Aurora Diagnostics Announces Promotion of Bruce Walton to Chief Operating Officer
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., Jan. 2, 2014 – Aurora Diagnostics announced the promotion of Bruce Walton to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the company, effective January 1. Mr. Walton was Executive Vice President of Operations.
“Bruce has earned the COO title by successfully leading our labs through a challenging period of change following reimbursement cuts in the pathology lab industry,” said Daniel D. Crowley, CEO of Aurora Diagnostics. “As a result of the strength and stability these past two years, the Company was able to refinance its debt successfully and fund an acquisition program to take advantage of the current consolidation opportunity.”
Mr. Walton joined Aurora Diagnostics in 2009 and played an integral role in overseeing Aurora’s laboratories in Florida and the Northeast before being promoted to a leadership role in national operations. He has more than 30 years of experience in sales, marketing and operations management of pathology and diagnostic laboratory services, and has held several high-ranking positions during his career.
“Aurora is a terrific organization with some of the best pathologists and labs in the country, and I’m proud to be part of the leadership team and honored by this vote of confidence,” said Mr. Walton. “This is an exciting time to be part of a leading company in the lab business.”
About Aurora Diagnostics
Aurora Diagnostics is the leading independent specialized laboratory company focused on anatomic pathology at 23 locations in the United States. Employing over 120 licensed physicians, Aurora Diagnostics provides high-quality diagnostics and testing information for the patients of its primary referral sources—dermatologists, OB/GYN professionals, gastroenterologists, urologists, general surgeons, oncologists, and for approximately 60 community hospitals. For additional information regarding Aurora Diagnostics and the services it provides, please visit the company website at www.auroradx.com.