Chief Operating Officer
A seasoned executive with more than 30 years of experience in healthcare delivery organizations, Douglas (Doug) L. Elwell is a skilled collaborator with extensive operational and financial expertise.
Doug previously served as Illinois Medicaid director in the Department of Healthcare and Family Services. In this position he played a key role leading the Medical division’s work on an ambitious agenda under a new administration. Under his leadership, the division began the process to revamp the integrated health home process, reconfigure the hospital assessment program, nursing home assessment and payment program, ambulance rates, gender affirmation surgery program, and several other key initiatives. He also led the process to build relationships between the managed care organizations and provider communities.
Prior to serving the state of Illinois, Doug was deputy chief executive officer for finance and strategy for the Cook County Health and Hospitals System. He was responsible for strategic planning, all aspects of finance and accounting, information technology, human resources, project management, and the system’s managed care plan.
Doug previously supported HMA clients as a managing principal and principal in the firm’s Indianapolis office. He devoted his efforts to a multi-year, wide-ranging engagement with the State of Indiana, as well as serving in interim roles as chief financial officer (CFO) and working with large, public providers, especially in the areas of operations, finance, and Medicaid special financing.
Prior to joining HMA in 2003, he led hospital systems in an array of roles including chief executive officer, COO, and CFO. He served as the president and executive director of Health and Hospital Corporation in Indianapolis, a municipal corporation consisting of a public hospital, public health department, community mental health center, and specialty and primary care physician offices.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin and a Master of Science degree in accountancy from the University of Notre Dame. He has been licensed as both a certified public accountant and nursing home administrator.