Ron Hughes has invested more than two decades working directly with C-level hospital and ambulatory clinic leadership, physicians, directors, and frontline managers implementing organizational and procedural change. His approach utilizes a guided participatory methodology. The existing departmental content experts are utilized to create sustainable improvements in management processes and procedures. The results are frontline managers who are skilled in positively affecting change in the quality of service, workplace environment and the financial bottom line of their organization.
Before serving as advisor to Stroudwater, Ron was a senior consultant with the Huron Consulting Group and MedAssets’ Workforce Solutions division, where he worked to improve operational effectiveness and financial performance by implementing tools, metrics, and management systems. His clients’ new objectives were achieved through education, coaching and training of department leaders and front-line managers.
Prior to this (2009-2013), Ron worked with Banner Health in Phoenix as operational performance improvement director for the three largest Arizona Banner Health Hospitals (Good Samaritan, Banner Desert and Banner Thunderbird). This role directs and facilitates regional and system organizational performance measurement, analysis, and improvement in alignment with the goals of Banner Health System. Ron’s responsibilities included working closely with facility and system leaders (CEO, CFO, CNO) providing leadership, knowledge, and tools for reviewing processes and outcomes; identifying improvement opportunities; selecting appropriate improvement approaches; supporting operations management and improvement activities; and assessing the impact of operational changes.
Selected past clients:
- MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
- Ohio State, Columbus, OH
- Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, Milwaukee, WI
- Duke Medical Centers, Durham, NC
- Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX
- Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
- Austin Regional Clinic, Austin, TX
Contact Ron at (832) 528-9843.