Becker’s Hospital Review Names David Shade, Prism Healthcare Partners President & CEO, One of Nine Most Interesting and Intelligent Entrepreneurs in Healthcare

CHICAGO – Becker’s Hospital Review, a national publication delivering top business and legal news to healthcare industry leaders, has named Prism Healthcare Partners President and CEO, David Shade, to its list of “9 of the Most Interesting and Intelligent Entrepreneurs in Healthcare Today.” Individuals recognized on the list founded or co-founded organizations that have influenced the healthcare industry.

David Shade co-founded Chicago-based Prism Healthcare Partners in 2013. The company has had explosive growth and has quickly become a premier healthcare consultancy with a continually expanding base of clients across the country, including academic medical centers, children’s hospitals, independent hospitals and large healthcare systems. Chuck Lauer, former publisher of Modern Healthcare, commented, “David is a very creative entrepreneur, having started two businesses…It’s unusual in this industry to see someone who can do this. Today, Prism is inundated with all kinds of business.”

Prior to Prism, Shade founded and led healthcare consulting firm Wellspring Partners. After Wellspring was purchased by Huron Consulting in 2007, Shade served as vice president of the healthcare division and later became President and COO of the entire company.

Other healthcare leaders named to the list include Dr. Toby Cosgrove, president and CEO of Cleveland Clinic; Jonathan Bush, co-founder and CEO of athenahealth; Quint Studer, founder of Studer Group; Michael Sachs, founder and former CEO of Sg2; Judy Faulkner, founder and CEO of Epic Systems; Randall Lipps, founder of Omnicell; Dr. Bill McGuire, former CEO of UnitedHealth Group; and George Halvorson, previous chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente.


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