Andrew is a healthcare systems leader and performance architect with 25 years of experience in strategic planning, clinical program development and service line optimization.
Andrew specializes in driving large-scale changes from inception to completion, identifying needs, and building and managing teams to deliver on aggressive goals for healthcare systems and leading medical associations. Throughout his career, Andrew has:
- Led the expansion of an academic medical center’s adult inpatient (IP) psychiatric program into a new facility, doubling its IP capacity and developing a new bed lease partnership with the state for involuntary admissions.
- Served as the executive lead for the acquisition and operationalization of a 50-bed pediatric psychiatric hospital.
- Developed multiple strategic behavioral health partnerships with outside organizations to provide an integrated continuum of care for shared patients as they moved from inpatient settings to foster care, state hospital programs or outpatient status.
- Overseen $50 million in annual new clinical program growth and development initiatives for a large academic medical center, including the development of a ventricular assist device (VAD) program and resumption of heart transplants, epilepsy surgery growth (200-plus per year), specialty pharmaceutical development and youth sports medicine expansion.
- Led a group purchasing organization (GPO) partner due diligence and selection process for a portfolio of $1.5 billion in annual contracted purchases, which created approximately $50 million in annual benefits.
- Served in a leadership role in the successful turnarounds of a major inner-city critical access hospital and a large urban health system.
- Managed a board-directed strategic planning process for an alliance of leading children’s hospitals that resulted in a new organizational mission, vision, focus and economic model, resulting in performance improvement with mandatory participation in key collaborative and analytic programs.
Prior to joining Huron, Andrew was the executive director for planning and program development for the University of Kansas Health System, served as the vice president for planning with the Children’s Hospital Association and started his career as a consultant with Arthur Andersen.
Andrew holds a master’s degree in health administration from Saint Louis University and a Bachelor of Science in biology from Missouri Southern State University and has completed Lean Six Sigma training.
Andrew is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).