Ned Laubacher, President & Chief Executive Officer of The Hill Group, has spearheaded growth strategies and financial turnarounds throughout his healthcare career as both a CXO and strategic advisor to the C-team. Ned’s subject matter expertise in business analytics and financial risk strategies are the core of his consulting services through Health Spectrum Advisors. His Health Spectrum experience includes serving as the strategic advisor and senior executive for a healthcare and workforce data analytics company, preparing the financial and operational analysis for the investment by hospitals, health systems, and physician groups into value-based models with both Medicare and commercial payers, and serving as the strategic advisor on the adoption and implementation of analytics, multi-disciplinary care team deployment, pre- and post-acute risk agreement negotiation, and patient engagement related to the client’s value-based pathway.
Ned’s experiential knowledge has been repeatedly sought to research new strategies to position both non-profit and publicly traded organizations for long-term growth, financial success, and reputational excellence. Ned also responds to the clinical needs within the healthcare industry by leading biomedical start-up companies from idea to commercial launch, encompassing the research testing, engineering design, supplies sourcing, contract manufacturing, milestone financing, FDA/regulatory pathway, IP protection, pre-launch sales, and channel sales negotiations. Ned’s current focus is a rapid bacterial diagnostic device capable of revolutionizing sepsis management, antimicrobial stewardship, and antibiotic therapy protocols across the globe.
Ned’s board and volunteer service currently includes PhotoPhage Systems LLC (chair), InteloMed Inc. (director and strategic advisor), Pine Richland Aquatics (chair), and guest lecturing through the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University. His former board service includes Innovu Inc., Allegheny Valley Hospital, Forbes Regional Hospital, Eckert Technologies Group and its four subsidiaries, the Partnership HealthPlan of California, the Workforce Investment Board of Napa Valley, the St. Joseph Home Health and Hospice, and other mission-driven organizations. Ned holds dual masters’ degrees in business administration and public health as well as a bachelors’ degree in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles. Ned also received an Executive Healthcare Economics certificate from The Aresty Institute, University of Pennsylvania.