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Chris Bishop

Chris Bishop serves as Chief Executive Officer of Regent Surgical Health, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the company, as well as Regent partnerships around the globe. Formerly Regent’s President, much of his focus is on developing and executing marketing strategies that continue the pace of Regent’s impressive long-term growth, as well as driving Regent’s rapid rollout of new outpatient service lines.

Chris is a proven leader in the healthcare industry with a strong commitment to Regent’s corporate values. For nearly two decades, he has worked closely with physicians and other healthcare leaders to develop new business opportunities that are focused on delivering superior outpatient care.

Prior to joining Regent, Chris was a Partner and Senior Vice President at Blue Chip Surgery Center Partners, in Nashville, Tenn. While there, he accelerated firm growth, through de novo and turnaround of underperforming surgery centers, helping lead the organization towards market leadership in spine-based ventures.  Additionally, he built a same-store growth team whose track record far exceeded the ASC industry average.

Prior to Blue Chip Surgery Center Partners, Chris was Vice President, Acquisitions and Business Development, at Ambulatory Surgery Centers of America, following his time in helping create strategic alliances with HealthSouth Corporation. He also developed successful medical device strategies in numerous sales management roles for Smith & Nephew.

A graduate of Middle Tennessee State University who contributes frequently to healthcare industry publications, Chris lives in Nashville, Tenn., with his wife Jayne and children Davis and Katherine. Additionally, Chris has been active in serving the townships via mission trips near Cape Town, South Africa and strives daily to embody Proverbs 3:5-6.