John Budd, FACHE
John Budd is a seasoned healthcare leader with extensive experience leading complex and dynamic acute and ambulatory operations. As one of the leaders of ECG’s Hospital Performance Improvement practice, he brings his expertise in large-scale margin enhancement and performance improvement initiatives to help integrated delivery networks, academic medical centers, community hospitals and medical groups rapidly improve bottom-line performance and transform patient care operations across the full continuum of their services. Through his engagement work, Mr. Budd has delivered significant performance improvements in workforce optimization, clinical throughput, medical group performance, shared service optimization and targeted service line initiatives. His noteworthy engagements include partnering with an academic health network to define and implement a $220 million financial improvement plan, leading the development of a turnaround plan for a struggling hospital resulting in margin improvements of more than $46 million, and helping to plan more than $90 million in post-merger integration operational opportunities resulting from a multistate health system joint-operating agreement. Mr. Budd is a thought leader and has been published in HFM Magazine, Healthcare Executive, MGMA Connections and other leading industry periodicals. In addition, he has spoken nationally at events sponsored by Becker’s Healthcare, ACHE, Healthcare Financial Management Association, and Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. He serves as president of National Capital Healthcare Executives, an ACHE chapter, and leads the Community Hospital Executive Forum, a quarterly roundtable for C-suite leaders from independent community hospitals.