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.
Morgan Adessa, RN, BSN, MSN
Senior Inspector, Clinical Quality and Compliance
Morgan Adessa’s extensive experience in critical emergency care and surgical services spans more than two decades. Ms. Adessa possesses a deep passion for the dynamics of the operating room, recognizing and valuing the essential roles of surgeons and all supportive departments in ensuring superior patient care and outcomes.
A cornerstone of her career achievements was establishing and managing an ambulatory surgery center in Charlotte, North Carolina. The center is known for its primary service lines, including orthopedics, robotics (specializing in gynecological and general surgery), pediatric urology and gynecology.
Ms. Adessa holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland and a Master of Science in Nursing with a focus on Executive Leadership from Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois.
As a member of SRC’s Clinical Quality and Compliance team, Ms. Adessa works with participants throughout the entire inspection process, including the facility assessment. Her career experience and academic background enables her to provide evaluations, consultations, education and improvement strategies for SRC’s participants.
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.
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.