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John Rezen

Division Vice President, Gulf

John Rezen is a senior healthcare executive with exceptional success in building high-performing organizations by focusing on operational excellence and delivery system alignment.  John is an innovative problem solver and system thinker with a passion for delivering value in healthcare.   He also offers strong mentoring and collaboration skills which serve to accelerate performance improvement and establish productive affiliations.

John began his career after graduate school as a Medical Service Corps officer in the U.S. Navy and remained in the Navy Reserve after leaving active duty. He retired as a Captain in 2008.  Early in his civilian career, John served in Ambulatory Care and Service Line Director positions for academic health systems.  Later John served as a Chief Executive Officer for a large multispecialty surgical group and then drew from his extensive experience to assemble the key components of a high-performance infrastructure which he offered through his Value Health consulting service.  His accomplishments in this role included a $10 million turnaround for an academic health system’s ambulatory care operations and a 35% improvement in margin for a community hospital’s physician enterprise.

John’s population health contributions include leading a joint venture between healthcare providers to start-up an accountable care organization with 18,000 lives and earning first-year shared savings of $2.5 million. He also initiated integrative negotiations between market competitors to forge mutually beneficial professional service agreements and expand healthcare services to rural communities.  As a consultant, John initiated an agile population health strategy with primary care physicians focused on optimizing health outcomes by relentlessly pursuing care-plan execution.  After deploying this service, the per member per month costs decreased by 5.8.  In his Medical Service Corps Officer role, John established a comprehensive care management system for Tricare beneficiaries which optimized Naval Hospital resource utilization and closed care gaps through case management controls and private-sector arrangements.  The system generated $7.7 million in annual savings while achieving a 99% on-time referral rate.