Organizations are always, at one time or another, sailing perilously close to the edge of a waterfall; some are fully aware and act accordingly while others are focused elsewhere… and so when danger presents, they are critically ill-prepared to act. Rey Spadoni speaks from experience and draws from his bestselling book, Saving Organizations That Matter: Ascending From the Confluence of Chaos, to detail the characteristics of successful organizations and the warning signs, some quite subtle, for those that struggle during times of challenge and chaos. He focuses on organizational cultural implications, including on workforce development and recruitment and retention efforts, as well as describes specific leadership strategies to help facilitate the successful transformation of an organization perched precariously at the edge of the metaphorical waterfall.
Presenter: Reynold G. Spadoni
Reynold G. Spadoni has held a variety of senior level positions within the health care industry over nearly four decades, including within the hospital, ambulatory, payer, and post-acute sectors. He has served as the President and CEO of the VNA of Boston, the nation’s first home health care agency, President of Partners HealthCare at Home, the $100m home care division of Partners HealthCare (now Mass General Brigham), and CEO of Community Health Systems, a multi-service post-acute and community-based service provider which is now affiliated with HopeHealth, one of New England’s largest not-for-profit, independent home health, hospice, and palliative care providers. In these roles, Rey focused on establishing strategic partnerships, organizing and driving financial turnarounds, improving employee and patient satisfaction, and leading merger initiatives.
Rey has led several significant organizational transformations including at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua, New Hampshire (as Interim President), Neighborhood Health Plan (now AllWays Health Partners), and Dimock Community Health Center. Specializing in financial turnarounds, strategic planning, developing and implementing major strategic partnerships (including mergers and acquisitions), program and corporate divestitures, supporting executive team and trustee development, and conducting strategic, financial and operational assessments, Rey assists health care organizations plan for and manage change. He spent the first eight years of his career working as a health care consultant with Ernst & Young, supporting tax-exempt financings through the development of financial feasibility studies, facilitating affiliation and integrated system formation efforts, and leading strategic planning initiatives for a number of organizations, including academic medical centers, acute care hospitals, and community-based health and social service providers.
Additionally, Rey has served on several not-for-profit boards of directors and is a frequent industry speaker. and is the author of Amazon bestseller Saving Organizations That Matter: Ascending From the Confluence of Chaos. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Boston University and completed his undergraduate degree at Holy Cross College.