For Immediate Release
March 1, 2017
CSuite Solutions Launches National Strategic Advisory Firm To Help Health System Leaders Navigate Value-Based Care Environment
Former Health System CEOs and C-level Executives Lead New Firm
Tampa, Fla. – A team of former health system CEOs and other senior executives has joined forces to launch CSuite Solutions, a strategic advisory firm serving health system leaders across the U.S. The new consultancy will harness decades of combined experience to help health systems thrive in today’s challenging environment while also preparing for the transition from volume-based business models to value-based care.
“We know the challenges that healthcare leaders are facing because we’ve sat in those chairs ourselves,” said Steve Mason, co-founder of CSuite Solutions and former CEO of BayCare Health System in the Tampa Bay and Central Florida regions. “Having an intimate understanding of the decisions our clients face equips us to provide strategic, real-world counsel.”
Although the transition to value-based care is a priority for the healthcare industry, leadership at CSuite Solutions recognizes that there is still a need to help health systems operate successfully within the traditional volume-based business model.
“Volume is not dead,” said Stewart Schaffer, co-founder of CSuite Solutions and former chief marketing and strategy officer at BayCare. “There are hospitals and practices struggling with issues including reduced reimbursement rates, revenue cycle challenges and declining market share. We can help them manage these challenges today while also laying a foundation for the changes that are still to come.”
Including Mason and Schaffer, CSuite is launching operations with a total of seven partners. The other partners are: Josh Adler, former president of Archimedes Clinical Analytics, formerly a subsidiary of Kaiser Permanente; Jim Burkhart, former CEO of Tampa General Hospital; Stephen Jacobs, MD, FACP, a board certified internal medicine specialist and former president of Morton Plant Mease Primary Care, Inc.; Brian Paradis, former president and chief operating officer of Florida Hospital’s Central Region; and Jeffrey Rivest, former president and CEO of the University of Maryland Medical Center.
In addition to revenue cycle optimization and value-based care delivery, CSuite Solutions offers expertise in a wide array of issues facing health system leaders including Accountable Care Organizations, physician alignment, managed care contracting, patient acquisition, population health, clinically integrated network development and health information technology.
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About CSuite Solutions
CSuite Solutions is a national strategic advisory firm serving health systems across the U.S. The practice is led by accomplished healthcare industry executives who have transformed hospitals and major healthcare systems, physician groups and other providers into financially robust organizations. These C-level executives are now dedicating their talents and connections to helping their peers successfully navigate these transformative times. To learn more about CSuite Solutions and its service offerings, please visit CSuiteSolutions.com and follow @CSuiteSolutions on Twitter.