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Highly successful health care executive with extensive CEO experience leading complex integrated healthcare systems comprised of hospitals, medical groups and diversified health services. Proven track record in improving performance of health care organizations in highly competitive markets. Demonstrated expertise in:

 Providing inspirational, visionary, and strategic leadership

 Developing national models for collaborative Healthcare Delivery Networks  Integrating multiple hospital and ambulatory sites to meet performance targets  Optimizing care through coordinated patient/physician/hospital relationships  Building a culture of engagement for employees, physicians, and volunteers  Creating positive Board and Community relationships

 Establishing nationally recognized Clinical Centers of Excellence

 Teaching healthcare leadership at numerous healthcare conferences, forums, and seminars  Guiding Medical Education and Research endeavors

 Achieving benchmarks for financial performance, clinical quality, and service  Overseeing major construction projects

 Building a culture of philanthropy to support medical excellence

Recognized for leading with integrity and courage; being forward-thinking and innovative; developing high-performing leadership teams; creating progressive models of care; achieving top-tier clinical quality results; forming successful physician alignment and integration strategies; building

collaborative relationships with healthcare partners throughout the community, region, and state; effectively leading transformational change; enhancing the organization's reputation for clinical and service excellence; and achieving major improvements in cost-efficiency.


ER HOSPITALS, LLC, Southeast Region, Atlanta, Georgia (2014-present)

Serving as President of the Southeast Region of ER Hospitals, LLC, overseeing a network of rural hospitals, ensuring the overall viability and performance of these hospitals in serving the healthcare needs of their communities.

THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, Salt Lake City, Utah (2012-2014). Provided oversight for visitor center missionaries in the Missouri Independence Mission.

PEACEHEALTH, Bellevue, Washington (2005-2011)


groups and other diversified health services. The Oregon Region of PeaceHealth includes the two campuses of Sacred Heart Medical Center (504 beds) in Eugene/Springfield, and community hospitals in Cottage Grove and Florence. PeaceHealth in Oregon also includes PeaceHealth Medical Group (275 employed providers) and PeaceHealth Laboratories (the largest reference lab in the Pacific Northwest). PeaceHealth has 15,000 employees, of which 6,000 are in Oregon. In 2011, net revenues of $2.3

billion for PeaceHealth and $850 million for PeaceHealth Oregon Region.

Chief Executive Officer, PeaceHealth Oregon Region, Eugene, Oregon (2005-2011)  Responsible for the overall performance of PeaceHealth Oregon Region.

 Served as Senior Vice-President for the PeaceHealth System.

 Served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Mission Officer for PeaceHealth Oregon Region.

 Oversaw construction of an award-winning new $550 million 400-bed Regional Medical Center on an expansive campus with a unique healing environment, and the conversion of the existing hospital into a 104-bed innovative specialty hospital.

 Established a shared vision, aligned medical staff, and operational performance systems for the Oregon Region.

 Achieved top-tier clinical quality performance through the development of Centers of Excellence in Heart & Vascular, Neurosciences, Surgery & Trauma, Cancer, Women's Health, Orthopedics, and Gerontology.

 Recognized as one of the Top 100 Most-Wired Healthcare Organizations and one of the Top 100 Cardiovascular Programs in the nation.

 Received awards of distinction for consumer preference, value to the community, clinical excellence, and community service.

 Established a medical education and research partnership with Oregon Health Sciences University and the University of Oregon.

 Guided a $40 million Philanthropic Campaign

 Assisted in the acquisition of Southwest Washington Medical Center in Vancouver, WA  Led a community collaborative to provide access to uninsured patients and to contract as

an Accountable Care Organization.



Dearborn, Michigan (2002-2005)

Oakwood Healthcare System consists of four hospitals, including Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center (620 beds), Oakwood Heritage Hospital (257 beds), and two other community hospitals serving

Southeastern Michigan. Oakwood also includes a large network of ambulatory services, a for-profit health enterprises company, a post-acute care division, and a Foundation. In 2005, net revenues of $1.4 billion.

President, Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center and Senior Vice-President, Oakwood Healthcare System (2002-2005)

 Responsible for the overall performance of Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center, Oakwood Heritage Hospital, ambulatory medical clinics, and medical education programs.

 Substantially improved the financial, clinical quality, market growth, and customer satisfaction performance of the organization.

 Enhanced trust and collaboration between physicians and health system.

 Recruited new leadership and restructured the management team for market growth.  Oversaw a $135 million campus expansion project.


 Achieved a score of 98 on the Joint Commission accreditation survey.

 Established prominent Center of Excellence in Heart & Vascular, Women's Health, Orthopedics & Neurosciences, and Cancer.

 Led efforts toward the Malcolm Baldridge Quality Award.

 Recognized as one of the Top 100 Cardiovascular Programs in the nation.

 Recognized as one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in Michigan.

 Initiated innovative and nationally renowned service guarantees in the Emergency Department, Surgery and Ambulatory Clinics.

 Guided a $25 million Philanthropic Campaign

PROVIDENCE HEALTH SYSTEM, Northwest Washington Service Area, Everett, Washington (1995-2001)

Providence Health System in Northwest Washington is part of the Sisters of Providence Health System headquartered in Seattle, Washington. The services in Northwest Washington consist of Providence Everett Medical Center, a three-campus 475-bed Regional Medical Center; Providence Home Care and Hospice; Providence Medical Group, a network of 75 primary care physicians; and Providence General Foundation. In 2001, net revenues of $350 million.

Chief Executive, Northwest Washington Service Area (1996-1998) and Administrator, Providence Everett Medical Center (1996-2001)

 Led the merger of the two hospitals in Everett, including consolidating and re-siting services, restructuring management around service lines, and integrating the cultures of the two organizations.

 Served as a member of the Providence Leadership Council for Providence Health System.  Recognized as one of the nation's Top 100 Regional Medical Centers, a Top 100 Cardiovascular

Program, and the Outstanding Emergency Department in the State of Washington.

 Engineered a financial turnaround, substantially improving net operating income from 1995 to 2001.

 Achieved balanced alliances and integration with The Everett Clinic, Providence Medical Group, and Western Washington Medical Group.

 Developed a Master Site and Facility Plan, and oversaw $75 million in construction projects, including a new hospital for Women & Children.

 Guided a $7.6 million Philanthropic Campaign. Associate Administrator (1995-1996)

 Directed governance, physician, management, and operational integration among the three campuses of Providence Everett Medical Center, Providence Medical Group, Providence Home Care, and Providence General Foundation.

 Responsible for the operations of Providence Medical Group-Northwest Washington, and for diagnostic, ancillary, and support services for Providence Everett Medical Center.

 Improved relationships with medical groups in the community.

MCKENZIE HEALTH CARE, Springfield, Oregon (1987-1995)

McKenzie Health Care is an integrated healthcare organization consisting of McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center, a 114-bed acute care facility; a physician organization of 150 physicians; a hospital foundation, and other affiliated corporations.


Interim President/CEO (1994-1995) and Vice-President (1987-1994)

 Oversaw senior management teams for McKenzie Health Care and affiliated corporations.  Introduced the Planetree Philosophy as a patient-centered delivery approach.

 Improved cash reserves; closed unprofitable ventures.

 Developed a Physician/Hospital Organization (PHO) and recruited a physician executive to lead the organization.

 Established McKenzie Health Care as a viable provider in the managed care market by forming strategic partnerships with major insurance carriers and negotiating favorable managed care contracts.

 Provided leadership to quality benchmarking initiatives.

 Developed and managed Southern Willamette Medical Group, a network of primary care physicians.

 Led market share growth, master facility planning, physician integration strategies, fund-raising, and operational improvement initiatives.

HOLY CROSS HEALTH SERVICES, Salt Lake City, Utah (1984-1987)

Holy Cross Health Services of Utah, a member of Holy Cross Health System of South Bend, Indiana (now Trinity Health System), consisted of two hospitals with 350 beds, a preferred provider

organization, medical education programs, urgent care centers, and occupational health clinics. Vice-President (1984-1987)

 Directed strategic planning, marketing, physician relations, managed care contracting, facility planning, and new business development.

 Directed the network of primary care, urgent care, and occupational health clinics.  Created an Independent Practice Association (IPA) and Preferred Provider Organization

(PPO) with over 200 physicians.

 Developed a board-approved Strategic Plan and Master Facility Plan.

CAMBRIDGE MANAGEMENT CORPORATION, Salt Lake City, Utah (1980-1984) Established the company and served as President of Cambridge Management Corporation, a management consulting firm with five partners and several associates, specializing in strategic planning, organizational development, and management training for hospitals, medical clinics, and other clients. Provided consulting services to the State of Utah, Intermountain Health Care, University of Utah, and other companies in the fields of construction, telecommunications, public accounting, oil exploration, venture capital, and retail. Formed Lexus Management Group in 1981, specializing in medical practice management for large medical groups, smaller clinics, and solo practices in the Ogden, Salt Lake, and Provo markets of Utah.

Held positions in Rural Health Care, including:

UTAH HEALTH SYSTEMS AGENCY, Salt Lake City, Utah (1979-1980)


INTERMOUNTAIN HEALTH CARE, Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, Provo, Utah (1975-1976)

Served as Assistant Director of Rural Health Clinics managing six rural medical clinics staffed by Nurse Practitioners in the southern and eastern regions of Utah.


 Master's Degree in Management, College of Business, University of Utah, 1979.  Bachelor's Degree in University Studies, Brigham Young University, 1976.


 American College of Healthcare Executives (1984-present).

 Board Chair and Member, Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (2005-2011).  Board Member, Oregon Healthcare Leadership Council (2010-2011).

 Chair, 100% Healthcare Access Coalition of Lane County (2005-2011).  Board Member, United Way of Lane County (2005-2011).

 Board Member, Northwest Christian University Leadership Advisory Council (2005-2011).  Board Member, PeaceHealth Laboratories and Health Ventures (2005-2011).

 Member, Downtown Rotary Club of Eugene (2005-2011).

 Board Member, Michigan Healthcare Executive Association (2004-2005).  Board Member, International Association of Organ Donation (2002-2005).

 Executive Cabinet Member, American Heart Association of Greater Detroit (2002-2005).  Board Member, Oakwood Enterprises (2002-2005).

 President, Northwest Hospital Council, Washington State Hospital Association (1996-2001).  Board Member, Everett Community College Foundation (1995-2001).

 Board Member, Providence Foundation and Northwest Cardiovascular Network (1995-2001).  Board Member, American Red Cross of Snohomish County (1999-2001).

 Board Member, Healthier Communities Initiative of Snohomish County (1996-1998).

 Board Member, McKenzie Health Care Foundation, Southern Willamette Medical Clinics, and Medi-Tech Development Company (1990-1995).

 Management Instructor, University of Utah, University of Oregon, Northwest Christian University (1980-1994).


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