Demonstrating the Value of Collaboration An integrated approach for strategic planning
and tactical operations

ENHANCE   March 14, 2019, St Louis, MO


7:30 am 8:00 am Continental Breakfast


8:00 am 8:45 am Welcome and Introduction 
Donald Brandt, Marketing Manager, Executive Education | Intuitive
8:45 am 9:30 am 3 Keys to Unlocking Robotic Success
Thomas Payne, MD, Medical Director | Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery
9:30 am 9:45 am Break


9:45 am 11:45 am


    Turning Your Investment in Robotics into a Sustainable Program
Pamela Stoyanoff, Executive Vice President & COO | Methodist Healthcare System
    Value, Analytics and Accessing Your Market
Matt Carroll, Sr. Director Market Access and Custom Analytics | Intuitive
9:45 am 11:45 am

Strategic Operations

    Moving from a Leader in the OR to a Leader in the Hospital
Veronica Schimp, MD, Medical Director & Robotics Program Director | Orlando Health Hospital, Orlando, FL
    Best Practices and Strategies to Efficiency
John Dougherty, Sr. Director Global Genesis Programs | Intuitive
9:45 am 11:45 am

Tactical Operations

    Deep Dive into the Nitty Gritty of OR Management
Kristie Shelhorse, BS, BSN, RN, CNOR, Robotics Program Administrator | Alliance Health Deaconess, Oklahoma City, OK
    The Tools You Need to Help Be Successful in Developing Your Program
Jennifer Espinal, Genesis Training Manager | Intuitive
    Using the Customer Portal to Help Drive Operational Efficiencies and Savings
David Prasad, Service Marketing Manager | Intuitive
Chris Stallings, Manager, Sterile Reprocessing Support | Intuitive


11:45 am 12:30 pm Lunch


12:30 pm 12:35 pm The Goal of the Afternoon
Donald Brandt, Marketing Manager, Executive Education | Intuitive
12:35 pm 12:55 pm Putting IT All Together: System Data vs Strategic Information
Matt Carroll, Sr. Director Market Access and Custom Analytics | Intuitive
12:55 pm 2:55 pm Hospital Group Activity
2:55 pm 3:00 pm Closing Comments
Donald Brandt, Marketing Manager, Executive Education | Intuitive


ENHANCE   March 14, 2019, St Louis, MO

Matthew Carroll

Matt Carroll

Sr. Director Market Access and Custom Analytics, Intuitive

Matt Carroll, Sr. Director Market Access and Custom Analytics at Intuitive, has more than 16 years of evidence-based selling experience, working with key industry stakeholders and economic decision makers across the country. Prior to joining Intuitive, Mr. Carrol served as Director of Market Access at Baxter Healthcare’s Surgical Care Division working directly with regional and national IDN systems, Value Analysis Committees, Health Technology Assessment Committees, payers and policymakers to help breakdown market and patient access barriers.

Outside his professional career, Mr. Carroll proudly served his country in the United States Marines for 8 years, 4 years of which he served as a Squad Leader.

John Dougherty

John Dougherty

Sr. Director, Global Genesis Programs, Intuitive

John Dougherty, Sr. Director of Global Genesis Programs, joined Intuitive in July of 2007 from Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, PA, where he spent several years as the primary first assistant for da Vinci surgery. Since joining Intuitive, Mr. Dougherty has held several roles within the Customer Training, Product Education and Professional Services department, where he is currently responsible for all Genesis Program activities around the world. 

As a proud member of the Genesis team, Mr. Dougherty strives to help hospitals optimize quality, cost, and care by analyzing individual da Vinci programs and introducing best practices to help drive programmatic success.

Jennifer Espinal

Jennifer Espinal

Genesis Training Manager, Intuitive

Jennifer Espinal is a Genesis Training Manager at Intuitive. She joined the Intuitive team in October 2010 following her active-duty service in the United States Navy as a Service Warfare Officer with a concentration in Engineering. Upon joining Intuitive, Ms. Espinal assisted with the opening of the Hartford Hospital Lab, training more than 215 da Vinci users. In 2012, she transitioned to the Genesis team and has shared her expertise with approximately 100 da Vinci Surgery Programs worldwide. Ms. Espinal strives to help hospitals optimize quality, cost, and care through analysis of individual da Vinci programs and the introduction of best practices to help ensure programmatic success.

Thomas Payne

Thomas Payne

Medical Director & Robotics Program Surgeon Champion, Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery, Austin, TX

Thomas Payne, MD serves as Executive Medical Director of The Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery. He is known nationally and internationally as a leader in the field of robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery. Dr. Payne serves as keynote speaker, panelist and faculty for conferences around the globe and has written and co-written numerous papers, text book chapters and journal articles regarding robotic-assisted surgery. His primary passions are to champion advancements in the surgical sciences and to perform, assist and teach complex robotic-assisted surgery. 

Dr. Payne's pioneering work as a surgeon and educator in over 1,000 da Vinci gynecologic cases has helped patients and surgeons worldwide to shape the present and future of dV gynecologic surgery. He received his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma, College of Medicine and completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Oklahoma, Health Sciences Center. He enjoyed a successful career at the Ochsner Clinic in Louisiana for the first 15 years of his career. Dr. Payne transferred to the Hospital Corporation of America in 2011 and has the privilege to serve as the Executive Medical Director of the Texas Institute for Robotic Surgery located in Austin, Texas. He is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist and a Fellow with the American College of Gynecologists.

David Prasad

David Prasad

Service Marketing Manager, Intuitive

David Prasad is the Service Product Marketing Manager at Intuitive and is part of the Services Marketing Department. In this role, Mr. Prasad supports the service organization and the da Vinci Surgery Customer Portal. During his eight-year tenure with Intuitive, he was also part of the Inside Sales Team, selling upgrades directly to Hospitals. Previously, Mr. Prasad held positions at Siemens Medical, Acuson Inc., and General Electric. He has a Bachelor of Science from San Jose State University.

Veronica Schimp

Veronica Schimp, MD

Robotics Medical Director, Orlando Health, Orlando, FL

Internationally recognized for her expertise in minimally invasive care, Veronica Schimp, MD, is the Chief of Gynecologic Oncology at UF Health Cancer Center at Orlando Health. Dr. Schimp is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as Gynecologic Oncology. Her research interests include complementary therapy in gynecologic cancer care, racial disparities in cancer outcomes, and quality outcomes in surgery and cancer care.

Dr. Schimp earned her Bachelor of Sciences Degree in Biology and Chemistry from Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. She then earned a Doctorate in Osteopathy from Michigan State University. Dr. Schimp went on to complete a two-year residency in General Surgery at St. John/Oakland General Hospital in Madison Heights, Michigan, a four-year residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Hutzel Hospital/Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, and a three-year post-doctoral fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

Prior to joining UF Health Cancer Center at Orlando Health, Dr. Schimp served as a Clinical Educator at the University of Texas MD Anderson Houston. She then served as Director of Inpatient Surgery, Cancer Center Chairwoman, and Co-Director of minimally invasive care at Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center in Detroit, Michigan.

As the author of chapters in two medical books and numerous published articles and case studies on cancer of the female reproductive organs, Dr. Schimp has presented at more than 50 seminars and conferences. She has been recognized as one of Detroit’s top doctors by HOUR Detroit Magazine and has received the Patient’s Choice Award the past four years, as well as America’s Top Oncologists Award the past three years. She has also been named as one of Orlando’s premier doctors by Best Doctors in America and Consumer’s Guide to Top Doctors.

Dr. Schimp is a member of several organizations including the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the Society of Surgical Laparoscopists. She is an epicenter surgeon for Intuitive, da Vinci Robotics surgery and actively participates in training residents, on-site and visiting faculty about building robotics programs and how to perform a variety of robotics procedures.

Kristie Shelhorse

Kristie S. Shelhorse, BS, BSN, RN, CNOR

Robotics Program Administrator, Alliance Health Deaconess, Oklahoma City

Kristie Shelhorse graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and a minor in Accounting in 2004. She then attended the School of Surgical Technology Autry Technology Center. Upon graduating as a certified surgical technician, she, then, applied for nursing school. Ms. Shelhorse graduated with an RN from Northern Oklahoma College in 2008 and received her Bachelor’s in Nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2014. She currently works as Robotics Program Administrator for Alliance Health Deaconess in Oklahoma.

Chris Stallings

Chris Stallings

Manager, Sterile Reprocessing Support, Intuitive

Chris Stallings serves as the Manager for Sterile Reprocessing Support Americas for Intuitive Surgical. He has been with Intuitive Surgical for 8 years holding various positions within the service organization. Five years ago, he was tasked with creating and implementing cleaning and sterilization support for our da Vinci customers. The Sterile Reprocessing Support team was formed shortly after with the goal of providing customers exceptional training and education on proper handling and reprocessing of da Vinci instruments, accessories and endoscopes. Since then he has continued to grow his knowledge on device reprocessing, standards and regulations worldwide by continuing to visit and educate customers regularly.

Pam Stoyanoff

Pam Stoyanoff, MBA, CPA, FACHE

COO, Methodist Health Systems

Pamela Stoyanoff is currently Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the eight hospitals Methodist Health System in Dallas, Texas. In that role she is responsible for five of the seven hospitals (the other 3 being joint ventures) and a myriad of Corporate, centralized functions including IT, Purchasing, Quality, Revenue Cycle and Graduate Medical Education. Ms. Stoyanoff is experienced in strategic planning, financial management, IT, Human resources, operational performance improvement, joint ventures and physician integration. She is passionate about the Triple Aim and improving quality, population health management both with the highest level of efficiency.

Ms. Stoyanoff is a member of several Boards, including the Dallas Ft. Worth Hospital Council Education and Foundation Board, ACHE of North Texas Board (she is currently serving as Treasurer) and several others. As a well-known member in the community, Ms. Stoyanoff serves on the Trinity Commons Foundation Board and has traveled to Washington D.C. with select contingencies to promote the Dallas economic development. She is also on the Advisory Board for her alma mater, Valparaiso University. Prior to coming to Dallas, Ms. Stoyanoff was the Chief Financial Officer for the St. Vincent Health System (four hospitals) in Little Rock, Arkansas. She is originally from Chicago, Illinois and began her career at Arthur Anderson & Co.

Ms. Stoyanoff has her BS in Business Administration with a major in Accounting, is a CPA and has her Master’s degree from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management in Lake Forest, Illinois. She has spoken around the country on many topics including revenue cycle management, cost reduction strategies and diversity in healthcare supply procurement. She was most recently voted one of the top “100 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review, one of the top 25 Women in Business in Dallas/Ft. Worth by the Dallas Business Journal and was also selected by the Dallas Business Journal as a Health Care Hero (in recognition of contributions toward improving health care in North Texas).

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