Vernon Pertelle, hospital & healthcare executive
Vernon Pertelle's Bio:
Vernon Pertelle's Experience:
President and CEO at StratiHealthFebruary 2012 - Present
Set strategic direction and development of a multifaceted health care services and solutions organization. Lead growth and business development, strategy, integration with partner organizations across the continuum of care. Provides management consulting services for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), hospitals and health systems, health plans, medical devices, and pharmaceutical companies on strategic planning, start-ups, clinical integration, business development, research and project management.
Vice President Clinical Operations at Catholic Health InitiativesAugust 2009 - February 2012
Set strategic and operational direction for the hospital & health system, with direct P&L responsibility for multimillion-dollar budgets, 700+ employees, with primary oversight of strategic services, project management, ancillary and professional services. (acute rehabilitation, physical medicine and rehabilitation, pulmonary rehab, cardiac rehab, cardiology, radiology, cardiac catheterization lab, laboratory services, respiratory therapy, radiation oncology, neurology, neurodiagnostic, pharmacy, center for sleep medicine, center for wound care & hyperbaric medicine, food & nutrition services, security, telecommunications, home healthcare, occupational medicine, physician contracting for medical direction and strategic leadership of ancillary programs, as well as property management & real estate) Directly accountable for Urgent Care start-up, clinical excellence, operational efficiency, leadership development and physician relationship management.
Member of the Board of Directors, SeQual Technologies at Chart IndustriesJanuary 2006 - December 2010
Provide corporate governance of a publicly-traded, for-profit medical device manufacturer. Sets the strategic direction of the organization in support of senior leadership and the CEO regarding business initiatives, marketing, sales, and growth. Serve on board committees and share accountability for effective and efficient operations of the organization to ensure clinical effectiveness, financial strength, operating efficiency and performance improvement.
Assistant Vice President at Tri-City Medical CenterJanuary 2006 - June 2009
Set strategic direction and lead operations including budgets and P&L for the hospital case management, social services, acute rehabilitation, physical medicine and rehab, occupational medicine, ancillary and post-acute care services. Provides leadership to effectively grow the services while ensuring regulatory compliance, clinical excellence, operational efficiency and financial strength. Develop and mentor senior leadership team including directors and managers in collaboration and partnership with the Medical Director and medical staff to ensure clinical excellence and operational performance. Develop and implement business and strategic plans to ensure the success of the hospital’s clinical, financial and overall operating performance in accountable departments to ensure the successful growth of the hospital. Work directly with senior leadership and Board of Directors on strategic business initiatives to drive market growth.
Corporate Director Respiratory & Home Medical Equipment (RT/HME) Services at Apria HealthcareJune 2003 - January 2006
Sets strategic direction and direct full-scale clinical operations for the country at 500 branch locations for clinical services. Responsible for regulatory compliance, policy & procedure development, implementation, P&L and budget. Develop clinical practice standards nationwide and lead strategic clinical initiatives, program development and implementation. Primary clinical liaison with major health plans to support negotiations for clinical services in collaboration with senior sales and operations leadership. Participate in government relations with Members of Congress, Senate and serve on industry advisory boards and committees of strategic importance to the organization. Serve as an expert panelist to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Program Advisory Oversight Committee for Respiratory/HME Services for Competitive Bidding.
Senior Project Manager at Kaiser PermanenteMarch 2002 - June 2003
Manage strategic business initiatives to improve utilization of prescription drug benefit in collaboration with senior health plan and medical group leadership for a $2 billion annual budget. Develop evidence based evaluations on evolving drugs for patient specific exceptions; lead project development, process and implementation utilizing six-sigma and lean methodology.
Senior Consultant at Kaiser PermanenteJanuary 2000 - March 2002
Lead evaluation of new medical technology (medical devices, clinical trials, etc) for medical group in all regions throughout the country, member of the Interregional New Technology Assessment Committee; develop and implement clinical practice guidelines.
Division DME Coordinator California at Kaiser PermanenteDecember 1998 - January 2000
Benefit administrator for a $220 million Durable Medical Equipment (DME), Prosthetics & Orthotics (P&O), and Supplies & Soft Goods benefit for Commercial, Base and Kaiser Permanente Medicare-Plus Choice members; budget and P&L responsibility; primary clinical lead for contract negotiations. Develop and implement DME/P&O formulary for standardization of benefits across all regions. Manage formulary exception review process; facilitate development of alternative processes to improve patient access to care and services.
Respiratory Case Management Supervisor at Graybill Medical GroupMarch 1995 - December 1998
Develop and implement case management programs for COPD, Asthma and CHF for contracted HMOs, private pay, government and third party payers; collaborated with director utilization management and medical group physicians for the development: one of country's first respiratory case management programs using respiratory therapist as a primary case managers. Develop relational database to manage utilization of physician and ancillary services. Support negotiation contracts for DME, P&O, and Home Health Services for MSO affiliated with the health system; develop and implement outcomes management program for all respiratory patients.
Pulmonary Outreach Supervisor, Home Health at Palomar HealthJanuary 1993 - March 1995
Manage operations and contract for transfer agreements with skilled nursing facilities (SNF) for Medicare Part-A Respiratory Therapy Services; policy development and implementation of clinical policies & procedures. Lead strategy and operations and pursue organizations with need for contract respiratory services. Navigate department from infancy to subsequent profitable operations. Develop home case management services with medical groups; support equipment maintenance for DME/HME providers.
Vernon Pertelle's Education:
Harvard University2012 – 2015Extension School
California College-San Diego1991 – 1993Concentration: Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale1985 – 1987Concentration: Health/Health Care Administration/Management
US Navy School for Health Sciences1983 – 1984Concentration: Cardiopulmonary Technology/Technologist; Licenced Vocational Nurse
Vernon Pertelle's Interests & Activities:
Vernon Pertelle, is interested in Healthcare Advocacy for Veterans, American Legion, Performing Arts and Live Productions, Broadway Musicals, Corporate Governance, Healthcare Literacy