(MOBILE, AL – (July 16, 2018) – The Orthopaedic Group, P. C. announced today that its Board of Directors has unanimously chosen Ryan Beale as the organization’s next chief executive officer. Beale, who recently served as the chief operating officer at Cardiology Associates of Mobile, Inc., will succeed Patrick Page, current CEO, upon his retirement in December 2018.
“After thorough succession planning and a comprehensive search process, the board is pleased to have found the best individual to assume leadership of our orthopaedic practice,” said Dr. Stephen B. Cope, president of The Orthopaedic Group, P.C., and chair of the succession committee. “Ryan has a track record of strong leadership in healthcare, and we are excited he has joined our family. His appointment is a clear reflection of the future of our practice. We are ready to give Ryan the support he needs at the helm, and we believe he is uniquely qualified to lead us successfully into the future.”
Beale recently served as the chief operating officer for Cardiology Associates of Mobile, Inc. for over twelve years. The selection of Beale ends an extensive nationwide search process.
“Ryan is the best choice from a deep pool of interested and highly qualified candidates across our nation,” said Dr. Cope. “He’s been a successful healthcare executive in Mobile, a leader in healthcare for the state of Alabama and, even more importantly, he’s a great fit to lead our physicians and staff. We are extremely pleased he has accepted the position.”
“The Orthopaedic Group has a strong tradition of caring for our community as the leaders in orthopaedic care in south Alabama,” said Ryan Beale. “I am extremely honored and excited to join this team which consists of outstanding physicians, medical staff and all the employees of The Orthopaedic Group who provide the best care possible to the patients we serve along the Gulf Coast.”
Beale, 36, holds a Bachelor of Science in healthcare management from the University of Alabama, a Masters of Science in Health Administration and Master of Business Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Beale is a Past President of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) Mobile chapter, serves on the Blue Cross Blue Shield Liaison Committee for the State of Alabama and was featured as one of Mobile Bay Monthly’s Forty under 40 in 2015. He and Shannon, his wife of 11 years, have two children.
“We cannot thank Patrick enough for his leadership of our practice and throughout this search process for his successor. Patrick has proven true dedication to our practice for 28 years, and we owe so much of our growth and success to him. To us, he’s a true visionary, and we will miss him tremendously,” said Dr. Cope. Patrick has assisted with the growth of the group from eight to 29 physicians and to 210 employees. He led our multi-specialty physician group through the addition of 22 board certified and fellowship trained orthopaedic specialists and our expansion to seven locations across the Gulf Coast.
“Ryan is the leader for The Orthopaedic Group’s future, and he has the unanimous support of the Board of Directors,” said Dr. Cope. “Since Patrick announced his retirement in 2017, our board has had a strong focus on succession planning. We initiated the formal CEO succession process six months ago, searching across the nation to find the best leader for our physicians and staff. With Ryan taking the role of CEO and Patrick’s dedication to leading Ryan and our physicians through a successful transition, we know we have the leadership to drive our success for the next chapter.”
The Orthopaedic Group, P.C., is a multi-specialty physician group of board-certified, fellowship-trained doctors who have extensive education and experience in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating all orthopaedic injuries and conditions. For more than 40 years, our doctors and staff have been dedicated to helping our patients return to active, healthy lifestyles with compassion and expert care along the Gulf Coast. For more information about The Orthopaedic Group, visit our website at theorthogroup.com, connect with us on Facebook.com/theorthogroup and follow us on Twitter @theorthogroup