SUNRISE, Fla. (Aug. 11, 2017) – Tralongo LLC, a Florida-based firm specializing in dental practice acquisitions, has hired Jim Gochis to serve as Director of Procurement, a recently created position to address purchasing needs as the company grows. In this role, he will support Tralongo’s Strategic Alliance Partners (SAP) as well as the corporate organization by focusing on developing the newly-formed Procurement Department’s service model.
Gochis brings more than 25 years of procurement experience to Tralongo. In his most recent position as Director of Supply Chain for Hospital Corporation of America, he worked with multiple acute care hospitals. He oversaw medical products provisions, logistics and savings initiatives. He also developed a patient charging improvement initiative, which resulted in a greater than 50 percent increase in charge capture. Gochis’ previous experience includes working for companies such as Gentiva (now Kindred Healthcare), CareCentrix, Miami Jewish Health Systems and MetLife. He specializes in developing procurement strategies, process transformation, service delivery strategies, change management, departmental organization design and technology rationalization.
“Jim is playing a significant role in helping our partners run their practices as businesses by providing services and goods to maintain margins and work within their budgets,” said Dr. Ken Tralongo, Tralongo’s founder and CEO. “His expertise allows practices to stay focused on providing clinical services to their patients.”
Gochis’ department provides SAPs with access to Tralongo’s supplier network with the lowest negotiated rate, but relieves them of the burden of procurement administration. Whenever a dentist needs a high-dollar item, such as X-ray equipment or chairs, Gochis will research and provide best quality and price options, from which the SAP can select the needed item. Gochis also provides advice on the appropriate OSHA and HIPAA training solutions for practices.
“Tralongo is an energetic company that is growing quickly and providing exciting services to dentists,” Gochis said. “There was an opportunity for me to come aboard and shape the procurement department into an efficient resource for the betterment of the practices and company as a whole.”
Tralongo has made a name for itself by partnering with entrepreneurial dentists who are looking to grow their businesses by acquiring and operating multiple practices, taking professionals out of the chair and into management and ownership.
About Tralongo, LLC
Headquartered in Sunrise, Florida, Tralongo LLC is a firm that partners with dentists throughout the United States to help them expand their practices through the acquisition of existing dental offices. With more than 90 years of combined experience in dental management, as well as dental transitions and acquisitions, the Tralongo team assists clients by finding the practices that meet their criteria, performing the due diligence, obtaining the appropriate financing and, ultimately, acquiring the office. The firm also provides clients with behind-the-scenes operational, management and administrative support, including finance, human resources, marketing and ongoing education. For more information on Tralongo LLC, call 855-339-3740 or visit tralongo.net.