Washington, DC (August 30, 2007) – FOCUS, a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition and corporate finance services, announces Bob Moore has joined FOCUS as a Senior Advisor in the Atlanta, GA office. Mr. Moore has more than two decades of financial, business and management experience with a deep concentration in the healthcare industry.

“We are delighted that Bob has agreed to work with us in a Senior Advisor capacity. His years of experience, particularly in the healthcare industry, will benefit all who work with him,” said George Shea, regional managing partner of FOCUS.

Bob Moore is a partner and SVP of Planning and Business Development at HealthAmerica Realty Group, LLC, a national medical real estate company. Prior to joining HealthAmerica, Bob co-founded and served as Executive Vice President of Surgicoe, an out-patient ambulatory surgery center (ASC) management company that was acquired by United Surgical Partners, Inc.

In 1982 Bob was also co-founder of Gates, Moore & Company, a national physician practice management company. As President, Bob established client relationships with more than 2,000 healthcare providers that included national hospital systems, insurance carriers, medical specialty societies and numerous single and multi-specialty physician groups.

Bob is a published author of numerous articles in healthcare industry and trade journals. In addition, he serves as an Advisory Board member for Physician Practice Journal magazine and the Institute of Health Administration, J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University in Atlanta.

Bob is a founding board member of the Georgia Society of Ambulatory Surgery Centers and current board member and an investor in The Myers Group, a national health survey research firm. He also serves as the United States Representative to the Combined Operations Center Association in Inveraray, Scotland.

Bob attended Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts where he received a B.S. degree in accounting and finance and a Master of Business Administration degree. He was a Captain in the Infantry and Military Intelligence Branches of the United States Army, serving two tours in Vietnam as well as a tour in Taiwan and Okinawa.


FOCUS, LLC provides a range of middle market investment banking services across the U.S. with an emphasis on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and corporate finance. FOCUS is headquartered in Washington, D.C. with regional offices in Atlanta, Chicago and San Francisco. FOCUS specializes in business units with transactions or revenues in the $5-300 million range, serving entrepreneurs, corporate owners and various types of investors across a broad range of industries, throughout the US and worldwide. All FOCUS bankers are seasoned operating and financial executives with extensive transaction experience. Securities transactions are conducted by affiliated FINRA broker dealer, Wm H. Murphy Co. For more information on FOCUS, visit www.focusbankers.com.

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