Healthcare Leader Jason Thomas Named President and COO of Central Ohio Urology Group
Central Ohio Urology Group is pleased to announced that Jason Thomas has joined the practice as President and Chief Operating Officer. A seasoned healthcare executive with more than two decades of experience, Thomas has led the growth and development of several hundred medical clinics during his career.
With a clinical network of 15 offices, Central Ohio Urology Group is the region’s leading provider of comprehensive urological services, including general urology, men’s health, women’s health, cancer care, advanced cancer treatment and radiation oncology. Facilities in the Columbus area include an Advanced Prostate Cancer Clinic and a state-of-the-art, urology-specific ambulatory surgery center which is one of the first in the country to offer robotic surgery. Central Ohio Urology Group is an affiliate of U.S. Urology Partners, one of the largest independent providers of urological and related specialty services in the nation, which is backed by NMS Capital.
Mark Cherney, CEO of Central Ohio Urology Group and U.S. Urology Partners, stated, “We are pleased to welcome Jason Thomas to Central Ohio Urology Group. Jason’s background and career experiences, which include a strong foundation in both business operations and clinical services, have led him to be very successful in the healthcare industry. Jason’s track record and wealth of expertise will be a great fit for our culture given our current and future growth plans.”
Jason Thomas, President and COO, said “I am humbled and excited to join Central Ohio Urology Group, a practice that is already providing care and customer service at an elite level. I look forward to helping the practice continue to navigate change, such as the transition to value-based care and the ongoing investment in life-changing medical technologies. It is truly an honor to take care of our neighbors in the communities in which we live. Our goal is to continuously improve the level of care we provide, while always keeping patients at the forefront.”
Thomas added, “The Central Ohio Urology Group physicians and care team are highly professional and skilled in providing excellent outcomes for patients. Having said that, what impresses me the most is how much compassion they have—not only for patients, but also for the patients’ families. It can be stressful to receive care for urological issues, which can require treatments such as surgery and cancer therapy. Central Ohio Urology Group’s goal is to provide the optimal experience possible for our patients and their families.”
About Jason Thomas
Jason Thomas is a seasoned healthcare leader with more than two decades of experience in the industry and a unique background in both business management and as a clinician. He has led the growth and development of hundreds of medical practices during his career, including existing clinics, de novo locations, and acquisitions. Known for his visionary approach to business growth and solid grounding in operational details, Thomas has an unrelenting focus on always doing what is best for patients and their families.
For nearly a decade, Thomas led operations for Fresenius Medical Care (NYSE:FMS), the world leader in dialysis therapy and products with more than 4,000 clinics. He was most recently Regional Vice President in Western Ohio overseeing 50 locations and all clinical outcomes, financial outcomes and business development functions, including new center development, joint venture management, customer relationship development, contract negotiations and order fulfillment. In addition to managing the North Florida and South Georgia regions during his tenure with Fresenius, Thomas was tapped as the FMS Corporate Vice President of Quality, in which he developed a state-of the-art quality program highlighted across the enterprise. Thomas’ decades of experience also include serving in leadership roles for DaVita (NYSE:DVA), and previously with Renal Care Group.
Thomas received his BA in Business Administration from Ottawa University and MBA from Webster University. He is completing a Master’s in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University. He began his healthcare career working as a registered nurse in intensive care and emergency medicine at the University of Louisville Hospital. Thomas is a US military veteran, having served in Desert Storm as a member of the 5010th US Army Field Hospital from Louisville, Kentucky.
About Central Ohio Urology Group
Central Ohio Urology Group is one of the nation’s leading providers of urological services with a network of 15 offices in the region. Headquartered just outside of Columbus in Gahanna, Ohio, Central Ohio Urology Group provides comprehensive services, including general urology, men’s health, women’s health, cancer care, advanced cancer treatment and radiation oncology. Facilities in the Columbus area include an Advanced Prostate Cancer Clinic, as well as a state-of-the-art, urology-specific ambulatory surgery center that is one of the first in the country to offer robotic surgery. Central Ohio Urology Group’s experienced care team provides more than 50 urological specialties and subspecialties. Central Ohio Urology Group is an affiliate of U.S. Urology Partners, one of the largest independent providers of urological and related specialty services in the nation, which is backed by NMS Capital. For more information, visit www.centralohiourology.com and www.us-uro.com.