Reliant Rehabilitation is a leading provider of rehabilitation management services - providing programs to Acute Care Hospitals, Skilled Nursing Facilities, Subacute Facilities, LTACHs, Rehab Hospitals, and CCRCs across the United States.
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Joe McDonoughChief Executive OfficerJoe McDonough is the Chief Executive Officer and a Board Member of Reliant Post-Acute Care Solutions.Joe has been an executive in the healthcare industry for more than 25 years.Prior to his appointment as CEO of Reliant, Joe also served as the company's Executive Chairman since 2011.As a healthcare CEO, Joe has successfully led several companies in the areas of long-term care therapy, pharmacy, radiology / diagnostic imaging and physician practice management.Joe also serves on the Boards of Directors of Optimal Radiology and the Hospitality Business Network Foundation of Atlanta.
Joseph McDonoughExecutive Chairman of Reliant RehabilitationFormer Executive in Residence
Mr. McDonough, the Executive Chairman of Reliant Rehabilitation, has been involved in the healthcare industry for over 25 years.His most recent assignment was CEO of Soteria Imaging Services, a company that develops and manages outpatient medical imaging facilities in over 10 states.Prior to Soteria, Mr. McDonough was the Chairman and CEO of Reliant Services, a custom mobility equipment company which became the fourth largest company in its sector nationwide.Previously, Mr. McDonough served as the President and CEO of IRG / American Imaging Management, a radiology benefits management company and Co-founded Mantis Corporation.Mantis Corporation created sub-acute / therapy service joint ventures between hospitals and skilled nursing facilities.
Mr. McDonough has served on numerous boards including BGS Pharmacy Partners, a DWHP portfolio company.
Reliant Post-Acute Care Solutions Appoints Chief Medical Officer
"As providers transition to a new value-based system that rewards higher quality and lower cost, we are pleased to be among the first to offer solutions that bridge the gap between a hospital and fragmented post-acute providers," said Joe McDonough, Chief Executive Officer of Reliant Post-Acute Care Solutions.
CXOFiles No.2 Joseph J. McDonough Comes Full Circle, Takes Helm at Soteria | imagingBiz electronic journal for leaders in medical imaging services
Last month, peripatetic CEO Joseph J. McDonough returned to imaging after a 5-year hiatus, this time as CEO of Soteria Imaging Services, Louisville, Ky, with a mandate to grow.His last imaging stint was as CEO of International Radiology Group/American Imaging Management, Dallas, Texas, and since then he has served as CEO of home health care company Reliant Holdings Inc, Norcross, Ga, a custom mobility company.He next launched an internet startup that provides products and services to private schools before accepting the top job at Soteria, a privately held company owned by the Bob Jones family and Carousel Capital, Charlotte, NC.
Founded in 1992, Soteria Imaging Services operates 19 imaging centers in 10 states, so far eschewing the saturated markets and first-tier cities for places like Omaha, Nebraska, Champaign, Ill, and Eau Claire, Wis.
You will not find the name Soteria-Greek for salvation-anywhere in the 10 states the company operates, except, of course, at the corporate headquarters in Kentucky, a state in which Soteria operates 3 imaging centers.
ImagingBiz.com caught up with McDonough just three weeks after he had taken the helm of Soteria to discuss leadership challenges, objectives, and plans for the future.
ImagingBiz.com: As the new CEO of one of the nation's largest imaging center chains, what are the first action points on your agenda?
McDONOUGH: For the next few months, we will spend our time on two primary objectives.
First and foremost is making sure that the operating platform of the company is structured appropriately for future significant growth.
McDONOUGH: The Soteria management team that existed before I came onto the scene really needs to be applauded for having done such a great job of anticipating the change and restructuring the company with regard to operating efficiency to be able to withstand the DRA adjustment and to position itself to be as strong as it is today.
McDONOUGH: I joined International Radiology Group (IRG) as their CEO in 1999 and that was at the time a turnaround.
McDONOUGH: That experience with AIM cannot help but have an impact on how we guide Soteria in the future, and the simple reason is this.
McDONOUGH: Any business, regardless of whether it is health care, or telecomm, can be broken down into operating metrics.
McDONOUGH: We are in 10 states, and we have density in some areas and in others we don't.
McDONOUGH: The most important skill the CEO has in this reimbursement environment is making sure the right personnel and management team is in place so that the company has the ability to optimize its potential in any one market with any collection or series of pay sources.
McDONOUGH: I guess the greatest challenge and this is shared by just about everyone in the health care system is that there has evolved antagonistic environment, somewhat, between different factions within the provider community, and then collectively with the provider community against the payor community.
It always appears that one party is at odds with the other.
The toughest thing for any health care provider and certainly for an outpatient imaging provider is to enter any one market and be capable of analyzing where those factions are and how we can insert ourselves into the picture and build the best possible alliance to overcome those animosities.
So that is the greatest challenge that I see.
ImagingBiz.com: How would you describe your leadership style?
McDONOUGH: My leadership style is really very basic.
McDONOUGH: I've worked with a number of people over the years, but I'd like to mention the gentleman that gave me my first CEO job, which was at IRG.
He was the chairman of the board of IRG and his name is Jim Holland.
He is the president and CEO of Hunts Capital.
I learned more from him about being a CEO than I have from anyone else.
ImagingBiz.com: Looking ahead, can you make any predictions about how outpatient imaging will be delivered in the future?
McDONOUGH: One of the main reasons why I am enthusiastic about working with Soteria is getting back to imaging, it is the dynamic nature of the whole imaging field.
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