentral Ohio Urology Group is the region’s leading provider of comprehensive urological services, including general urology, men’s healthwomen’s health, cancer care, advanced cancer treatment and radiation oncology. Facilities in the Columbus area include an Advanced Prostate Cancer Clinic and the ambulatory surgery center. Central Ohio Urology Group’s experienced care team provides more than 50 urological specialties and subspecialties.

To learn more about the Robotic Surgery Institute at Central Ohio Urology Surgery Center, schedule an appointment, or refer a patient, please call (614) 396-2684 or (614) 796-2842. Appointments can also be requested online at www.centralohiourology.com. Visit www.us-uro.com and www.drabaza.com for additional information.

About U.S. Urology Partners

U.S. Urology Partners is one of the nation’s largest independent providers of urology and related specialty services, including general urology, surgical procedures, advanced cancer treatment and other ancillary services. Through Central Ohio Urology Group and Associated Medical Professionals of NY, the U.S. Urology Partners practice consists of a network of 24 offices throughout Ohio and Upstate New York. U.S. Urology Partners was formed to support urology practices through an experienced team of healthcare executives and resources, while serving as a platform upon which NMS Capital intends to build a leading provider of urological services through an acquisition strategy. The U.S. Urology Partners corporate offices are in Nolensville, Tennessee, and Gahanna, Ohio, just outside of Nashville and Columbus. For additional information about U.S. Urology Partners, please visit the company’s website at www.us-uro.com.