About Elite

Elite Surgical Affiliates, founded in 2008, is a multidisciplinary healthcare company with a focus on development and management company of outpatient surgical facilities.  Our mission is to be the industry’s preferred surgical provider by delivering unparalleled service to our patients, physicians and partners, as well as specialized resources that enhance the healthcare communities we serve.  We are making great strides in achieving the aforementioned by abiding by our Core Values.

Our Core Values

• Making customers our No. 1 priority.

• Providing superior service and patient care.

• Partnering with physicians with outstanding surgical training and reputations.

• Seeking out innovative and creative solutions.

• Focusing on integrity and trust.

• Empowering our employees at every level.

• Positively impacting those to whom we owe our success.

• Making a difference in the communities we serve.

Our Advantage

At Elite, we live by the motto, “If it’s good for our patients and physicians, it’s good for us.”
Our physicians are fully aligned with us and have a vested interest in providing the best quality
and consistency of care – thereby ultimately benefiting our patients.

Our history of developing strong loyalties with our physicians is the cornerstone
of our success.

We have a strategy that provides our physician partners with a significant financial advantage over other surgical models – one that has led to much higher partner returns than others
within the industry.

Meet Our Management Team


Lori Ramirez

Chief Excutive Officer & Founder

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Boyd Yarborough

President and Founder

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Patrick Kinder

Chief Operating Officer

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Elite was founded by Lori Ramirez and Boyd Yarborough in 2008. Soon after Elite was founded Patrick Kinder was added to the team. Together, they make up the core of Elite’s leadership. Please click below to view the rest of Elite’s corporate team.

Our Awards


Recent Press Releases

Elite Surgical Affiliates CEO, Lori Ramirez, discusses the most important ASC business trends in 2019 in the latest issue of ASC Physician Focus.

December 21, 2018

Lori Ramirez, Chief Executive Officer, Elite Surgical Affiliates in Houston, Texas: The landscape of ASCs is changing rapidly. There are fewer players in this space each year an...

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Association for Corporate Growth Houston Announces Winners at Inaugural Deal of the Year Awards Ceremony

February 15, 2018

The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Houston proudly announced the Deal of the Year winners at the inaugural awards ceremony on Tuesday, February 13 at River Oaks Country ...

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Pinecrest Serves as Exclusive Financial Advisor to Elite Surgical Affiliates' Management Companies

December 12, 2017

 Pinecrest Capital Partners ("Pinecrest"), a premier investment banking firm to middle market companies, is proud to announce that Elite Surgical Affiliates has comple...

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