The management team at Golden Ridge Surgery Center is responsible for the day to day operations of the center. The Team is responsible for maintaining the high quality and cost effective care our patients receive. Our Team has over 25 years of experience in the ambulatory surgery center arena. Meet our Team.
Mark J. Conklin, MD
Mark J. Conklin, MD is board certified in orthopedic surgery, specializing in adult and pediatric foot and ankle care. Dr. Conklin received his medical degree from the University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine. He then completed his internship and residency at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. His fellowship in foot and ankle surgery was completed at the Balance Foot and Ankle Center in Long Beach, California and UCLA/Harbor Medical Center under the prestigious Ronald W. Smith, MD and William S. Stryker, MD.
Dr. Conklin is a leader in the field of orthopedics and has held and continues to hold leadership roles in the orthopedic community. He was previously the chairman of Lutheran Hospital Orthopedic Department, President of the Woodridge Orthopedic Group, and President of the Panorama Investment Management board. Today he is the President of the Golden Ridge Surgery Center, President of the Rocky Mountain Foot and Ankle Society and president elect of the Panorama Orthopedic and Spine Center. He is a member of the Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS), The American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and a member of the American Medical Association (AMA).
When he is not working, Dr Conklin enjoys golfing, skiing and biking.
Kim Fisher has been with United Surgical Partners International, an ambulatory surgery center (ASC) and surgical hospital development and management company that works with local physicians and hospital systems to provide clinically and financially superior facilities, for over 9 years and serves as Vice-President of Operations. Kim has more than twenty years of diversified medical facility and personnel management, budgeting, and financial analysis experience with extensive exposure to physician practices and ASC environments. Kim holds a Master’s of Health Administration from Bienville University.
Mark Laurnen, M.D, CASC
Dr. Laurnen is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist and anesthesia provider to Golden Ridge Surgery Center. He is the chairperson for the Clinical Review Committee, and sits on the Patient Care Committee.
Margene Morris has been with Golden Ridge for over 6 years, serving most of that period in a leadership role as Materials Manager. She has over twenty years of supply chain experience, with positions previously held in both acute care and medical supply distribution. Margene serves on a committee with other members from our sister facilities, whose purpose is to improve supply chain processes and reduce cost within the local medical community.
Business Office Manager
Vivian has over twenty years of healthcare experience. She graduated from Barry University with a Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration. For the past decade her emphasis has been in the orthopedic/ambulatory surgery industry. Prior to joining USPI, Vivian worked for Surgical Center at Premier and Memorial Hospital providing regional operations support to various facilities and served as a business office manager for several multi-specialty surgery center in Denver, Colorado. Vivian always strives for excellence in customer service, relationship building and team management.
Certified Medical Interpreter
We are pleased to offer full time interpreter services for our Spanish speaking patients and guests. Dolly is also a trained phlebotomist and EMT and has served our facility in a variety of administrative and patient care roles. She is the driving force behind our annual diversity fair in which we celebrate all the ethnicities and nationalities that represent our healthcare village. This is a weeklong event full of great food, education, training, and stewardship. As part of our company culture, we embrace and welcome a very community and workforce, and we feel this adds value to the quality care we provide each and every patient.
Paul Cohen, MD
David Lee, MD