Don McDaniel

Chairman

Don McDaniel is an accomplished leader, advisor, and entrepreneur

He is also a highly-respected health economist, and sought-after speaker, writer and strategic facilitator. Over his professional career, Mr. McDaniel has played leadership roles in a number of health care, insurance and technology organizations, and is recognized as a thought-leader and strong executive manager. Mr. McDaniel has expertise in the areas of health economics and markets, innovation, entrepreneurship, business and strategic planning, and the strategic deployment of health information technology.

His firm, Sage Growth Partners, LLC (SGP), is a leading health care strategy, applied information technology and venture management firm, and in his role as President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. McDaniel advises a number and diversity of prominent clients in the health care industry and related industries, and generally leads SGP’s efforts to deliver high-impact, deep-value solutions to its clients.  Simultaneously, he is a member of the faculty in health economics and strategy in the Carey Business School’s renowned Business of Medicine MBA program at The Johns Hopkins University, a joint venture with The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

During his distinguished career, Mr. McDaniel has held a series of leadership positions.  Previously, he served as Vice President and General Manager of Lighthouse Risk Solutions, a subsidiary of IWIF, a top domestic U.S. property and casualty insurer, President, Integrated Solutions Group, Ascendia Healthcare Management, a health care business process outsourcing, information technology and turnaround firm, and Vice President, Business Strategy for Bon Secours Baltimore Health System, a member of the Bon Secours Health System.  Prior to that, he was Vice President, Managed Care Operations for Liberty Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland, and Co-Founder and Partner of the Healthcare Consulting Group, a management and technology consulting and outsourcing firm.

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

  • AMERICA’S HEALTH CARE MESS DEMAND’S CLEANUP Pennsylvania CPA Journal
  • COUNTING THE COST OF ATRIAL FIBRILLATION: USE OF PACEMAKER TECHNOLOGY TO INNOVATE CARE DELIVERY Modern Healthcare
  • REMOTE MANAGEMENT OF CARDIAC PATIENTS: THE FOREFRONT OF A NEW STANDARD Modern Healthcare
  • BUSINESS PLAN TO ESTABLISH A CT COLONOGRAPHY SERVICE The Journal of the American College of Radiology

Led multiple strategic planning efforts for hospitals, health systems, physician entities, insurers, management organizations, technology firms, academic institutions, trade associations, etc.

Managed the selection of an electronic medical record information system on behalf of a provider network representing over 100 physicians across 60 health care delivery sites.

Developed a comprehensive Preferred Provider Network for a large eastern insurer.

Dr. Henry P. and M. Page Laughlin 2011 Distinguished Authorship Award recipient, presented by MedChi The Maryland State Medical Society, August 2011

Top CEO Advisor, Baltimore SmartCEO Magazine, February 2006

Gubernatorial appointee (1997), Maryland Medicaid Advisory Committee, which advised the Governor and the Secretary of Health on issues related to the implementation of the Medicaid 1115 Waiver

Fellow, Business Learning Institute

Speaker, Vistage International

Member, Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)

Member, American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)

Advisory Board, Validation Institute, By Intel • GE Care Innovations, 2015

Board Chair, Canton Health Ventures

Board Chair, Canton Health Sourcing

Director, LifeDox, Inc

Former Director, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

Former Director, Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake, Inc.

Former Board Chair, MedBank of Maryland, Inc.

Former Member, Merrick Advisory Board, Merrick School of Business, University of Baltimore

McDaniel, RD (February 2016). Making Value-Based Care Less Novel, More Normal; Philadelphia Collaborative Roundtable for Healthcare Executives. Philadelphia, PA

McDaniel, RD (January 2016). Moderator: Future of Healthcare’s Workforce, Kronos for Healthcare Executive Summit. Scottsdale, AZ

McDaniel, RD (2014, March). Payment Redesign- Catalyst for Transformation: What’s an IPA to do? The IPA Association of America. Las Vegas, NV

McDaniel, RD (2014, March). Long-Term Care: Post-Acute Care: The Tail Wagging the Dog? The Beacon Institute. Columbia, MD.

McDaniel, RD (2014, January). The Value of the IPA in the New Managed Care Market. Independent Eye Care Professionals. Phoenix, AZ.

McDaniel, RD and Dan Munro (2013, December). America’s health Care Mess Demands Cleanup. Pennsylvania CPA Journal.

McDaniel, RD (2013, November). Information Technology Optimization for Integrated Health Systems. VHA-Mid-Atlantic Region. Harrisburg, PA.

Mr. McDaniel was previously Vice President and General Manager, Lighthouse Risk Solutions, a division of IWIF; President, Integrated Solutions Group, Ascendia Healthcare Management, Vice President, Business Strategy for Bon Secours Baltimore Health System, a member of the Bon Secours Health System, and Vice President, Managed Care Operations, Liberty Medical Center.

Prior, Mr. McDaniel was a co-founder and partner of a regional health care consulting and information technology firm. Mr. McDaniel received a Bachelor of Arts from The Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Baltimore.

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