Hunt Valley, MD – 01/07/2019 - SAI, a Baltimore-based software and consulting firm, today announced that leading health systems finance and operations proponent, Ronald Werthman has joined the company as a member of its Advisory Board. Werthman will work closely with SAI’s board and leadership team on market positioning of the Acadia product platform to most healthcare organizations.
"Our Acadia platform can have a significant impact on organizations dealing with high levels of complexity. Healthcare tops the list for complexity and is an area where he can have a significant impact on the quality of patient experience. Ron has an incredible wealth of knowledge about the inner-workings of both the administrative and clinical components of the healthcare system. His insight will help guide the development of Acadia features which support our healthcare colleagues as well as our approach to the broad healthcare sector," said Ric Hughes, CEO at SAI.
Werthman brings to SAI more than 40 years of experience in healthcare and higher education. For the last 25 years of his career, he has been at Johns Hopkins serving in various leadership roles. He has served as the senior vice president and chief financial officer of Johns Hopkins Medicine, as well as chief financial officer for the school of medicine and senior vice president of finance and treasurer/chief financial officer for the Johns Hopkins Health System and The Johns Hopkins Hospital. While serving in these roles at Hopkins, Werthman was focused on continuously implementing system changes to improve patient care and make the organization a better place to work.
Before joining Johns Hopkins, Werthman was vice president/chief financial officer/treasurer of Hahnemann University in Philadelphia. He also held similar positions at St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas; Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, New York; and Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.
“Acadia’s ability to serve the public good and truly help improve healthcare in both clinical and back office environments is what drove my interest and excitement in joining the board at SAI,” said Werthman.