Season 6 Episode 7: The People’s Executive featuring Stonish Pierce, Chief Operating Officer – Holy Cross Health

Grant McGaugh . S6E7 . 39:48

What do Lloyd Dean, Bernard Tyson, and Gene Woods have in common? First, they all share unique talents and abilities delivered for their organizations in innovative ways as top CEOs.

My next guest Stonish Pierce also possesses unique skill sets that connect his mission, vision, and values for innovation through patients, physicians, and employees. His primary brand was crafted through key stretch assignments to make critical administrative decisions that get results that matter. 

The forethought of utilizing resources innovatively by looking at the data to t gain. Non-traditional operational wins are his hallmark. Pierce says to research what is possible. Through Continuous learning paths in reading industry news and non-industry publications. As problems emerge, you want to leverage your network to solve critical business issues. Get your skills up to date in many areas of healthcare delivery and stay on the pulse of the industry.” 

Stonish has a people-centered approach and collaborative leadership style in improving healthcare delivery. 

Pierce is a board-certified healthcare executive with diverse clinical and leadership experiences in acute and ambulatory operations from not-for-profit, public, private, government, academic/teaching, and faith-based hospitals to integrated delivery systems and for-profit physical therapy sectors.

Before joining Holy Cross Health, Pierce was System Vice President, Specialty Services for Beaumont Health, Michigan’s most extensive health system based on inpatient admissions and net patient revenue. During his tenure there, he recruited more than 150 physicians, co-led the transition of the physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) residency to internal oversight, transitioned the employed hospitalist program to a value-based model, facilitated top decile divisional employee engagement and transitioned more than 700 physicians to telehealth amid COVID-19.

Regular speaker for ACHE, Becker’s Healthcare, HFMA, World Healthcare Congress, and World Research Group. Industry perspectives have been featured by Modern Healthcare, Becker’s, ACHE, Creighton University, and the Positivity Academy and heavily invested in professional development, professionally trained with practical experience applying the Malcolm Baldrige criteria, service as a statewide examiner, and leading system-wide category committees for organizational performance excellence. In 2021, I was named by Modern Healthcare as one of the Top 25 Emerging Leaders (formerly Up and Comers) in Healthcare.

A three-time recertified Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Pierce is also a recipient of ACHE’s regional Early Career Healthcare Executive Award and Distinguished Service Awards. He was also recognized by his alma mater, the University of Southern California (USC), with the Price School’s 90 Pioneers of 90 Years Award. Pierce earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Master of Health Administration degree with a graduate certificate in management, all from USC.

Let us welcome Stonish Pierce to the Follow The Brand Podcast, Where We are Building a 5 STAR Brand That You Can Follow!

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