Ernest “Ernie” A. Varvoutis III is the Chief Advisor, Hospital Services and Anesthesia at SCALE Physician Group.
Ernie has over thirty years of experience in the healthcare industry focusing on transaction development, finance, accounting, and operations. He is the former Executive Vice President of M&A, Strategic Development at Team Health in Knoxville, Tennessee where he championed a deal team that delivered 60% of the company’s total revenue through acquisitions and strategic scaling, and personally negotiated and completed 142 transactions aggregating nearly $2.8 billion at the time of their acquisition. In this role, Ernie developed and initiated scope transactions to enhance capabilities and open new markets in medical disciplines surrounding hospital-based medicine including Critical Care, Hospitalist, Anesthesia, and specialty care such as Surgicalist and OB Hospitalist. He also developed Urgent Care and ASC JVs and free-standing EDs with hospital partners.
Previously, Ernie served at the Chief Operating Officer, Provider Network at Memorial Healthcare System in Hollywood, Florida. He was responsible for overall operational execution of 387 primary and specialty providers for a healthcare system covering 1.2 million patient lives, 7 hospitals, 11 diagnostic facilities, 7 surgery centers, and 17 urgent care facilities.
Ernie received his BS in Finance and Accounting and his Masters of Accounting from Florida State University. He also holds the Florida CPA license.