Is Your Healthcare Organization Knocking on the Right Doors?

We can all agree the healthcare industry is not what it used to be. So what is it? More importantly, where is it going?

No one knows exactly, but we can all agree healthcare is changing…fast. With the addition of new delivery structures like accountable care organizations, the emphasis on bundled care, the growing importance of ambulatory services, and the constant pressure to do more with less, hospitals and healthcare systems must find the most effective and most efficient approaches to attract and retain clinical professionals on the front lines of medicine. At Ascendo HealthCare, we apply our thorough understanding of the industry and decades of experience – along with access to a deep pool of qualified clinicians – to bring together healthcare recruits and healthcare employers for mutually rewarding, long-lasting relationships.


With decades of industry experience, Ascendo HealthCare can give your organization a definite recruiting advantage.






Scott Berger, Vice President of Client Services



Scott Berger, President & CEO

Expertise: Enhancing web-based and internet communication technologies for recruitment; streamlining the specialty physician job market; focusing on recruitment database management. 
Specialty: Financial accountability; communication technology; refining retained search techniques; marketing and management. 
Industry Leadership: Former member of NAPR’s Code of Ethics Investigation Committee and First Choice’s committees for Database Management and Recovery, as well as Development of Data Mining Research.

Judith Berger, President and CEO



Judith Berger, Advisory Board Member

Expertise: 35 years in the field, with a concentration on medical staff planning and development.

Press: Featured in Money Magazine, Entrepreneur, Venture, and Glamour as one of the top-ten most successful businesswomen in the country; under her direction, MDR HealthCare appeared in Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing privately held firms in the country.

Industry Leadership: Founding member of the National Association of Physician Recruiters (NAPR); former chair for NAPR’s Ethics Commission; Recipient of the Baptist Hospital of Miami Foundation Board Member Award; Florida Marketing Association’s “Business Up and Comers Award”; NAPR’s President Award. 

Stephen Schoen, Executive Director and Co-Founder

Stephen Schoen, Advisory Board Member

Expertise: More than 20 years of experience recruiting physicians for hospitals and medical groups, both in multi- and single-specialty practices.

Specialty: Recruitment, screening, and placement, from initial on-site visit to employment negotiations, with success placing physicians across every specialty and staff level.

Industry Leadership: Former member of the Board of Directors of NAPR; authored articles on physician recruitment and retention.




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