Brian Paradis – Senior Associate
Brian Paradis has over 30 years of healthcare delivery experience and brings a broad spectrum of best practices to help our clients meet their goals. Brian is known as a creative idea generator and consensus builder who uses thought leadership to foster innovation within healthcare delivery teams. By using the concept of systems theory, he inspires and coaches executive and physician leaders to build cultures that execute strategy and achieve sustainable performance excellence. Brian Paradis’ practice specialties include strategic planning, business development, operations and financial performance.
Prior to his role as President of West Florida Health, Brian served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Florida Hospital’s Central Region, a $4 billion enterprise with more than 25,000 employees and 2,000 physicians. Under his leadership, Florida Hospital was ranked as the #1 Hospital in Florida by U.S. News & World Report for three consecutive years, and was a 2014 finalist for the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Florida Hospital was also the largest hospital in the United States to achieve the ISO 9001 certification for quality. Previously, Brian was the Chief Financial Officer for the Florida Division of Adventist Health Systems. He was instrumental in the successful launch of Celebration Health, a state-of-the-future healthcare facility in Walt Disney’s Celebration community.
Brian earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Southern College in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He further developed his financial acumen by earning a Public Accountant and a Management Accountant certification.
Brian is also the author of “Lead with Imagination – Regaining the Power to Lead and Live in a Changing World” — See the book on Amazon or Barnes and Noble