Michael O'Connell, FACHE
Michael O’Connell is interim COO for RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group in New Jersey, which has 12 hospitals, 3,500 providers, 5,000 employees, 320 clinics and 2 million ambulatory visits annually. In this role, Mr. O’Connell provides executive leadership and strategic direction toward creation of a high-performing medical group. Previously, he was COO of Stanford Medicine Partners, part of Stanford Medicine and Stanford Health Care in Palo Alto, Calif. He has worked as a consultant for The Advisory Board Company and served in four C-suite leadership roles at Cleveland Clinic. Mr. O’Connell is a past president of the California Association of Healthcare Leaders, an ACHE chapter. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Medical Group Management Association. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois and a Master of Health Administration degree from St. Louis University. Mr. O’Connell is board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow.