Project Description

Duane Scholer


Duane has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry, primarily in the for-profit sector. He has an extensive background in senior management leadership as CEO/President, CFO, COO and Administrator for various healthcare organizations providing strategic leadership along with operational and financial oversight. His extensive financial and operational background allows him to quickly assess and adapt appropriate leadership initiatives to successfully address financial issues, strategic initiatives, and any certification or licensure procurement or retention.

Prior Experience

Prior to joining Spectrum Health Partners, Duane held various senior management positions with numerous healthcare organizations including, Tenet Healthcare, United Surgical Partners International, MedCath, Inc., Kindred Healthcare and Arizona Vein & Vascular Center Ambulatory Surgery Centers. The majority of Phil’s career has been in hospital operations as a Hospital President/CEO in the AMI/Tenet healthcare system.

During the past 10 years, Duane has served as interim President/CEO of various hospitals. Phil has extensive experience with corporate structure, hospital boards, medical staff, community and employee relations. He has been involved in several strategic and financial turnaround situations.


Turnaround & Restructuring • Interim and Crisis Management • Mergers & Acquisitions • Performance Improvement


Duane has expansive experience in due diligence reviews, interim management, operations management and financial modeling and forecasting for such industries as acute healthcare facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, and health insurance plans. He has initiated and implemented productivity improvement projects at a number of facilities which reduced costs while improving efficiencies. He has provided strategic insights and market research along with due diligence for numerous contracts, leasing arrangements and acquisitions and sales for numerous facilities and organizations.

Education & Affiliations

Duane earned a bachelor’s in Business Administration, with a Finance major and Economic minor from Robert O. Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

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