Full Name
Sam Brown MBA, EMT-P
Job Title
Vice President, Operations & Logistics
University Hospitals Health System
Speaker Bio
Sam Brown is the Vice President of Operations and Logistics for University Hospitals, a comprehensive health system with annual revenues of $4.5 billion, 23 hospitals (including 5 joint ventures), more than 50 health centers and outpatient facilities, and over 200 physician offices located throughout 16 counties.
In this role, Mr. Brown is responsible for the development and ongoing leadership of the UH System Operations Center, a nerve center providing real-time visibility into operations flow, capacity and access across the entire system including acute care, ambulatory services, virtual care, and diagnostics.
In addition, Mr. Brown leads the Operational Analytics and Data Science team that provides actionable insights to clinical and non-clinical activities across the health system. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he co-developed and led several innovative approaches to managing a coordinated regional response with partners at the local and state level.
Previously, Mr. Brown served as Vice President of Lab and Logistics and as an executive within UH Ventures, the system’s innovation and commercialization division. In this capacity, he was responsible for rapidly expanding affordable ambulatory lab testing and diagnostic services across Northern Ohio while also supporting broader ventures-based initiatives aimed at accelerating system innovation, integration, optimization, and growth.
Prior to joining UH, Mr. Brown served as the Vice President of Clinical Operations at Envision Healthcare, a Fortune 500, publicly traded health care services organization, where he supported the development of more than 20 different clinical practices across 12 states serving various public entities, payers, and health systems managing at-risk populations. In addition, he was responsible for developing public/private partnerships to reduce strain on large 911 systems while also improving access to health care for residents of large urban settings.
Mr. Brown started his career as an entrepreneur developing several software companies that managed more than $4 billion in materials for Fortune 500 companies in the energy, mining, manufacturing, and logistical industries. As a trained and experienced critical care flight paramedic, he has been serving communities across the Midwest for more than 20 years.
Mr. Brown earned his Bachelors in Business Administration from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio and an MBA focused on innovation and entrepreneurship from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts.
Sam Brown