Project Description

David Lundquist MBA


David is an accomplished and solutions-focused Senior Executive and Advisor with 35 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Leveraging extensive experience restructuring companies to drive value, he is skilled in developing strategic vision and achieving turnaround results following periods of stagnant or declining performance. His broad areas of expertise include strategic planning, change management, business development, project and program management, process improvements, and cross-functional team building and leadership.

Throughout his executive career, David has held leadership positions at medical and health care organizations in Oklahoma, New Jersey, and New York. He most recently was President/CEO for Rome Memorial Hospital and its affiliates in Rome, New York. He has been responsible for establishing a new strategic vision for a hospital experiencing several years of declining operating performance, increasing market share, developing key strategic affiliation partnerships, and building a strong leadership team to drive organizational success; achieving $14M in cost savings for an alliance of several hospitals through the implementation of a collaborative clinical environment to eliminate inefficiencies; and facilitating the restructure, turnaround, and acquisition of a health system experiencing previous losses of over $80M, ultimately positioning the organization as a healthcare leader in the region.

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  • Strategic Executive Leadership
  • Physician Relationship Building
  • Healthcare System Operations
  • Strategic Planning and Deployment
  • Stakeholder Relations and Engagement
  • Turnaround Strategy
  • Change Management
  • Business Development
  • Process Improvement
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Team Building and Leadership
  • Talent Recruitment and Selection
  • Seasoned Executive with rich history of success within the healthcare sector and proven track record of driving organizational growth and operational effectiveness within both for-profit and not-for-profit environments.
  • Accomplished, Hands-on Change Agent with an emphasis on steering turnaround initiatives, implementing innovative programming, and optimizing healthcare services through strategic, proactive, and comprehensive leadership.
  • Results-Driven Forward-Thinker thrives in volatile healthcare environments by prioritizing an integrative approach to tackle challenges and cultivate positive, productive stakeholder relationships with BODs, physicians, employees, patients and families, community members, and political leaders.
  • Turnaround Management
  • Crisis Management
  • Interim Management
  • Operations Management
  • Established strong culture throughout organization based on teamwork, planning for results, and focus on positive attitude.
  • Established clear priorities around highest quality, service satisfaction, and operating performance.
  • Established strong physician engagement structure.
  • Received national, regional, and local awards for quality services.
  • Established clear sense of ownership and accountability.
  • Developed Strategic Plan with total organizational engagement.
  • Restructured organizations consistent with emphasis on quality, accountability, fiscal responsibility, and teamwork. Utilized Lean/SixSigma principles in establishing the attitude of efficient operations and accountability.
  • Restructured leadership teams to respond to organizational needs.
  • Provided leadership through times of opening hospitals/services and closing hospitals/services. Also provided leadership through multiple ownership changes, two (2) of which involved physician/hospital syndication efforts.
  • Demonstrated unwavering commitment to staff development.
  • Developed and implemented business development plans based on market demographics, ACO/CIN requirements, physician engagement, and service line capabilities.
  • Pursued and developed strong affiliation/acquisition relationships with other providers.
  • Nurtured strong relationships with regulators, political leaders, physician groups, and regional tertiary health systems to establish and strengthen networks to efficiently navigate through industry and financial challenges.
  • Continuously pursued strategic partnerships to enhance performance.
  • Planned and implemented capital projects consistent with strategic plan.
  • Guided the selection and implementation of EMR systems to include complete system conversions with Meditech, Cerner, and McKesson/Allscripts.
  • Planned and implemented capital campaigns to support much needed capital improvements.
  • Served as Interim President/CEO of various hospitals, including community, faith based and proprietary systems.
  • Responsible for organizations ranging from 50 bed specialty hospitals to 600+ bed multi-facility medical centers.
  • Involved in successful turnaround situations, going from annual operating losses to profitable organizations.
  • Successfully stabilized medical and employee relations during leadership transition.
  • Employed principles of Six Sigma and LEAN Management to promote a pervasive culture of accountability and integrity as well as significant and ongoing improvements in quality and operating performance.
  • Received national recognition for quality services by Consumer Reports, HealthGrades and U.S. News & World Report, and earned the 2010 Hudson Valley Regional Leadership Award in Health Care as well as a top 10% national ranking in numerous quality and satisfaction metrics.
  • Chairman, Long-Range Capital Planning Commission – State of Oklahoma
  • Chairman, Industrial Engineering Advisory Board – School of Industrial Engineering, University of Oklahoma
  • Vice-Chair, NORMET Hospital Association – affiliate of Hospital Association of New York (HANYS)
  • Member, Board of Directors – Oklahoma Health Care Association
  • Member, Regional Advisory Board of Directors – Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield, New York
  • Member, Executive Committee – EDGE Board of Directors, New York
  • Member, Board of Directors – Regional Chamber of Commerce of Ulster County, New York
  • Member, Board of Directors – YMCA, Ulster County, New York
  • Member, Policy Development Committee – New Jersey Hospital Association
  • Youth Athletic Coach – Basketball, Football, National Championship Teams in Baseball and Softball
  • Chairman, Explorer Scouting Service Division – Fort Smith, Arkansas

Education & Affiliations

  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, University of Oklahoma
  • MBA from Meinders School of Business, Oklahoma City University
  • Lean Six Sigma Brown Belt, achieved from training during a joint venture between St. Clare’s Health System and General Electric (GE) Company. At this time I held multifunctional roles as CEO of St. Clare Hospitals and COO of the St. Clare Health System.
  • American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
  • Certified Property Manager (CPM)
  • Hospital Management Systems Society (CHMSS)
  • Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)
  • Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE)
  • College and University Personnel Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR)

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