John R. Walton
Prior to founding Starboard Health Care, LLC, John serviced for eight years as Group Executive Vice President at Resurrection Health Care, a vertically integrated system renown for top quality.
As COO he was accountable for all operations of five acute care hospitals, one long term acute care hospital, eight nursing homes, four retirement centers, a home health division, outpatient behavioral health and retail pharmacy throughout the Chicago area.
also had an eleven year career at Integrated Health Services
, a former Fortune 500 company based in Baltimore.
tenure there culminated in his
appointment as Chief Operating Officer over a hospital, 11 LTACHs, 156 post-acute care facilities and a number of outpatient clinics located in 24 states.
For seven years he was a key executive and principal in a diverse consulting firm, Health Care Management, located in Chicago.
There he held senior management roles in contracting with providers for a large HMO, leading a management services company with eleven client Independent Physician Associations as well as developing four primary care clinics in underserved neighborhoods.
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John began his career as a respiratory therapist at an academic medical center, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he spent twelve years and moved gained increasing responsibilities as administrative director over seven ancillary departments.
A life-long learner, John has his MBA from the University of Chicago and MHA from the Chicago Medical School.
recently earned his
Lean Six Sigma certification from Villanova University
and is a Green Belt.
a Fellow of three professional organizations: the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American College of Health Care Administrators and the American Association for Respiratory Care
I then met with John Walton
, Starboard Health Care
, and over the course of our various meetings gained confidence of his
ability to deliver on the promise.
I worked with John when he was the Chief Operating Officer at
Resurrection Health Care
prior to our merger.
is one of if not the
very best operators I have ever worked with.
would be terrific in assisting any health care
I have worked with John Walton
for over eight years now and am pleased to add my support to his
consulting company, Starboard Health Care
consulted with us on a potential acquisition and assisted us greatly in developing a proposal to merge this smaller non-profit hospice into our organization.
John has also served as a trusted advisor regarding board of directors matters and structural governance.
John had served for many years as a member of our board of directors with the l…
Collaborating with John
on client projects has been a pleasure.
is reliable, precise, and generous with his
expertise and time.
talents stretch across the acute and post-acute continuum, which is a very valuable advantage for a consultant working in today's rapidly evolving healthcare environment.