“I love that 'aha' moment when the many hours of research, analysis, and thought come together to produce a great solution to a complicated issue.”
Areas of Expertise
• Interim Leadership
• Strategic Alternatives
• Revitalization Plans
• Transformation Planning
• Viability Review
Publications and Presentations
- ABI Health Care Committee Newsletter, June 2020
- ABI Webinar “COVID-19 Impact: Survival Considerations for Every Hospital,” June 2020
- Webinar with McDermott Will & Emery on Hospital and Health System Recover, May 2020
- Post Pandemic Hospital Insolvency Webinar, May 2020
- Hospital Liquidity in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Impact and Mitigation Strategies, April 2020
Dr. Richard Becker is a highly recognized healthcare executive known for his skill in transforming distressed medical systems into successful and sustainable healthcare organizations.
Prior to joining ToneyKorf, Richard led the clinical, operational, and financial turnaround of The Brooklyn Hospital Center, a 464-bed safety net teaching hospital in Brooklyn, New York, where, as President and Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”), he reestablished the medical center’s commitment to clinical and academic excellence, as well as its reputation in the New York region, while developing a strong healthcare network involving physicians and community-based institutions.
In addition, he served as CEO and Medical Director of the George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC, where he is also credited with leading a comprehensive clinical and financial turnaround. During his tenure at the George Washington University Medical Center, Richard was an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine with active roles in patient care, research, and education.
Richard’s recent experiences extend to providing private equity firms with strategic advisory and diligence services to parties focused on acquisitions of healthcare assets with a special interest in alignment between private capital and mission-based healthcare organizational objectives.
Richard holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia College of Arts and Sciences, an M.D. from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, and an M.B.A. from The George Washington University School of Business.
Get to Know Richard
What I do outside of work: I dedicate time to the Boards of several non-profit organizations focused on providing economically disadvantaged children with learning and athletic opportunities.
Hobbies: I am an avid skier and enjoy steep terrain, deep powder, and the thrill of gliding down the mountain. Teaching my own and other children the similarities between skiing intelligently and facing many of life’s challenges is one of my great pleasures.
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