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About Us, Health Venture Professionals

We Know Hospitals. We Know Physicians. We know ASCs.

HVP is a full-service ASC management company that places special emphasis on services for physicians or joint-ventures with hospitals. We work as a team with the hospitals and/or doctors with the goal of achieving optimal patient satisfaction and financial success for your ambulatory surgery center. As an employee-owned company, HVP is free to always act in the best interests of our client partners. Our expertise is unparalleled. If you’re considering an ASC or already have one, ask us what we can do for you.

HVP Leadership Team

Chuck Owen, Health Venture Professionals

Chuck Owen, CEO, President, & Co-Founder

Chuck is a former hospital CEO and Regional Vice President for a large hospital management company with significant experience in hospital management and related ancillary outpatient centers. His hospital operations background knowledge gives us a unique understanding of our hospital clients and a perspective not enjoyed by all ASC companies.
Evans Smith, Health Venture Professionals

Evans Smith, Senior Vice President

Evans brings more than 12 years of healthcare leadership experience to HVP, including strong analytical and project management skills, and he has over a decade of experience in healthcare finance. Most recently, Evans worked for a population health management company where he advised his clients in areas such as financial forecasting, contracting, business negotiations, and impact analysis.
Chris McMenemy, Health Venture Professionals

Chris McMenemy, Director of Development

Chris has 10 years of Ambulatory Surgery Center experience. Prior to joining HVP, she served as Administrative Vice President and then President of an Ambulatory Surgery Center consulting company specializing in the development, building, licensure, certification, accreditation, and billing and collections for new ASCs. Chris specialized in feasibility studies, information technology, EMR selection and setup, financing, business-office setup, project management, credentialing, licensure, certification, and accreditation.
Jessica Miller, Health Venture Professionals

Jessica Miller, MHA, CPC, VP Regulatory Affairs & Director of Revenue Cycle Services

Jessica specializes in licensure, certification and accreditation process management, policy and procedure development, physician credentialing, managed care contracting, and medical coding.
Cathy Reisch, Health Venture Professionals

Cathy Reisch, Systems Specialist

Cathy is experienced in project management in various venues. She is focused on administrative processes, staff training, credentialing, and overall project management.
John Smalley, Health Venture Professionals

John Smalley, Co-Founder

In Memoriam

Our Mission, Vision, Values, & Philosophies


HVP will provide a full continuum of development, management, leadership, and consulting services to hospital or physician ambulatory surgery centers with a special emphasis on hospital-physician collaborative relationships such as joint ventures.


HVP will be recognized as Surgery Center Specialists and a national leader in the development, management, and consultative support of physician or hospital ambulatory surgery centers and in the specific area of physician-hospital collaboration.


Healthcare Venture Professionals was founded in 2003 with the goal of helping hospitals develop and manage ambulatory surgery centers. We have helped countless hospitals collaborate with outside physician groups that are interested in investing in joint venture ambulatory surgery centers (JV ASCs). HVP recently celebrated its 16th anniversary and its values remain the same today:

  • Providing the highest possible value to our customers.
  • Being honest with ourselves, our customers and our business associates.
  • Preserving an employee-owned and controlled company culture.
  • Striving for excellence – every day.

HVP understands that the value of any ASC will be maximized for physicians and hospital owners by achieving optimal patient satisfaction, doctor/user satisfaction, and financial results.
If you would like to know more about HVP or discuss how we can help, please contact us.


The goals of any ASC should be consistent with and supportive of the individual and collective goals of the physician or hospital owners from a business, personal, and community-service perspective. Physician or hospital ASCs should be locally governed and controlled. A conservative approach with strong emphasis on legal and regulatory compliance will be used in dealing with all aspects of physician or hospital ASCs to include feasibility analysis/proforma development, syndication/private placement offerings, development and management services, and provision of consultative/support services. Frequent, open and effective communication between and among all parties will directly contribute to the ongoing success of the ASC. Physician/hospital collaboration is a preferred healthcare partnership model. Physicians and hospitals should proactively seek to identify and pursue opportunities for formal collaboration. Physician/hospital partnerships should be seen as a long-term proposition which is supportive of an overall collaborative strategy. In many situations, physician/hospital collaboration can best serve the long-term interests of patients and the community as well as all hospital and physician owners. The results achieved by a formal partnership/joint venture should serve to preserve and strengthen “traditional” physician/hospital relationships. The value of any ASC will be maximized for physicians or hospital owners by achieving optimal patient satisfaction, doctor/user satisfaction, and financial results.

For more information on HVP, call 615-400-4851 or contact us now.