Jonathan List

Managing Director

A trusted advisor to healthcare executives, Jonathan List brings deep expertise and experience partnering with hospitals, health systems, and academic medical centers across the country to deliver millions of dollars in benefits through comprehensive financial and operational performance improvement initiatives. Jon specializes in labor management, helping organizations increase productivity and reduce labor expenses. He tailors each solution to the client’s specific needs, taking time to understand the organization’s culture, workload and work drivers, impact of change, and how to build consensus and drive improvement from within. Jon’s comprehensive perspective enables providers to execute and sustain a variety of high-impact labor improvements, from broad initiatives such as enhancing labor management infrastructure programs, to focused efforts in key areas such as redesigning labor productivity tracking systems, target setting processes, and position review processes.

Jon is a seasoned project manager for comprehensive, organization-wide engagements, guiding providers through a variety of situations ranging from urgent financial turnarounds to good-to-great transformations. Leaders also turn to him to develop and execute targeted improvements in areas that represent the highest opportunity and greatest organizational need.


  • Led complete financial turnaround for $150 million net patient revenue Northeast community hospital facing multi-million-dollar loss in prior year. Executed comprehensive, integrated performance improvement plan to deliver $17+ million benefit and achieve breakeven performance within one year.
  • Implemented $25+ million annual recurring savings as budget partner and trusted performance improvement advisor to Upper Midwest community health system. Initiatives included $11+ million in annual labor savings achieved through proactive labor improvements.
  • Delivered $8 million in annual savings by implementing labor infrastructure for community hospital in central Wisconsin, leveraging attrition to reduce workforce by 7% while volume increased over 10%.
  • Identified and implemented $14 million in annualized labor productivity savings at children’s hospital in Texas. Leveraged existing platform to develop custom labor productivity system to drive savings and efficiencies in clinical, support and administrative areas.
  • Evaluated and/or implemented labor management systems at more than 25 hospitals and health systems across the country.


  • Director, Prism Healthcare Partners
  • Manager, Huron Consulting Group
  • Manager, Operational Improvement, The Nebraska Medical Center


  • Master of Business Administration, Kelley School of Business, University of Indiana
  • Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln