Steven Bussey – President

Steven Bussey brings over 30 years of experience in strategy, performance improvement, finance, sales, and operations from across the financial services and healthcare sectors. Steven is a Managing Director at Alvarez & Marsal and has participated in numerous projects designed to improve the healthcare delivery system.  Prior to Adeptus, Steven served as Chief of Ambulatory Care at New York City Health & Hospitals and CFO at a health insurance CO-OP. Steven was also CFO/COO of Apyrous Capital Management and held Director level positions at Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse.

Steven earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and his master’s degree in business administration in finance and entrepreneurship at the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester.


James Hopwood – Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

James has over 30 years of experience in financial and executive positions, specializing in the healthcare industry. His broad experience includes long-term and short-term acute care hospitals, post-acute care settings, medical billing and collection operations, physician practices, surgery centers and pharmaceutical distribution. Prior to joining the Adeptus team, James was the Chief Financial Officer of Promise Healthcare Group. Before his time at Promise, he served as a Managing Director at Focus Management Group providing turnaround and restructuring expertise to numerous clients in healthcare and other industries. Early in his career, James worked as an analyst at Goldman Sachs & Co. prior to accepting his first Chief Financial Officer role at Wickes, Inc.

James earned his Bachelor’s degree with honors from Western Illinois University and an MBA with honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.


Timothy M. Mueller – Executive Vice President & General Counsel

Tim has over ten years of experience advising clients in all facets of business operations in both private practice and as in-house counsel. His broad legal experience includes the representation of companies and entrepreneurs in matters involving large commercial transactions, real estate development, corporate governance, labor and employment, regulatory compliance and healthcare law. Prior to joining First Choice Emergency Room, Tim served as Corporate Counsel for Brink’s, Incorporated.

Tim earned a Juris Doctor from the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University and a BA in Government from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Association of Corporate Counsel.


Ricardo Martinez, M.D., FACEP – Executive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Martinez is a nationally recognized board-certified emergency physician who has practiced emergency medicine clinically for more than 30 years, and held senior roles in business, academia, and the federal government. Before joining Adeptus Health, Dr. Martinez was Chief Medical Officer of North Highland Worldwide Consulting, where a major focus of his work was collaborating with physician leadership to enhance their effectiveness in providing high-value care, building data-driven patient-centered teams, and driving cultural change. Dr. Martinez also served as the Executive Vice President of Medical Affairs for the Schumacher Group, a leading emergency medicine practice management company, and was previously appointed Federal Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) by President Clinton. He currently serves as faculty at Emory University School of Medicine and previously held roles at Stanford University School of Medicine and as Executive Director of the Medical Leadership Academy. Dr. Martinez has been a senior medical advisor to the National Football League since 1988, facilitating medical care, emergency planning, preparedness and public health for The Super Bowl. He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2004 and served on the Board of Directors of the Public Health Foundation.

Dr. Martinez completed undergraduate studies at Louisiana State University, an M.D. from Louisiana State University School of Medicine, and did his residency at LSU-Charity Hospital at New Orleans, where he was Chief Resident


Frank R. Williams – Executive Vice President, Business Development

Frank has over 20 years’ experience in healthcare, finance, and transactions.  Prior to joining Adeptus, Frank was the Senior Vice President and Senior Managing Director-Acquisitions for Medical Properties Trust (MPT) for the past five years.  Before MPT, Frank was a Managing Director in the healthcare investment banking division at Barclays Capital. Before that, he was a Senior Managing Director in the healthcare group at Bear, Stearns & Co, Inc.

Frank earned his MBA from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business and BA and BS from Southern Methodist University.


Michael R. Corey – Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer

Mike Corey has more than twenty years of real estate experience in a variety of different roles and has been responsible for several hundred new store openings. He has held a number of executive leadership positions in retail including Senior Vice President of Store Development for Hollywood/Movie Gallery, Chief Development Officer for Eastern Mountain Sports and Vice President of Domestic Real Estate for Blockbuster. His responsibilities have included market strategy, new store site selection and development, construction, facilities, asset management, lease administration and franchising.

Mike holds a Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law and received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Dallas. He is a licensed attorney in the State of Texas and an ICSC member.

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