A highly experienced and accomplished executive who has held senior leadership positions in a wide range of healthcare settings including academic medical centers, multi-hospital systems, and inner city and community teaching hospitals. Tenure as a healthcare consultant to hospital boards, investment banking and management firms. Change Agent who thrives in challenging environments and skillfully balances organizations’ mission of research, teaching and quality care. Communicates importance of quality care as a function of cost to clinical staff. Steers safety-net hospitals to national prominence. Financial & Operational Turnaround Specialist successful in revitalizing six organizations—including bringing two back from the brink of bankruptcy—and delivering upwards of 2% to 4% annual profit margin. Applies Lean Six Sigma methodologies to drive efficiencies and improve overall patient experience.