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Join LifeLinc in welcoming Rita Croom, VP of Human Resources, and Timothy Johnson, VP of Compliance, Privacy and Revenue Cycle, to our corporate leadership team. Additionally, we would like to congratulate Matthew Stewart, CRNA, DNAP, on his recent promotion to VP of Anesthesia Services.
As VP of Anesthesia Services, Matthew Stewart, CRNA, DNAP, will serve as the clinical liaison for many Tennessee facilities, providing clinical management and operations oversight while practicing clinically alongside his peer providers. Matthew holds a Masters of Science with a Focus in Anesthesia and a Doctor of Nursing from Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia where he also completed an Acute Surgical Pain Management Fellowship. Matthew has been with LifeLinc since 2018.
As VP of Human Resources, Rita Croom, MBA, LNHA, SHRM-CP, CPXP, CNA, will provide strategic leadership, oversight and direction of LifeLinc’s Human Resources and Recruiting departments, ensuring all initiatives, programs and practices are effective in supporting the needs of LifeLinc as well as our employees, clinicians and potential candidates. She brings over 30 years of executive leadership to the team having worked in healthcare for much of that time in various settings including hospital systems, educational institutions, and nursing home administration. She holds a Masters of Business Administration from Union University, and has certifications in Patient Experience, Leadership Excellence, Human Resources Management, LEAN Healthcare, and Healthcare Administration. She is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator and currently finalizing her Doctorate in Health Services Administration.
Timothy Johnson, MBA, will serve as Vice President of Compliance, Privacy, and Revenue Cycle overseeing LifeLinc’s internal auditing, HIPAA compliance, and all Revenue Cycle processes. Timothy brings a wealth of healthcare experience to LifeLinc having worked in compliance, finance, revenue cycle management and operations for over 35 years in multiple hospital systems. Timothy holds a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Missouri.
LifeLinc is thrilled to have Rita, Timothy and Matthew as part of the team and look forward to continuing our mission of changing the status quo of anesthesia care.
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LifeLinc recognizes that an exceptional anesthesia team enhances patient safety and experience. Your focus is on your patients’ needs. We understand that you need a strong foundation of staff in order to keep your focus on the people that need you most. Since 2003, we have helped facilities maximize profitability, reduce turnover and foster long-term employment relationships through our comprehensive anesthesia management.