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John Deane

John Deane

Born in Baltimore in 1961, John attended American University. For 32 years, John led a successful career as a senior healthcare executive. In 1998 John founded Southwind Health Partners, a start-up healthcare business focused on providing management services for hospital and health system sponsored physician practices out of his home in Nashville and over 20 years grew the business into one of the nation’s pre-eminent healthcare consulting practices. Following the acquisition of Southwind by Advisory Board John led the development of an expansive, full-service consulting and management division serving over 250 health system clients in 50 states with approximately 400 consultants and staff. John is sought for his advice and counsel on health care by health system leaders across the country and is a national spokesperson in his field. He is also frequently called upon for advice and counsel by other start-up entrepreneurs regarding best practices for growing businesses. In addition, throughout his career, he has served in a number of leadership roles in his church and for not-for-profit organizations in the community including the Family Foundation Fund, the Faith Family Medical Center, Music City Baroque, and Nashville Health Care Council.

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