Rand O'Leary | Healthcare CEO

Rand O'Leary, MSA, FACHE

Specializing in Healthcare Financial and Operational Turnarounds

Experienced Healthcare Executive with progressive career in leadership and management of hospitals, healthcare systems and ambulatory practices.  Extensive background in executive management, strategy, finance, acute care and clinical operations.  History of successful financial and operational turnarounds with improved efficiencies.  Innovative team leader and analytical decision maker who can stay focused on the patient, the mission and the organization to ensure high quality, compassionate safe care. 



Rand O’Leary, FACHE most recently served as the PeaceHealth Chief Executive for the Oregon Network.  Rand joined PeaceHealth in 2014 and had oversight for operations in Oregon at Sacred Heart Medical Center, RiverBend in Springfield, University District Medical Center in Eugene, Cottage Grove Community Medical Center in Cottage Grove and Peace Harbor Medical Center in Florence. 

Prior to joining PeaceHealth, Rand served for eight years in several executive leadership roles with the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit Michigan. During his tenure with Henry Ford, Wyandotte Hospital earned several national patient safety and quality awards, cumulating with the Malcolm Baldrige National Award for Quality in 2011.

Rand is an experienced healthcare executive and leader, seasoned by over 20 years of leadership in Surgical Services, Neurosciences, Cardiovascular, Ambulatory and Physician Practice Operations during tenures at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a 425-bed tertiary referral and teaching hospital and member of Ascension Health and the 537-bed St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor Michigan, the flagship hospital of the St. Joseph Mercy Health System and a member of Trinity Health.

Rand holds a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration and Board Certification as a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).



Rand is a natural leader who truly cares about the people he works with. His passion for the mission of healthcare is evident in every aspect of his work, from both a quality and a serve excellence perspective, Melissa Jackson, Director, Quality and Performance Excellence, Henry Ford Health System .

/  former report and colleague  /


Career Highlights

Peace Health Oregon Network (2014-2018)
Chief Executive

  • Responsible for the overall performance of the PeaceHealth Oregon Network including Lower Umpqua Hospital in Reedsport, Oregon, maintained an average four-year EBITDA of 16.0%.
  • Established Network Business Resource Team to drive operating performance and improve network efficiencies by $19.3M.  Team focused on achieving key metrics in LOS, Readmission Rate, ED Diversion Hours, Regional Transfers, Agency Expense and Emergency Room Throughput. 
  • Executive leader for physician systems of care leadership model to align medical staff and drive increased performance in quality and market growth averaging 4% per year.
  • Executive lead, $8M philanthropic campaign for the construction of a Ronald McDonald House on the RiverBend Campus.
  • Stroke program earned Gold Plus Award, regional referrals for Stroke program have increased 23% in two years. 

Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital and Henry Ford Brownstown Ambulatory Center(2011-2014)
Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

  • Process improvement project increased accountability through the training over 100+ leaders in process improvement techniques and tools.  Project generated over $5 million dollars in recognized savings.
  • Executive Champion, Bright Ideas program designed to engage every staff member in process improvement and the elimination of waste.  The Bright Ideas Program generated over $1.3 million dollars in recognized savings through the submission of 100+ ideas from front line staff members.
  • Directed and implemented financial and operational remediation plan resulting in a 15% improvement in productivity and a $2.7 million reduction in labor costs.

Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals (2006-2011)
Regional Vice President, Clinical & Support Services

  • Executive Champion for customer service and patient throughput improvement plan for the Emergency Department.  Project resulted in 10% growth of EMS and patient volumes with improved patient satisfaction and throughput.
  • Integrated Home Care program with Henry Ford Health System to increase market share and lower costs.

Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, Mich.
Vice President, Surgical Services and Specialty Program, 2000 – 2006

Director of Operating Room Service, 1997-2000


St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Business & Operations Manager, Surgical Care Center, 1994-1997

Practice Manager, Michigan Brain & Spine, 1991-1994

Purchasing Agent, Radiology Division, 1987-1991

Radiology First Assistant, Angiography, 1982-1987

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), 1981-1982


Central Michigan University
MSA, Health Care Administration

Concordia College
BA, Human Resources Administration

American College of Healthcare Executives
Fellow (FACHE)

American College of Healthcare Executives
Advanced Executive Education Program, 2017

LEAN Certification
Executive Training & Certification, 2015


Known for his willingness to collaborate with a diverse group of stakeholders in order to provide the greatest benefit to the community he serves. Rand is a man of high moral character, driven by commitment to the mission of the organization that he leads, easily gaining the respect of every member of the care team, Dr. Melissa Edwards, Medical Director at Women's Care, Medical and Surgical Specialists.

/ board member, PeaceHealth, Eugene Oregon /