Releford Foot and Ankle Institute Names Nancy Ahaddian Director of Operations

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Strategic Appointment Made To Oversee Rapid Growth of Practice

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I think this will be a very successful endeavor and I am happy to be a part of this team.

The Releford Foot and Ankle Institute welcomes Nancy Ahaddian as the newest addition to its executive staff. As Director of Operations, Ahaddian will be responsible for leading staff, financial oversight, marketing and business development, and expanding the Institute’s award-winning community outreach efforts.

Ahaddian brings a balanced approach to operational management, one in which she oversees teams to improve productivity, looks for opportunities to increase revenue at the same time as she scrutinizes costs. Most recently, Ahaddian served as Vice President of Operations at Jacobson & Han, where she boosted the firm’s receivables by 20% while reducing overall costs by 30%.

Says Dr. Bill Releford, founder of The Releford Foot and Ankle Institute, “Nancy is an exceptional leader who understands the bottom-line goals of business operations, which is especially important in a practice that’s growing as rapidly as ours. At the same time,” continues Dr. Releford, “Nancy recognizes that the without the front lines – our patients and staff – we wouldn’t have a bottom line to worry about. I am delighted that she’s chosen to join our team.”

Ahaddian started her career as an Administrator for her husband, Dr. Soheil Ahaddian’s psychiatric practice. She then moved on to manage two of their busy offices for Southern California Orhopedic Institute (SCOI) and as the Director of the spine program was instrumental in the release of Brotman Medical Center from bankruptcy. Ahaddian graduated from California State University, Northridge, with a degree in biology.

About The Releford Foot and Ankle Institute
Founded by Dr. Bill Releford, The Releford Foot & Ankle Institute’s mission is to effectively decrease the diabetes-related amputation rate in Los Angeles and surrounding communities by providing comprehensive wound care and limb salvage services.

Dr. Releford’s community outreach and health-care advocacy efforts are facilitated through the Diabetic Amputation Prevention Foundation (DAP), a non-profit organization he established in 2001. Its mission is to educate at-risk populations to better understand diabetes and its complications through community-based programs.
Dr. Releford and the DAP Foundation have been recognized for the success of the Black Barbershop Health Outreach Program. Since its inception in December 2007, the program has screened over 25,000 African American men for diabetes and hypertension in more than 450 black-owned barbershops in over 26 cities.

About Dr. Bill Releford
Dr. Bill Releford, a graduate of the Temple School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, began his practice in 1990. Dr. Releford is recognized both domestically and internationally as a leader in the field of diabetic limb preservation and wound care, and recently received prestigious awards from the Association of Black Cardiologists and the Regional Black Chamber of Commerce for his contributions to public health.

Dr. Releford is an assistant professor at Charles R. Drew University and lectures worldwide about the latest techniques in limb salvage and community-based outreach. He authored the book Five Colors A Day to Better Health, and has been featured on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, ABC’s The View, and in The Washington Post, Newsweek, and The Los Angeles Times.

To speak with Nancy Ahaddian, book an interview with Dr. Bill Releford, learn more about The Releford Foot and Ankle Institute, or schedule a free medical consultation, call 310-412-0183 today.

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