- Former hospital executive and Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt joins growing healthcare division -
Rosen, Sapperstein & Friedlander, LLC (RS&F), a business consulting and accounting firm, today announced it has hired Hemik Patel, MHA, CLSSBB, CPHQ, PMP as a senior healthcare consultant for its healthcare division, RS&F Healthcare Advisors (RSFHA).
Patel earned his Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (CLSSBB) from the American Society for Quality. As a CLSSBB, Patel can explain Six Sigma philosophies and principles, including supporting systems and tools. He has a thorough understanding of all aspects of the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control (DMAIC) model in accordance with Six Sigma principle and uses DMAIC to improve, optimize, and stabilize business processes and designs. With his CLSSBB, Patel produces the following results for healthcare facilities: reduced waste, increased cost savings, better bottom-line results, improved company and process efficiency, increased patient satisfaction, and smarter business decision making. RS&F will bring this capability to middle-market physician practices and healthcare organizations.
Patel will support physician practices and other healthcare organizations as they improve and reorganize their infrastructure and enhance organizational practices to operate most efficiently. He will analyze key predictive indicators, patient workflow operations, market capture, IT operations, revenue models, and human capital. Patel will next use that information to determine methods of increasing revenue, reducing expenses, and improving operational efficiency. Finally, he will work with clients to help implement the suggested changes.
Patel joins RSFHA from MedStar Washington Hospital Center, where he served as director of ambulatory operations, medicine, and medicine subspecialties. He has over 10 years of experience in healthcare and specializes in healthcare management, physician relations, process improvement, and operations management. In this role, Patel provided operational leadership to the Department of Medicine, which included over 200 providers and a variety of medical subspecialties in off-site regional locations. Managing a budget of more than $100 million, he led a team consisting of residents, fellows, RN’s, nurse managers, medical office assistants, medical assistants, and schedulers. Patel has also worked as the director of operations of MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center, as administrative director of Medics USA Medical Center, and served as an administrative resident at Dominion Hospital.
“Having been a hospital and medical group executive himself, Hemik brings his significant knowledge of industry best practices to help our clients maximize profits, grow their practices and organizations, manage risk, and satisfy patients and employees,” said Nancy R. Smit, MBA, RPT, RRT, partner at RS&F and director of RS&F Healthcare Advisors.
RSFHA offers a comprehensive suite of services to address the strategic, operational and accounting needs of healthcare organizations, including:
Strategic planning, including merger and acquisition advisory, business planning, corporate structure analysis, and capital formation;
Specialized healthcare services, including practice administration, compliance plan and coding audits, revenue cycle management, fee schedule and relative value unit analyses, and operational assessments; practice organization, including marketing, human capital evaluation, and IT; and
Accounting and tax services, including audits, estate planning, tax strategies, and partner disputes.
Patel earned his bachelor’s in health administration from Virginia Commonwealth University and his master’s in healthcare management from Marymount University.
About Rosen, Sapperstein & Friedlander, LLC
Founded in 1979, Rosen, Sapperstein & Friedlander, LLC (RS&F) is a business consulting and accounting firm that caters to middle-market businesses and high net worth families. RS&F delivers services mainly along the East Coast but has clients residing throughout the United States. As a full-service CPA firm, RS&F provides consulting, tax, audit, forensic accounting and business valuations, and accounting services. The firm works with clients in a variety of industries, including healthcare, real estate, nonprofits, government contractors, construction, business services, manufacturers, distributors, print/packaging, automotive, and mortgage lending.