Clyde provides the team with a very deep level of hospital operations both within the United States and Internationally.
Clyde was an executive with Quorum Health Resources, a subsidiary of Hospital Corporation of America, from 1975 until 1997, serving as Senior Vice President of its Western Division and the President of its Midwest Region. In 1998 Clyde was the President and CEO of NuCent Health Group, Inc. serving in this role until 2002.
In 2002, Clyde was relocated via HCCA to the Middle East where he served as the CEO of the General Health Authority for Health Services for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Subsequently becoming CEO for the Sheikh Khalifa Medical City and served in this position until September 2006. In 2006 he was recruited to be CEO of the Bumrungrad Hospital in Dubai where he served until 2009.
In 2009 Clyde was the Group Chief Operating Officer for the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) in Abu Dhabi, UAE where he served until 2014.
Clyde serves with HCCA on its management team and is an executive for 0perations. His experience includes being a Chief Financial Officer, a Chief Operating Officer, a Chief Executive Officer, and he has overseen new construction, expansion, developing strategic programs, project management, as well as international consulting projects in Singapore, the Philippines, and the Middle East.
Clyde has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Economics from Loma Linda University.
Christopher Booher, BS, MA, MCSE
Chris's relationship with HCCA International started in 1982 when he was recruited as the Administrator for a Saudi Arabian military hospital being managed by HCCA in the northern remote desert. Chris then moved to the King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital in Riyadh for seven years. KKESH was one of the first hospitals to be surveyed internationally by the JCAHO (JCI).
After Riyadh Chris managed two private hospitals in Jeddah. One was the prestigious El Magribi Eye and Ear Hospital and the other was the Al Salamah Hospital (now the King Faisal Specialist Hospital - Jeddah.) Magribi was surveyed successfully by JCI and Al Salamah was expanded from 100-beds to over 300.
During his career Chris has worked and lived in the Philippines, Pakistan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and the USA. His early career was in finance. He earned a BS and MA in Business Administration. He is also a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer.
He has experience leading hospitals through the accreditation process including American, Canadian and Australian successful surveys. Two of his private hospitals were accredited by two accreditation bodies.
Chris has been involved in many hospital construction projects to include new-builds, expansions and renovations. He brings a practical approach to layout review with an emphasis on efficiency and quality of services to be provided.
Winnie Fritz, BSN, MSN, Ph.D.
Winnie is an accomplished health care leader with more than 35 years of progressively challenging experience in health care management and consultation in the United States and internationally in the Middle East, Europe and Asia. She has demonstrated skills in planning and the successful execution of complex local, regional and national healthcare projects. Winnie is highly respected by physicians, peers, team members, and community leaders where she has a great variety of experience in profit and not-for-profit hospitals.
Winnie is also an experienced educator with more than 22 years as a fulltime or part-time college faculty member for nursing and health administration bachelors and masters students. Winnie has presented more than 3000 in-service presentations, seminars and conference addresses through her leadership positions.
Irving Sawyers, Jr., MHA
Mr. Sawyers brings over 30 years of experience as a Chief Executive Officer to the HCCA management team. His diverse experience includes not only acute care hospitals, but also behavioral health, acute long term care facilities, outpatient services and large university teaching hospitals. Mr. Sawyers has both international and domestic hospital operations experience in both the public and private sectors.
Sally A. Gallagher, BSN, MBA
Sally provides the HCCA management team with extensive experience in nursing leadership experience both domestically and internationally. Sally began her nursing career at the bedside in critical care, went on to get an MBA and has been a nurse executive for over 15 years, 8 of those years in Saudi Arabia. She has held responsibility for the commissioning and operations of two hospitals and ambulatory care centers as well as being responsible for the administration of hospitals’ inpatient and outpatient operations.
Some of Sally’s major international accomplishments include: implementation of a new Nurse Internship & Nursing Residency Programs for new graduate nurses to transition from academic to clinical practice setting; successful JCIA Accreditation Survey; established Nursing Quality Management /Improvement; expansion of existing facilities and services and the initiation of recruitment program, including international advertising project to recruit nursing and ancillary support staff to support the expansion; and development of staffing and budgeting for commissioning of new 450-bed acute rehabilitation facility to include a mobilization plan to coordinate deployment of work force phased in over a one-year period.
Charlotte Hodge, RN, NP, CDE
Charlotte is a highly qualified and trained Nurse Practitioner. She was one of the first team members to start Diabetes Treatment Centers of America and was Program Director with them for ten years.
Charlotte is very much in demand as a speaker, trainer, and mentor in the diabetes profession and directs many educational seminars related to this illness.
Charlotte, recognized as an expert in diabetes, brings her expertise and international experience to the HCCA team. Recognizing that diabetes is a major illness world wide, Charlotte leads and directs the company’s training and service programs for its clients.”
Michael Davis (on sabbatical) MBA, BSBA
Michael provides the management team with extensive experience in financial management and leadership. Michael's experience and career has been in the healthcare industry starting as an assistant hospital administrator, a chief financial officer, a co-founder of the second largest psychiatric hospital company in the US to and Executive Vice President and CFO for large for profit hospital management companies spanning over 25+ years.
Michael has experience with start-up companies, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic planning for large healthcare companies. He brings to our team extensive experience and a depth of knowledge in the financial field.
Frank Shiffer, MPH, CPA
Frank is a strong financial and operations professional with strong leadership skills and over 20 years of experience in managing complex business and financial organizations and turning around troubled and unprofitable situations. He has significant experience in strategic planning, budgeting, new enterprise development, regulatory compliance, contract negotiations, and both domestic and international business and project management.
With the HCCA team, Frank provides guidance to major healthcare providers, both for individual providers and multihospital systems, on financial and operational issues as well as aspects of acquisitions and new enterprises and services. He is a key member of the team’s provision of feasibility studies on financial viability and profitability, and operational reviews to provide turnaround services for major US and International clients.
Herschel Hatcher, CPA, BA
Herschel’s experience in controller and in chief financial officer positions has included hospitals of nearly two hundred and fifty beds and USD$100 million budgets in the United States, the United Arab Emirates, and in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Herschel’s interests and passions include feasibility studies and hospital start-up operations. For new hospital projects, Herschel has led and has been a part of teams that have created finance and control policies, procedures, and forms; established finance department job descriptions; implemented new information systems; and conducted the interview and hiring of local staff for finance functions. He also has experience with fixed and disposable materials acquisition and inventory control.
Herschel has also held line management responsibility for finance departments including general accounting, cost and budget, payroll, accounts, payable, inventory accounting, patient billing, cashier’s office, and property control. He has managed all aspects of financial reporting including the generation of financial statements and preparation for external audit and reporting to hospital boards and government sponsors.
Patrick Williams, MBA, BBA, CPA, CHFP
Patrick brings extensive US and International experience to the managment team of HCCA. Patrick has worked in various international locations including senior financial and accounting positions in the Middle East and America Samoa.
His Experience includes financial and accounting management, financial and accounting reporting, taxation, purchasing and inventory control, information systems management, and team development in both start-ups and on-going facilities.
Philip E M Bradshaw, Chartered MCIPD
Philip brings to the management team over 30 years’ experience in healthcare, both domestic and international. He has strong problem solving skills and sound judgment. Philip is widely recognized as a practical “hands-on” professional who looks for creative solutions and delivers on time. He has taken on a number of assignments which have demonstrated his ability to operate successfully outside of his normal role, and often independently. Examples include:
- Compensation and benefits review for major international hospitals
- Incentives review for firm of American healthcare recruitment firm operating in the United States
- Retention and re-contracting of large expatriate healthcare workforce upon change of employer
- Recruitment of both clinical and operational executives for major new international hospital projects
- Director of Human Resources for many years for a large domestic hospital management company.
Joe was HCCA’s vice president and managing director, Asia Pacific and Middle East regions. He joined HCCA in 1975 and has served as director of international human resources, director of Middle East international human resources, and director of Far East international human resources until 1987. Joe was responsible for opening HCCA’s offices in Lebanon, Egypt and in the Philippines. Over the years, he has been directly involved with international health care recruitment, sourcing and deploying nurses to and/or from such diverse countries as Korea, Thailand, Egypt, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, UAE, China, India, Singapore, Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Philippines.
With over 30 years of experience in healthcare recruitment and human resource management, both at the local hospital and corporate level, Joy brings a wealth of diverse expertise to our organization. Her international experience includes selecting, training and coaching employees for projects in the US, Europe, South America, Asia and the Middle East. She is known for her ability to establish credibility and build partnerships for maximum effectiveness in the healthcare environment
James S Ferrier
James has helped companies achieve increased productivity through enlightened employee relations and counseling, effective communication, professional recruiting practices and enhanced employee retention strategies. He has special expertise and experience in the areas of marketing, communications and recruiting management and excels in multicultural environments and I am recognized as a strong verbal and written communicator.
His most recent role was with Morton Bay Consultancy, LLC, an independent consultancy dedicated to improving client performance in business operations, especially in the areas of executive recruitment, employee relations, marketing, communications and business development
Contract assignments included Edward W Kelley & Partners where he conducted an intensive study and audit of one of the largest private healthcare systems in the Middle East. He provided a comprehensive performance improvement plan currently under deployment, which will save the organization US $3.5 million a year in turnover cost while improving patient satisfaction and employee engagement scores.
He also sourced and placed an American senior executive as CEO of a large, private hospital in Jeddah, KSA Abu Dhabi Health Services Company PJSC (SEHA)
James completely overhauled physician recruiting and centralized the sourcing and management of the function to improve productivity and quality of the sourcing and hiring of health system physicians using an RPO model. He created the brand identity of the in-house recruitment organization and created a sourcing microsite and applicant tracking system that generated more than 600 inquiries and 140 candidates in two months vs. 160 in a year.
Between 2007–2012, he served as a Contracted Consultant to the Health Authority – Abu Dhabi (HA-AD) the healthcare regulator of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Seconded to a new start-up hospital management company in the United Arab Emirates called Abu Dhabi Health Services Company PJSC (SEHA) to establish the Marketing and Communications function, develop the brand and identity program, and establish a marketing and communications plan for the health system.
His education includes Bachelor of Science, Loyola University, Los Angeles
Affiliations include Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) National Association for Health Care Recruitment (NAHCR)