Michael O'Connell, FACHE

Interim Chief Operating Officer
RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group

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.


Tuesday, March 21
9:00–10:30 a.m.
37X - Developing Strategies to Address Ambulatory Care Front-Line Staff Burnout and Professional Fulfillment