(Int’l Healthcare Markets; Strategy; Leadership/Team Performance; Continuum of Care)
Ron has more than 45 years of experience & success in international healthcare; he is respected around the world as an authority on international healthcare trends and operations. Through his leadership, HCCA Management Company’s growth and success has spanned the decades – in spite of economic and political change.
Ron’s career began in leadership & training roles in a U.S. Army Evacuation Hospital in Vietnam. Upon his return, he gained additional management experience at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In 1973, he joined HCA International (it was a subsidiary of Hospital Corporation of America). He was relocated to London for a year to establish the UK Office. Back in Nashville, Ron served in leadership roles, including V.P. Finance and Administration. In 1980, he again relocated to London and was promoted to be Chairman, HCA United Kingdom. In 1987, Ron assumed the role of President and CEO of HCA International – assuming full responsibility for all international development and operations.
With Ron’s leadership, HCA International grew to include - 7 hospitals & 7 long-term care facilities in the UK; 10 hospitals in Australia; 5 hospitals & 55 clinics in Central & South America; a management contract to restructure the 1650-bed Singapore General Hospital; and the commissioning and management of both the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, in Riyadh, and the King Fahad National Guard Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The King Fahad Hospital became the first non-U.S. military hospital to be JCI/JCAHO accredited. Ron negotiated the longest-standing recruitment contract for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In 1989, HCA sold the international company after owners elected to go private. Ron became the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of this new organization, Health Care Corporation of America (HCCA).
Under Ron’s leadership, HCCA (becoming HCCA Management Company in 2004) has continued to grow & serve globally ---- managing/operating healthcare organizations; providing consulting services; and conducting recruitment/staffing initiatives for healthcare organizations globally. Ron is an Accredited Executive in Personnel; and has served as a lecturer at the Academy of Health Sciences and the American College of Healthcare Executives. Ron’s history of living and working in diverse cultures; his ability to develop long-term relationships; and his multicultural sensitivity all contribute to his leadership which exemplifies: integrity, flexibility, tolerance, and above all, quality of service.
(Leadership; Care Delivery Models; Population Health; Competencies; Site/Space Planning)
Winnie has more than 35 years of U.S. and international healthcare experience. Her career began with service as a nurse in the U.S. Army; she held leadership positions in the U.S., Thailand, and Vietnam – where her commendations included the Bronze Star. She was Manager of the Presidential /VIP Suites at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. She met & was recruited by His Majesty King Hussein of Jordan to first serve as Dean, School of Nursing and then in a leadership role for a 28-hospital system. In Jordan, she conducted an operational assessment of 28 hospitals; initiated clinical quality & population health projects (including Bedouin healthcare); was involved in design & build/renovation of 7 facilities; and led curriculum design/instructional systems development to enhance healthcare team competencies.
Upon her return to the U.S., Winnie held positions as a CEO, Chief Clinical Officer, or a Chief Nursing Officer in 6 hospitals where she helped lead ‘turn-arounds” & added virtual healthcare. She also served on the graduate faculty at 4 U.S. universities – preparing healthcare professionals for future roles as leaders/ managers, educators, and clinicians. She was recruited by HCCA to serve as Director of International Operations – where she worked in the UK, the Middle East, India, South Korea, & the Philippines focusing upon healthcare recruitment AND competencies assessment/ development, while also working with local healthcare facilities to develop leadership skills & achieve international accreditation standards. She has presented more than 3000 seminars/educational sessions and serves on four Boards of Directors in the U.S. (Higher Education; Healthcare Real Estate; International Recruitment; Population Health)
Winnie currently serves as Sr. V.P. Operations & Clinical Services for HCCA Management – working on projects in Europe, Africa, & the Middle East such as: operational assessments; site & space planning for new healthcare facilities; leadership & staff recruitment & competencies assessment/development; and new patient care delivery models. She has a legacy of working in diverse organizations around the world (across the continuum of care) where she is known to: clarify complex circumstances; develop local leader & staff talents; create new care delivery models; and collaboratively, transparently improve the way health care is provided --- all while ultimately reducing harm and improving clinical, financial & consumer satisfaction/staff engagement outcomes.
(Leadership; Accreditation Surveys & Prep; Facilities Construction; IT Analytics)
Chris’s relationship with HCCA began more than 35 years ago when he was recruited by HCCA to be CEO for a military hospital in Saudi Arabia. Chris moved to the King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital (KHESH) in Riyadh, KSA – where he was CEO & which became one of the first hospitals surveyed & accredited by JCAHO/JCI. Since those settings, Chris has held leadership positions in both acute care general and in specialty hospitals e.g. eye and bariatric facilities. He has served as an International Surveyor for Joint Commission International and as an IT Consultant/Systems Analyst.
Chris has been involved in many hospital/clinic construction projects to include new-builds, expansions, and renovations. He brings a practical approach to site and space plan reviews – with an emphasis on efficiency and quality of services to be provided. In addition to work in the U.S. & Saudi Arabia, Chris’s international work settings also include Pakistan, Kuwait, and the Philippines.
(Finance; Mergers & Acquisitions; Budgeting & Reporting; Revenue Cycle Mgmt)
Michael ‘s career began in financial roles with Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). He then transitioned to CFO and Executive V.P. positions in organizations which included: Community Health Systems; Behavioral Centers of America; Essent Healthcare; Advance Recovery Systems; and Aris Radiology. He currently serves as CFO at Lakeview Health System, a private equity sponsored, multi-state Addiction Treatment and Substance Abuse Company.
Michael has experience with start-up healthcare companies; mergers and acquisitions; revenue cycle enhancements; operational and capital planning; financial infrastructure redesign; and MIS conversions. He has extensive experience in acute care settings as well as behavioral health; substance abuse; ambulatory services; home healthcare; and physician practice management. He is an advanced member of Healthcare Financial Management Association & recipient of the Folmer Award.
(Healthcare Systems Strategy & Regional Planning; Hospital Leadership and Operations)
For over 35 years, Clyde has served in healthcare leadership and operations roles in the U.S. and around the world. For the first 20 years, he was a hospital CEO and was then promoted to Sr. V.P., then President of a U.S. region for Quorum Health Resources(QHR) (when QHR was a subsidiary of HCA) – where he was leading strategic planning and managing 83 hospitals. Clyde was then relocated via HCCA to the Middle East/UAE where he served for 12 years in multiple healthcare organizations’ roles: CEO-Tawam Hospital; then CEO- Sheikh Khalifa Medical City; then CEO-Bumrungrad Hospital; and finally, Group COO for Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA).
In his career, Clyde has served in roles of a CFO, a COO, and a CEO. He has overseen new construction; he has developed strategic plans; he has recruited & led healthcare leadership & operations teams; and he has planned and led new services roll-out projects. His roles have taken him to the Middle East, Singapore, Russia, and the Philippines.
(Human Capital; Recruitment/Retention; Productivity; Leadership Development; Marketing)
Jim has 30+ years of leadership and success in healthcare human capital enhancement & staff performance improvement roles, as well as positions in corporate marketing and executive development. He excels in multi-cultural environments and is recognized for his collaborative style and strategic thinking.
Jim has worked in Abu Dhabi (SEHA) on brand development, marketing, physician recruitment, & program development for a 12-hospital system. With SEHA, he centralized sourcing and applicant tracking systems. In Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Saudi Arabia, Jim conducted healthcare executive sourcing. Also, in the Middle East, he assessed one of the largest private healthcare systems and produced a plan for saving $3.5M/year in staff turnover costs while improving patient satisfaction & staff engagement scores. In recent assignments, Jim has worked diligently on developing executive & management talent, to include coaching…ultimately leveraging human assets to improve healthcare productivity and organizational effectiveness.
(International Human Resources Sourcing, Competencies Development & Deployment)
Joe has more than 4 decades of success in international human resources. For HCCA, he served as V.P./Managing Director, Asia Pacific & Middle East Regions. Prior to this, he was Director, International Human Resources; Director, Middle East Int’l Resources; & Director, Far East Int’l Human Resources. Joe developed and opened HCCA offices in Lebanon, Egypt, and in the Philippines.
Over the years, Joe has effectively recruited, sourced, prepared, and deployed nurses to/from such diverse countries as South Korea, Thailand, Egypt, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, UAE, China, India, Singapore, Canada, U.K., the Philippines, and the U.S. He has consistently shown his talents for building relationships with ‘source countries’ & their healthcare institutions; for navigating complex immigration & credentialing policies; and ultimately for preparing healthcare professionals with the competencies they need to succeed in ‘new’ healthcare environments.
(Diabetes Prevention and Treatment; Community Screenings - Education /Population Health)
For over 35 years, Charlotte has provided leadership & consultation services related to community wellness and chronic disease care, especially related to diabetes. She was instrumental in the launch of the Diabetes Treatment Centers of America (DTCA) & served as its Regional Director of Operations – Western Division. She has been a Research Nurse related to clinical trials for insulin therapy, & has written re. ‘the team approach to intensive insulin therapy.’ She was the Program Director for two hospital-based Diabetes programs – creating community wellness screenings and education events – working with physicians, payers, community organizations, and consumers/patients on clinical protocols and prevention strategies.
Through her own Diabetes Solutions, she has taken her work to international levels – focusing upon community-based health and wellness, with a special passion for reducing the incidence of diabetes and improving the lives of those with diabetes. Her international work includes: direct care missions to Mexico, Honduras, & China AND professional education & protocol consultations in the UK, Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
(Finance; Strategy; Operational & Financial Performance Enhancement; “Turn-Arounds”)
Deb Mohesky is the CEO/Founder of HealthStar Partners, LLC - formed in January 1998. Deb has served in over 20 healthcare organizations nationwide and in Western Europe - leading transformational work as a Divisional Chief Financial Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Operating Officer. She has had gross revenue responsibility of $175M to $7.5B and has served in for profits, non-profits, and faith-based organizations.
Deb founded HealthStar Partners with a foundational focus: “provide long-term executive leadership to healthcare organizations experiencing significant change; re-organization; post-acquisition integration; operational issues; financial losses; &/or strategic repositioning.” She has a track record of collaborating with her client from a holistic viewpoint - while considering mission, values, culture, employee engagement, provider satisfaction, quality metrics, & other “soft metrics.” Then, with the client’s multidisciplinary team, develops a plan to improve overall performance; achieve clinical initiatives; strengthen financial performance; and enhance organizational culture.
(Human Resources Recruitment & Management; Executive Coaching; Career Development)
For over 30 years, Joy has led healthcare recruitment & human resource management work- both in local hospitals and at the healthcare system/corporate level. She has also managed human resource operations in technology, pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing entities. Joy is known for her collegial, collaborative style and her abilities to find, onboard, and develop talent. She models effective behavioral interviewing as she works to “hire for fit.” And Joy has a proven record of developing talent.
Her international work has involved sourcing, selecting, educating, & coaching international candidates for projects in Europe, Asia, South American and the Middle East. She also has extensive experience with the reverse process - sourcing & selecting international candidates from the U.K., Canada, Europe, India, South Korea, South America, & the Philippines for roles in the U.S. healthcare system. Additionally, Joy has led a team of career consultants providing coaching/career development for executive leaders from multiple industries AND has managed career transition efforts impacting 500 employees.
(Physician Engagement & Leadership Development, Clinical Integration, Care Quality/Safety)
Lee has had 25 years of success working in permanent & interim healthcare leader positions in the U.S. and abroad. He has worked for both Payer and Provider organizations - in for-profit and non-profit entities. As a Certified Physician Executive; Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality; and Certified Professional in Patient Safety, Lee has held 4 positions as Chief Medical Officer-Acute Care and 4 positions as a Chief Medical Officer -Ambulatory Care where he led physicians and multidisciplinary teams.
Lee has worked in Japan and Germany; been deployed to Indonesia and Peru; consulted on occupational medicine projects in Italy; and for information systems with NATO in Spain. As a Payer Medical Director on Guam for 4 years, Lee traveled and worked in the Philippines and California regularly - evaluating and collaborating to improve medical/clinical quality, information systems, and contracting for members.
Lee has been formally educated in Population Health; Global Medicine; Public Health; Health Management; Tropical Medicine; and Preventive/Occupational Medicine. He has a record of positively impacting healthcare operations, clinical care systems, & medical staff performance – resulting in improved population health, quality, safety, and more efficient, effective healthcare organizations.
(Leadership; Openings & Turn-arounds; Acute/Long-Term/Behavioral Health)
Mr. Sawyers brings 30+ years in healthcare leadership & consulting experience – in both the public and private sectors. He has served in the C-Suite in private, academic, multi-hospital, & outpatient facilities. He has provided leadership in acute care, long-term care, and behavioral health facilities in the U.S. and Middle East. Irving has also played key roles as disaster coordinator in 3 disasters.
Irving is known for developing strong, mutually-respectful relationships with medical staff, hospital team members, and referral sources. He often defines his role an equivalent to that of an orchestra conductor... ensuring each individual knows and plays his/her part. He is known to be persistent and never giving up in the pursuit of positive outcomes for consumers/patients, healthcare teams, and healthcare organizations... through facility openings, turnarounds, and/or operations.
Finance (Cost Accounting; Revenue Cycle; Productivity; Profitability/Analytics)
Christie Scanlon is a Healthcare Profitability Consultant who (for over 20+ years) has partnered with health systems, healthcare business intelligence organizations, and consulting firms to deliver service line profitability; reveal true utilization of resources; and unveil financial performance opportunities (e.g. efficiency improvements, enhanced managed care and vendor contract negotiations; & equipment acquisition decisions). Christie provides her highly-specialized knowledge of healthcare cost accounting to deliver cost accounting system assessments, recommendations, and roadmaps. She has utilized her cost accounting and healthcare analytics experience to develop cost models for health systems in U.S., Middle East, and Asian markets.
At health systems like Healthcare Corporation of America (HCA), Indiana University Health, Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego CA, & King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center (Saudi Arabia), Christie has developed and honed cost design templates, expected reimbursement calculations, data organization, visualization, validation, and reconciliation best practices, service line reporting suites, and healthcare cost accounting curriculums. In addition to hospital and clinic cost model design, she has also developed revenue cycle management and productivity analytics through Scanlon Enterprises.