The MedAssets Senior Advisory Board is composed of leaders in the healthcare provider community. This group serves a number of critical functions for MedAssets, including providing insight into marketplace issues and opportunities, networking with key executives within our industry, and refining and marketing new programs and services. Terry Mulligan serves as Chairman of the Senior Advisory Board, whose members include:
John Bardis founded MedAssets in June 1999 and has served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer since its inception. With more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry, beginning with American Hospital Supply and Baxter International, he has held various senior management positions, including Vice President of the Baxter Operating Room Division and General Manager of the Eastern Zone. Mr. Bardis left Baxter in 1987 to join Kinetic Concepts, a publicly-traded company, which was the nation's largest specialty bed and medical equipment rental company at the time of his departure as President in 1992. From 1992 to 1997, Mr. Bardis was President and CEO of TheraTx, Inc., another publicly-traded company and a leading provider of rehabilitation services and operator of skilled nursing facilities. In 2011, Mr. Bardis was appointed to the board of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). He serves on the Board of Advisors of the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona and formerly served for 12 years on the Board of USA Wrestling (1995 to 2011). He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Business from the University of Arizona.
Mr. Bardis has been named by Modern Healthcare as one of the "Top Most Influential Leaders in Healthcare" for the last three years (2011, 2012, and 2013). In 2013, he was the recipient of Becker Healthcare's Annual Healthcare Leadership Award, which named him as one of the Thirty Top Leaders in healthcare.
In 1995, while President and CEO of TheraTx, Mr. Bardis was named Entrepreneur of the year by INC. Magazine. That same year, the publication named TheraTx as the second fastest growing public company in America, growing from $15 million to over $500 million in revenue in five years.
Mr. Bardis was named by Ernst &Young as Healthcare Entrepreneur of the Year, Southeast National Finalist in 1995. In 2012, he again received recognition from Ernst & Young as the Technology Entrepreneur of the Year in the Southeast.
In June 2013, Mr. Bardis was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame as an Outstanding American, an honor bestowed to those who have used the disciplines of the sport to launch notable careers in other walks of life, such as science, technology and business. He is among 49 individuals to receive the award.
Mr. Bardis also has been recognized as a McGuire Center Entrepreneurial Fellow by the University Of Arizona Eller College Of Management, and has served as the University of Alabama LR Jordon Distinguished Lecturer.
Mr. Bardis founded the MedAssets Norman Borlaug Humanitarian Award, which each year provides the recipient with $100,000 in direct financial aid to carry out their charitable mission. In addition to regular and ongoing support for multiple non-profit organizations, Mr. Bardis was instrumental in establishing MedAssets corporate charity status for Mully Children's Family Charitable Foundation, Heart for Africa and MedShare International. He was named the Atlanta West Point Society Citizen of the Year in 2010. In 2011, he received the "Atlanta Healthcare Leader" award from Business-to-Business magazine.
Mr. Bardis was recognized for his civic outreach by Modern Healthcare as the inaugural recipient of the Community Leadership Award, which recognizes leadership, dedication and financial contributions in support of numerous charities, responsiveness to global human tragedies, and care and provision for people in need. He is the founder and Chairman of the Atlanta Fire Youth Ice Hockey League, and has received the University of Arizona C.A.T.S Silver Anniversary Award from the Athletics Department for his life-long involvement with and support of sport for youth.
Support for Our U.S. Military
Mr. Bardis is the Founder and Chairman of Hire Heroes USA, the nation's largest veteran employment integration and veteran training organization. In 2011, Mr. Bardis established the MedAssets "George Herbert Walker Bush Pacesetter Award," which recognizes and honors our nation's veterans who have embraced the opportunity to serve others inside and outside the U.S. Armed Forces. In 2012, he provided ongoing leadership and financial support for "The American Fallen Solders Project" and creation of its National Portrait Gallery at the MedAssets Plano, Texas office. The organization provides an original portrait of their fallen loved one to comfort and heal grieving families of America's fallen military.
In addition to these worthwhile programs, Mr. Bardis' leadership resulted in MedAssets support of our U.S. troops overseas through the Marine Staff Sgt. Oscar Canon Military Care Package Program, which sends care packages each quarter to soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. To date, the company has shipped more than 17,925 packages.
The Olympic Games
Mr. Bardis served as Team Leader of the U.S. Greco-Roman Wrestling Team for the 2007 World Championships where Team USA won the world team for the first time in wrestling history. He also was named Team Leader of the U.S. Greco-Roman Wrestling Team for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
In February 2013, Mr. Bardis was among the highly-respected leaders within the American wrestling community to serve on the Committee for the Preservation of Olympic Wrestling (CPOW), whose mission is to insure that wrestling remains as a core sport of the Olympic Games. He was selected by the committee to serve as Director of Development and Finance. In September 2013, CPOW succeeded in its mission when the International Olympic Committee voted to reinstate wrestling back onto the program for the 2020 and 2024 Games.
He is a recipient of the World Health Organization's "Order of the Bifurcated Needle" award for his contributions to the successful global smallpox eradication program. He was recently a Senior Fellow at Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies. In addition to his former consulting practice, he was a member of the American Hospital Association's Ad Hoc Committee on Payment for Health Services as well as multiple other professional task forces and committees. He is currently also a director of METI, Inc., a health education services company, and American Telecare, Inc., a telemedicine enterprise.
Jackson Healthcare is an Atlanta-based consortium of companies that provide physician and clinician staffing, anesthesia management and healthcare information technology solutions to improve clinical and financial outcomes for hospitals, health systems and physician groups throughout the United States.
A Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, Mr. Evans served as a Governor of the College from 2004 to 2007 and as Chairman Officer from 2008 to 2011. In addition to serving on the Senior Advisory Board at MedAssets, he is a board member at Jackson Healthcare and CareSpot Express Healthcare. He also serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations, including MedShare International and MedicalMissions.org, and is chairman of the Hospital Charitable Service Awards. In 2012, the International Hospital Federation appointed him Special Advisor for the Americas Region.
Prior to joining HCA, Mr. Evans served in executive positions at Memorial Medical Center of Jacksonville, Florida, and Community Hospitals, based in Indianapolis, Indiana. He joined Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) in 1995 and managed the company's North Carolina, MidAmerica and Southeast divisions. He was named President of HCA's Eastern Group in 2004, where he was responsible for operations in the Eastern half of the company.
Terry Mulligan has served as a director since June 1999 and is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Governance and Nominating Committee of the Board of Directors. Additionally, Mr. Mulligan serves as Chairman of the Senior Advisory Board. Mr. Mulligan retired in 1996 from Baxter International, after serving 26 years with the company where he was Group Vice President of Health Systems, and prior to that, was Senior Vice President of Corporate Sales and Marketing. He was a member of both the Senior Management and Operating Management Committees at Baxter International. Since 2008, Mr. Mulligan currently serves on the Board of Directors and Audit, Finance, Compensation and Governance Committees of Wellmark, Inc., headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa. Mr. Mulligan holds a B.S.S.E. from the University of Iowa. Mr. Mulligan served in the United States Army from 1968-1970 and was stationed in Heidelberg, Germany. Mr. Mulligan was awarded the Army Commendation Medal as a 1st. Lieutenant, for "Exceptionally Meritorious Service in Europe" in 1970.
Dr. Sears has an extensive background in the healthcare consulting industry. He is recognized for being a catalyst for instituting and managing improvement in patient care and clinical outcomes, medical staff governance and operations issues and improved financial performance in healthcare organizations.
Vice is also an Associate Professor and Professional and Industry Relations Director in the Health Services Administration Department at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Mr. Vice is CEO Emeritus and served from 1984 until his retirement in 2009 as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Children's Hospital and Health System, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and its subsidiaries Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Children's Hospital and Health System Foundation, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin-Kenosha, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin-Fox Valley and Children's Health Education Center. He was the Chairman of four other subsidiaries: Seeger Health Resources, National Outcomes Center, Children's Medical Group and Surgicenter of Greater Milwaukee. He also served as President of the Board for Children's Research Institute and Chairman of the Board of Children's Community Health Plan. Vice served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operation Officer from 1979 until he was promoted in 1984.
Under Mr. Vice's leadership, the Children's organization experienced unprecedented expansion. The hospital grew to become one of the nation's largest and most respected regional pediatric medical centers, offering services that have national and even international recognition. Mr. Vice directed the creation of the Children's Hospital and Health System, along with its subsidiaries to handle fundraising, professional and family education, primary medical care, clinical research and child welfare services. Mr. Vice led efforts to create a corporation jointly owned by the Medical College of Wisconsin and Children's Hospital and Health System, which now includes more than 300 faculty pediatric specialists. He also orchestrated the affiliation of Children's Service Society of Wisconsin and its not-for-profit subsidiary, Children's and Family Community Partnerships, to provide child welfare management services.
Mr. Vice was the Administrator of the Children's Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama, from 1977 to 1979. He served as an Administrative Resident, Assistant Administrator and Associate Administrator for the Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, between 1972 and 1976.
A graduate of the University of Alabama, Mr. Vice also holds a Master's Degree in Hospital and Health Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He continues to serve as a member of the Dean's Advisory Board for the School of Health Related Professions.
Mr. Vice is currently a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for Children's Miracle Network. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Skylight Opera Theatre, the Pettit National Ice Center and Mount Mary College. He formerly served on the Board of Directors of the Blood Center of Southeastern Wisconsin, Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, and Big Brothers and Big Sisters for Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties, and Milwaukee Regional Medical Center. He was also a member of the Greater Milwaukee Committee.
Mr. Vice is the Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Child Health Corporation of America and of the Children's Miracle Network and is Past President of the Westmoor Country Club Board of Directors. He is a former Chairman of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions.