MICHAEL B. GUTHRIE, MD, MBA
CONTACT: Cell: (858) 945-8574
Forty years of varied clinical and management experience, in not-for-profit
and for-profit settings, with special interest in the areas of:
¨ Physician leadership development
¨ Engaging physicians in performance improvement
¨ Change management especially working with hospitals and physicians
to improve quality, safety, and cost
¨ Healthcare system management
¨ Group Practice governance
¨ Healthcare marketing and public relations
¨ Management of mergers and acquisitions
¨ Health services delivery in Managed Care environment
¨ Medical staff communications
¨ Supply Chain Management, related to physician preference products
such as implants
University, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
in Residence and Adjunct Professor
present University of Colorado – Denver Campus
School of Business, Program in Health Administration
responsibility: Business of Medicine course for residents in Hospital Medicine (see bibliography) and various invited guest
Coach and Education Consultant:
Improvement, Physician Engagement, Physician Leadership Development, Governance of Medical Groups
for learning collaboratives and faculty for
for physician leaders sponsored by various national and local organizations.
1996-2004 Premier, Inc. And Related Companies, San Diego, CA
of the nation’s largest alliances of not-for-profit hospitals and health systems, focused on supply chain, contracting,
and data services.
Responsible for development and growth of physician services and practice
management solutions, and selected other strategic initiatives as indicated below. Private, for profit.
2003-2004 Group Vice President, Physician Preference
Solutions, Group Purchasing Services
for development of Premier’s Physician Preference strategy for contracting and services. Designed and led
the implementation of Premier’s Better Performers Research focused on orthopedics and cardiology. Led the development
within Premier of expertise and processes to involve physicians in total performance improvement.
with clinical teams from Premier to work with health systems to engage their physicians, nurses and administrators to improve
outcomes and reduce costs through collaborative processes for improved quality, especially in clinical areas with high physician
preference purchasing components.
Team Leader for Supply Chain Solutions Team and faculty for the Breakthrough
Series in Supply Chain Management, while guiding Premier through development of strategy for clinical preference value creation. Worked
extensively with the field force to respond to many special problems related to physician engagement in performance improvement.
2000-2003 Senior Vice President, Physician
Relations, Premier, Inc.
Leader for strategy development and implementation of physician engagement
programs for quality, cost management, and patient safety. Worked extensively with Chief Medical Officers
of larger health systems and hospitals.
1996-2000 Executive Vice
President, Premier Practice Management, Inc. and, Executive Vice President, Premier, Inc.
Group Practice Management: Responsible for development in for-profit startup subsidiary with growth from three locations to
thirteen, in 3 ½ years with greater than 1300 physicians and more than $40M in annual management revenues. Also
responsible for development of initial Internet strategy for Premier. Team member responsible for choice of partners
and implementation of electronic, eHealth solutions in physician practices.
Samaritan Health System, San Jose, CA
and Chief Executive Officer
diversified health services company and integrated delivery system with 1995 total net revenues of $350 Million. Responsible
for 4300 employees, 4 Hospitals (1132 beds), as well as a Medical Foundation (45 physician member medical group practice and
350 physician IPA), a Home Health services company (The Visiting Nurse Association), and a small venture capital investment
company. Private, not for profit, sponsorship.
Responsible for initial
turnaround bankruptcy workout and subsequent sale to Columbia/HCA, with all the attendant regulatory reviews and approvals.
to reconfigure this failed hospital system merger in late 1992. Reorganized governance, reduced and consolidated
management, consolidated support operations, organized enterprise wide information systems plan, renegotiated debt structure,
initiated patient-focused re-engineering, and renegotiated medical group, IPA, and other physician contracts for medical foundation
functions with approximately 100,000 covered lives.
and led board and medical staff through a process of strategic re-evaluation which resulted in choice of a partner for sale. Negotiated
the sale to Columbia/HCA and then organized the closing, including California and Federal regulatory review and due diligence,
that led to successful close of sale on January 1, 1996. Established community not-for-profit foundation with the
proceeds in excess of $96M.
leading recovery efforts, also pursued community service activities resulting in a Foster McGaw Finalist Award in 1995, and
recognition of Good Samaritan Hospital as one of the “One Hundred Best Run Hospitals,” HCIA/Mercer, 1995.
1991-1992: The Penrose-St. Francis
Colorado Springs, CO
Chief Operating Officer
640 bed integrated health-care company with total net revenues in 1992 of $150 million. Responsible for 3500 employees
and 3 Hospitals. Catholic, non-teaching, not for profit, sponsorship.
for all operating functions, clinical and financial performance. Supervised successful system operating performance
of 8% net income on net revenues of approximately $400 M in 1992.
with above responsibilities:
Chief Operating Officer, and President,
Health Care Providers, Inc.,
for-profit subsidiaries of The Penrose-St. Francis Healthcare System).
Expanded market for
and improved operating performance of Occupational Medicine, Employee Assistance Program, Center for Health & Nutrition,
Urgent Care Clinics, and rural primary care clinic.
1987-1991: The Penrose-St. Francis Healthcare
Vice President, Business Development
to lead Planning and Transition Team, responsible for design of the successful merger of three hospitals, including master
plan for consolidation of all departments, creating plan for integration of information systems, and merger of two medical
staffs. Instituted business planning and budgeting system for a service line structure of the new system. Managed
all business planning, public and employee communication, and extensive marketing activities.
1983-1987: Penrose Health System
President for Medical Affairs and Medical Director
addition to Medical Director functions, managed Penrose Cancer Center, Information Systems Department, and Medical Records
Department. Supervised various clinical support departments, such as Cardiology, for brief periods.
and implemented preferred provider organization with more than 400 physicians. Subsequently sold this to Principal Health
Director of Medical Affairs
Director of Medical Affairs for this two hospital system. Created medical staff leadership development program,
continuing medical education, and medical affairs departments. Developed credentialing, quality improvement, and
peer review functions. Developed medical staff communications.
State Hospital, Pueblo, CO
Director of Professional Education
liaison with the University of Colorado, Health Sciences Center, Department of Psychiatry
School of Business
Springs, CO Major: Marketing Minor: Finance
MA Major: Chemistry Minor:
1973-1976: Resident, Department of Psychiatry
of the University of Pennsylvania and The
General Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Consultation Psychiatry and Neurology
1972-1973: Intern in Psychiatry and Medicine
General Hospital, Denver, CO
Medicine #19829 Inactive
MD #014614 Inactive
Facilitator: Strengths Deployment Inventory (SDI)
The American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
The National Board of Medical Examiners
ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE:
in Residence, Facilitator, Faculty,
Present Conference Design and Seminar Leader;
GE Fellowship Program (for Emerging Physician Leaders);
Physician Leadership Development Seminars
Healthcare Management Academy, Rosslyn, VA
2015- 2017 Advisory
Board, Nucleus Health
2013-2015: Advisory Board, Frost Data
Juan Capistrano, CA
2010- 2013 Advisory Board, Alter+Care, Inc.
2009- 2012 Advisory
Board, PerfectServe, Inc.
2006-2009 Board of Directors,
2006-2011 Advisory Board,
2006-2015 Advisory Board,
Precyse Solutions, Inc.
2004-2015 Physician Advisor; Program Design; Faculty
The Healthcare Intelligence Company, Chicago, IL (now Vizient, Inc.)
Physicians in Leadership Learning Collaborative
and Faculty; The Leadership Institute
for Hospital Medicine
2002-2004: Editorial Advisory Board:
1999 Judge -- Physician Executive Award of Excellence
1994-2004: Editorial Advisory Board:
Practice Options” -- Newsletter,
Healthcare Resource, Inc., Chatham, NJ
1994-1996: Advisory Board Member,
1992-1994: Advisory Board Member,
The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
1990-1991: Judge -- Selection Committee
for "Commitment to Quality Award"
Healthcare Forum/Witt sponsorship
1990-1992: Business Advisory Board Member,
College of Business, University of Colorado --Colorado Springs
of Healthcare Marketing, American Marketing Association, Chicago, IL
1987- 2010 Reviewer:
Executive, The Journal of Medical Management, American College of Physician Executives, Tampa, FL. (now PLJ, American
Association of Physician Leadership)
Journal of Healthcare Marketing, American
Marketing Association, Chicago, IL
1982-1984: Administrative Consultant:
Provider Organization joint venture created by private practice physicians and Penrose Hospitals, Colorado Springs, CO
1980-1985: Medical Technical Advisor:
"Kids Corner, LTD.",
A national producer of Patient Education Films for children.
1989- 2000: Volunteer:
for Humanity International
homes for disadvantaged people in Colorado, Florida, South Dakota, and Mexico.
Fountain Valley School, Colorado Springs, CO
college preparatory school
Lunch Productions (documentary films)
Health Management Academy
Present: Premier, Inc.
– Healthcare Intelligence Company
Society for Hospital Medicine
American College of Physician Executives,
The American Medical Association
American Society for Internal Medicine
The Healthcare Forum, Executive Education Series
University of Denver,
Health Care Organization & Systems
Western Network for Education in Health Administration,
for Healthcare Executives
The Medical Group Management Association
The American College of Healthcare Executives
American College of Physicians
The Society for OB/GYN Hospitalists
and Health Systems (please see website for list of clients, past and present)
College of Healthcare Executives
for contribution to healthcare management literature
ACHE Article of the Year
American College of Physician Executives
College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Marketer of the Year
American Hospital Association
Society for Healthcare Planning and Marketing
1989: Distinguished Alumnus, College of Business
University of Colorado -- Colorado Springs
Marketing Graduate, College of Business
of Colorado -- Colorado Springs
1998- The Healthcare Management Academy
Faculty; Executive-in-Residence, Advisor
Mentor; GE Fellowship
1996- Battelle Corporation,
Health Products Advisory Board member
Research and Development Institute, Inc.,
Clinical Advisory Board member
Healthcare Association, Founding Member
Board member, 1994-1996
Board member, 1992-1996
Vice Chairman, 1994-1995
1991-1996: The Healthcare Forum
Board of Directors, 1991
1982- American College
of Physician Executives, Member
Present: -- President, 1989
Board of Directors, 1989
Faculty, 2004- present
Academy of Medical Directors, Member
Vice President and President Elect, 1987-88
Board of Directors, 1984-88
1989-1991: American Board of Medical Management
Member, Examination Work Group,
General Management & Marketing area
Marketing Association, Member
Academy for Health Services Marketing
and Responsibilities of Physician Executives.
experience, setting, roles, authority, and responsibility held by physician managers and physician leaders. (See
1979- The Dynamics
of Medical Staff/Hospital Relations and
Present: Physician Organizations,
Physician-Hospital Integration, Physician Alignment
focuses on medical staff development, effective models for physician enterprises, and the management of conflict between organizations
and physicians. (See Bibliography.)
and Responsibilities of effective Medical Group Directors
Marketing and Strategy
of Marketing and Strategy in Healthcare
including physician organizations. (See Bibliography.)
Motivation and Work Design.
Developed Health Professional Motivation Inventory, with colleagues,
to assess and measure the motivating potential of work performed by health-care professionals compared to their growth needs
strength. Work focused primarily on nurses. (See Bibliography.)
ADDRESS: 20 W. Del Norte St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
two adult children