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Patina Solutions Appoints David Hoover Practice Director - Healthcare

Friday, April 24, 2015

Patina Solutions, the fast-growing firm that provides proven, accomplished executives with 25+ years of experience for key projects and engagements, has hired David Hoover as Practice Director – Healthcare.

“Dave is an experienced healthcare executive with a very strong business and law background,” said Susan Gallagher, Chief Operating Officer at Patina. “It’s an honor to welcome him as one of our respected leaders of our Healthcare practice. We are confident in his ability to help our healthcare clients accelerate their results.”

Hoover joins Mary O'Brien, who has been a Practice Director leading Patina's Healthcare team since 2013. In this role, Hoover will provide subject matter expertise, assist in selecting the best Healthcare Patina Professional(s) for each client engagement and provide ongoing management of engagements to ensure successful outcomes. Drawing on his more than 30 years of experience, Hoover will help to build a plan for each client’s situation to provide targeted expertise and hands-on support from industry practitioners who bring best practices to help healthcare organizations succeed.

“Dave has successfully led and advised providers, practitioners and payers of all types and in all phases of the business life cycle,” said Mike Harris, Chief Executive Officer of Patina. “His executive presence and communication skills have been a significant part of his success. He’s able to combine strategic thinking with detailed analysis and thoughtful execution, and we feel his expertise will greatly benefit our clients.”

Hoover is well-versed in strategy and organizational alignment, complex transactions, physician engagement and cultural transformation. In addition, he is an effective policy advocate on state and federal levels.

Prior to joining Patina, Hoover advised scores of enterprises in management consulting and law and held senior leadership positions with the Heart Hospital of New Mexico, the Heart Hospital of Milwaukee, National Surgical Hospitals, the Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare.

“I'm excited to join the skilled and dedicated Healthcare team, and to bring such talented practitioners to our clients,” said David Hoover, Practice Director – Healthcare. “If I had known about Patina when I was leading Hospital systems, I would have been a client many times over.”

Hoover holds a J.D. from Marquette University Law School, an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a B.S. in Economics from the University of Utah.

About Patina’s Healthcare Practice
Patina’s Healthcare practice offers a broad range of healthcare expertise and capabilities and is well-positioned to help clients with key issues facing the industry today, such as integrated care, leveraging electronic data to improve care and reduce costs, and value-based contracting. Patina’s Healthcare Professionals have proven expertise in a wide range of areas, including finance, operations, marketing, human resources, research, science and technology and have practical experience in most sectors of the diverse healthcare industry, including hospitals, health systems and specialty care; pharmaceutical companies; and long‐term and other extended-care facilities. Learn more at

About Patina Solutions
Patina partners with companies to solve problems, realize opportunities, improve results, fill a key expertise or resource gap, develop talent or support any other critical initiative. Helping clients achieve their goals, the company builds solutions to deliver specialized expertise targeted to companies’ unique circumstances. Every Patina Professional in the Patina Nation is an accomplished executive with a minimum of 25 years of experience. The Patina approach is highly flexible, collaborative and consultative, enabling clients to get results utilizing only the resources they need, just when they need them. Patina is a company of practitioners who accelerate success through consulting, projects, leadership, board roles and coaching. An Inc. 500|5000 honoree, Patina is headquartered in the U.S. and serves companies around the globe.