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Verras leadership comprises proven healthcare industry leaders


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Dennis Patterson, Chairman and CEO, Verras, Ltd.

Dennis J. Patterson, BA, FACHE, MHA, D.Ed.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Dennis has nearly four decades of experience in executive hospital and corporate turnaround management in the United States, Canada, and Europe. He has started eleven companies, three of which are currently active in the market: Verras, Ltd., MedVector, and Crossflo.

Dennis has led two successful corporate exits: Westcare, Ltd. — a Canadian company operating in the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia — which was merged into Ernst & Young; and Wellspring Partners, which provided turnaround management services to hospitals and was sold to Huron Consulting Group.

Scott Stout, Vice Chairman, Investor Relations, Verras, Ltd.

Scott Stout

Vice Chairman, Investor Relations 

Scott Stout has been recognized as one of the top healthcare innovators of 2021. While working as a professional investor in high finance, Scott identified a large gap in the clinical trial marketplace and seized the opportunity to build a team of healthcare, high-tech, and venture capitalists to turn his concept of expanding clinical trials, “Beyond Clinical Trial Sites,” into a reality. Prior to founding MedVector, Scott worked with notable companies such as Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo Private Bank. His entrepreneurial spirit has driven him to help numerous start-ups develop their market-fit, revenue models, capital raises, and go-to-market strategies.

James A. Edwards, Vice Chairman and Treasurer, Verras, Ltd.

James A. Edwards, CPA

Vice Chairman, Treasurer and President

Jim Edwards is a shareholder of Verras, Ltd., with 30+ years of experience in hospital and health system leadership roles. Jim has served in CFO and CEO roles at both the hospital and system level for the past 18 years. He has a strong track record of innovation and successfully transforming academic and community-based health systems that are underperforming both clinically and financially.  
Prior to joining Verras, Jim was co-founder and CEO of Pipeline Health System, which owns seven acute-care hospitals in Los Angeles, Dallas, and Chicago. Prior to his time with Pipeline, he was CEO of an academic health system in Washington, DC, where he led an $80 million turnaround of that vital health system. 

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Pam Arlotto

Vice Chair of Informatics

Pam Arlotto is a recognized transformation and innovation thought leader who has orchestrated systemic change across the healthcare industry for over thirty-five years. Her expertise includes digital health and informatics, business model design, virtual care, advanced analytics, population health, consumer engagement, and return on investment/outcomes management. She is the CEO and President of Maestro Strategies and previously served as the National President of HIMSS. She facilitates the Innovation in Healthcare Management certificate course for OpusVi (Dignity Health Global Education). She serves on various advisory boards for privately held companies and informatics programs. She is a member of the Georgia Tech Foundation Board, and has held positions on other Georgia Tech advisory boards. Frequently quoted in publications such as Modern Healthcare, HFMA, and Healthcare Innovation, Pam authored her fifth book, Orchestrating Value: Population Health in the Digital Age in 2020. She is a frequent speaker at healthcare industry meetings and podcasts. She has been featured on National Public Radio and in the Wall Street Journal.

Michael Bono, MD, Chief Medical Advisor, Verras, Ltd.

Michael Bono, MD

Chief Medical Advisor

Michael is a university-trained, board-certified surgeon with over 25 years of experience in healthcare. His surgical specialties include advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery. He served as chairman of department of surgery at Hazleton General Hospital (Pa.) and founder/president of Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Currently, he is an associate medical director for eviCore Healthcare, a healthcare-utilization management corporation.

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