Expert in Healthcare, Physician Practice Management, Lean Six Sigma and the Medical Practice, Hospitals
professor at two universities in healthcare administration programs. Distinctions include: Fellow American College of Healthcare Executives, Certified Healthcare Business Consultant, Lean Six Sigma Master Black belt.
Expert is the author of two books and is contributing author or two more (one to be published fall 2015)
(See "work experience" section)
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Houston, Texas - Pasadena, Texas - Beaumont, Texas - College Station, Texas - Baytown, Texas - Bryan, Texas - Sugar Land, Texas - Port Arthur, Texas - Galveston, Texas - Missouri City, Texas
|Year: 1976||Degree: MBA||Subject: Business Administration||Institution: MBA - University of Northern Colorado|
|Year: 1968||Degree: BA||Subject: Business Administration - Hospital Administration Emphasis||Institution: Concordia College, Moorhead MN|
|Year: 1999||Degree: Additional studies, ABD||Subject: Healthcare Admnistration||Institution: NOVA Southeastern, Ft. Lauderdale, FL|
|Years: 2006 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Principal and Consultant||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert's responsibilities have included consulting work, as well as work with Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) as an independent consultant.|
|Years: 1997 to 2006||Employer: SALCO Management, Inc.||Title: CEO||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert managed 11 separate physician practices with 65 physicians in New Orleans, LA. Managed combined revenues of over $75,000,000 with 18 groups under contract. Consulting projects included mergers and acquisitions of physician practices; physician recruitment; revenue management; contract negotiations; and strategic planning of physician practices under contract with SALCO. SALCO was identified as one of New Orleans Top 10 employers (6) in 2004, having been number 11 in 2003. Expert developed staff and support team to achieve annual growth within a declining reimbursement market. SALCO survived Katrina, and Expert developed disaster plans for the primary business and those physician practices under contract. Expert developed Six Sigma program with successful applications in referral management, insurance claim processing, and scheduling. He also created a non-profit foundation to provide supplemental patient care services.|
|Years: 1983 to 1997||Employer: Delta Professional Systems, Inc.||Title: Principal and President||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert served as owner and chief executive of billing, management and consulting business for physicians. He secured numerous contracts to provide management and billing services for solo and group practices with annual gross revenues between $500,000 and $4,000,000. He successfully resolved issues with embezzlement in a large practice leading to long-term solutions and contractual relationship.|
|Years: 1980 to 1982||Employer: Health Care Associates (Rapid City, SD)||Title: President||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert consulted with physician practices on strategic and operational issues. He developed a start-up model for new practices. He also developed policies and procedures for small practices to achieve efficiency in collections and patent relationships.
|Years: 1980 to 1982||Employer: Rapid City Rehabilitation Hospital||Title: Administrator||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert administrated an 85-bed full service rehabilitation hospital with all modalities for inpatients and outpatients. He served as project manager for hospital construction, staff relocation to new facility, and overall management of all departments.
|Years: 1974 to 1980||Employer: Rapid City Regional Hospital||Title: Acting Exec. Director; Assoc. Director; Asst. Director; Director of Personnel and PR||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert advanced in leadership throughout a six-year period. He initially worked with two merged facilities followed by the construction of a new 300 bed facility on medical campus|
|Years: 1968 to 1974||Employer: Five Counties Hospital and Nursing Home (Lemmon, SD)||Title: Administrator||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert administrated a 30-bed hospital and 30-bed nursing home at the age of 21. (Break from 1969-1972)|
|Associations / Societies|
|Gulf Coast Medical Group Management Association (President, 2009); Orleans Parish Medical Society Bureau Board of Directors (first non-physician board member); Society of Medical-Dental Management Consultants, Chairman of Projects Committee (member of Long Range Planning Committee, member of the Board of Directors, Regional Director and Secretary-Treasurer, Vice-President, President-Elect, and President); American College of Healthcare Executives|
|Awards / Recognition|
|Recognized with Certification status in the Institute of Healthcare Business Consultants (2005); President’s Award, The Society of Medical-Dental Management Consultants (1998); Fellow, American College of Health Care Executives (1993)|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|"TQM and its Application to the Small Medical Office" -- paper accepted by the American College of Health Care Executives (1993)|