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Surgical Business Management Group (SBMG) was founded in 2019 by Blake Stock and Paul Rhodes. With over 40 years combined experience in healthcare, we realized there was limited support and direction for surgical business management professionals to navigate the complexities of surgery.  The scope of work and the breadth of knowledge required to lead in the business of surgery are paramount to the success of any hospital or surgical facility, and ultimately impact patient care. We want to empower the individuals responsible for a successful business management strategy with the tools to get ahead and avoid the pitfalls we experienced over the years.


SBMG's objective is to set the standard of excellence for surgical business management. We offer online microcredentials where learners can earn their badges in surgical expense management, business operations, resource utilization, and revenue optimization. Our curriculum will help both clinical and non-clinical operating room leadership develop strategies to integrate the critical non-clinical business functions that are required for successful outcomes in an operating room. 


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Paul Rhodes, RN
Founding Partner

30 year career spanning healthcare systems and a level-1 trauma center as an experienced registered nurse with a strong background in perioperative business administrative functions and surgical nursing.

Specializing in:


OR Information System implementation, charge master management, patient billing auditing, vendor and payer contracting, preference cards and scheduling optimization, end-to-end process improvement, staffing, recruiting and leadership. 

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Blake Stock, MBA, CPM
Founding Partner

14 year healthcare career spanning Information Technology, level-1 academic medical center perioperative business operations, ambulatory care quality program management, and analytics development. 

Specializing in: 


Digital modernization, software product management, safety and quality programs, digital Item master management, fiscal accountability, efficient staffing models, procurement, charge capture, business operations, committee management, and process improvement. 

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