CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Premier, Inc., a leading healthcare improvement company, has named Steve Valentine vice president of strategic healthcare management consulting to lead its west coast division.
With more than 35 years of healthcare consulting experience, Valentine has expertise in the areas of business advisory services, strategy, transactions, mergers, physician partnerships, and financial analysis. He joins Premier’s team of health management consulting experts, which have been nationally recognized for helping healthcare providers create value-based care and alternative payment models.
“Steve Valentine brings many years of considerable expertise and is a nationally recognized thought leader on healthcare issues and industry trends,” said Wes Champion, senior vice president of Premier Performance Partners. “He is an ideal addition to Premier and our consulting management team.”
Named one of California’s top 100 most influential people in the healthcare field by California Medicine, Valentine has authored the annual “Top Ten Trends in Healthcare” for Trustee magazine and the Governance Institute. He is also frequently sought after by national and healthcare publications, and has been featured on NPR, and in the Los Angeles Times, Modern Healthcare and HealthLeaders Media.
Prior to joining Premier, Valentine was president of The Camden Group, where he grew more than $32 million in revenue and placed the organization on Modern Healthcare’s list of the top 20 consulting firms for eight years. He also served as Ernst & Young’s leader of business advisory services in southern California, led the Amherst Associates Los Angeles office, and held senior positions at NME and Pacific Health Resources.
Valentine serves as Chair of both the Board at the Orthopaedic Institute for Children (a UCLA affiliate) and the Strategy and Finance Committee. He also serves on the Program Advisory Board at the University of Southern California (USC) School of Policy, Planning and Development.
Valentine earned his bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University and his master’s degree in public administration with a certificate in health services administration from USC, where he received the Health Services Administration Alumni Association Distinguished graduate Award. He also completed the Ernst & Young Management Program at the Kellogg School of Northwestern University.