Nov. 28, 2017 – Minneapolis – Sullivan, Cotter and Associates, Inc., the nation’s leading independent consulting firm in the assessment and development of total rewards programs and workforce solutions for the health care industry and not-for-profit sector, announces the addition of Dr. Mark Rumans as the firm’s first Chief Medical Officer.
With over 30 years of combined experience as a practicing Gastroenterologist and key physician leader, Dr. Rumans brings a wide breadth of both clinical and executive leadership experience to his new role at SullivanCotter. He has a unique background in leading large, multispecialty health care organizations through transformational change, and specializes in enhancing organizational performance through improved access, quality, service and affordability.
As health care continues its shift from volume to value, Dr. Rumans will help organizations align their compensation plans accordingly. He will leverage his understanding of the evolving health care marketplace, including changes in care delivery, the emerging focus on improving population health and the role of value-based reimbursement to assist clients in the development of integrated and holistic compensation and workforce performance strategies.
“In order to better align business and compensation strategy in the new value-based health care environment, organizations must understand how to support clinical performance drivers across all segments of the workforce. With deep working knowledge of current productivity-based compensation plans and direct insight into emerging quality measures and practices, Dr. Rumans will work closely with clients to develop value-based transition plans tailored to the unique needs of each organization,” said Ted Chien, President and CEO, SullivanCotter.
Prior to joining SullivanCotter, Dr. Rumans was the Chief Medical Officer for Vidant Health in North Carolina, where he was responsible for system-level strategy and implementation of physician leadership and integration, value-based care delivery and population health initiatives. He also served as the Physician in Chief for Billings Clinic, Montana’s largest health care organization with approximately 4,000 staff and a growing provider network of 400 physicians and advanced practice clinicians.
SullivanCotter is the leading independent consulting firm in the assessment and development of performance-based total rewards programs and workforce solutions for the health care industry and not-for-profit sector. For 25 years, the firm has provided unbiased advice to executives and boards to help attract, retain and motivate executives, physicians, advanced practice clinicians and employees at all levels. Through the Center for Information, Analytics and Insights, SullivanCotter has developed the most widely recognized compensation surveys in the United States. Combining data-driven intelligence with national insights, we act with integrity to help organizations fulfill their missions, business objectives and regulatory requirements.