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Mr. Andrew W. Allen

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Western Medical Inc
Phone: (250) ***-****  
Local Address:  Mutter Rd. Mill Bay , British Columbia , Canada
western medical contracting inc
9-1385 North Routledge Park
London , Ontario N6H 5N5

Company Description: Western Medical Contracting Inc. was founded in April 2006 with the goal of providing expert service in hospital renovations, new construction and medical equipment...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Master's of Public Health , Hospital Administration
    Tulane University
  • Bachelor's of Science , Hospital Administration
    Tulane University
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Meet the Team » Western Medical Inc, 9 June 2015 [cached]
Andrew Allen
Andy has been involved in the medical construction industry for over 20 years and brings his extensive background to the role of President and owner. He has been involved at all levels of ... MORE
Andy ..., 7 Dec 2013 [cached]
Andy Allen President/Project Manager
Andy has an extensive background in the medical construction industry including both equipment installations and construction projects within the hospital environment. Andy acted in a project management role for numerous turn-key and renovation projects across Canada including MR and CT installations before forming WestMed.
Andy has procured and managed many projects for WestMed over the last four years including sizable renovations at NRGH Pediatrics to VGH High Acuity Neurosciences projects. He has successfully navigated some challenging imaging installations including VGH- MRI, RJH CT Scanners and NRGH Nuclear Medicine relocation.
About MEDI: Our Team of Professional and Experienced Executive, 1 June 2013 [cached]
Andrew W. Allen
Andrew W. Allen Andy Allen has over 35 years of healthcare experience, holding various executive positions in hospitals and health systems across the country. Most recently, Andy served as interim CEO in Saginaw, Michigan for his previous employer, Ascension Health, the country's largest not-for-profit and largest Catholic Healthcare System with $13 billion in revenues. Before his retirement from Ascension, he held various positions, including the Operating Group President for half of Ascension's 67 hospitals in the Western and Southern states. In that role, he was responsible for mutually developing performance outcomes, establishment of individual CEO leadership goals, and working with local governance for CEO evaluation.
Andy also served as the Senior Vice President for Leadership Development and Succession Planning for Ascension, leading to his interest in healthcare coaching and leadership. In that role, he worked with local governance and CEO's to establish goals for identifying senior leadership competencies and opportunities for continued development.
Prior to facilitating the merger of the Carondelet Health System as its President and CEO based in St. Louis into Ascension in December of 2002, Andy also served as the Chief Operating Officer for Carondelet.
Andy also served as the President and CEO of St. Elizabeth Hospital Medical Center in Youngstown, Ohio, and the Chief Operating Officer of that Institution and others in Iowa, Arizona, and Ohio.
Andrew Allen joins ..., 31 July 2009 [cached]
Andrew Allen joins Navvis & Company
July 31, 2009 (St. Louis, Missouri) -- Andrew "Andy" Allen has joined Navvis & Company as a senior vice president in the firm's consulting division. Allen brings extensive executive experience in the development and management of health systems and hospitals, most recently from Ascension Health where he served as president for the western states operation group, and also held senior executive positions in leadership development, succession planning and interim executive management.
CHAUSA: Catholic Health World, 19 Dec 2002 [cached]
Following an intense two-year study of his system's future, Andrew W. Allen, former president and CEO of CHS, said the move to Ascension will be good for both organizations.
Faced with deciding whether to even continue in the health care ministry, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, sponsors of CHS, courageously began asking themselves tough questions, Allen said."Do we want to continue to be in health care?How do we want to be in health care?Do we want to do it together as the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, or can the communities be served in a better way if, in fact, there was a realignment along the lines of other religious communities who are working in those respective geographic areas?They had to go through that evolution to help guide us in terms of how we wanted to look at the next step and how health care was going to be delivered in these communities on a go-forward basis.
"I think the sisters very quickly said, ‘It's not our ministry, it's the ministry that we've created under the ministry of the church,' and so relating to that becomes both giving up and embracing what the next step will be," Allen said.
With the addition of the CHS facilities, Ascension will now have more than 100,000 employees and a presence in 20 states, Allen said, explaining that Ascension is acquiring several CHS facilities located in thriving communities."Of the markets that we're in, all but one are located in areas where the population growth is higher than the national average," he said.
"Ascension takes as a great responsibility being the largest Catholic health care system in the country," Allen said."People look to them for leadership and direction.We add to that for them."
At the time they joined Ascension, CHS operated 14 facilities located in Arizona, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, New York, and Washington.
Part of what CHS brings to Ascension is an improved financial record.
All of our organizations improved their financial performance from the year before," Allen said.
One of Ascension's considerations while looking at CHS was the potential of CHS having a negative financial impact on them."Is there a dilutive effect with Carondelet coming in?They had greater days cash on hand than we did, but our effect on them only lowers their days cash on hand by about two days.So it was positive from that aspect," Allen said.
The CHS debt, about $250 million according to Allen, will be refinanced through this transaction with Ascension, and will create an additional $50 million savings across the CHS facilities over the next five years."And that's a conservative estimate," he said."It's due to the combination of strength and flexibility that Ascension has with debt management.Ascension manages $3.4 billion of debt.So Carondelet's little $250 million is not a big impact on that, and yet it's a major positive impact on our facilities."
Allen said that apart from the financial boost, he does not expect the move to Ascension to immediately have an impact on CHS facilities, and added that they will keep their names."From an operational perspective and the way they serve their communities, we hope the Carondelet facilities won't see any big changes," he said.
There will be a change for CHS sponsors, however.CHS was served by three provinces of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, each with representation on the board.In joining Ascension, the three sponsors of CHS have to become one, electing one sponsor liaison to Ascension's board.CHS joins as the sixth sponsor of Ascension.
As a management company, CHS went out of business when it was absorbed into Ascension.
Some of the people at the CHS St. Louis headquarters will make the move to Ascension, others will not, Allen said."I am so proud of these people in terms of the job they've done and what they can do, but when two organizations come together, not everyone continues on, and that's a disappointment."
Allen, who began at CHS as executive vice president and chief operating officer in 1995, said the two-year process leading up to joining Ascension, began with some key questions and a close call with financial turmoil.
"We really started the process by asking, is this the right structure for this health care ministry?There had been some preliminary discussions at the CHS board level about the structure of the system, and I think they were reinforced by our local institutions who asked, what is it that we expect out of a system?"Allen said.They began talking about their advocacy situations and their access to capital."Can we continue just among ourselves?"
"The key defining experience that we all had was a very unfortunate situation in terms of our ministry in California.Our Daniel Freeman Hospital, [Inglewood, CA,] ran into some significant financial trouble, which, at its absolute worst, could have jeopardized all of the other Carondelet ministries.
That whole issue with Daniel Freeman really took us to the brink of making some decisions," Allen said.
Daniel Freeman Hospital was sold in December 2001.CHS then divested Santa Marta Hospital, Los Angeles, in August 2002."That was all going on while we were looking at this greater issue of ‘What's the right form for this system?'"
Not wanting to give up their health care ministry, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet started looking at becoming part of a larger system "because the critical mass issues brought up during the Daniel Freeman situation convinced them they needed to be part of a bigger whole," Allen said.
The sisters came to the conclusion in the fall of 2001 that they wanted the three provinces to make their move together, and they wanted to find a national Catholic health care system with which to partner, preferably one with a strong financial track record, Allen said.
In an earlier interview, Sr.
The opportunity to add other sponsors was very appealing to us," Allen said.
It helped that they were not strangers to one another.The two systems had done some advocacy work together, and CHS had implemented some of Ascension's management expertise."Also, if you go back historically, which I think is just amazing, when the Daughters of Charity moved out of their cabin in Carondelet, MO, which was given to them by the bishop, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet moved into that cabin.And the Sisters of St. Joseph of Nazareth actually trace their founding to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.It's amazing to me when that history comes together," Allen said.
"It's been a wonderful process of getting to know each other.Our constituencies are very pleased about it because they sense the stability on a go-forward basis.They know there will be some changes in terms of how things are done, particularly in a larger system-we're about one-tenth the size of Ascension-but I think we've also discovered some similarities as we've gone forward.It's exciting."
Allen complimented the CHS facility CEOs "for leading their organizations into saying this is the right thing to do.They have been with us all along."
Allen said he believes so many people from CHS feel good about the alignment with Ascension because they are most interested in the overall outcome of the health care ministry."We didn't approach the transition from the sense of what's good for Carondelet, but what's good for health care, what's good for Catholic health care."
Carondelet History
In 1836, a group of Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet left France to open a school for the deaf in St. Louis.Their ministry expanded over the years to include health care facilities in other parts of the United States.
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