Lanson Hyde, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Hyde has more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry. He has held key management roles in the sectors of physician practice management, surgery centers, hospital development and operations, and tech enabled healthcare services. Most recently Mr. Hyde served as President and CEO of a telemedicine communication platform focused on improving care and shifting the cost curve in the post acute sector. Mr. Hyde was a founder, Chief Operating Officer and President at a developer, owner, and operator of ASC’s and Acute Care Hospitals for thirteen years. That business grew to over $300 Million in revenues with 1,500 employees.
Mr. Hyde worked in management roles at several PE backed companies realizing successful public exits including United Surgical Partners and Symbion. He holds a Finance degree from the University of Tennessee and an MBA from Vanderbilt University. He enjoys serving on several not for profit boards and spending time with family.
Matthew Baker, Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Baker brings more than 25 years of healthcare operations experience to Epix, including business development, hospital operations management, accounting, and healthcare consulting. Prior to joining Epix, Mr. Baker served in operational and sales leadership roles in surgical service and pharmacy management outsourcing companies. At Epix, Mr. Baker’s responsibilities include leading the general operations of the company. Mr. Baker graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and holds a master’s degree from Rice University.
Patrick Chunn, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Chunn brings over 30 years of healthcare experience to Epix including finance, accounting, M&A, revenue cycle and business development background. Prior to joining Epix, he served in C-level positions for a number of healthcare service companies and managed care organizations. At Epix, Mr. Chunn’s responsibilities include leading the overall financial operations of the company. Mr. Chunn, a CPA and CMA, received his BSBA degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and MBA from Lincoln University.
Hemal Patel, MD, Regional Medical Director
Dr. Patel is Board Certified in Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Pediatric Anesthesia and Cardiac Anesthesia. He current serves as a Clinical Anesthesiologist in Savannah, Georgia. Dr. Patel’s clinical and academic interests include outcomes and care optimization of patients in the peri-operative process through health care information technology.
He holds a Chemistry degree from the University of South Carolina and MD from St. George’s University. He enjoys experiencing the community, supporting it through service initiatives and spending time with family.
Daryl Malachowski, Founder & Division President
Mr. Malachowski brings more than 20 years of operations experience to Epix. Prior to joining Epix, Mr. Malachowski served in sales and operational management roles in anesthesia management, business intelligence, mergers and acquisitions, and information technology companies. At Epix, Mr. Malachowski’s responsibilities include the directing and development of short- and long-range objectives, policies, budgets and operating plans as well as the oversight of Epix’s business development policies, objectives and initiatives. Mr. Malachowski graduated from the University of Michigan College of Engineering with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial & Operations Engineering and holds an M.B.A. from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business.
Bob Richthammer, Vice President of Revenue
Mr. Richthammer brings over 25 years of healthcare management experience to Epix. Mr. Richthammer’s time in the United States Air Force sparked his interest in healthcare where he was a member of the Air Force healthcare team. While Mr. Richthammer has a background in Hospitalist Programs, Occupational Health, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine and Anesthesia, the last 11 years have been spent focusing on all areas of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine. Mr. Richthammer has supported and facilitated anesthesia mergers and acquisitions, process improvement, clinical staffing models, revenue cycle management and healthcare IT. Mr. Richthammer is passionate about implementing metrics to facilitate a lower cost while maintaining the best in perioperative healthcare. Mr. Richthammer’s responsibilities at Epix will be Revenue Cycle Management and Informatics. Mr. Richthammer’s 16 years of coaching at The University of Dayton and Grand Valley State University gave him the opportunity to maximize his experiences to bring team building and leadership skills into the perioperative space.
Brian Trapnell, Chief People Officer
Mr. Trapnell brings more than 10 years of leadership experience to Epix. Prior to joining Epix, Mr. Trapnell supported multi-site/multi-state home health, hospice and skilled nursing facility operations through human resources, corporate compliance and risk management leadership. Mr. Trapnell’s responsibilities with Epix include turnkey oversight of human resources (employee relations, total rewards, etc.), corporate compliance and risk management. Mr. Trapnell graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and a minor in speech communication. He also holds an M.B.A from Georgia Southern University, along with various professional certifications in human resources, compliance and managing workplace conflict.
Calvin Mann, Corporate Chief CRNA
Mr. Mann brings more than 19 years of clinical experience to Epix. He has prior experience in academic, private, and ambulatory care settings and has served as a Chief CRNA since 2002. Mr. Mann previously served as a Memphis police officer for 10 years and as a Lieutenant in the U. S. Navy Reserves for 10 years. Mr. Mann graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Master of Science in Nursing and a minor in education. In 2013, he completed a master’s degree in pastoral studies.