Derek came to HSX from Jefferson Health (previously Aria Health), where he held positions with oversight of hospital and ambulatory operations, population health management, quality outcomes, and financial analysis. At Jefferson, Derek started as an administrative resident working directly with the chief operating officer and senior staff of the hospital, and then moved into an operations-manager role. In this capacity, Derek had direct and indirect management of a comprehensive outpatient center, diabetes program, and the hospital’ fitness centers.
To gain further experience in hospital finance and compliance, and shift his career, Derek transitioned to a financial and compliance analyst function with focus on Jefferson Health-Northeast’s 340B program, the federal drug-discount program that requires drug manufacturers to provide outpatient drugs to eligible healthcare organizations and covered entities at significantly reduced prices. He effectively implemented the associated software for this program, connected to the hospital’s EHR, compliance standards, financial metrics/dashboards, and other functions to ensure program compliance.
Derek earned a bachelor of science degree from Bloomsburg University and MBA in healthcare administration from Eastern University. He his currently working to complete his certifications in PMP (Project Management Professional) and Lean Six Sigma.