Grady spent most of his career with NorthShore University HealthSystem where he was CEO of the flagship Evanston Hospital. He was Chief Administrative Officer at Aurora Health Care located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, now part of Advocate Aurora, the largest secular system in the Midwest. Most recently, Grady was the CEO of Methodist Hospitals which serve the Gary/Merrillville market in Northwest Indiana.
Throughout his career, Grady has partnered with community stakeholders, clinical professionals and regulatory agencies overseeing hospital partnership transactions. He sat on hospital boards in both Illinois and Ohio while those boards engaged in merger and acquisition discussions.
Grady served on the boards of the American Hospital Association, the Illinois and Indiana Hospital Associations and the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education. At Juniper, Grady intends to help clients build quality and diversity into their strategic plans, as well provide practical advice regarding opportunities for business combinations.
“Ray is an accomplished leader experienced in managing, governing, and leading change in the hospital industry. We are privileged to have him join our team,” noted Rex Burgdorfer, Partner at Juniper Advisory. “His track record of driving operational and strategic results across independent hospitals, safety net institutions, and integrated systems will be a tremendous resource to our clients.”
“I first worked with Juniper as a board member and then later as a CEO. I have seen first-hand the care and attention they put into accomplishing their clients’ objectives. I am excited to join the team,” said Grady.
About Juniper Advisory
Juniper is a specialized, independent advisory firm focused exclusively on providing hospitals, health systems, and higher education institutions with expert guidance related to partnerships, affiliations, joint ventures and a range of M&A strategies. Over the last 30 years, the Juniper team has worked with more than 200 of the nation’s leading hospital companies on strategic business combinations and has advised on many of the most complex and innovative transactions in the industry.
Additional information about Juniper Advisory can be found at www.juniperadvisory.com.