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Jeff Surges named Healthgrades president


By Bob Herman
Posted: June 5, 2014 - 12:15 pm ET
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Healthgrades, a healthcare provider ratings organization headquartered in Denver, has named Jeff Surges its first president, effective immediately.

Surges, 46, will oversee Healthgrades' day-to-day operations and work alongside CEO Roger Holstein. Previously, Surges was executive chairman of Strategic Health Services and CEO of Merge Healthcare.

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“The healthcare system is undergoing enormous changes,” Surges said in a news release. “With more than 1 million visitors a day to the Healthgrades site and with its unique business intelligence platform, I believe Healthgrades is well-positioned to help consumers, physicians and hospitals manage this transformation.”

Healthgrades is best known for providing data about physicians and hospitals and several awards, including America's Best Hospitals.

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