Healthcare Leadership Expert Rulon Stacey Joins Navigant

Stacey brings deep focus on creating a culture of leadership as health systems evolve

Navigant (NYSE: NCI) today announced the addition of Rulon Stacey, PhD, a recognized national and international healthcare leader, who brings a future-focused, leadership-driven approach to its multidimensional client engagements.

Stacey joins Navigant’s Healthcare segment as a managing director and will lead the Navigant Leadership Institute, which will provide timely and relevant industry guidance and support to health systems as they transition from fee-for-service to value-based reimbursement.

“Navigant is committed to helping our clients make the necessary changes to how they deliver patient care all while supporting their organizational culture and mission,” said David Zito, managing director and Navigant Healthcare segment leader. “Rulon brings a unique approach to uniting culture and strategy that is designed to create a sustainable future for healthcare systems. He has unparalleled experience in the formation and operation of combined academic and community health systems. By combining his expertise with our proven delivery of strategic and improved operational results, we can help accelerate our clients’ path to value.”

Stacey is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and currently serves as the chair of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Board of Overseers. He also chairs the CEO Circle of the International Hospital Federation in Geneva, Switzerland, and is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. He previously served as President and CEO of Fairview Health Services, President of the University of Colorado Health, and President and CEO of Poudre Valley Health System, among other leadership positions. He has been lauded with accolades, including Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare, and the Public Administrator of the Year from the University of Colorado. He has also authored multiple articles and books and is a Past Chairman of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

"A consistent theme throughout my career has been my commitment to the implementation of a Performance Excellence model which drives clinical and financial performance by a tenacious focus on data. I believe that utilization of these principles can help organizations across industries improve quality, customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction and organizational performance,” said Stacey. “Over the past several months Navigant has been able to build the best team in the industry to focus on these leadership challenges, and I look forward to bringing my hands-on implementation experience to Navigant to help our clients drive operational excellence and leadership service.”

Stacey will work closely with Kate Goonan, M.D. and Scott Ransom, M.D., two recent hires, in building out Navigant’s Leadership Institute, the Physician Leadership Group and the Baldrige-as-a-Blueprint® methodology, which will underpin healthcare performance improvement client engagements.

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