Patrick Grusenmeyer, ScD, FACHE, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration, School of Health Professions at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His primary areas of interest in teaching and research are healthcare policy, strategy and finance. He teaches in the health services administration undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs. Prior to joining UAB in 2017, Dr. Grusenmeyer served as the president of Christiana Care Health Initiatives, Inc., the Christiana Care Health System’s home for joint ventures and Independence at Home, one of its Medicare Shared Saving Programs. He was also senior vice president for Strategic Business Development and SVP of Cancer and Imaging Services. Prior to joining Christiana Care in 2001, he served as administrator of the Ochsner Cancer Institute at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans and as instructor and director at the Louisiana State University School of Medicine. Dr. Grusenmeyer has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Oncology Practice, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Community Oncology, and Oncology Issues, and serves as an ad hoc reviewer for several journals including the American Journal of Managed Care. He has published articles on cost and cost-effectiveness of cancer care, and cancer program development and management. Patrick Grusenmeyer earned a Doctor of Science in health systems management from Tulane University. He is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is a commissioner and university program reviewer for the Accreditation Council of the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education. He served as a member of the Medicare Advisory Panel on Ambulatory Payment Classification Groups. Dr. Grusenmeyer served as Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair and on the Executive Committee and Corporate Board of Directors for Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware. He served on the Board of Directors of the New Castle County Delaware Chamber of Commerce.
Primary areas of interest in teaching and research include healthcare policy, strategy and finance. Innovative former health system executive at the intersection of strategy and operations. Extensive expertise overseeing clinical, administrative, and service operations, developing clinical programs and improving quality of care and financial performance.
Leadership, Healthcare Policy and Reform, Healthcare Strategic Planning and Managements