Derek Rushing


Denver, CO

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Derek Rushing is a Director in the Healthcare Performance Excellence Practice. ject manager and black belt in Derek has 23+ years of experience in community and academic hospitals, health care systems, joint ventures, and consulting. He has extensive success in building, driving and sustaining teams, developing medical staff, operational efficiencies, building design and construction, and overall cost reductions. He is an experienced change leader, certified as a proSix Sigma, who collaborates and engages stakeholders to execute effectively with milestones and metrics that ensure accountability and success. Derek’s role is to provide executive engagement oversight for performance excellence initiatives, focused on helping healthcare providers achieve and sustain robust clinical, healthcare workforce management, operational, and financial results.

Before Derek was a consultant, he was a community hospital CEO with UCHealth, in Colorado, where he had oversight of two facilities, and several free-standing EDs and clinics. Previously in his career, he held roles as VP of Market Development for UCHealth, VP of Clinical and Support Services for University of Colorado Hospital, and AVP of Supply Chain for Centura Health.
B.A., Business Administration & Management, Illinois State University
Six Sigma, Black Belt
Certified Project Manager

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