Richard (Rich) Priore

Richard Priore

President & CEO

Excelsior HealthCare Group

About Richard Priore

Dr. Richard (Rich) Priore is a leading international expert on healthcare system transformation. The intersection of his extensive professional and academic backgrounds lends both relevant industry perspective and an objective evidence-based management approach to developing innovative care delivery models, improving patient safety and clinical outcomes, driving measurable operational efficiency and expanded capacity, and reducing unnecessary waste and cost. His leadership experience spans more than 25 years in the investor-owned for-profit, private not-for-profit, and government healthcare sectors with senior executive roles in integrated and academic health systems, physician-owned specialty hospitals, and large multispecialty group practices. He’s served as the CEO for several investor-owned hospitals and as a hospital turnaround expert and managing director for the Hunter Group.

Rich is the Founder and CEO for Excelsior HealthCare Group, an outcomes-driven healthcare management consulting firm specializing in the assessment, execution, and speed of measurable results in improving organizational performance through engaging and aligning the interests of key stakeholders. He is a frequent national speaker and facilitator of education and training programs for leading healthcare organizations, associations, and Fortune 500 companies. He is a Distinguished Service Professor at the University of St. Thomas and serves as a Senior Research Fellow for the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health.

Areas of Expertise

  • Transforming from volume to value-based care and reimbursement
  • Making the business case for quality
  • Physician-hospital alignment


Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
Norwich University

Master of Arts, Public Administration
University of Maryland University College

Master of Science, Healthcare Administration
Baylor University

Doctor of Science, Health Systems Management
Tulane University


  • Board Certified and Fellow, Healthcare Management,
    American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Certified Medical Practice Executive and Fellow,
    American College of Medical Practice Executives