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A Q&A with SurgNet’s John Brock

September 30, 2023
A Q&A with SurgNet’s John Brock
Written by
Taylor Ellis

Meet SurgNet, a new Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) development and management company based out of Nashville, Tennessee. We met with President and COO John Brock to dive deeper into their mission, goals, and why they partnered with Fulcrum.

What is SurgNet’s mission? 

Our goal is to assist our physician partners in successfully making their ASC a valuable clinical and financial asset. In doing so, we always strive to do the next right thing for the patients and families we serve.

What sets your platform apart from your competitors? 

Our platform differentiators includes four main parts.

1) Our C-suite is comprised of executives that have actually run surgery centers.

2) We have a flexible model that allows us to meet physician groups where they are in either a minority or a majority acquisition position.

3) Because of our size, we can be nimble and flexible, and we can tailor our suite of services to the needs of our physician partners.

4) Our two co-founders bring the two most key backgrounds to the enterprise – development and operations.

What’s the biggest challenge your team is working on? 

Establishing an awareness in the industry around who we are and what we do, building the company’s brand.

What is your team’s proudest accomplishment? 

It’s twofold: completing our funding and acquiring our first two surgery centers over the past six months.

What were you looking for in a funding partner? 

We searched for alignment and buy-in on our vision. We wanted a cultural fit, as well as a group with a deep knowledge of healthcare.

Why did you choose Fulcrum? 

First and foremost, the people. We immediately felt comfortable with and collegiality with all members of the Fulcrum team from a personal perspective. Additionally, Fulcrum is comprised of former operators with experience in healthcare, and has a stellar reputation.

What’s next for SurgNet? 

Growth. We are adding centers to our portfolio and growing our corporate operation.

What advice do you have for other founders? 

Be patient.  Don’t put things on a timetable because chances are you’ll be disappointed.

Learn more about SurgNet here.