Senior Contributing Faculty
College of Health Sciences
Lloyd K. Ford, Jr. has built healthcare systems recognized in the industry for service delivery and quality while achieving an unblemished record of revenue growth and profitability. A visionary leader with a flair for creating strategic plans for service expansion, he has orchestrated development of new facilities. He has also anticipated and met customer and community needs well ahead of the competition. He has led turnarounds and made good organizations even better.
His is exceptionally adept at optimizing performance, profitability, quality and customer satisfaction. As an award-winning executive, he has forged high-performance, low-turnover operations and administrative teams, recruited hard-to-find physicians and built nationally recognized organizations. In the process, he and his teams have set records for profits, market share, revenue and stakeholder value. He has also transformed ordinary organizations into award-winning market leaders
He has the skills one would expect of a successful CEO and Professor: P&L management, marketing, mergers, acquisitions, integrations and operations. He has conceived and orchestrated ambitious capital improvement programs that have exceeded ambitious ROI objectives. Regulatory compliance, community relations, as well as product and service development are also among the areas where he is highly qualified.
Extremely well educated, he earned his Ph.D. in Business and Healthcare Administration, Magna cum Laude, at California Southern University. His dissertation was : "Are There Successful Strategies and Techniques for Healthcare Executives to Increase Harmony with Physicians?". Earlier he was awarded a Master of Healthcare Administration by Western Michigan University and a BBA in Facility Management and Engineering with a minor in Law by Grand Valley State University.
He is an American College of Healthcare Executives Fellow (FACHE) and a Certified Healthcare Safety Professional. A published author and sought-after speaker, lists of publications and speeches appear at the end of this document. He is a Certified Chief Executive Officer (CCEO) and a Fellow of the International Institute of Directors and Managers.
He 25 years of University teaching experience with 8 years at Walden University.