David is a seasoned registered nurse and visionary healthcare leader with a focus on creating world-class patient experience, delivering compassionate, patient-centered care, and optimizing delivery systems. His 35 years in rural hospital / clinic operations and direct patient care, uniquely position him to help organizations create innovative solutions to produce exceptional quality, service and cost savings. He has led rural hospitals and clinics in transitioning from volume to value through cultural transformation using Lean management principals to engage everybody, everyday in continuous improvements. He serves on the Hospital Quality Incentive Payment Subcommittee representing rural hospitals, and is an expert in Medicare and Medicaid incentive payment programs. A nominee for the Florence Nightingale Award, David is passionate about coaching, mentoring, and facilitating teams to achieve a common goal.