Ken Hobbick MBA, PMP, CRA, SSGB, CNMT

Ken Hobbick MBA, PMP, CRA, SSGB, CNMT

Sr Project Manager

Location
Greater Denver Area
Industry
Hospital & Health Care

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Ken Hobbick MBA, PMP, CRA, SSGB, CNMT's Overview

Current
Past
  • Cardiovascular Imaging Manager at UT Physicians
  • Project Manager of PET/CT Operations at Colorado Hematology Oncology/ Grapevine Medical LLC
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologist/ Project Manager at Centura Health
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologist at Brain Matters, Inc
  • Managing Nuclear Medicine Technologist at Heart and Vascular Center of Arizona
  • Managing Nuclear Medicine Technologist at Phoenix Baptist Hospital
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologist/ Clinical Coordinator at Mayo Clinic
Education
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Ken Hobbick MBA, PMP, CRA, SSGB, CNMT's Summary

Experienced, dedicated, results oriented leader wit sharp wit who happens to be a MBA graduate with 15+ years healthcare experience in radiology. Combination of managing departments and managing mulitple complex projects ranging from $20K - $2M in budget. Business development projects include starting 3 nuclear cardiology labs and PET/CT imaging department for oncology practice. I seek ways to leverage technology and improve opeartional process such as implementing Computerize Physician Order Entry (CPOE) and Bar Code Medication Verification projects while using Six Sigma principles of LEAN and Voice of Customer to ensure project success and exceed stakeholder expectations.

I posses excellent interpersonal communicaiton and high emotional intelligence to effectively manage departments or complex projects. I have been fortunate to work with extraordinary people and accumulate experience in a wide array of environments ranging from world renowned multi-center non-profit hospitals, large academic physician practices, small community hospitals, cardiology practices, oncology practices, pre-IPO imaging center, and successful independent contractor. Including enough life lessons learned and illustrations to write a book when I finally find the time or receive a generous offer from a book publisher.

Ken Hobbick MBA, PMP, CRA, SSGB, CNMT's Projects

  • PET/CT Dept for Oncology Practice

    Project manager for construction of a 2M dollar 2200 sq ft PET/CT department from concept, design, and construction through ACR accreditation and operations. Broad scope of experience working with building contractors, IT contractors, designers, physicst, radiologist, PACs adminstrators, state inspections and accreditation organizations.

  • Computerized Physician Electronic Ordering Project

    Project experience establishing physician electronic order entry for the department in a muti-site environment. Including scheduling and technolgist worklist to be incorporated with revenue cycle workflow linking procedures and CPT charges.

  • PET/CT lab accreditation

    • March 2011 to Present

    Completed PET/CT lab accreditation through Amercian College of Radiology (ACR) and developed policies and procedure manual in addition to Quality Assurance Program

  • Barcode Medication Verification Project

    Project manager for successful Barcode Medication Verfication Project working with a cross-functional team to eliminate bedside medication errors by utilizing EMR and barcoding system to ensure the right patient, right medication, right time and right dosage.

  • PET/CT Patient Dose Utilization

    Managed project using LEAN six sigma principles to improve patient arrival times and dose utilization for PET/CT in a radiology department to ensure efficient patient workflow and cost containment of radiopharmacueticals by improving radiology scheduling and patient education.

  • Internet Marketing Project

    Worked with cross functional team consisting of marketing firm, public relations and creative team to design company logo, build website and complete search engine optimization

Ken Hobbick MBA, PMP, CRA, SSGB, CNMT's Experience

Sr Project Manager

Catholic Health Initiatives

Nonprofit; 10,001+ employees; Hospital & Health Care industry

2013Present (1 year)

Project Manager for Radiology PACS upgrade and hardware refresh incorporating Powerscribe 360 throughout catholic heatlh network of hospitals and clinics.

Affiliate Faculty

Colorado Christian University

Educational Institution; 201-500 employees; Higher Education industry

2014Present (less than a year) Lakewood Colorado

Health Care Administration courses for the College of Adult and Gradute Studies

Cardiovascular Imaging Manager

UT Physicians

20112013 (2 years) Houston, Texas

Non-Invasive Cardiology Department Manager for 18 FTE's providing echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, stress testing, EKG and Holter/Event Monitoring operating at 5 locations while developing 6th location and preparing for future expansion

Project experience with electronic order implementation in a multisite enviroment improving workflow efficiency and revenue cycle management

Achieved ICANL accreditation and mantained ICAEL and ICAVL in a multi-site environment establishing and updating quality assurance programs

Work collobaratively with multi-discipline physcians to establish echocardiography clinic for John Ritter Research Program in Aortic and Vascular Health.

Budgetary development and fiscal management through cost containment, volume growth, and workflow efficiencies for 6 cost centers

Established a Non-Invasive Department Balanced Scorecard setting goals and metrics in the areas of Quality, Financial, Customer Service, and Quality of Work Life

Revenue Cycle Management experience utilizing Centricity business solutions with the ability to organize and analyze trending data to optimize financial and operational performance

Capital equipment acquisition of 1M+ including nuclear SPECT cameras, Cardiology PACS upgrades, ABI machines, and Ultrasound equipment

Maintian diagnostic equipment inventory with effective management of service contracts saving $40,000+ to date

Excellent employee retention with less than 5% voluntary resignation

Project Manager of PET/CT Operations

Colorado Hematology Oncology/ Grapevine Medical LLC

January 2010December 2011 (2 years) Denver, CO

Project manager for construction of a 2M dollar 2200 sq ft PET/CT department from concept, design, and construction through ACR accreditation and operations, 2nd phase of project anticipated 6000 sq ft cancer care center

Developed departmental procedures, operational protocols, and quality assuance program

Helped negotiate contracts with radiology group for oncology PET/CT and maintained a success working relationship

Worked with radiology group to improve upon imaging protocols introducing the use of contrast and high resolution CT to improve the PET/CT diagnostic capabilites in Head and Neck cancers

Developed strategic marketing plan and martketing materials for oncology practice to increase patient volume and revenue, marketing poenital new service lines of F-18 bone scans to urology group practices while partnering with nuclear pharmacy sales consultants at Cardinal Health

Worked with Syntermed in the application and operation of Neuro-Q statistical parametric mapping for PET/CT brain imaging and Alzheimer's applications developed by Daniel Silverman MD Ph.D at UCLA

Worked with marketing firm of S Robert August, public relations , and creative team to build website for Mindgensis and start to establish a web presence and search engine optimization

Participated and filmed educational video featuring application of Neuor-Q, narrated by Stacy Gualdani from Inside Edition, including interview with Dr Daniel Silverman

Worked with DeOliveriaTriggCreative to design Mindgenesis logo, name branding and producing marketing materials

Accompanied marketing team as nuclear medicine subject matter expert in application of PET/CT procedures with Alzheimer's detections to assisted living homes and nursing care centers, Provided interview with to company trade magazine for assisted living resisdence

Nuclear Medicine Technologist/ Project Manager

Centura Health

Nonprofit; 10,001+ employees; Hospital & Health Care industry

20062011 (5 years)

All aspects of nuclear medicine and PET/CT, radiology operations. Excepted additional projects within Centura to improve patient care, reduce costs, and increase patient volume.

Six sigma training- rapid decision making change facilitator

Project manager for a cross-functional team to implement bar-code medication verification to improve patient safety and bedside medication administration developing project plans and schedule

Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Brain Matters, Inc

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Hospital & Health Care industry

20062007 (1 year)

All aspects of Nuclear Medicine Department operation, including: documentation, NRC inspections, marketing, pediatric brain scanning, quality control, cost containment, productivity reports, meta study research.

Effective and versatile communications including oral presentations, written, and several television appearances: “Women’s health cardiology perspective” Fox 10 news Phoenix, Arizona and live segments produced in 2004-05, Denver KMGH channel 7 news segment and PBS frontline for Brain Matters Inc in 2007.

Managing Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Heart and Vascular Center of Arizona

20012005 (4 years)

Excellent management and leadership ability, helped increased patient volume by 300% within a three-year period for the group practice by continuous improvements.

Highly efficient radiopharmacuetical utilization of 95% and initiated cost saving protocols to improve patient care while providing higher patient volumes.

Managing Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Phoenix Baptist Hospital

Privately Held; 501-1000 employees; Hospital & Health Care industry

19982002 (4 years)

All aspects of nuclear medicine department, scheduling, ordering, maintaining records, State board inspections, NRC inspection, documentation, establish procedures and protocols, workflow analysis, productivity analysis, process improvements, quality control, conflict resolution, monthly meetings, CPT, DRG codes, PACs system, billing, auditing, research protocols.

Nuclear Medicine Technologist/ Clinical Coordinator

Mayo Clinic

Nonprofit; 10,001+ employees; Hospital & Health Care industry

19961998 (2 years)

Staff Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Clinical Coordinator Instructor for rotational Nuclear Medicine Students to Scottsdale Clinic

Ken Hobbick MBA, PMP, CRA, SSGB, CNMT's Organizations

  • Project Management Institute

    • 2009 to Present
  • Mile Hi Chapter of Project Management Institute

    • 2009 to November 2011
  • AHRA

    • 2011 to Present
  • Rocky Mountain Nuclear Medicine Society

Ken Hobbick MBA, PMP, CRA, SSGB, CNMT's Education

Colorado Christian University

MBA, Masters of Business Administration

20072009

Identified as one of the best research papers through Colorado Christian University MBA program for “Comparative Analysis of Nuclear Stress Testing and Coronary Angiography as a Means for Quality Control” Unpublished paper Copyright 2007

Activities and Societies: Project Managment Graduate Certificate

Phoenix College/TechSkills

MCSE Courses, CCNA, CompTIA A+

19992000

Mayo School of Health Sciences

Diploma, Nuclear Medicine Technology

19951996

Received First Place Nationally for a Student Research Poster entitled K.E. Hobbick, D.R. Mack, M.G. Redfern, T.J. Hardyman, and J.C. Hung. A Better way To Prepare Point Sources For Scintillation Camera, by the Technologist Section of the Society of Nuclear Medicine at the 43rd Annual Meeting in Denver, CO June 5th, 1996

Activities and Societies: Rocky Mountain Nuclear Medicine Society

St. Cloud State University

Bachelor of Science, Nuclear Medicine Technology

19911996

graduated cum laude

Ken Hobbick MBA, PMP, CRA, SSGB, CNMT's Honors and Awards

  • First Place Nationally for a Student Research Poster

    Technologist Section of Society of Nuclear Medicine
    • June 1996

    Received First Place Nationally for a Student Research Poster entitled K.E. Hobbick, D.R. Mack, M.G. Redfern, T.J. Hardyman, and J.C. Hung. A Better way To Prepare Point Sources For Scintillation Camera, by the Technologist Section of the Society of Nuclear Medicine at the 43rd Annual Meeting in Denver, CO June 5th, 1996

  • Best Research Paper Colorado Christian University MBA program

    Unpublished Paper
    • May 2007

    “Comparative Analysis of Nuclear Stress Testing and Coronary Angiography as a Means for Quality Control” Unpublished paper Copyright 2007

Ken Hobbick MBA, PMP, CRA, SSGB, CNMT's Certifications

  • PMP Project Management Professional

    • Project Management Institute
    • 2014
  • CRA-Certified Radiology Administrator

    • AHRA
    • 2012
  • SSGB -Six Sigma Green Belt

    • Quality America
    • 2012
  • CNMT- Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist

    • Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board
    • 1996
  • NCT-Nuclear Cardiology Technologist

    • Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board
    • 2004
  • CCNA-Cisco Certified Network Associate

    • 2001

Ken Hobbick MBA, PMP, CRA, SSGB, CNMT's Skills & Expertise

  1. Radiology Management
  2. Healthcare Project Management
  3. Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
  4. New Business Development
  5. Leadership Development
  6. Organizational Development
  7. Marketing Strategy
  8. Operations Management
  9. Process Improvement
  10. Public Speaking
  11. Nuclear Medicine
  12. Nuclear Cardiology
  13. Oncology
  14. Business Research
  15. PET/CT
  16. RIS/PACs
  17. Computer Networking
  18. Business to Business Marketing
  19. Radiology
  20. Cardiology
  21. Six Sigma
  22. Project Management
  23. EMR
  24. Medicine
  25. Hospitals
  26. Patient Safety
  27. Digital Imaging
  28. Clinical Research
  29. Cross-functional Team Leadership
  30. Ultrasound
  31. Meditech
  32. Healthcare Information Technology
  33. Healthcare

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