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Arizona Professional Services, Relocation Services for Doctors.
Frank Ciafone, MBA, is the founder, director, and CEO of APS.He has been a leading consultant in the Arizona medical community since 1986, when he was appointed to then Valley National Bank's Physician Services Division to provide practice management and real estate management support to a statewide network of clinical and private practice settings. From 1993 to 1996, Mr. Ciafone served as the lead consultant for Mayo Clinic in the development of a regional Independent Physician Association and assessment of practice acquisitions.In 1996 he was contracted by Phoenix Children's Hospital to serve as its Information Services Director, and was instrumental in the development of the new hospital campus opened in 2002, now the largest in the Southwest.In 1990, he founded Practice Builder, a medical consulting firm specializing in solo and small group management, and in that capacity has worked with over 150 practices throughout Arizona and Colorado.He has also worked with the Salt River and Gila River Indian Communities in medical development and land use. Mr. Ciafone holds an MBA in Finance and an Arizona Real Estate Agent license.
An avid golfer, skier and basketball player, he
has resided in the Valley of the Sun since 1985.
has over 30 years of national and international healthcare experience in physician group settings, health systems and global collaborations in promoting quality patient care and sustainable health care delivery.
As a leading national authority on health care, he
has provided practice management expertise to clients on issues facing Arizona and national medical communities through client operational consulting, writing, and lectures concerning relevant topics affecting patient care.
In 1990, he
founded and administrated the Practice Builder Program.
, a health care consultancy dedicated to improving operational and strategic planning of physician enterprises.
Notable among over 500 client engagements:
In 1992, Mr. Ciafone
headed a Mayo Clinic Scottsdale team in the build of a primary care IPA network, and represented Mayo in the determination and evaluation of primary care practice acquisitions.
In this role, he
also guided hospital management in the promotion of patient services from Mayo's national and international referral sources.
From 1995 to 2000 he served as Chief Information Officer, Phoenix Children's Hospital, providing expertise in the development of patient information systems and build of a region wide primary care referral system.
In addition he
designed the IT infrastructure for a new campus, now the largest children's hospital on the west coast, and consulted to academic and community practices in the design of diagnostic programs and patient management systems.
From 1999 until 2005 Mr. Ciafone served as Chief Executive Officer, Institute for Bone & Joint Disorders, a multi specialty orthopedic clinic serving a national and international patient base.
In this role he
designed and implemented an inbound medical tourism program targeting Western Europe, Mexico and South America.
hosted numerous surgical forums and lectured on a variety of topics at symposiums sponsored by international pharmaceutical interests.
Since 2001, Mr. Ciafone has been associated with the European Biotechnology Union, serving as a featured speaker on United States health policy at international symposiums.
In addition, he
has consulted to the Italian Ministry of Health in the promotion of collaborative studies of U.S and Italian populations and the efficacy of the contrasting systems.
Mr. Ciafone holds a Masters in Business Administration from Long Island University, New York, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in European History and Economics.
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