John Richardson, MHA, FASPR

John Richardson has diverse professional experience and knowledge. He has spent his career working with hospitals, hospitals systems, and physicians in a variety of leadership roles including materials management, operations, physician recruiting, physician contracting, strategic planning, and finance. 

He began his career developing supply chain processes and procedures for nurse practitioner run clinics located within a “big box” retailer. The clinics grew from zero to twenty within two years. John focused on lean systems and just in time inventory to minimize waste and maximize efficiency. During this time John was an integral part of the management team for the growing enterprise of acute care clinics.

John was quickly promoted to a larger role within the health system and began focusing on vendor management and leveraging purchasing power. John immediately began reducing expense for the health system through vendor consolidation as well as development of a supply chain committee focused on reducing waste within the business entity. Additionally John was a key point of contact and led contract negotiations for vendors in janitorial and facility management.

John transitioned into physician relations and led teams that acquired new physician practices, recruited physicians, negotiated employment contracts, and determined advanced methods of physician compensation to ensure Stark compliancy, as well as fiduciary responsibility. John provided system leadership with comprehensive analysis of trends in physician recruitment and compensation. He was a valued member of one of the organizations key decision making teams, and presented routinely to corporate boards and system executives. John’s responsibility included physician recruitment and business development for multiple hospitals in various regions of Kentucky and Indiana. John has negotiated more than 500 physician employment agreements and developed multiple man-power and strategic plans pertaining to physician recruitment. 

His most recent role includes responsibility for the strategic planning of new physicians within a growing health system medical group, having over-sight of business planning for nine hospitals in a medical group of more than 1,200 physicians and health care providers. John has exceptional analytic skills that focused on growth strategies and new revenue development. 

Married, John and his wife have two small children. He stays active and helps others achieve their personal fitness goals as a Certified CrossFit Level 2 Trainer and Certified Nutrition Coach. John is a life coach, as well as a small business consultant. He has provided analytical support to businesses in the health care, fitness, and restaurant industry. John is a former collegiate track and field athlete and Southeastern Conference (SEC) Champion at 1500 meters. John has also accomplished something that fewer than 600 Americans have ever accomplished (that is less than .000091% of the population). In February of 2008, John became only the 300th American to have ever run a sub four-minute mile.