Michael D. Pugh has over thirty years of CEO experience in hospitals, health care systems, managed care organizations, consulting and health care technology companies.
Mr. Pugh is an internationally known advisor and consultant to health care organizations, providers, payers, trade associations, technology companies and government organizations. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Colorado Denver Business School Health Administration Program, an Instructor in the Mt. Sinai Medical School Health Care Leadership Program and a Senior Faculty member for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). Currently Mr. Pugh serves as the Vice Chair of the IHI Leadership Faculty. Mr. Pugh is a co-author of the IHI white paper “High-Impact Leadership: Improve Care, Improve the Health of Populations, and Reduce Costs” and the highly popular IHI White Paper, “Seven Leadership Leverage Points for Organization-Level Improvement in Healthcare.”
Since 1998 Mr. Pugh has focused his consulting and advisory practice on helping senior leaders define and execute strategies for improvement and organizational transformation. Specific areas of expertise include strategy, leadership, governance, clinical integration, quality systems, quality measurement, technology and strategic planning.
Mr. Pugh has been active in health care leadership and has served on the boards of the American Hospital Association, the AHA Health Forum, the Joint Commission and the Colorado Hospital Association. He is a frequent speaker at regional and national conferences on subjects of leadership, governance, strategy and quality.
Mr. Pugh holds a B.S. and an M.P.H. in Health Care Administration from Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana and is the author of multiple articles and book chapters on quality and governance. He resides in Southern Colorado where he can pursue his passions for fly fishing, mountain biking and skiing.