Dr. Richard J. Juda, MD, MBA, CPE is an esteemed professional in the field of Healthcare Leadership and is revered for his role as CEO of Innovative Healthcare Group. He has played an integral part in the hospital industry for more than 15 years, providing top quality service to all clients. Not only is he equipped with cutting-edge clinical knowledge, but he is also able to provide academic and business support to his clients.
Interestingly, Dr. Juda began his career as a firefighter and paramedic, as he was always attracted to roles which ultimately helped people. He graduated from St. George’s University School of Medicine and attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine where he completed postgraduate clinical medical training in general Surgery and Anesthesia. He supplemented his clinical training with fellowship training at Yale University in a variety of areas including Anesthesia/Critical Care/Trauma. This helped him to gain extensive knowledge in the aforementioned areas and widen his clinical skill set. After completing this training, he wanted to increase his knowledge in business development so secured a Certified Physician Executive Degree from the Certifying Commission in Medical Management and then attended the University of Massachusetts Isenberg School of Management, where he secured his Master’s in Business Administration. Both his clinical and business education have well equipped him for his role in assisting hospitals to grow and develop.
As part of his clinical career Dr. Juda played a key role in developing clinical programs in a variety of areas some of which include neurocritical care, critical care and stroke. He has held a variety of positions during his illustrious career including Chief of Service and working on a multitude of hospital committees as their Chairman. Currently, he serves on Hospital Medical Executive Committees, Hospital Board of Trustees and Professional Societal Board of Trustees.
In total, Dr. Juda has amassed an impressive 23 years of experience in medicine. Over this time, he has played a pivotal role in cutting waste and costs as well as creating clinical groups to improve hospitals financial success. Through his strategic leadership, hospitals have become top tiered within their communities and parent organizations. As CEO of Innovative Healthcare Group, Dr. Juda has curated expert hospital business management programs that include training models to account for all business areas associated with healthcare. Innovative Healthcare Group assists clients in a wide variety of areas including leadership, healthcare systems, optimizing processes, developing clinical programs and driving profitability to name but a few. The expertise of Dr. Juda himself includes mergers and acquisitions, physician relations, operational improvement, strategic financial and contractual negotiations, hospital operations and much more.
He is extremely proud that the business platform he establishes for hospitals and medical staff has generating more than $150 million in profits / revenue growth for his clients. The consistent growth created by Dr. Juda is evident as one client grew profits steadily over a three-year period from $9 million, to $15 million and then to $23 million in the 3rd year through Innovative Healthcare Group’s consulting platform.
Dr. Juda is a faculty member in the American Association for Physician Leaders CEO Academy where he educates current and future CEO’s a variety of strategic business platforms for improving their organizations fiscal productivity. To continue furthering his learning and professional development, Dr. Juda is a member of a variety of professional organizations including the American Association for Physician Leadership, the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American College of Healthcare Trustees, among others.
He credits his extensive successes to his refined listening skills and his desire to educate others. In the future, he wants to expand his reach for hospital CEO education nationwide.
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