Steve Straus

Head of Private Equity Coverage


SCALE Healthcare

Steve is Head of Private Equity Coverage at SCALE Healthcare, a business management consulting company that provides expertise to private equity sponsors, lenders, portfolio company management teams and independent physician practices across every discipline and clinical specialty within healthcare services.

He formerly founded The Altumeta Group, LLC, a healthcare management advisory firm specializing in assessing, strengthening and scaling alternate care healthcare services organizations in technologically innovative medical and surgical sectors. During the past 25+ years of his 40+ years healthcare career, Steve has served in practice management and multi-site facility executive roles (Independent Board Member, Executive Chairman, CEO, President, COO) of both private and public U.S. multi-state healthcare service companies including 22 dermatology/med spa practices, 158 medical spa’s, 71 Lasik surgery centers and 136 multi-specialty ASC's. He formerly worked at American Hospital Supply and Baxter Healthcare. Most recently, as Executive Chairman, Steve led a private equity sponsored medical spa business through COVID shutdown, retooling and reopening, propelling the revenue and EBITDA growth trajectory.


10:05 AM - 10:30 AM

Friday October 22, 2021

Fortifying Physician Recruitment and Retention

  • Understanding the benefits of a well executed recruitment/retention program
  • Incorporating physician needs including autonomy, mastery of clinical skills, sense of purpose, engagement
  • The value of building a program outline for mutually beneficial, long standing working relationships
  • Addressing multiple employers competing for limited physician demand
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