Debra Yoder, MHA, BSN, CNOR RN

VP of Clinical Operations

Deb has more than 20 years of management experience within the healthcare arena – including nursing operations as well as healthcare operations.  She is responsible for operations activities associated with the development, including feasibility, development and design process for new projects as well as the ongoing clinical, accreditation and best practice successes of SMP sites (ASC and acute care hospital environments)  providing operational and clinical guidance.   Deb continues to be a frequent contributor to Beckers and ASC Focus related to best practices and establishing a positive culture in the healthcare arena.   She is a current member of the Viziant ASC advisory council as well as the RHA advisory panel – providing insight into best practices related to supply purchases and contracting.  Prior to joining SMP, she was the director of nursing and clinical operations at a large, successful multispeciality ASC.  Deb has executed multiple successful startups, provides mock surveys and has been involved with over 40 successful accreditation surveys (AAAHC & JC Deb has more than 20 years OR experience and is CNOR and RNFA trained/certified. Deb brings a vast array of experience to the SMP team with her clinical expertise and excellent leadership skills. She graduated with her diploma in nursing from St. Luke’s Hospital and a BSN from Allen College. She holds a Masters of Health Administration from Ohio University. She is a member of ASCA, IONE, AONE, AORN, AAMI, and APIC.


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