HEALTH CARE EXECUTIVE
Performance driven healthcare executive with over 30 years of relevant leadership and administrative experience. Exceptional expertise in operations, personal management, planning and process improvement. A strong leader with notable experience in developing strategies with physicians and other stakeholders to drive profitability and sustainable growth. A successful track record for improving the bottom line and implementing operational and clinical turnarounds.
Leadership/Management Strategic Planning Operational/Capital Management
Productivity/Efficiency Improvements Information Systems Utilization Business Development/Ventures
Project Management/Execution Team Building
CEO: ClarityMD Consulting 2001-2012
Good Samaritan Hospital: Los Angeles, CA. Full Time 2010-2012
• Selected Contributions: Interim Director of Radiology
o Executed turnaround strategy for department performance, decreased overall costs by 8% while improving all business metrics of performance.
o Implemented new radiology information (RIS) and PACS systems, instituted cardiac CT angiography, SpectCT and Operating Room PACS programs implementation.
o Developed free standing outpatient imaging center;
o Negotiated new radiology and cardiology professional services contracts to facilitate quality and financial outcomes.
• Patient Care and Diagnostic Services
o Achieved EMR/Hospital Meaning full use thru Emergency Department EMR selection, negotiation, and implementation while increasing revenues 8-10%.
o Completed reorganization of major cath-lab construction and technology consolidation.
o Fulfilled design of new women’s imaging center, expansion of imaging center, radiation oncology department, PET and SpectCT construction projects Cath-Lab and OR integration technology selection.
o Championed the selection and implementation of new radiation oncology patient care systems leading to enhanced patient care, billing and revenue enhancement, and state of the art treatment planning contributing to an increase in revenues by over 7% with a significant improvement in clinical quality outcome and no increase in cost.
Selected Other ClarityMD Engagements: 2001-2010
• Joint Venture Development, Technology RFP, Design and Implementation of Imaging Center; Eisenhower Medical Center.
CEO: Austin Radiology, Austin, Texas 1998-2001
• Responsible for all executive and operational activities including strategic planning, imaging center development, construction, medical director contracting with Hospitals, human resources, information systems and business/billing services. ARA upon my starting was a 24 person radiology group.
• Selected Contributions:
o Grew revenues by 250% over three years, added over 280 new employees, and developed one of the country’s 10 largest radiology groups
o Completed companies first strategic planning, operating, and capital budgeting processes.
o Executed dramatic change in Governance structure, physician employment agreements, and physician performance evaluation system.
o Implemented the nation’s largest information systems platforms for radiology.
President: California Medical Business Services, Pasadena, CA 1995-1998
• CMBS is a medium sized management services organization specializing in physician practice management. CMBS provided essential services to medical practices, such as billing, collections, strategic and organizational planning and development. Company profile included revenues of over 40 million, 145 employees and serviced over 40 medical groups.
President: C &E Healthcare/Compselect Occupational Health Network, Los Angeles, CA 1992-1995
• A medical management and consulting organization specializing in practice management, strategic and business planning in the occupational and workers compensation arena.
Vice President: Diagnostic/Therapeutic Services: Saint Joseph Medical Center, Burbank, CA 1987-1991
• Direct responsibility for emergency, occupational/industrial medicine, nuclear medicine, radiology, laboratory, respiratory therapy, physical therapy, cardiology, cardiac catheterization laboratory, pharmacy, materials management/central services, cardiac rehabilitation, electro and neuro diagnostics, radiation oncology.
• Selected Contributions:
o Led service line development of new cardiology and cardiac surgical program,
o Orchestrated consolidation of numerous departments into more efficient operating units, reducing costs and increasing revenues.
Vice-President: Professional Services, Presbyterian Intercommunity Medical Center, Whittier, CA 1985-1987
• Responsible for the departments of radiology, laboratory, cardiac laboratories and services, risk management, respiratory therapy, physical and occupational therapy, radiation oncology, hyperbaric center, and administrative liaison for the Family Practice Residency Program.
• Selected Contributions:
o Achieved a cost reduction of over 3 million per year through consolidation of departments and reorganization into more efficient business units.
Vice-President: Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, Santa Clarita, CA 1980-1985
o Responsibly changes over the 5 year period. First two years had responsibility for general services; engineering, housekeeping, food service, physical therapy, materials management, pharmacy, and central service. Last three years had professional services including radiology, laboratory, respiratory therapy, cardiology, emergency room, pharmacy, occupational and physical therapy.
Director of Pharmacy/Materials Management: Henry M. Newhall Memorial Hospital, Valencia, CA 1977-1980
• Responsible for directing pharmacy, materials management, central services and engineering.
EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION
B.S. Pharmacy University of Colorado
Masters Public Health: Healthcare Administration University California Los Angeles
Certificate Health Services Administration-Medical University California Los Angeles
Malcolm Baldridge Examiner
Residency Hospital Administration Saint Joseph Medical Center-Burbank CA
Residency Hospital Pharmacy Administration Pacific Medical Center/UCSF San Francisco CA
Certified Medical Practice Executive Medical Group Management Association
Awards and Recognition:
Upjohn Award-Outstanding Pharmacy Student University of Colorado
McKesson Robins Award-Outgoing President Student American Pharmaceutical Association
G.W. Ebersol Award-Graduate Student: Association of Western Hospitals
President-Radiology Assembly-Medical Group Management Association
IDX Advisory Board
GE Financial Services Advisory Board
Instructor-University of LaVerne Graduate School Health Services Management
Board of Directors and Treasurer-Eanes Education Association
Vice-Chairman Board of Director’s-American Heart Association San Fernando Chapter
Chairman- Mid-Valley Chamber of Commerce Health Committee
Board of Directors and Officer -Boys and Girls Club Santa Clarita Valley
Lectures and Publications: A list can be provided
Chief Executive Officer
A master fixer, he tackles problems head-on, works smart and hard to develop innovative and winning solutions, and maximizes economic performance.
“As a project management leader, I always try to understand what someone else’s world looks like, why they are the way they are, and what drives their concerns and decisions.”
John tells it straight. He is driven by a fundamental belief in honesty – offering his employers, partners, and associates realistic viewpoints on where the business stands; providing accurate feedback and evaluation to his teams and safeguarding the best interests of leadership, staff and other institutional stakeholders.
Driven by a strong sense of urgency and incredible stamina, he enjoys and thrives on tackling complicated projects and excels under fire in crisis situations. He is at his best when turning uncertainty and chaos into order and harmony. Resourceful and innovative, he always searches out new ways to improve operations and elevate best-practices.
Along with revitalizing ailing organizations through game-changing turnarounds, John dramatically improves the health of the corporate culture and workplace environment. His mission with transformation is also to bring dignity and strength to each individual worker. He feels responsible for the long-term security of the people, and is proud to have mentored and guided many to progress in their careers to senior leadership roles.
Over his 34 years in healthcare leadership positions, John helped lead multiple key projects as large as $100 million. As a project manager, his mission, as always, is grounded in building goodwill with all stakeholders, moving steadily forward, and creating a smooth harmonious experience for all, despite unforeseen setbacks and behind the scenes chaos.
As a hospital executive, he made his mark in tackling difficult projects of numerous types and sizes. John was heavily involved in the development of new programs and services, numerous construction and capital related projects, and reorganization leading to improved performance at reduced costs.
His passions away from work are the study of history, traveling with family and playing golf when time permits.