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Dennis G. Stambaugh

Associate Director


Tempe, AZ +1.602.528.8079

Areas of Expertise

Dennis Stambaugh is an associate director in the Healthcare practice at Navigant. Dennis has more than 30 years of experience as a senior health system executive officer, hospital CEO, chief operating officer, and consultant within academic and community health networks. His expertise is in designing leadership systems for improved organizational effectiveness. His experience includes organizational assessments and facilitating change for the integration and alignment of strategy, customer focus, measurement systems, workforce, and operations to achieve effective results.

As chief quality and network officer, Dennis has built and led large, cross-functional, high-performing operational performance management teams for patient-centered culture transformation in anticipation of system changes needed under value-based healthcare reimbursement. His efforts in quality improvement, innovation, and performance excellence have helped health systems transform their culture, linking strategy with operations to achieve breakthrough performance for clinical quality, the patient experience, and overall financial results.

Areas of expertise

Organizational effectiveness assessments:

  • Provides systematic structure for comprehensive health systems evaluations based on an assessment of operational and strategic systems integration and alignment.
  • Advises in the implementation of actions to address opportunities for improvement.

Quality improvement, innovation, and performance excellence:

  • Facilitates organizational culture change and transformation by adopting value-based system approaches that empower the workforce to engage in innovation, continuous learning, and implementation of new models for patient care.

Academic, community, and post-acute health systems executive experience:

  • As a former senior executive leader, Dennis guides and coaches senior operations executives in implementing leadership system models for improved organizational effectiveness to enable breakthrough performance improvement.
MS, Health Care Administration Texas Woman’s University Bachelor of University Studies, Liberal Arts University of New Mexico
FACHE, Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives
Membership and Activity Information
Board Certified Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE)
Former Baldrige National Quality Award Board of Examiners Southwest Alliance for Excellence (SWAE)
Regional Baldrige Award Judge ISO 9001:2008
Certified Quality Management Systems Internal Auditor Former CARF Medical Rehabilitation Surveyor Consultant

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Dennis G. Stambaugh

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