Backed by one of the nation’s leading community-based healthcare providers, and with a vision centered on patient and physician satisfaction, our team has proven expertise in ambulatory surgery center development and growth.
Terry Glubka, RN, MBA, serves as Chief Executive Officer of Sutter Health’s Sutter Surgery Center Division (SSCD).
Terry previously served as CEO of Sutter Health’s Eden Medical Center. As CEO, she oversaw a 130-bed acute care hospital with 1,250 employees and 550 medical staff. She directed Eden’s effort to become the Sutter Health East Bay Neuroscience Hub, a highly respected Level II Trauma Center, and one of the safest hospitals in the country.
Prior to working at Eden Medical Center, Terry served as CEO of Sutter Solano Medical Center. She was deputy chief operating officer at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose, and chief nursing officer/chief operating officer at South Valley Hospital in Gilroy.
Terry earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing and an MBA from University of Phoenix. She is a graduate of the San Jose Hospital School of Nursing Diploma Program. Terry is certified in Lean Systems and has completed Sutter Health’s Management and Clinical Excellence program.
Melody States, RN, CASC, CNOR, serves as Chief Operating Officer of Sutter Health’s Sutter Surgery Center Division (SSCD). Melody joined SSCD in 2017 after serving 19 years as Executive Director for the Palo Alto Medical Foundation’s (PAMF) Division of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC).
As COO she oversees 38 multispecialty and single-specialty surgery centers throughout California.
Melody grew up in South Africa, where she began her career as a nurse working in the operating theater. Her many professional certifications include Certified Administrator Surgery Center (CASC) and Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR).
In 2017, Melody received the Carol Emmott Fellowship for Woman Leaders in Health—an honor granted each year to a select number of exceptional female leaders in healthcare. In 2016, the Silicon Valley Business Journal recognized her with its Silicon Valley Women of Influence award.
Melody graduated from Sutter Health University’s (SHU) 2017 Accelerated Change Excellence Leadership program. She is also a graduate of SHU’s Leadership Academy and Lean Leadership Training.
While at PAMF, Melody hosted healthcare executives from all over the world, sharing PAMF ASCs’ successful application of Lean principles. She also helps members of her team reach their full potential by teaching them to employ Lean and Daily Engagement Systems thinking in their work.
Under her leadership, in 2017 the California Ambulatory Surgery Association honored Sutter Surgery Division ASCs with five out of seven Awards for Excellence. Sutter ASCs also received the American Association of Ambulatory Health Care’s annual award for Innovations in Quality Improvement and the People’s Choice Award.
Rita Bowen has worked exclusively in ambulatory surgery center development and
operations for the last 35 years. As Vice President of Clinical Operations for Sutter
Surgery Center Division, she is responsible for new facility development, clinical
operations and services, quality and clinical regulatory compliance.
During her career, Rita has held positions as a perioperative nurse, clinical director, administrator, director of operations and regional quality standards director. Prior to joining Sutter Health, she was employed by HealthSouth, Surgical Care Affiliates and Titan Health Corporation.
Rita received her Registered Nursing diploma from Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Lubbock, Texas and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from West Texas A&M and a Master’s degree in Public Administration/Health Services Administration from the University of San Francisco.
Eli Doman is the director of business development and operations. He is responsible
for the division’s business development initiatives, including physician relations,
business valuation, due diligence, board approvals, integration, and Sutter affiliates
and support services coordination.
Prior to joining Sutter, Doman was a manager/ consultant on the Health Industries Advisory Team of PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he advised healthcare organizations in business redesign, process improvement and post-merger operational integration efforts. He has also worked as a community hospital business director, where he provided oversight of the entire revenue cycle.
Doman has a Master of Business Administration from Brigham Young University and a bachelor’s degree in Health Care Administration from Idaho State University.
Brad Heaton is the director of operations for the ambulatory surgery centers in
the Sacramento region and has been with Sutter Health since 2009. He is responsible
for the daily operations, physician relations, strategic planning, direction and support
for the surgery centers in his region.
Prior to his current role, Heaton was the administrator at several surgery centers within Sutter Health. He completed a postgraduate fellowship with Sutter Health in healthcare administration prior to joining the surgery center division and is board certified in surgery center administration.
Heaton has a Master of Healthcare Administration from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Brigham Young University.
Shawndra Simpson has over 30 years of experience in hospital and ambulatory surgery
center settings in both clinical and administrative areas. As director of operations
for surgical hospitals for the Sutter Surgery Center Division, Simpson is responsible
for the operational strategies for surgical hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers,
while providing direction and support for service and performance goals.
During her career, Simpson has held various positions including perioperative nurse, surgical services director, administrator, chief clinical officer and chief executive officer. Prior to joining Sutter Health, she worked for National Surgical Hospitals.
In addition to her registered nursing degree, Simpson holds a degree in Health Services Administration from Saint Mary’s College and a Master of Public Administration/Health Services Administration from the University of San Francisco.
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