Rex Killian is president of Killian & Associates, LLC, a health care and governance consulting firm. Rex was one of the founders of Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman, the second largest health law firm in the United States. He practiced with Hall Render for twenty (20) years before becoming the General Counsel to Ascension Health, a large health system with over 70 hospitals in 20 states and the District of Columbia. At Ascension, he was the General Counsel and Senior Vice President for Governance where he staffed the System Board and Governance Committee and developed governance strategies for the System's local boards. Upon leaving Ascension in 2007 he formed his own governance consulting company and has consulted with several health system and hospital boards. He has served as the Board Chair and Chair of the Governance Committee of a large health system with over 18 hospitals in Indiana and currently serves on the Board and Governance Committee of another large regional health system in the midwest and of a hospital in D.C.. He is the author of a six-part series of articles on health system governance for BoardRoom Press, published by The Governance Institute.

Mr. Killian received a B.S. degree from the Indiana University School of Business and his J.D. degree from the University of Michigan School of Law.

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  • Future of Health Care
  • Health Care Reform

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