David Ruskowski, Strategic Advisor
David is a healthcare executive with extensive leadership experience in multi-hospital systems working at community, regional and system-wide levels. His experience includes, executive leadership, marketing, business development, strategic planning, medical group management/geographic expansion, hospital/physician partnerships physician recruiting, master facility planning, service line development, surgery center development, and establishment of regional centers of excellence. He has significant experience in leading highly matrixed management teams. In various settings, he has developed strong physician, employee and community relationships, with a track record of success in improving quality and financial viability, as well as greatly improved results in patient, employee and physician satisfaction.
Most recently, David served as President Franciscan Health, Crown Point, Indiana, for 8 years. While there he provided leadership for the opening of a 180,000 square foot second hospital, out-patient campus, established neonatal intensive care, robotic surgery, a co-management, joint ventured surgery center with 30 physician partners built 6 new physician clinics, implemented Hospitalist, Laborist and High-Risk OB programs, led a $4.5 million capital campaign, built a new community clinic, established certified chest pain and primary stroke centers, initiated development of a Level 3 trauma center and acquired 90 acres of land along 1-65 for future growth. The hospital was also awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer and the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award. He has served as President of the Northern Indiana District of the Indiana Hospital Association and on its Board of Directors. He has been the corporate marketing advisor to the Franciscan Health system.
David has also recently been a consultant to several organizations in the areas of marketing, community relations, network development, and Pharmacogenomics with personalized patient care evidence- based decision support. David received his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Indianapolis, a Bachelors Degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana and Associate of Science Degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine.