Jones Partners Thought Leadership Series

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Thought Leadership Series
Jones Partners
Health Care Reform: Policy, Practice and Common Sense
6:00 PM – Presentation  (Shell Auditorium)
7:15 PM – Reception (Anderson Family Commons)
Jones Graduate School, McNair Hall, Rice University  

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Wayne Keathley
CHI St. Luke’s Health/Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

Prashant Kale
Associate Professor of Strategic Management
Faculty Lead, Health Care Initiative
Jones Graduate School of Business

About Wayne Keathley
Wayne Keathley was appointed President in January 2014. He previously served as President of the Baylor College of Medicine Health Network and was a key member of the team that established the joint venture agreement with Catholic Health Initiatives to create the new health care enterprise. Mr. Keathley is a nationally recognized leader with over 35 years of experience in healthcare planning, operations, and program development. He led The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City for over nine years as President and Chief Operating Officer and also served as Executive Vice President of Business Development for The Mount Sinai Medical Center which includes the Icahn School of Medicine. During his tenure the hospital enjoyed a remarkable period of growth, outstanding financial performance, and expansion of clinical programs throughout the greater New York communities. He created a hospital program development team that established over 200 practice sites and multiple hospital affiliations and alliances to ccreate the Mount Sinai Health Network.

Mr. Keathley also established unique health education and outreach programs for the divverse ethnic populations of New York and created an award-winning diabetes education program to reach patients and families in underserved communities. The diabetes education and outreach program was recognized as a "best practices" program by multiple accreditation and advisory organizations. During his tenure the hospital was recognized as a Magnet hospital for nursing excellence and as a US News Honor Roll Hospital (top 20) for the first time. Before joining The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mr. Keathley previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of St. Peter's Healthcare Services in Albany, New York, Vice President of Operations at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, and as Vice President of Professional Services for The Brooklyn Hospital. His areas of technical competence include systems design, regulatory affairs and risk management, and clinical program development.

Mr. Keathley holds a Masters of Public Health, Health Administration from the Columbia School of Public Health and the Columbia University School of Business Administration in New York. He is Associate Dean of Health Systems and Assistant Professor of Baylor College of Medicine.

About Prashant Kale
Prashant Kale is Associate Professor of Strategic Management at the Jesse H. Jones School of Business, Rice University. Prior to Rice he was faculty at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and he has also been visiting faculty at the Wharton School, the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and the Indian School of Business. Prashant has earned a Masters and Ph.D. in Strategic Management from the Wharton School, an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, and an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from University of Pune, India.

Prashant's research focuses on Corporate Strategy, Strategic Alliances & Mergers and Acquisitions and his articles on these issues have been published in reputed international journals such as the Strategic Management Journal, Harvard Business Review, California Management Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, European Management Journal, Managerial and Decision Economics, Academy of Management Perspective, etc. He has received the Best Paper Award in the International Management Division of the Academy of Management and the Annual Strategic Management Society Conference. His paper on 'Building Alliance Capabilities' was also rated among the 50 most-cited papers in Management in 2011. Prashant is a Member of the Editorial Board of the Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business and Strategic Organization.

Prashant teaches the Core Strategy Course in the full time, professional and executive MBA programs at the Jones School and he has also taught electives on managing strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions and healthcare strategy at Rice, Michigan and Indian School of Business. Prashant has received several awards for excellence in teaching and he was also rated among the Top-10 Business School Professors by Bloomberg Businessweek. Before returning to academia, Prashant worked in the industry for several years with companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Siemens, ICI Plc., and the Tata Group in several different countries.

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