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 Financial Officer
Chief Strategy Officer
Chief Growth Officer
Group President
General Counsel
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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 Financial Officer

Scott Gressett serves as Ovation Healthcare’s Chief Financial 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.

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.

Stephen Bennett

Chief Growth Officer

Steve Bennett serves as Chief Growth Officer for Ovation Healthcare. Steve brings more than 25 years of experience in growth and go-to-market leadership, serving both payer and provider markets. He is responsible for business development, marketing, and Ovation Healthcare’s Learning Institute, supporting all lines of business. Steve’s teams are focused on helping understand and solve our clients’ most pressing challenges and opportunities and sharing their stories to help keep healthcare local and vibrant.

John Turner

Group President

John Turner serves as Ovation Healthcare’s Group President. 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.