Ron was Vice President Shared Solutions for Vizient, with accountability for developing and/or managing innovative shared services programs and business assets, focused primarily in the areas of revenue cycle services, insurance & employee benefits, energy, & select operating efficiencies. Within each of these areas, his team was accountable for establishing enterprise strategy and managing the development of a comprehensive portfolio of programs which leveraged hospitals working together to create compelling value beyond what individual organizations could realize on their own. Previously with VHA, Ron managed a program development subsidiary company which delivered $500M+ in cumulative financial performance improvement for participating members. Ron has thirty years of wide ranging healthcare management, consulting, operational, and new venture startup experience. His experience includes executive positions in hospital systems, ASC & physician practice management, consulting, new ventures, and business development. Prior to Vizient & VHA, Ron had full management accountability for two multi-specialty surgical groups with ASC’s, and was the founder of a consulting services company focusing on driving strategic alignment between medical centers and their specialty physician groups. Previously, Ron was also a co-founder of MedCath and was VP Business Development for Carolinas Healthcare System.
Ron holds a bachelors degree in Economics from the University of Puget Sound, located in Tacoma, Washington. He also holds an MBA degree from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. For interests, Ron continues his longstanding passion for playing competitive soccer and is a Seattle Sounders season ticket holder. He is also the owner of a tire & service store.