Healthcare Performance – Anesco CEO Named Power Leader in Healthcare

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Picture of Dr. Richard MeliFt. Lauderdale, Florida, June 12, 2012 – Dr. Richard Meli, Chief Executive Officer of Healthcare Performance Anesco, was named as a Power Leader in Healthcare by South Florida Business Journal, June 15th edition. This is the second year Dr. Meli has been named as a Power Leader in Healthcare, a listing that was started by the newspaper in 2011.

Dr. Meli is a board certified anesthesiologist, co-founder & CEO of Healthcare Performance Companies and a prominent entrepreneur. In 1998, he co-founded Anesco North Broward (ANB), a highly respected physician owned anesthesiology group serving Broward Health. Since then, under Dr. Meli’s leadership, the company has grown to include Healthcare Performance Strategies, an anesthesia/O.R. consulting company, and Healthcare Performance-Sleep, a sleep lab management company. Dr. Meli was formerly the Chief of Anesthesiology for North Ridge Medical Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He has been involved in numerous mergers and acquisitions within healthcare and other industries. He has a BS from Florida State University, and received his MD degree from the University of Miami.

Also named were five of HP-Anesco’s partners: Pauline Grant, CEO of Broward Health North, Calvin Glidewell, CEO of Broward Health Medical Center, Drew Grossman, CEO of Broward Health Coral Springs, Frank Nask, President/CEO of Broward Health, and Alice Taylor, CEO of Broward Health Imperial Point.

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About Healthcare Performance Anesco

Healthcare Performance Anesco (HP-Anesco) is the exclusive provider of anesthesia and pain management services to Broward Health, one of the 10 largest public health systems in the nation. With 42 MD anesthesiologists, 52 CRNAs, and 23 SRNAs covering 52 surgical sites, including cardiac, trauma, OB/GYN and pediatrics, HP-Anesco currently services more than 55,000 operating room procedures annually. HP-Anesco is a division of Healthcare Performance Companies. For more information, visit HP-Anesco’s website at