Catherine Kowalski

Senior VP - Operations

A native of the Buckeye state, Cathy received her BS in nursing from the Ohio State University, and her Master of Science in Organizational Development and Analysis from Case Western Reserve University. With over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Cathy is published and contributes to a variety of industry publications.

Prior to 7 Springs Ortho, Cathy served as Vice President, Chief Operating Office and Co-Founder of Meridian Surgical Partners, an ambulatory surgery center development, acquisition, and management company. Prior to Meridian, Cathy served as Executive Vice President of Operations and Co-Founder of Surgical Alliance Corporation, a specialty surgical hospital company founded in 2001.

Cathy was also a co-founder and VP of Operations and Hospital/Ancillary Services at OrthoExcel, a company focused on contractual management of orthopedic hospital business lines and subsequently acquired by OrthoLink. Cathy has also served as VP of Operations at MedCenter Management Services, specializing in the development and management of Orthopedic Centers of Excellence; a manager for the Ohio Orthopedic Institute; and a Cardiothoracic Surgery/Heart Transplant Team Staff Nurse at The Ohio State University.

Cathy is married and lives in Brentwood, Tennessee. She and her husband enjoy traveling, college football and fly fishing.