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Professional ​

Visionary and compassionate Chief Operations Officer (COO) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), recognized as an influential strategist—dedicated to meeting the health care needs of patients. Reputation for revitalizing flagging operations, leading with intensity and focused on growth, forging consensus and motivating teams. 

Successfully steered acquisition, turnaround, and operations—singularly propelling division from (2) hospitals to (28) hospitals. Focused thought leader and problem solver who keeps a steady finger on the pulse of operations, partnering with physicians to continually standardize, improve, and fine-tune systems, processes, and policies to provide the highest quality of patient care. 

Forward-thinking strategist, steering healthcare organizations to significantly outpace initial growth forecasts. Former clinician and inspirational servant leader who personally understands medical staff needs from the bedside up, lifting morale and fostering a fulfilling, cohesive workplace for all—earning respect and engendering trust at all levels.


  • Operations Management   

  • Strategic Planning  & Execution

  • Budgeting & Fiscal Management     

  • Mentoring & Teaching 

  • Project & Program Management  

  • Revenue Cycle Management   

  • Physicians Practice Management  

  • Team Building & Motivation  

  • Contract Negotiations 

  • Hospital & Clinic Management

  • Metric-Driven Results 

  • Compliance 

  • Conflict Resolution    

  • Financial Management  

  • Leadership Development  

  • Lean Management  

  • Labor Utilization 

  • Supply Chain  

  • Bio-Medical Utilization  

  • Documentation Initiatives 

  • Process Improvement  

  • Change Management

  • Employee Relations  

Prime Healthcare
Chief Operating Officer & Chief Executive Officer for Region IV 

​2020 - present


Report to President/CEO on specific projects and operational strategies. Responsible for strategic leadership, planning, development, direction, coordination of patient care programs, and clinical support for service areas. Work in unison with CEO’s to ensure quality of care and optimum financial performance.

• Mentored and supported local executives in the successful opening of a 31-bed Behavioral Health Unit.
• Piloted joint venture of rehab hospital with a nationally-recognized rehabilitation company.
• Steered relocation of an extensive cardiology practice to hospital campus—strengthening the program and outpatient volumes.
• Performed negotiations with multiple health plans, resulting in better rates and aged Accounts Receivable.
• Assisted the President and CEO in the aggressive and successful growth of the health care system by overseeing organizational compliance, advocacy, and patient satisfaction.
• Transformed the administrative direction, evaluation, and coordination of hospital functions and activities, ensuring operational objectives fall in line with the overall needs of the hospital.



Prime Healthcare
President of Operations - Division II 

​2012 - 2020 - 8 Years

Influenced and led team of Corporate Vice Presidents and their direct reports, as well as all C-suites, for 28 of the 45 hospitals (Division II) within Prime Healthcare.
• Championed company growth through acquisition in strategic markets by creating clusters of hospitals, facilitating efficiencies in resources, operations, and lowering cost.
• Successfully executed a strategic plan beginning in 2012, acquiring and then propelling profitable turnaround for 28 financially-distressed hospitals across 12 states in 3 regions (Northeast, Midwest, and South). Achieved profitability within (1) year of date of acquisition in multiple locations.
• Increased EBITDA from various negative values at time of acquisition to +11% EBITDA in 2019, generating net revenues over 2.2 billion.
• Leveraged potential growth opportunities and hands-on takeover of operational responsibilities for all acquisitions, performing due diligence during hospital evaluation process and creating strategies and success models for all acquisitions.
• Elevated revenues for Division II through growth, acquisition, and strategic management.


Paradise Valley Hospital
President and Chief Executive Officer

​2007 - 2012 - 5 Years

• Led two-hospital system through acquisition and turnaround. 
• Resolved and finalized longstanding issues regarding staffing, finance, 
and physician turnover by steering complicated medical staff towards 
and through resolution. 
• Efforts halted a loss of $1.5 million per month, propelling earnings to a positive 10% EBITDA.

Paradise Valley Hospital

​2003 - 2007 

• Directed hospital operations, with a focus on clinical quality and successful outcomes. 
• Led organization to a profitable EBITDA margin of 15%+.


Fluent in English &


University of Saint Mary's
Bachelor of Science (BS)​


University of Saint Mary's 

Master of Business Administration (MBA)​​

University of California, Davis
Physician Assistant (PA)

Loma Linda University, California
Radiologic Technologist
September 2011 - Named in "Becker's Hospital Review" - "291 Hospital and Health System Leaders to know"
February 2009 - Featured in San Diego Tribune article - "Remarkable Recovery - Paradise Valley Hospital, Two Years Later, is Transformed"
Awarded a "Top 100 hospital recognition by Truven during leadership multiple times for patient safety, quality, financial stability, and patient satisfactory. 
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