LifeFlow Partners Appoints Mike Huguelet as CEO

Seasoned healthcare operations and growth executive brings 20+ years of leadership experience to the only physician-owned and physician-led vascular surgery and interventional care platform

Denver, CO – July 2, 2024 LifeFlow Partners, an innovative management services model for vascular surgery and interventional care, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Huguelet as Chief Executive Officer. Huguelet brings over 20 years of experience in multi-site healthcare to his new role, overseeing day-to-day operations and driving the expansion of LifeFlow Partners into new strategic markets with top-tier physician practices.

Huguelet’s extensive career includes partnering with physicians across various medical specialties, growing practices and outpatient facilities, and leading high-performing teams. His previous executive roles include positions at DaVita Kidney Care, U.S. Renal Care, and Mindpath Health, where he served as Chief Development Officer and Chief Operating Officer. He has also collaborated with healthcare private equity groups in investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, capital formation, and as an executive with private equity portfolio companies.

Mike Huguelet has been appointed CEO of LifeFlow Partners, a new kind of healthcare model focused on best-in-class vascular surgery, interventional radiology, and interventional cardiology practices operating independently in outpatient and inpatient settings.

“We are thrilled to have Mike’s growth and operations expertise at the helm of the only partnership model in the vascular and interventional space that is both founded and governed by physicians,” said Dan Hosler, co-founder of LifeFlow Partners and Managing Partner at DuneGlass Capital.

“LifeFlow is dedicated to creating a physician-centric organization that ensures our physicians maintain clinical autonomy, empowering our clinicians to provide the best patient care while enhancing the value of the independent practices,” added Dr. Jason Jundt, co-founder of LifeFlow Partners, and a founding vascular surgeon with Oregon Vascular Specialists, a growing practice throughout Oregon.

LifeFlow Partners offers a unique alternative to the traditional private equity model, allowing physicians to retain 100% equity in their practices and maintain clinical and operational control. Founded by vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, and private equity professionals, LifeFlow Partners measures clinical outcomes to improve patient care while building a scalable healthcare organization to leverage economies of scale.

“Mike has a track record of partnering with physicians throughout his career, and our practice is pleased to welcome him to our collective team, where his growth experience will help us continue to expand LifeFlow into additional markets,” said Dr. Marcus Kret, another LifeFlow Partners co-founder. Dr. Kret is a vascular surgeon at Colorado Cardiovascular Surgical Associates in Denver, Colorado.

“I was drawn to LifeFlow because it prioritizes what is most important to physicians,” said Huguelet. “We offer vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, and interventional cardiologists the opportunity to join a physician-owned and governed partnership. LifeFlow physicians can grow their practice and gain access to economic opportunities typically reserved for private equity, all while maintaining their clinical autonomy.”

At the direction of its physician-led board, LifeFlow helps optimize the overall performance of the individual practices in the organization. Physician practices benefit from a management team with decades of healthcare operating and private equity experience who deliver negotiating power, industry insight, more equitable contracts, and economics that have historically been reserved for the financial world. LifeFlow’s physicians practice in outpatient settings, including OBLs and ASCs, and in inpatient hospital settings.

Read the press release on AccessWire here.