Clinical Quality & Compliance

Neil E. Hutcher, MD, FACS
Chief Medical Officer and Vice President, Clinical Quality and Compliance

Neil Hutcher is an accomplished surgeon and a widely recognized leader in the advancement of surgical specialties, especially as it relates to patient education and advocacy on the federal and state levels. He began practicing medicine in 1973, and prior to joining SRC in 2010, held the position of Managing Director at Commonwealth Surgeons. Dr. Hutcher has served as Chairman of the Department of Surgery at St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at both the Medical College of Virginia and McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Center. He is also a past president of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Dr. Hutcher received his undergraduate degree from the University of Richmond and his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia, where he also completed a residency in general surgery and specialty fellowship training in transplant surgery.

Cindy Vanderhoff, RN, MSN
Senior Manager, Clinical Quality and Compliance

Cindy Vanderhoff is an accomplished nurse manager. With more than 40 years of nursing experience, Ms. Vanderhoff has worked in emergency medicine, perioperative and operating room nursing and has served in various leadership roles in community hospitals and Level I, II, and III trauma centers. She has also helped facilitate the building and opening of three ambulatory surgery centers as the Clinical Operations Director and Executive Director. Most recently, Ms. Vanderhoff served as the Nurse Manager for Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center’s main operating room. She wholly understands the daily challenges health care providers experience regarding patient safety, surgical excellence and quality care.

Ms. Vanderhoff obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Metropolitan State College of Denver, Colorado and her Master of Science in Nursing at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

As a member of the Clinical Quality and Compliance team, Ms. Vanderhoff serves as an inspector/facility assessor and provides consulting, education and quality improvement for SRC’s participants.

Teresa Leath, RN, BSN
Senior Inspector

With over 40 years of experience in nursing, Teresa Leath brings a wealth of diverse medical experience to her role at SRC. She began her career as a registered nurse, working in the medical-surgical units and emergency departments of community hospitals and Level II trauma centers. As an operating room nurse, Ms. Leath developed proficiencies in numerous surgical disciplines and was a preceptor for new employees. During her years as a bariatric coordinator, Ms. Leath established support groups and organized patient management programs at two separate facilities.

Ms. Leath joined SRC in 2010. As Senior Inspector, Ms. Leath has performed thousands of inspections for SRC throughout the world. She works closely with facilities and surgeons to help them improve their surgical patient care programs. Ms. Leath received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Lauren Sweet, RN, BSN, CNOR

With over 30 years of nursing experience, Lauren Sweet has worked in critical care, cardiology and quality with an emphasis in operating room nursing. Ms. Sweet has directed operating room teams in various specialties that include robotics, general surgery and gynecology. While working at her last hospital, Ms. Sweet led the organization to help achieve four SRC accreditations, and now she guides other potential designees in achieving their own. Ms. Sweet joined SRC in 2019. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Andrews University.

Lea Dibert, RN, MSN, CNOR

Lea Dibert is an experienced surgical and perioperative service nurse with a career that spans more than 20 years. In a leadership capacity, Ms. Dibert served as the clinical director for multiple ambulatory surgical centers (ASC) and held a Perioperative/Surgical Services Director position for Level I and II trauma centers and at academic teaching centers. She has extensive experience redesigning, constructing and starting up ASCs, operating rooms and sterile processing departments.

Quality improvement, patient safety and best practices drive her passion for nursing. As a member of SRC’s Clinical Quality and Compliance team, Ms. Dibert ensures these standards are met by all SRC accreditation program participants.

Ms. Dibert obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Goshen College in Goshen, Indiana, and her Master of Science in Nursing from Ball State University located in Muncie, Indiana.

Shelly Toon, RN, MSN

Having worked in a variety of surgical settings, Shelly Toon possesses a broad knowledge of perioperative and acute care. She has led and participated in developing and implementing multiple service lines in acute care and ambulatory surgery centers. Ms. Toon recognizes that multi-disciplinary teamwork is required to build and maintain safe surgical practices and programs and brings this experience to her role as an SRC Inspector. As a member of SRC’s Clinical Quality and Compliance team, Ms. Toon works with participants throughout the entire inspection process, including the facility assessment.

Ms. Toon received both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in nursing degrees from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona.

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