Derek Rushing



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Derek Rushing is a Director in Guidehouse Health’s operational effectiveness practice, leading the firm’s corporate services solutions. Certified as a project manager and black belt in Six Sigma, he is a change leader with more than 20 years of experience. Rushing has held multiple roles at community and academic hospitals, health systems, and joint ventures, helping them achieve and sustain optimal organizational, clinical, workforce, operational, and financial results.

Rushing is focused on performance improvement, clinical and operational excellence, change enablement, sustainability practices, leadership development, quality and utilization management, and risk management.

Prior to joining Guidehouse, Rushing served as a community hospital CEO, overseeing two facilities and several free-standing EDs and clinics. Previously in his career, he held executive roles in market development, clinical and support services, and supply chain.

B.A., Business Administration & Management, Illinois State University
Six Sigma, Black Belt
Certified Project Manager

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