Why Ovation Healthcare

We Are Ovation Healthcare

Ovation Healthcare is the premier provider of shared services to independent hospitals, health systems, and their leadership across the nation

Why Choose Us

For 45 years, we have helped thousands of hospitals and healthcare executives with financial performance, purchasing and supplies, workforce and advisory solutions, and executive management services.

Hospitals choose Ovation Healthcare because:

Financial Health – We seek opportunities to reduce upfront costs by utilizing fee structures that reflect the savings we find and implement. We strategically invest in services and products to be shared across the entire Ovation Healthcare network.

Operational Mindset – Our associates and leaders have worked in facilities just like yours. We have captured our collective experience and pragmatic approach in tools and processes that are proven to deliver results.

Community Vision – We convene a network of like-minded individuals committed to keeping care local and vibrant through curated education and opportunities for collaboration.

What our clients say

Learn how we exceed our partners’ expectations by improving financial performance and quality of care, supporting board members and more.

What our clients say

Learn how we exceed our partners’ expectations by improving financial performance and quality of care, supporting board members and more.

Who We Serve

We are partnered with 375+ clients in 47 states from small community hospitals to large health systems

We serve everyone from the smallest of community hospitals to large multi-hospital health systems. We see hospitals as the lifeline to the health and economic wellness of the towns and cities they serve. We recognize these hospitals and health systems have the desire to collaborate with like-minded professionals that band together for common goals while maintaining their independence.

Compared to peer hospitals, Ovation Healthcare hospitals have:

Leadership

Ovation Healthcare’s leaders are stewards of independent healthcare with deep and rich experience across health delivery systems of all sizes.

Chief Executive Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Chief Strategy Officer
Chief Clinical Officer
Chief Financial Officer
President, Amplify
President, Tempo
President, Elevate
President, Octave
General Counsel
Marketing, OvationCares
The Learning Institute
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Dr. Dwayne Gunter

Chief Executive Officer

Growing up in a small community in South Carolina, Dwayne learned the meaning of caring for and serving communities from an early age. From his days in little league sports to serving in several countries during his college days, his passion for helping people has been his driving force. Dwayne’s vision to bring a shared service approach to community healthcare formed many years ago during his time in a front row seat at the largest health system. That vision became a reality in Ovation Healthcare. Dwayne officially began the journey to Ovation Healthcare when it was established as an independent company in 2021. Early in his career, he earned business degrees including his MBA and Doctorate in Business. He lives in Nashville with his wife and is the proud parent of two married sons and a granddaughter, Blakely, who is his pride and joy. He currently sits on the boards of numerous organizations. He is an avid Tennessee Titans and Atlanta Braves fan. Dwayne’s favorite aphorism remains, “Well done is better than well said.”

Scott Gressett

Chief Operating Officer

Scott Gressett serves as Ovation Healthcare’s Chief Operating Officer. Scott brings a wealth of experience from his more than 25 years in healthcare financial operations. Throughout his career he has been instrumental in building highly effective teams, producing attractive company cultures, developing successful leaders, creating value-added policies, procedures, systems, and operational infrastructure that have resulted in business success and quality patient outcomes. His career has been dedicated to supporting high-quality patient care, entrepreneurial business growth and excellent financial outcomes. Scott holds board memberships with multiple charities and organizations.

Kila Sweeney

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Kila Sweeney serves as Ovation Healthcare’s Senior Vice President of Human Resources. Kila brings 25 years of invaluable experience in HR with a significant focus on the healthcare sector. As the leader of Ovation Healthcare’s Human Resources, Kila is responsible for driving strategic initiatives across the organization. Kila is vital in developing, training, and equipping Ovation’s team members to further prepare and sustain growth.

Brendan Rokke

Chief Strategy Officer

Brendan Rokke serves as Chief Strategy Officer for Ovation Healthcare. Brendan leads corporate strategy for Ovation and its business lines, including the development of organizational growth opportunities. He supports reinvestment for clients to ensure they receive exceptional service and maximum impact from Ovation’s shared services. Brendan has spent his career working with physicians, hospitals, and health systems to define sound organizational strategic decision making and grow clients’ presence in their markets.

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Kristine Keefer Wolff, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

Chief Clinical Officer

Dr. Kristine Keefer Wolff has 25+ years of system and business unit level health care experience with a history of creating and improving workplace culture, employee engagement and patient outcomes. She is a transformational leader, skilled at relationship building with internal and external partners. Kristine is board certified from the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Nurse Executive-Advanced and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American Organization of Nurse Leaders.

Tom Gibson

Chief Financial Officer

Tom Gibson serves as Ovation Healthcare’s Chief Financial Officer. Tom brings over 30 years of experience to his role. With a proven track record of driving financial success in both public and private healthcare companies, Tom is a seasoned financed professional dedicated to achieving growth and sustainability for Ovation. Drawn to the mission and vision of healthcare companies, Tom is enthusiastic about finishing his career in this space.

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Scott Cooper

President, Amplify

Scott brings more than 15 years of experience in revenue cycle management to Amplify. His career began at companies athenahealth and Nexus Healthcare Solutions where he focused on building tech-enabled revenue cycle services coupled with offshore capabilities to help business find opportunities at scale. At McKinsey & Company, he advised national health systems and RCM service providers on large-scale, operational transformations and performance programs focused on yield improvement and cost reduction. Most recently at Tegria, he led all revenue cycle services, transformation, and integration across the enterprise.

John Mason

President, Tempo

As the President of Tempo Technology Services, John Mason brings over thirty years of progressive leadership and technology experience to clients. In previous roles, John was responsible for delivering a wide array of competitive advantage, technology-enabled, patient-centric business, clinical and facility solutions to the rural market, as well as the large, integrated delivery network. John continues to establish a collaborative and empowering environment and plays a key role in driving change in the health IT landscape.

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Josh Sandler

President, Elevate

As president of Elevate, Josh oversees total spend management and solutions for clients encompassing all non-payroll spend. He previously served as vice president of strategic sourcing and capital equipment services at HealthTrust where he was responsible for a five-billion-dollar in GPO portfolio spend and capital equipment advisory services. He has also held leadership roles including vice president of sourcing at Resource Optimization & Innovation (ROi), a HealthTrust company, where he oversaw the ROi private label, Regard, as well GPO sourcing and operations responsibility for over $4b in contracted spend covering medical, pharmacy, and purchased services. Prior to embarking on a career in healthcare, Josh served for several years as a supply officer in the US Navy.

John Turner

President, Octave

John Turner currently serves as President of Octave Leadership Advisory Services. John brings more than 25 years of progressive and reliable healthcare leadership experience in both for-profit and nonprofit healthcare environments. He has a track record of driving organizational success in operational and financial objectives through a strong makeup of strategic research and operational execution. John establishes an environment of uncompromising integrity within Ovation Healthcare and emphasizes a commitment to vision, values, and purpose while constantly focusing on clients’ needs and feedback.

Judd Peak

General Counsel

Judd Peak serves as General Counsel for Ovation Healthcare. Judd is an attorney with over 25 years of legal experience, including tenure at two revenue cycle firms. He is responsible for contracting strategy and oversight, risk management, litigation, and corporate entity management, and provides guidance and advice to all business lines. He is frequently sought as a speaker and has published articles and book chapters on healthcare payer issues, privacy regulations, compliance programs, risk assessments and labor relations.

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Kendall Gemmill

Marketing, OvationCares

Kendall Gemmill serves as Ovation Healthcare’s Vice President of Marketing. Kendall brings more than 15 years of marketing experience and nearly a decade within the healthcare sector. Kendall leads a talented team in execution of brand recognition, content, and digital channel strategy, and collaborates with business development in deploying demand generation tactics. She is passionate about corporate storytelling and furthering Ovation’s mission of strengthening independent healthcare. Kendall also serves on the board for the OvationCares Foundation, Ovation’s charitable arm dedicated to improving health outcomes in the communities it serves.

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Jo Piland

The Learning Institute

Jo Piland serves as Director of the Ovation Learning Institute, bringing more than 25 years of experience in marketing and event coordination. As the leader of the Ovation Learning Institute, Jo is vital to the continuing education of more than 2,500 hospital leaders and boards of directors by facilitating the delivery of over 70 classroom events, webinars, and conferences annually. Jo oversees the strategic direction and implementation of educational events tailored to meet the specific needs of our clients.