Larry Walker

  • President, The Walker Company Healthcare Consulting

Larry Walker is the President of The Walker Company Healthcare Consulting, LLC, a Lake Oswego, Oregon-based healthcare management consulting firm. The Walker Company specializes in health care governance development, leadership workshops and retreats, and organizational research for hospitals and health systems.

Larry has presented governance education to thousands of trustees at dozens of hospital association conferences. In addition, he works with
individual hospital boards of trustees to develop and implement governing performance improvement strategies.

Larry served for six years as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Gresham, Oregon’s Mount Hood Medical Center. He has also been a trustee of Portland, Oregon’s Legacy Health System and two of its predecessor organizations, Healthlink and Metropolitan Hospitals, serving 12 years on the boards of these three systems. He is a longtime consultant to the American Hospital Association, where his work is focused primarily on member relations, assisting in the development of various “toolkits” and other resources for members, and member research on topics including clinical integration, organizational transformation, community service, billing and collections, disaster preparedness and more.

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Business Ethics, Healthcare, Safety

  • Travels From:

    Oregon

  • Price:

    $7,500 - $10,000

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Larry Walker is the President of The Walker Company Healthcare Consulting, LLC, a Lake Oswego, Oregon-based healthcare management consulting firm. The Walker Company specializes in health care governance development, leadership workshops and retreats, and organizational research for hospitals and health systems.

Larry has presented governance education to thousands of trustees at dozens of hospital association conferences. In addition, he works with
individual hospital boards of trustees to develop and implement governing performance improvement strategies.

Larry served for six years as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Gresham, Oregon’s Mount Hood Medical Center. He has also been a trustee of Portland, Oregon’s Legacy Health System and two of its predecessor organizations, Healthlink and Metropolitan Hospitals, serving 12 years on the boards of these three systems. He is a longtime consultant to the American Hospital Association, where his work is focused primarily on member relations, assisting in the development of various “toolkits” and other resources for members, and member research on topics including clinical integration, organizational transformation, community service, billing and collections, disaster preparedness and more.

Everything You Need to Know About Health Care Reform and Delivery System Transformation. This 4-hour program explores the most critical factors in health care reform and delivery system transformation, and their implications for hospital governance leadership.

New Times, New Directions: Navigating to Success in a Reform-Driven World.

This 1½ hour program explores how to develop strategic scenarios and targeted responses that will prepare the hospital for success under a variety of unique strategic assumptions.

The Reform Challenge Game.

This 1½ hour "Jeopardy"-style game show program engages the audience in answering multiple-choice questions in four reform-related categories. A game board, questions and answers, and educational content is displayed on-screen.

Governance Diseases that Can Put Your Board in the Leadership ICU.
Featured in the September 2011 issue of Trustee Magazine, this 1½ hour program explores the governance diseases covered in the article and more, discusses the symptoms and conditions of each "disease," and identifies a variety of "governance prescriptions" for preventing and/or curing the governance diseases.

Is It Time to Affiliate? Practical Approaches for Defining an Affiliation Strategy.
This 1½ hour program explores the advantages and disadvantages of various organizational models, and describes the process a small rural hospital undertook that resulted in an affiliation with a well-known tertiary partner, which has improved quality, reputation and financial success.

Defining Pathways to the Future: The Board's Role in Strategic Planning.
This 1½ hour program explores trustees' unique role in the strategic planning process. It discusses the importance of developing a meaningful, evidence-based and vision-focused strategic plan, includes an overview of the steps in the strategic planning process, and outlines common reasons that strategic plans fail.

Infusing Quality Throughout the Board's Agenda.
This 1½ hour program explores the board's fiduciary duty to ensure quality, and how to avoid "quality fraud." It outlines quality oversight recommendations, and provides actionable ideas for boards to ensure that they fulfill their quality leadership responsibilities.

Governance Quality and Safety: How At Risk is Your Board?
This 1½ hour program identifies some of the leading risks that hospital boards need to be aware of, potential implications of not understanding and dealing with the risks, and ideas for ways to conduct a comprehensive governance risk assessment.

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