BACON JOINS AMERICAN PHYSICIAN PARTNERS AS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., July, 2017 – American Physician Partners (APP), a provider of outsourced emergency department management services, has named David F. ”Buddy” Bacon, Jr. as senior vice president and chief operating officer.

“Buddy brings more than 25 years of experience in operations, business development and finance to APP,” says John Rutledge, president and chief executive officer. “It’s that kind of deep bench strength that we will need as we pursue our aggressive growth plan going forward.”

Bacon joins APP from CapStar Bank, where he was an executive vice president of business development and played a key role in nurturing the financial firm’s partnerships with healthcare organizations. He has led companies in various healthcare sectors including ambulatory surgery, revenue cycle management, technology and financial services. He has also served as chief executive officer of Medifax-EDI Inc., which later was named Emdeon and is now a part of Change Healthcare. Bacon began his career at LBMC as a certified public accountant. The Brentwood native is a graduate of Lipscomb University.

“I’m looking forward to my new role with APP,” says Bacon. “Their outsourced solution and consultative approach – which goes beyond physician staffing to complete management of the emergency department – as well as acquisitions and new service lines, makes it an exciting time to be a part of the APP leadership team.”