MedSys Named in Best Places to Work in Healthcare – 2020

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The coronavirus outbreak has reshaped virtually every aspect of the industry, from how care is delivered to how employees do their work. Creating a flexible and responsive environment is more important that ever, especially as organizations adjust to remote work, staggered in-person schedules and more.

Modern Healthcare is proud to present the 150 companies and organizations that have been named to its Best Places to Work in Healthcare list for 2020. The recognition program honors companies throughout the industry that empower employees to provide patients and customers with the best possible care, products and services. How these organizations have navigated the COVID-19 pandemic is only part of the story; they were also scored on more traditional measures such as benefit design, transparent communication from leadership, and others.

Modern Healthcare will reveal the ranked order of the 150 Best Places to Work in Healthcare Oct. 8 in conjunction with our virtual Workplace of the Future conference.

For more information on the virtual conference, please contact Jodi Sniegocki at or 312-649-5459.

Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital Kaplan, La.
Adaptive Medical Partners Irving, Texas
Advis Mokena, Ill.
Advocate Aurora Health Downers Grove, Ill., and Milwaukee
AristaMD San Diego
Axxess Dallas
Beach Cities Health District Redondo Beach, Calif.
Bind Benefits Minneapolis
Blue and Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Phoenix
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Tennessee Chattanooga
BroadJump Dallas
Burwood Group Chicago
Cahaba Medical Care Centreville, Ala.
CAQH Washington, D.C.
Cardiovascular Institute of the South Houma, La.
CareSource Dayton, Ohio
Carolina Caring Newton, N.C.
Catholic Health Services of Long Island Rockville Centre, N.Y.
CCM Health Montevideo, Minn.
CereCore Nashville
CHG Healthcare Midvale, Utah
Choice Recovery Columbus, Ohio
CipherHealth New York
Cleveland Clinic Cleveland
Collaborative Imaging Plano, Texas
Columbia Basin Health Association Othello, Wash.
Conway Regional Health System Conway, Ark.
Corazon Pittsburgh
Cox Monett Hospital Monett, Mo.
Crothall Healthcare Wayne, Pa.
Davis Minneapolis
Divurgent Virginia Beach, Va.
ECFMG | FAIMER Philadelphia
Edifecs Bellevue, Wash.
Elevate Healthcare Consultants Plano, Texas
Encompass Health Birmingham, Ala.
Encompass Health-Home Health & Hospice Dallas
Epion Health Hoboken, N.J.
Equiscript North Charleston, S.C.
Fort HealthCare Fort Atkinson, Wis.
Galen Healthcare Solutions Chicago
Guadalupe Regional Medical Center Seguin, Texas
HCA Houston Healthcare Gulf Coast Division Houston
HCA Houston Healthcare Pearland Pearland, Texas
HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast Pasadena, Texas
Health by Design Medical Group San Antonio
Health Catalyst Salt Lake City
HealthRise Southfield, Mich.
HealthScape Advisors Chicago
Heart ’n Home Hospice Fruitland, Idaho
HeartCare Imaging Tequesta, Fla.
Hendrick Health System Abilene, Texas
Henry County Hospital Napoleon, Ohio
Hospice of Acadiana Lafayette, La.
Hospice of Marion County Ocala, Fla.
Host Healthcare San Diego
iMethods Jacksonville, Fla.
Impact Advisors Naperville, Ill.
Imprivata Lexington, Mass.
Innovative Health Scottsdale, Ariz.
IVX Health Brentwood, Tenn.
J2 Interactive Charlestown, Mass.
Jackson Physician Search Alpharetta, Ga.
Jamestown Regional Medical Center Jamestown, N.D.
King’s Daughters Medical Center Brookhaven, Miss.
Kingwood Emergency Hospital Kingwood, Texas
Landmark Health Huntington Beach, Calif.
Lexington Regional Health Center Lexington, Neb.
Licking Memorial Health Systems Newark, Ohio
LiquidAgents Healthcare Plano, Texas
LiveData Cambridge, Mass. Alpharetta, Ga.
Louisiana Organ Procurement Association Covington
Marathon Health Winooski, Vt.
Marimn Health Plummer, Idaho
Medasource Indianapolis
Medical Advantage Group Ann Arbor, Mich.
MedKoder Mandeville, La.
MedSys Group Plano, Texas
Memorial Healthcare System Hollywood, Fla.
Mercy Health-Tiffin Hospital Tiffin, Ohio
Mercy Health-Willard Hospital Willard, Ohio
Metrolina Nephrology Associates Charlotte, N.C.
Mission Hospital Mission Viejo, Calif.
Morrison Healthcare Atlanta
MPLT Healthcare Boca Raton, Fla.
MTS-LGH Lafayette, La.
Nathan Adelson Hospice Las Vegas
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants Johns Creek, Ga.
North Carolina Healthcare Association Cary, N.C.
Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center Chanute, Kan.
Nordic Madison, Wis.
North Country Healthcare Whitefield, N.H .
Nova Healthcare Administrators Williamsville, N.Y.
OptumCare Florida* St. Petersburg
Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital Orlando, Fla.
Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital Longwood, Fla.
Pacific Companies Aliso Viejo, Calif.
PathAI Boston
Pelham Medical Center Greer, S.C.
PELITAS Plano, Texas
Phreesia New York
Pivot Point Consulting, a Vaco Co. Brentwood, Tenn.
pMD San Francisco
Progyny New York
Prominence Advisors Chicago
ProspHire Pittsburgh
Protenus Baltimore
Providence Holy Cross Medical Center Mission Hills, Calif.
ProviderTrust Nashville
QHR Health Brentwood, Tenn.
Quartet Health New York
Reedsburg Area Medical Center Reedsburg, Wis.
Rendina Healthcare Real Estate Jupiter, Fla.
Rio Grande Regional Hospital McAllen, Texas
RiverView Health Crookston, Minn.
Roper St. Francis Healthcare Charleston, S.C.
Santa Rosa Consulting Franklin, Tenn.
Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Brentwood
St. Jude Medical Center Fullerton, Calif.
Stillwater Medical Stillwater, Okla.
Strata Decision Technology Chicago
Surescripts Arlington, Va.
TAL Healthcare Mount Kisco, N.Y.
Talent Plus Lincoln, Neb.
Tandigm Care Solutions West Conshohocken, Pa.
Tandigm Health West Conshohocken, Pa.
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake Southlake
Texas Institute for Surgery Dallas
Texas Orthopedic Hospital Houston
The Medicus Firm Dallas
TigerConnect Santa Monica, Calif.
Trella Health Atlanta
Tri-Cities Cancer Center Kennewick, Wash.
TSI Healthcare Chapel Hill, N.C.
United Physicians Bingham Farms, Mich.
University Hospital & Clinics Lafayette, La.
Uvalde Memorial Hospital Uvalde, Texas
Vee Technologies New York
Venatorx Pharmaceuticals Malvern, Pa.
VillageMD Chicago
VirtualHealth New York
Wabash General Hospital Mount Carmel, Ill.
Wallowa County Health Care District Enterprise, Ore.
WELL Health Santa Barbara, Calif.
West Valley Medical Center Caldwell, Idaho
Woman’s Hospital Baton Rouge, La.
Yoakum Community Hospital Yoakum, Texas
Yolo Hospice Davis, Calif.
York General York, Neb.

*Part of UnitedHealth Group, OptumCare division

Romona Rivere

Romona Rivere is responsible for nationwide recruiting support and training and development of recruiting personnel. She has over 20 years of experience in the Healthcare Industry. Romona is a member of the strategy management team which is comprised of the core leadership of the organization.

She has worked as a healthcare recruiter for over fifteen years and has been an integral part of the MedSys Group recruiting team for the past nine years. Her many notable accomplishments include consistent achievement of top recruiter and top employee of year awards. Romona is well known throughout the industry as one of the best recruiters in healthcare information technology and enjoys the highest approval rating from her MedSys Group consultants. Romona resides in Dallas, TX.

Aaron Spratt

Aaron’s experience in healthcare ranges from managing EHR implementations in both the ambulatory and hospital setting, directing the operations of a hospital IT department, managing physician practice operations, overseeing Meaningful Use compliance in multiple organizations and managing Joint Commission compliance for a Midwestern healthcare system. He particularly enjoys working with physicians and other clinicians to optimize the use of EHR systems to help meet strategic goals.

He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Masters in Business Administration from Southeast Missouri State University.  He is a member of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) and a Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) through the American College of Medical Practice Executives, MGMA’s certification and fellowship body.

Patricia Drew

Patty Drew, Senior Strategist, began her career in healthcare in 1997 as a Registration Clerk at Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC) in Maine. At that time, EMMC was opening a centralized scheduling call center and she was transferred to that department as a Scheduling Clerk. She quickly moved to the healthcare IT side as a database analyst working with the Cerner Registration and Scheduling applications. Her career progressed as she became IT Director for Access Management and Physician Services at Eastern Maine Healthcare System (EMHS) responsible for the implementation and maintenance of the Cerner Registration, Scheduling and Ambulatory applications as well as the GE Centricity EMR for physician practices within EMHS as well as various physician practices across the state. Patty joined MedSys in 2012 as a Senior Consultant and since has been promoted to Senior Strategist and serves as a Revenue Cycle Implementation Specialist focusing on Registration and Scheduling.

Patty received her Associates Degree in Medical Office Administration from Husson University.

Jeff Jensen

MedSys Group today announced the designation of Jeff Jensen as Client Relationship Executive. In his role, Mr. Jensen will be responsible for managing new and current client relationships across the healthcare IT spectrum. Mr. Jensen began his career in healthcare in 1994 in physician recruiting, becoming Director of Physician Recruiting for the Central Region. Additionally, he provided leadership in the pharmaceutical and medical equipment industries, representing Johnson & Johnson and other companies in the operating room. After finishing his MBA from the Cox School of Business at SMU he left the operating room and joined the healthcare IT world focusing on the Dallas market. Jeff spent the next 13 years partnering with healthcare systems to help them upgrade their network and physical infrastructure, business software, EHR systems, service line software, operating room equipment configurations, imaging devices, mobile platforms, telehealth platforms, cloud migration and also worked on collaborative projects with marketing and technology to help develop and enhance the digital patient experience. Mr. Jensen’s passion and focus continues to be around healthcare technology, and the impact that it has on improving patient care.

We’re extremely excited about the addition of Jeff to our team. Jeff’s dozen-plus years of experience in this industry as an innovator of how technology is delivered has us confident in his abilities to handle the current, and aid in the growth, we’re encountering today.    His unflappable focus on delivering genuine value to our clients is what has attracted our firm the most with regard to our decision. I’ve no doubt our current and future clients will benefit from Jeff’s business acumen”, noted Alan Kravitz, MedSys Group CEO.

“Healthcare has always been about taking care of the patient. As healthcare evolves and relies more on technology to keep patients healthy, MedSys group is poised to advise hospital systems in their exploration of using patient improvement metrics for revenue generation instead of just fee for service models. Helping hospital systems treat patients as customers with service options they already have in other industries is exciting to me.” Said Mr. Jensen

Grant Campfield

Grant's experience in healthcare ranges from managing implementation teams within hospital and ambulatory settings to working with government PMO offices on strategy and approach. His background with IDN (Integrated Delivery Network) clients and the federal government has provided him with an extensive understanding of the contracting process through to post-live optimization. Campfield is now focusing most of his time on relationships and delivery within the federal and state government space.

Campfield is a graduate of Kansas State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Marketing. He currently resides in the Dallas area with his wife Markie.

Luther Nussbaum

Luther Nussbaum serves at Chairman of the Audit and Compensation Committees. Nussbaum is active in operational improvement and developing the strategic road map for the Firm as a member of the Executive Committee. He previously served as Chairman of the Board from January 2013 until the close of 2014.Additionally, he serves as a mentor to the leadership team. With vast experience in healthcare, high tech and other industries, Nussbaum brings innovative ideas and the application of breakthrough solutions to this inspiring vision.

Nussbaum is the semi-retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of First Consulting Group. During his decade-long tenure at FCG, the company increased eightfold in size, expanded its service offerings from consulting and systems implementation to management services and software products and led the industry in utilizing worldwide resources in India and Vietnam to achieve a very low cost, high quality project-delivery model. In addition to his managerial roles, Nussbaum has served as an active and creative Board member, Advisory Board member or mentor with a dozen companies. He has hired or mentored more than forty executives who are now Chief Executive Officers of a broad array of companies. As an executive, Nussbaum was a VP, President, COO and CEO of a handful of high technology and healthcare services companies. Mr. Nussbaum received his B.A. from Rhodes College where he was elected into Phi Beta Kappa and his M.B.A. from Stanford University where he was named an Arjay Miller Scholar.

Mark Embry

Mark Embry, Co-founder and EVP of Client Development, aids in the development of strategies for expansion of MedSys through joint ventures and other cooperation with Partner Organizations.

With over a decade of healthcare technology experience, he has forged strategic relationships with major healthcare IT vendors and partners across the EMR market. He has been instrumental in solidifying partnerships across the EMR market with companies such as Cerner Corporation, ACS, Healthcare, Epic Systems Corporation, Siemens Healthcare, and DELL Healthcare. His prior industry experience includes serving as a major account executive for TekSystems, one of the leading providers of IT solutions to the US market. Embry credits his success in business to the hiring of quality individuals who surround a committed leadership team. "Our goal is to empower our employees to create success by aligning the company's business goals with their individual goals. We believe that if we can inspire personal growth among our team members, business success will follow." Embry has a BA in Business Marketing from Baylor University. He currently resides in Frisco, Texas.

Nancy Ellefson

As Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Nancy Ellefson is responsible for the day-to-day workings of accounting, finance, human resources and information technology in addition to risk and cash management for the organization. In addition she implements and maintains systems, policies, and procedures that provide the necessary support for internal operations as well as field employees and contractors. Ellefson is also responsible for the overall financial well being of the company through financial planning and analysis of results.

Prior to joining MedSys, her 30 plus years of experience includes serving as CFO of Preferred Restaurant Services and APEX Restaurant Group, Vice President of Finance for Furr’s Restaurant Group and Pizza Inn, Controller for numerous public and privately held companies, as well as a financial analyst with two major healthcare systems, Barnes Hospital and Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. Ellefson is a certified public accountant with four years of public accounting experience with Laventhol and Horwath in St. Louis, which had an extensive hospital practice.

Alan Kravitz

Alan Kravitz, President, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, manages and oversees overall strategic leadership and operations, with emphasis on client relationships and sales initiatives, as well as executive participation in recruiting of the top talent in the industry. As the strategic leader for the organization, he is responsible for developing the organization strategic initiatives for expansion. With over eighteen years of Healthcare Information Technology experience, his relationships and knowledge served to establish MedSys as a leader in Healthcare IT Consulting.

His career in Healthcare IT began in 1994 when he founded CAP Associates, a nationwide Healthcare Information Technology recruiting firm. After several years of continued growth in EMR recruiting, in 1998 he expanded operations by founding Genesys Group, a technology focused solutions provider in staff augmentation, IT outsourcing and managed services. Using a developed model, he founded MedSys Group Consulting in 2008 to service the ever-growing needs to the healthcare technology market. Kravitz attributes the company success to the devoted work of the dedicated leadership team, as well as the principles under which the organization operates; Respect, Honesty, Trust, Commitment and Communication. “Our accomplishments are not defined or driven by just a few, but by realizing everyone’s combined contributions at all levels of the organization. Keeping it simple, doing business with the golden rule in mind, and focusing on client communication and service will fuel our continued success and growth.” Kravitz earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management and Marketing from The University of Missouri. He currently resides in Frisco, Texas and is married with three children.