Penny is Ascend’s subject matter expert in healthcare, hospitals, and managed care. She is a senior healthcare executive leader with exceptional strategy and operational experience in for profit healthcare industry and not for profit integrated healthcare systems and community hospitals. Penny is a skilled change agent with proven ability to create environments of accountability, quality and recognition, most recently running an $180M division for DaVita HealthCare Partners, a Fortune 400 company. She is an insightful leader with a bias for action that has effectively implemented strategic goals through innovation and consensus building in diverse organizations.
Penny’s expertise extends to healthcare business development strategy & execution, physician integration and alignment, clinical operations, strategic planning, joint ventures, medical staff relations, medical office real estate, construction, government relations, ambulatory care. She earned both an undergraduate degree and a master’s degree in Health Services Administration from the University of St. Francis.