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Robert Galvin

Professor Adjunct; Chief Executive Officer, Equity Healthcare, The Blackstone Group

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Robert Galvin



Dr. Robert Galvin is the Chief Executive Officer of Equity Healthcare (EH), which oversees the management of health care for firms owned by private equity companies. The focus is on using purchasing power to create innovative ways to achieve higher value health care, through improved population health, clinical quality and delivery system reforms. Currently, EH encompasses over 30 companies with healthcare spending exceeding $1.5B annually. Before joining Blackstone, Dr. Galvin was Executive Director of Health Services and Chief Medical Officer for General Electric (GE) for fifteen years, where he was in charge of the design, financial and clinical performance of GE’s health programs. He was also responsible for health policy strategies affecting employees. Dr. Galvin is a nationally recognized leader in the areas of market-based health policy and financing, quality measurement and payment reform. His work has been widely published in the New England Journal of Medicine and Health Affairs and he was a co-founder of the Leapfrog Group and founder of two other groups, Bridges to Excellence and Catalyzing Payment Reform, all innovative non-profits that have helped drive the quality agenda. Dr. Galvin is a member of the Institute of Medicine and sits on the IOM’s Board on Health Care Services. He is also on the Board of Directors of the National Quality Forum and a member of the National Advisory Council for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Dr. Galvin is Professor Adjunct of Medicine and Health Policy at Yale. His work has received awards from the National Business Group on Health, the Healthcare Financial Management Association and the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians.

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