COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Central Ohio Urology Group (COUG) and U.S. Urology Partners have expanded their executive teams with the addition of Audrey Barker, MBA, Vice President of Physician Recruitment.
Through a network of 15 locations in the region, COUG is a leading provider of comprehensive urological services, including men’s health, women’s health, cancer care, advanced treatment options for prostate and bladder cancer, and radiation oncology. U.S. Urology Partners is an affiliate of Central Ohio Urology Group and NMS Capital, with plans to support urology practices nationally.
“We are very excited to welcome Audrey to the COUG and U.S. Urology Partners teams,” said Mark Cherney, CEO. “She’s a thought leader and author in the recruitment industry with a highly successful track record. We look forward to leveraging her expertise to grow our urology practices both within Central Ohio and in additional practices supported by U.S. Urology Partners.”
Barker has an extensive background in physician recruitment and business development, most recently leading the recruitment efforts of 9 hospitals, 7 freestanding emergency departments and over 120 outpatient facilities for Kettering Health Network in Dayton, Ohio, while providing direct contractual and relational support to more than 500 employed physicians. During her time at Kettering, she successfully placed more than 225 physicians in the region and served practices of multiple sizes and affiliations, including hospital employed positions, multi-specialty private groups and independent practitioners, as well as research and academically focused clinicians. Barker published The Physician Recruiting Standard – The Delta Companies in 2018, which discusses strategies for physician retention and preventing burnout.
“Recruiting for Central Ohio Urology Group and U.S. Urology Partners offers the ability to have laser focus on urological and oncological specialties with a goal to provide expert service to physicians. I am excited to partner with the leadership in developing key processes for growth and strategic alliances across medical and commercial enterprises,” said Barker. “Central Ohio Urology Group is an impressive regional organization with a vision for growth and service to the greater Columbus area. I am thrilled to be on board and eager to get started,” said Barker.
“I take great pride in serving physicians - facilitating for them and their families in helping to shape their future. My approach is personal and relational in communication style, as I find this critical in establishing strong partnerships. I feel honored to play an integral role in finding the perfect fit for a physician’s unique skills and interests both personally and professionally,” stated Barker.
About Central Ohio Urology Group
Central Ohio Urology Group (COUG) is a leading provider of urological services with a network of 15 locations in the region. Headquartered just outside of Columbus in Gahanna, Ohio, COUG provides a comprehensive suite of services, including men’s health, women’s health, cancer care, advanced treatment options for prostate and bladder cancer, and radiation oncology. For more information, visit www.centralohiourology.com.
About U.S. Urology Partners
U.S. Urology Partners offers an alternative to hospital acquisition, allowing urology practices to retain their independence while benefitting from operational support, management expertise and deep financial resources of a partner. The strength and experience of U.S. Urology Partners enables practices to concentrate on what they do best – delivering the highest level of care to patients. U.S. Urology Partners is an affiliate of Central Ohio Urology Group and NMS Capital with plans to expand nationally. For more information, visit www.us-uro.com.