Administrative professional Lance Gardiner brings more than two decades of experience in the health care field to his position as Financial Director and Administrator at Physician Partners in Brentwood, Tennessee. In this position, he supervises the financial and administrative operations of multiple Physician Partners locations, ensuring that each facility offers quality medical care while meeting financial goals and HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) guidelines. Lance Gardiner also maintains responsibility for hiring physicians and negotiating employment contracts, as well as monitoring physician productivity and job performance.Prior to joining Physician Partners in 2000, Lance Gardiner served Tennessee’s Springfield Medical Center as Administrator for seven years. As in his current position, Mr. Gardiner managed the hospital’s financial and administrative activities. During his tenure with Springfield Medical Center, Mr. Gardiner oversaw the hospital’s development into a primary care facility, which produced a 350 percent increase in patient admissions. He also implemented cost control measures that resulted in a 20 percent decrease in hospital expenditures.Early in his career, Mr. Gardiner led Artificial Kidney Systems, Inc., in Nashville, Tennessee, as its Director of Operations. He spent more than two years with the group, during which time he gained valuable experience in the daily management and accounting activities of medical facilities. In addition, Mr. Gardiner also acted as a liaison between facility administrators and governmental regulatory agencies. He attended Saint Louis University in Missouri, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Economics and Management as well as his Master of Business Administration with a major in Accounting.