Brian is an award-winning healthcare executive with over 38 years of experience in the industry. He provides high-quality leadership and is most well-known for his tenure at Kingman Healthcare, Inc (KHI). In an industry where CEO turnover is common, he served as KHI’s President and CEO for over 25 years. Under his leadership, the organization experienced significant growth and became the largest and most comprehensive provider of healthcare services in northwest Arizona. Brian was also instrumental in KHI becoming the second member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a now 47-member world-wide healthcare improvement network.


  • Executive Coaching/Mentoring
  • Strengthening Workforce Culture
  • Strengthening Physician Leadership/Culture
  • Governing Body Coaching/Support
  • Strategic Planning
  • Operational Performance Improvement

Professional Experience

  • Principal Executive Advisor – Warbird Consulting Partners
  • Executive Coach – Pono AI Leadership, LLC
  • Interim Chief Executive Officer – Centura Health, St. Thomas More Hospital
  • Kingman Healthcare, Inc (KHI)
    • President/Chief Executive Officer
    • Interim CEO
    • Associate Administrator, Operational Services
    • Associate Administrator, Support Services
    • Director, Personnel and Planning
    • Administrative Resident
  • Internship – Central Arizona Health Systems Agency

Professional Accomplishments

During tenure as CEO, KHI significantly improved its financial position despite a very high governmental/self-pay payer mix. Net operating
margins averaged 7.5%, total margins averaged 9.6%, and net assets increased from $17M to $268M. Cash and investments increased from
$7M to $131M

Implemented an effective, sustained clinical documentation improvement initiative that, over a four-year period, increased the case mix by
26% and resulted in an estimated $2.5M average annual improvement to the operating margin

Named one of nation’s top 100 hospitals according to Cleverly & Associate’s State of the Nation’s Hospitals “Community Value Index” in
2004, 2006 and 2007 and received their 5-star designation in 2005, 2008, & 2009

Conceptualized and negotiated a 25-year sales tax revenue sharing agreement with the City of Kingman to support a proposed $26M
highway interchange and 160-acre retail development project adjacent to second hospital campus

Guided organization from a single hospital focusing on acute care to a multi-campus health system providing care ranging from health
promotion/prevention to advanced diagnosis and treatment

Oversaw numerous expansion/renovation projects including two new bed towers, construction of on-campus medical office building, new
outpatient centers of care, and the establishment of multi-provider clinics throughout the community

Acquired competing hospital and repurposed it as a specialty hospital and outpatient center

Established Arizona’s first rural physician teaching program

Significantly improved quality efforts by creating structured & timely internal reporting, lean/six sigma training for leaders, ISO certification
with systematic auditing, and ongoing efforts to improve documentation and coding of care

Engaged in collaborative projects with Mayo Clinic Arizona in areas such as stroke care, hospital neurology, specialized imaging, EP
cardiology services, and recruiting of Mayo-trained physicians

Significantly strengthened employee engagement and satisfaction ratings; the organization was regularly in the top quartile in employee
engagement and satisfaction