- Work Email: INTERNET
- Work Phone: (312) 641-5007work
Rob Werner has over 15 years of experience in health care operations and finance leadership, with more than a decade at three large, urban health centers.
During his time at HMA, Rob has conducted assessments and offered ongoing advisory services for multiple health centers on behalf of management, boards, and foundations. His roles have included working as an interim CFO, chairing workgroups for revenue cycle management and operations, facilitating reorganization efforts, and helping to integrate residency clinics into established health centers. He has completed numerous modeling and analysis projects for financial management, planning and monitoring purposes.
Prior to joining HMA, Rob served in an array of health system roles including COO and CFO. He has overseen nearly all aspects of primary care operations, including billing and accounting, contract management, marketing and communications, human resources, facilities, information technology, medical records and health information management, clinic operations, and population health management. He orchestrated the successful turnaround of a struggling federally qualified health center (FQHC) and the profitable startup of a large medical practice focused on an underserved population.
Rob spearheaded numerous initiatives to boost efficiency and financial performance, use data more effectively, streamline management, enhance internal communication, and improve work processes organization-wide. With a significant breadth of understanding of healthcare at the practice level, he has been able to help multiple institutions cost-effectively manage their operations in order to maximize access for an uninsured and underinsured population.
Rob’s international work includes four years in Afghanistan, where he developed tuberculosis data collection and reporting systems, and provided hospital management advisory services in Kabul and the provinces.
Rob received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Wheaton College and a postgraduate diploma in epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Since 1993, Rob and his family have lived in the medically underserved communities in which they have worked, including North Lawndale in Chicago, Mazar I Sharif and Kabul, Afghanistan, and Binghampton in Memphis, Tennessee.