The Team

ERH is comprised of dynamic individuals who have dedicated their careers to the delivery of quality healthcare. Combined they have over 100 years of diverse healthcare management experience.

 

Kirk Olsen

Kirk Olsen

Kirk is a healthcare entrepreneur and leader. In addition to forming ER Hospitals with his business partners, Kirk co-founded AQ Healthcare which provides home care,   
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hospice and pharmacy services. Prior to starting his own healthcare companies, Kirk was the Mountain Division President for IASIS Healthcare where his divisional leadership accounted for more than 50 percent of company’s revenue and over a billion dollars annually from four acute care hospitals and a 100+ physician group practice. Previously, Kirk was the President of Molina Healthcare of Utah and Molina’s corporate Vice President for their Medicare Advantage product.

Kirk holds a Master’s Degree in management, with an emphasis in organizational development, from the University of Utah and a BS in Communications from Brigham Young University.

Kelly Adams

Kelly Adams

Kelly has more than 30 years of hospital executive leadership experience, having held CEO positions for Hospital Corporation of America, HealthTrust and IASIS Healthcare.
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Kelly developed Physicians Surgery Centers (PSC), a privately held company consisting of five ambulatory surgery facilities in the states of Washington, Oregon, Montana and Idaho with revenues over $200 million. Physician Surgery Centers was purchased by Surgis, Inc. Prior to PSC Kelly managed 10 ambulatory surgery centers for Banner Health Systems in the western U.S., and has developed and opened new hospitals in multiple states. Kelly is recognized for his ability instill operational and performance excellence in his organizations.

Kelly earned an MPA in Health Administration from Tennessee State University and a BA degree from Brigham Young University. He has received a HealthTrust fellowship.

Steve King

Steve King

Steve’s more than 20 years of financial leadership is reflected in the progressive healthcare responsibilities he’s held throughout his career.
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His most recent role was Managing Director, Asset Management and Underwriting for Medical Properties Trust (MPT), which is a publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT) specializing in hospital real estate. While at MPT, Steve managed a portfolio of 54 hospital properties with a total asset value of $1.5 billion, and was responsible for the underwriting and ongoing supervision of $500 million in new investments.

Prior to MPT, Steve served as the Division CFO for the Utah Market of IASIS Healthcare. Before joining IASIS, Steve held the CFO position at various hospitals and Vice President of Finance for a division of a behavioral healthcare company. Steve also served as a Senior Manager for KPMG in Chicago where he consulted healthcare clients on financial strategies aimed at operational margin improvement.

Steve has a BS degree in accounting from Western Illinois University and is a Certified Public Accountant

Rich Carter

Rich Carter

Rich Carter is an experienced healthcare executive who has been an advocate for physician practice excellence for more than 20 years.
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He has extensive knowledge and experience with physician contracting and operational leadership in physician practice management, and is currently the President of MD Comp, LLC. Prior to MD Comp Rich was the CEO of Physician Group of Utah, the employed physician group practice of IASIS healthcare. He’s been the Administrator to various independent physician practices, and previously owned a medical billing and collections service.

Rich is an alumni of the University of Utah and completed his undergraduate studies in Finance before achieving a MBA. He is a Member of Medical Group Management Association.

Ryan Eggleston

Ryan Eggleston

Ryan has ten years of experience in healthcare administration and has achieved excellence in the operational, financial and clinical areas of the facilities he has managed.

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Ryan has spent considerable time in development and start-up roles working with federal and state regulators to ensure compliance and clinical best practice. Most recently, Ryan was instrumental in the turn-around of an acute care hospital where he served as the CFO.

Ryan attended Brigham Young University (BYU) and earned a BS in Finance and an MBA from the BYU Marriott School of Management. He is a licensed Skilled Nursing Administrator and has operated Skilled Nursing facilities in California, Washington and Utah.

Heath Clark

Heath Clark

Heath has spent his career providing healthcare regulatory and transactional advice to hospitals, physicians, managed care providers, imaging centers, ambulatory surgery centers and other healthcare providers and organizations.
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In early 2010, Heath started Clark Business and Health Law and provides hospital operations support as well as regulatory and contracting services for utilization management, provider networks, and managed care. Heath began his career at the law firm of Bass Berry & Sims in Nashville, Tennessee as an associate in the firm’ s healthcare and transactional practices, focusing on operations and acquisitions of acute care hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, and ambulatory surgery centers. Heath next joined IASIS Healthcare as Operations Counsel.

Heath earned a BA in History and JD from the University of Tennessee.

Mel R. Pyne

Mel R. Pyne

Mel’s professional career has included work as a management consultant, university instructor, and healthcare executive over the past 35 years.
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Mel is currently serving as the Southeast Region President for ER Hospitals. Previously Mel served as Chief Executive Officer for PeaceHealth Oregon, overseeing four hospitals and other healthcare services in western Oregon. He also was Senior Vice-President for PeaceHealth, a regional healthcare system with facilities throughout Alaska, Washington, and Oregon. Prior to joining PeaceHealth in 2005, Mel served as President for Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center; a large teaching hospital located in Dearborn, Michigan, and had been Chief Executive Officer for Providence Everett Medical Center in Everett, Washington.

Mel earned a Bachelor’s Degree in University Studies from Brigham Young University and a Master’s Degree in Business Management from the University of Utah. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.