JAMES E. ORLIKOFF
James E. Orlikoff is president of Orlikoff & Associates, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in health care governance and leadership, strategy, quality, patient safety, and organizational development. He is the National Advisor on Governance and Leadership to the American Hospital Association and Health Forum, and is the Senior Consultant to the Center for Healthcare Governance. He was named one of the 100 most powerful people in healthcare in the inaugural list by Modern Healthcare magazine.
Mr. Orlikoff has been involved in leadership, quality, and strategy issues for over thirty-five years. He has consulted with hospitals and systems in twelve countries, and since 1985 has worked with hospital and system governing boards to strengthen their overall effectiveness and their oversight of strategy and quality. He coaches boards, board chairs, and CEOs on governance related issues. He has facilitated numerous, complex governance restructuring projects, as well as mergers at the governance level. An early spotter of the consumerism trend, he encourages boards to be aggressive in their strategic embrace of consumerism and disruption.
He has written fifteen books and over 100 articles and has served on hospital, college, and civic boards. He is currently the Vice Chair of the Virginia Mason Health System Board in Seattle, WA, and is chair of their Governance Committee.
He is an author of the book Board Work: Governing Health Care Organizations, which won the ACHE James A. Hamilton Book of the Year award for 2000.
President of Orlikoff & Associates, Inc.
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