"DGA's thorough and innovative work has been critically important to our organization’s PHO success."

— Gregory G. Kile, Senior Vice President of Provider Integration Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania
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Bruce Podrat, MBA, MHA


Bruce H. Podrat has over 30 years experience in the healthcare industry, working with acute care hospitals, hospital systems, university medical centers, physician groups, managed care organizations, and other healthcare business enterprises. His combination of healthcare management and consulting experience means he brings unusual depth and a broad perspective to healthcare consulting assignments.

Bruce’s experience includes:

  • Strategic business planning
  • Financial feasibility and management including complex financing assistance and capital planning
  • Acquisition evaluation and integration planning
  • Design of physician compensation plans
  • Fair market value assessments, including compensation and business valuations

He also has extensive experience in healthcare-related litigation on issues including physician credentialing, interpretation of Joint Commission standards, hospital and medical staff bylaws, and third party billing disputes. He maintains a private practice providing litigation-related services as an independent expert (see Bruce Podrat’s Medical Legal Services).

Prior to joining DGA, Bruce founded Practical Healthcare Solutions, LLC, (PHS) a regionally-based healthcare management consulting company. Prior to PHS, he was responsible for strategic management consulting services for a national consulting firm’s Philadelphia area healthcare consulting practice. He has also been practice director of healthcare consulting services for a Big 4 accounting firm.

His direct hospital management experience includes serving as executive director of a 400-bed community medical center and as assistant hospital director at a prominent university medical center. Bruce holds a Masters of Business Administration and a Masters in Hospital and Health Services Management from Northwestern University. He is a frequent speaker on healthcare regulation, strategic and capital planning and on the design of operations improvement programs.