In addition to his many years of hands-on experience as a hospital and healthcare management executive, in 1990, Mr. Coleman formed his own hospital administration/healthcare management services consulting firm. Dennis E. Coleman & Associates provides healthcare management services to various healthcare provider clients in a variety of areas, including, but not limited to, strategic planning, business development, operations management, sales and marketing, policy & procedure development, and human resources management.
Besides providing the above management consulting services to healthcare providers, Mr.Coleman's consulting firm also provides expert witness and litigation consulting services where he has consulted with many healthcare and professional liability attorneys providing hospital administration and healthcare management case review, expert witness services and strategic litigation preparation services in over 160 legal matters.
Mr. Coleman's academic background includes a Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern University in Los Angeles and a Masters in Public Health degree with a Hospital Administration major and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, both from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Finally, because of Mr. Coleman's strong interest in sharing his background and experience with up-and-coming healthcare executives and established healthcare professionals, since 1999, he has served as a part-time faculty instructor in hospital administration and healthcare management at both California State University, Northridge and California State University, Los Angeles.
Dennis E. Coleman, JD, MPH
10 Chaucer Lane
Ventura, CA 93003
Areas of Practice
Hospital Administration/Healthcare Management Consulting Practice
- Physician/Hospital Collaboration
- Medical Staff Development
- Business Development
- Operations Management
- Interim Hospital Management
- Provider-Based Physician Contracting
- Policy and Procedure Development
- Human Resources Management
- Marketing and Sales
- Delivery System Development
- Strategic Planning
Hospital Expert Witness Practice
- Medical Staff Credentialing and Clinical Privileging- ELAM
- Negligent Credentialing, Negligent Supervision, Negligent Retention
- Hospital-Physician Relations-MEJIA and Ostensible Agency Issues
- Administrative Community Standards
- Medical Staff Bylaws, Rules and Regulations
- Provider-Based Physician Contracting Negotiations and Contract Administration
- Administrative Policies and Procedures
- Hospital Joint Commission Accreditation, Licensing and Regulatory Compliance
- Wrongful Termination/ Constructive Discharge/ Whistleblower Issues
- Patient Rights; Informed Consent
- Patient Safety; Environment of Care
- Governance; Corporate Negligence
Hospital Administration Expert Witness Consultant
As a hospital administration expert witness consultant, Mr. Coleman is an advocate for applying community standards which are relevant, based upon the time frame, subject matter and administrative practice(s) appropriate to each case. He accepts cases on behalf of Plaintiffs or Defendants pursuant to the merits of each case, based upon applicable community standards.
Mr. Coleman is willing to serve as either a work product consultant or a designated expert based upon the particular strategic litigation needs of each case as determined during an initial consultation with the engaging attorney and /or law firm.
Hospital Administration, Healthcare Management Consultant
and Expert Witness
With over 40 years of experience in the health care industry, Dennis Coleman is an accomplished, highly respected hospital and healthcare management executive who has used his extensive industry experience and broad knowledge in a number of senior executive roles. Mr. Coleman provides expertise in quality control, cost containment, revenue enhancement, organizational leadership and other critical needs areas pertaining to healthcare delivery.
As a consultant, Mr. Coleman has provided management services to a number of healthcare provider clients in a variety of areas, including, but not limited to, strategic planning, business development, operations management, sales and marketing, policy and procedure development and human resources management. Mr. Coleman is available to consult with you and your designated organization leaders and/or representatives.
Over the past 40 years Mr. Coleman has served as a hospital administration and healthcare management executive and has managed and directed various types of hospitals and healthcare facilities. He was most recently the Chief Executive Officer of Community & Mission Hospital located in Southern California. Mr. Coleman currently maintains a national consulting and expert witness practice specializing in hospital administration/healthcare management.
He has consulted and provided case review, expert witness services and/or strategic litigation preparation services in more than 160 legal matters as well as served as a management consultant in a number of areas, including, but not limited to, business development, medical staff development, and operations management of hospitals and healthcare facilities.
OVER 46 YEARS OF EXPERTISE IN HEALTH CARE DELIVERY AND SENIOR OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
Accomplished, highly respected health care management executive possessing extensive industry experience and broad knowledge as senior executive providing expertise in quality control, cost containment, organizational leadership, and other critical needs areas in health care delivery. Exceptional negotiation, communication, liaison, and leadership abilities; hands-on involvement working with attorneys in general health care business law, professional liability, labor laws, medical staff credentialing, litigation preparation, and testimony. Delivered the strategies that generated million-dollar revenue and profit gains.
Core competencies include:
- Organizational Leadership
- Program Development
- Litigation & Legal Issues
- Managed Care Contracts
- Strategic Partnerships & Alliance
- Vendor & Partner Negotiations
- Revenue & Profit Enhancement
- Strategic Vision & Mission
- Cost Reduction & Avoidance
- Team Building & Mentoring
- Regulatory Compliance
- Staff Development/Retention
Board of Directors, Hospital Council of Southern California
Board of Hospital Administration Alumni Association, University of California
Member, President’s Associates, California State University
Member, Health Care Administration Advisory Committee, California State University
Member, Student Health Center Advisory Committee, California State University
University of Phoenix, College of Health Sciences and Nursing, Part-Time Faculty (2006-2008)
California State University, College of Business & Economics
Part-Time Faculty (2004)
California State University, Northridge, Department of Health Science
Part-Time Faculty (1999 – 2012)