Sarah Basinger, RN, BSN, MHI
Director of Woman and Infant Services
Sarah Basinger has been a member of Summit Healthcare’s Leadership Team since 2008. As Director of Woman and Infant Services, Sarah is responsible for oversight of labor and delivery, the obstetric operating room, postpartum, and gynecological services. Sarah is a Registered Nurse with her Master’s Degree in Healthcare Innovation.
Director of Operations
Jeromy is an Arizona native who grew up in San Manuel, AZ. He enlisted in the Navy in 1993 and served as a Deep Sea Diving Independent Duty Corpsman and Command Master Chief. After 23 years in the Navy, he retired from the Navy and returned home. Jeromy holds a degree in Healthcare Management and has worked in healthcare for more than 20 years with experience in Hyperbaric Therapy, Dialysis, Veterans Affairs, and Outpatient Medicine. Jeromy has four children; he and his wife Breanna enjoy spending their free time outdoors hiking, camping, and traveling.
Julie Forney, AART(R) (T)
Director of Oncology Services
As the Director of Oncology Services she is responsible for Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, Chemotherapy, and a dedicated oncology pharmacy. Julie began the radiation oncology program at Summit Healthcare in April of 2003. As the program grew, it was necessary to develop a comprehensive oncology center and as a result, in 2005 the medical oncology program was developed. Oncology Services now has two medical oncologists, one radiation oncologist, seven RN’s, and support staff. Julie is Board Certified in Radiology as well as Radiation Therapy. She is married with three grown children and four grandchildren.
Director of Security & Environmental Services
Jarom Lewis retired from law enforcement after a successful career with the Arizona Department of Public Safety. He served as a highway patrolman, gang enforcement detective, narcotics detective, and also served on the state’s high risk response team. Jarom finished his law enforcement career while serving as a deputized FBI task force member specializing in violent crime and narcotics. He graduated from Northern Arizona University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in criminal justice studies. Jarom was born and grew up in the White Mountains. He and his wife are the parents of 5 children. He has been with Summit Healthcare since 2014.
Mary De Los Reyes, RN, JD
Director of Risk Management
Mary is a Nurse Attorney and a member of the Arizona and California State Bars. She is a licensed Registered Nurse in Arizona and holds the Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM) and Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) credentials. Her previous positions include Director of Risk Management and Patient Relations, Patient Safety Officer, Privacy Officer and Compliance. Prior to becoming an attorney and working in a medical malpractice defense firm, she spent over 20 years as a NICU and Labor & Delivery staff nurse. Mary is passionate about growing a strong safety culture and takes an enterprise-wide approach to Risk Management. She is excited about joining the Summit Healthcare Leadership Team.
Mitzi Melero, RN
Director of Inpatient Services
Mitzi Melero came to Summit in 2004. She graduated from Purdue University in 1981 with a degree in Nursing and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Administration with an emphasis on Health Information Systems in 2012. Mitzi has worked in Intensive Care Units since 1983 and has spent more than a decade in management. Mitzi is a major NASCAR fan!
Director of Occupational Health
Bill grew up in Winslow, AZ where he worked for the Santa Fe Railroad for four years before returning to school and receiving a Degree in Respiratory Therapy. He went to nursing school in Farmington, NM and received a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing at the University of Phoenix. Bill is a Certified Occupational Health Nurse Specialist and has worked in Occupational Health since 1989. He spent 22 years working in Occupational Health for Arizona Public Service Company, most of which was at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station. While at APS, he was also part of the APS Volunteer Clown Unit. In 2013, he went to work for Payson Regional Medical Center as the Director of Employee Health/Infection Prevention and Environmental Services.
Along with Occupational Health, Bill has also served as the Emergency Manager for Banner Payson Medical Center and has received training in Anniston Alabama through FEMA. Bill has 3 children and 12 grandchildren. Bill and his wife like to spend their free time camping, hiking and spending time in their RV in Tonto Basin, AZ. Bill makes jewelry which he sells at different craft shows in Arizona. He is a huge Disney fan, with the inside and outside of his house decorated with Disney items.