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The Former Executive: David Balat, MBA

Updated: Feb 6

David Balat is currently the Director of the Right on Healthcare initiative with Texas Public Policy Foundation. He has a broad base of experience throughout the healthcare spectrum with special expertise in healthcare finance. He is a former seasoned hospital executive and CEO with more than 20 years of healthcare industry leadership and executive management experience.

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Much Mr. Balat’s background in leading multifaceted organizations and revitalizing complex facilities in financial distress has given him the reputation as an industry expert. Mr. Balat uses his unique perspective to counsel members of U.S. Congress and the State of Texas House of Representatives as their healthcare advisor. He has been invited to give testimony before the House Oversight Committee in Washington D.C. as well as the state houses of Texas, Missouri, Alaska, and Kansas. He is a published Op-Ed columnist, author, and an active speaker and commentator on matters of health policy.

Mr. Balat’s Prescription for Success:

Number 1: Remember that the main thing is the main thing.

Number 2: Be brave.

Number 3: Document, document, document. Including journaling.

Connect with Mr. Balat

Website: Website: Twitter: @davidbalathc Facebook Group: Right on Healthcare

Notable quotes from Mr. Balat’s interview:

Nothing happens in a hospital except for at the tip of the doctor’s pen.
I believe that healthcare is personal, not partisan nor should it be.
Here’s the thing with with all politicians regardless of party: They don’t know much about health care. They may say that they do, and latch on to a certain talking points but when you get into the weeds with them their eyes will start to glaze over.
Politicians today function as celebrities. I can tell you that what they say in public is very different from what they say in private.
In Healthcare, if it’s not written down, it didn’t happen.

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