Brad Beard

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Chief Operating Officer
Essentia Health

Brad Beard is a recognized thought leader and Healthcare Operations executive who identifies high-impact opportunities to advance both organization mission and sustainable growth. With industry credibility and a fundamental understanding of healthcare complexity, tackles large-scale goals, establishes focus and direction and introduces alternative modes of thinking to create innovative business models that produce positive change. Experience spans leadership for hospital and clinic operations, multiple joint ventures, acquisitions, new business development and successful turnarounds.

Adept at partnering with stakeholders to broaden their market view, challenge traditional thinking and synthesize options to heighten business and mission purpose. Prioritize investment and optimize resources to deliver outstanding clinical quality, patient satisfaction and employee engagement. Trust-based rapport built with internal and external stakeholders creates confidence that superior performance and ambitious goals will be achieved.

With a servant leader approach, embraces the tenets of listening, empathy, foresight, stewardship, commitment to growth of others, and building community. Engages at all levels throughout the organization inspiring commitment to common mission, vision, excellence and execution.