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About Procured Health

We're here to make a difference in healthcare

We work tirelessly to ensure hospitals and doctors can deliver the most value to their patients.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Managing clinical supply spend matters more than ever. While health reform challenges hospital revenues, it is also ushering in a new paradigm in hospital - clinician relationships that present an enormous opportunity for meaningful cost savings. Every individual at Procured Health is focused solely on helping clinical and supply chain leaders improve clinical outcomes while eliminating wasteful spending. 

Our members are our highest priority.

We never stop innovating.

We live by the golden rule.

Talent is critically important to our success.

OUR TEAM
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Hani N. Elias, JD, MPH

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Formerly a consultant in McKinsey & Company's healthcare practice and a founding fellow of the firm's health economics think tank, the Center for US Health System Reform. Hani holds BA, JD, and MPH degrees from Harvard University and was a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow.

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Eric Meizlish

President and Chief Strategy Officer

Formerly an analyst and portfolio manager in Citadel Investment Group's Global Equities business, where he managed a multi-hundred-million dollar market-neutral portfolio of stocks in the Internet, Media, Communications, and Travel industries. Eric graduated from Yale University with a degree in Economics and Mathematics.

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Will Danford

Chief Technology Officer

Formerly a software engineer and product manager at Clarity Consulting in Chicago, Will has led high-profile consumer-facing projects for several Fortune 100 companies. Will holds Economics and Computer Science degrees from the University of Chicago.

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Julie Schulz, MD, MPH

VICE PRESIDENT OF CLINICAL ENGAGEMENT & EFFECTIVENESS

Julie leads physician engagement and clinical effectiveness at Procured Health. She works closely with physicians and executives to implement evidence-based practices.

Prior to joining Procured Health, Julie worked at Sg2 managing consulting projects on topics such as service line strategic planning, health care reform, and physician leadership and alignment. She also led forecasting analytics and content development in General Medicine and General Surgery.

Julie received an MD and MPH from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She graduated from Pomona College with a BA in public policy analysis. In her free time, Julie contributes to Erie Family Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center that delivers high-quality, culturally-sensitive care to patients in the Chicago area.

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John H. Cunningham, DSc, MBA

Chief Solutions Officer

Prior to joining Procured Health, John led supply chain operations of a large adult and children’s academic medical center (AMC) in the San Francisco Bay Area where he is credited with leading an operational and financial transformation.  Prior to that, John was Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Services at MedAssets, with responsibility for the operations of the firm’s large, fully managed supply chain clients. He has also led operational areas, including supply chain, pharmacy, and surgical services, at some of the nation’s largest AMCs and for-profit health systems.  Just recently he received his Doctorate of Science - Administration, Health Services.

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Gina Thomas, RN, MBA

Chief Development Officer

As Procured Health's Chief Development Officer, Gina spearheads commercial efforts and help guides product vision. With over 35 years of healthcare experience, starting as an emergency room nurse and later becoming a nursing executive, she brings a wealth of knowledge to the company - including strong expertise in preparing for new payment models, aligning clinicians, service line best practices, and executive-level approaches to resolving fragmentation. She joins Procured Health from Vizient where she was a proven sales leader and most recently led the firm's activities in population health management. 

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Jesse Bland

Board Member

Jesse Bland joined Heritage Group in 2011 and is a Principal for the firm. Prior to joining Heritage Group, Jesse was an associate at Nashville Capital Network, where he focused on early-stage investments in healthcare and technology-driven businesses. Prior to that, he worked for Governor Sonny Perdue at the Commission for a New Georgia (CNG), a non-profit, non-partisan council created to engage Georgia’s top-level business and professional executives in helping bring innovation to state government. Among other CNG initiatives, Jesse worked alongside leaders from the Kauffman Foundation for Entrepreneurship in developing a model for commercializing intellectual property within the university system into the marketplace.

Jesse graduated summa cum laude with a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Georgia and a J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School. He resides in Nashville with his wife and daughter.

Michael Blaszyk

Michael Blaszyk

Board Member

Mr. Blaszyk served as the senior executive vice president, chief financial officer and chief corporate officer for Dignity Health from 2000 to 2016, when he left to establish Saguaro Ridge LLC. Prior to that, he served as the senior vice president for University Hospitals, Cleveland where he led the community hospital and home care division and later, assumed the role of chief financial officer.  Previously, Mr. Blaszyk was a managing partner in the health care provider consulting practice for William M. Mercer, where he consulted with academic medical centers, HMOs, and healthcare systems.

Mr. Blaszyk received his MHA from the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado-Denver. He was a Johnson & Johnson fellow at the Wharton School and Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics of the University of Pennsylvania. He was an adjunct professor at the Questrom School of Business, Boston University.

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Hani Elias, JD, MPH

Board Member

Formerly a consultant in McKinsey & Company's healthcare practice and a founding fellow of the firm's health economics think tank, the Center for US Health System Reform. Hani holds BA, JD, and MPH degrees from Harvard University and was a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow.

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Larry H. Kloess, III FACHE

Board Member

Mr. Kloess is a health care executive with 35 years of leadership experience in hospital and physician group management. He retired from Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) in December, 2011, after 28 years of senior leadership responsibility, most recently serving as President of HCA’s TriStar Division from 2005-2011, with operational responsibility for 20 hospitals and 10 ambulatory surgery centers throughout Tennessee, Georgia, and Kentucky.

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Eric Meizlish

Board Member

Formerly an analyst and portfolio manager in Citadel Investment Group's Global Equities business, where he managed a multi-hundred-million dollar market-neutral portfolio of stocks in the Internet, Media, Communications, and Travel industries. Eric graduated from Yale University with a degree in Economics and Mathematics.

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Dr. Bijan Salehizadeh, MD, MBA

BOARD MEMBER

Dr. Salehizadeh has 12 years of healthcare operating and investment experience. Prior to co-founding NaviMed Capital, he was a General Partner at Highland Capital Partners, where he focused on venture and growth stage healthcare investments. Prior to joining Highland in 2003, Dr. Salehizadeh spent several years in marketing at Medtronic. Before Medtronic, Dr. Salehizadeh held a variety of senior management roles with HealthCentral, a venture-backed healthcare information technology company. During his medical training, Dr. Salehizadeh conducted research in minimally invasive heart valves and left ventricular assist devices.

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Dr. Egon Doppenberg, MD

CLINICAL ADVISOR

Dr. Doppenberg serves as the associate director of neurosurgery and medical director of spinal surgery for the Advocate Medical Group. Board certified, he focuses on cervical and lumbar surgery, cervical artificial disc replacement, complex spine reconstruction, minimally invasive spine surgery, spinal fusion, stereotactic radiosurgery of the spine and brain. 

Dr. Doppenberg’s work has been published in the Journal of Neurosurgery and Journal of Neurotrauma. He has served as an investigator for several clinical trials and has authored numerous book chapters. He has been on several  medical mission trips for the evaluation and treatment of neurosurgical patients in Guatemala, Honduras, British Guiana and Nicaragua.

Dr. Doppenberg graduated cum laude from the school of medicine at the University of Utecht in the Netherlands. He completed a fellowship in stroke and neurotrauma followed by a residency in neurological surgery at the Medical College of Virginia, then a neurosurgical oncology fellowship in brain and spine tumors at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas in Houston.  

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Jim Fitzgerald

Advisor

Mr. Fitzgerald is the former President of HealthTrust Purchasing Group where he oversaw the initial formation of HealthTrust in 1999, its financial and operational functions and managed the contracting for clinical supplies, pharmaceuticals and capital equipment, totaling approximately $20 billion annually. Mr. Fitzgerald is a member of the Federation of American Hospitals and serves as a board member of the Tennessee Minority Supplier Development Council.

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Dr. Seenu Reddy MD, MBA, FACS

CLINICAL ADVISOR

Dr. Reddy is a Board Certified, practicing cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon with HCA's Tristar Cardiovascular Surgery practice at Centennial Medical Center. Previously, he was on the faculty of The University of Texas Health Sciences Center and was Director of Thoracic Aortic Surgery at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Medical Center and the Associate Residency Program Director. Dr. Reddy has served on multiple national committees in his specialty and has authored over a dozen book chapters and 30 clinical and basic science papers in the surgical literature.

Dr. Reddy graduated from Amherst College with magna cum laude honors in Neuroscience. He earned his Medical Doctorate from The University of Alabama School of Medicine with Clinical Honors. He then completed his residency in General Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he was also Chair of the Housestaff Council and served on the Medical Center Medical Board and the Medical Center Alumni Boards. He received his training in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at Emory University Medical Center in Atlanta, GA. While there, he served on the ACGME Board of Directors. He completed an additional fellowship in advanced endovascular surgery in the Vascular Surgery Division at Emory University. In addition, Dr. Reddy received an MBA (with Honors) from The Owen School of Management at Vanderbilt University. He is married and has two children.

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Tom Sherry

Advisor

Sherry brings immense expertise to his role as a strategic advisor where he will support Procured’s continued growth by participating in market education and strategy initiatives. In addition to serving as a company advisor to Procured Health, Sherry is the Managing Partner at Sherry Consulting LLC, based in Park City, Utah, specializing in management consulting, organizational analysis and development of business plans. Prior to that, he was President and Chief Operating Officer at Broadlane, a leading supply chain services company. 

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Kal Vepuri

Advisor

Mr. Vepuri is Founder and Chairman of Brainchild Holdings which has formed, funded or acquired over 100 companies spanning Healthcare, Consumer and Enterprise Software, Consumer Products, Financial Services and Retail. He has spent the last 15 years as a technical entrepreneur, self-funding a number of profitable healthcare and technology businesses. In addition, Mr. Vepuri spent time at Bain & Company and as an institutional private equity investor. He graduated from Duke University where he earned a BSE in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Economics with High Distinction and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in Economics.