Mr. Valentine is president of The Camden Group, a national healthcare management consulting company with offices in California, Illinois, New York, and Massachusetts. With more than 35 years of healthcare consulting experience, he has considerable expertise in the areas of strategic planning, business transactions, mergers, hospital-physician relationships, and financial analysis. Mr. Valentine was the issue editor and an early pioneer on hospital turnarounds (topics in HealthCare Financing: Financially Troubled Hospitals). He is a nationally recognized author and speaker on healthcare issues. Mr. Valentine is often quoted in Payers and Providers, Modern Healthcare, Los Angeles Times, and HealthLeaders, as well as other publications. Mr. Valentine is frequently invited to present his assessment of the industry trends and its future outlook.
Mr. Valentine has directed numerous strategic planning and merger engagements for a wide variety of healthcare organizations. He is a recognized facilitator of hospital board, medical staff, and management retreats. He is on the editorial board of two publications and a panel expert on another. Additionally, Mr. Valentine serves on the Program Advisory Board at the USC School of Policy, Planning and Development; the Advisory Boards of Alliance HealthCare Services, Inc.; and Gerson Lehrman Group’s Council of Healthcare Advisors. He was on the Board and Finance Committee (1996 – 2012) and chaired the Audit Committee of HealthCare Partners, Ltd., an MSO with approximately $2.2 billion in revenue and also served on the Executive Committee and chaired the Finance Committee of Partners in Care Foundation.
Prior to joining The Camden Group, he was an engagement executive in Ernst & Young’s Health Care Business Advisory Group. His previous experience included senior positions at Amherst Associates, Pacific Health Resources, National Medical Enterprises, and the Health Systems Agency of San Diego and Imperial Counties. He was selected by California Medicine as one of California’s top 100 most influential people in the healthcare field, and he also received a similar honor for Los Angeles County from the Los Angeles Business Journal. He was honored with the USC Health Services Administration Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate Award.