ENT and Allergy Associates(R) Promotes One of its Best, Drew Franklin, to Senior Director

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., March 9, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ENT and Allergy Associates (ENTA), the largest and most distinguished ear, nose, throat, allergy and audiology practice in the United States, has long believed in the extraordinary value of training, nurturing and then promoting from within. There is simply no better way of assuring itself of the most qualified and highest quality management team.

And there is no better example of the benefits that protocol can bring to the Practice's 175 board certified otolaryngology specialists, sub-specialists and allergists than when the promotion involves a member of the Practice's senior management team who has been consistently responsible for innovation and team building. Such is the case at hand.

Today, ENTA's Chief Executive Officer, Robert Glazer, announced the promotion of Drew Franklin to Senior Director of Business Development, effective March 7th, 2016.

Mr. Franklin, who has been with the Practice since 2006, and Director of Business Development and Revenue Strategies since 2011, is responsible for operational oversight of several different departments (among them Allergy, Audiology, Sleep and Clinical Trials) and works closely with the CEO and CFO on a multitude of critical Practice functions including revenue cycle optimization, due diligence and financial analysis for mergers and recruitment.  In addition, he is directly responsible for payor contracting, business intelligence and productivity reporting.  In total, he has 7 direct reports and accountability for over 200 of ENTA's 1000 non-physician employees.

Franklin is analytical by nature, and sees great value in the optimization of data and communication across different business landscapes, using technology as an enabler. He and his team of analysts promote physician and practice growth by providing benchmark metrics and encouraging goal-driven results. His contributions within the organization were among those that were instrumental in allowing ENTA to win the first HFMA MAP award for High Performance in Revenue Cycle issued to a Physician group in 2015.

Robert Glazer, ENTA's CEO, commented "Drew has been a key member of my senior team for many years, and is constantly and consistently stretching and urging our Practice to do things smarter, better, faster.  His ascension to Senior Director is well deserved."

Added Robert Green, MD, President of ENT and Allergy Associates, "Drew adds substantive value to so many aspects of our Practice.  I'm delighted for him, and I'm delighted for us."

Mr. Franklin is an Adjunct Professor at Pace University, Graduate Program for Public Administration, where he teaches Health Policy Studies and mentors graduate MPA candidates on networking & professional development.

Prior to joining ENT and Allergy Associates Franklin worked in the healthcare industry in both private practice and medical management consulting. Mr. Franklin is also a veteran of the Israel Defense Forces where he served for 2 years in combat as a staff sergeant in the 931st Division of the Nahal Brigade. He holds an M.B.A. from the NYU Stern School of Business and an undergraduate degree from Franklin &, Marshall College. He became a Fellow of the American College of Medical Practice Executives (FACMPE) in 2010 when MGMA published his thesis on the Healthcare Delivery Model in the United States. In addition, he is a former board member of the Association of Otolaryngology Administrators.

About ENT & Allergy Associates, LLP

ENT and Allergy has over 170 physicians practicing in 40+ office locations in Westchester, Putnam, Orange, Dutchess, Rockland, Nassau and Suffolk counties, New York City and northern/central New Jersey. The practice sees over 70,000 patients per month. Each ENT and Allergy Associates clinical location provides access to a full complement of services, including General Adult and Pediatric ENT, Voice and Swallowing, Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, Disorders of the Inner Ear and Dizziness, Asthma, Clinical Immunology, Diagnostic Audiology, Hearing Aid dispensing, Sleep and CT Services. ENTA has a clinical alliance with The Mount Sinai Hospital for the treatment of diseases of the head and neck and esophageal cancer, a clinical alliance with the Montefiore Medical Center for the tertiary treatment of pediatric patients in New York City and the Hudson Valley, a clinical alliance with the Northwell Health for the tertiary treatment of pediatric patients in Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties and a partnership with the American Cancer Society to educate and treat patients with smoking disorders and cancer. The Practice has also expanded its clinical capabilities to include advanced Immunodeficiency trials. ENT and Allergy Associates Management and Marketing teams have been recognized numerous times with awards and accolades including Health Leaders Media 2011 Top Leadership Team in Healthcare, Top Doctor awards, ACS recognition award, AHAA Audiologist awards, The Westchester County Association Big W Awards and the Healthcare Marketing Report Healthcare Advertising Awards. Visit www.entandallergy.com for more information.

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