Dr. Josh Luke is a healthcare futurist, hospital CEO and health system vice president well known for his humorous and entertaining personal stories that engage audiences. Dr. Luke started his career as a jet-setting sports marketer working with some of the most famous athletes in the world. Then, after a career change to become a nursing home administrator brought on by his grandmother’s disease process, he climbed the healthcare ladder and ascended to become a hospital CEO by age 32. He also oversaw acute rehab, behavioral health, home health & hospice as a health system Vice President, and is an advocate for non-medical home care.
After ten years as a hospital CEO, a new owner arrived and Luke was out of a job, had no health insurance for his family, and his mother was subsequently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. At the same time the Affordable Care Act had passed, introducing Value Based Care, and Dr. Luke left the C-Suite and founded the not-for-profit National Readmission Prevention Collaborative. Luke then penned his first book and became a best-selling author. Dr. Luke still operates the not-for-profit and provides educational resources for healthcare executives, and he now finds solace in sharing his experiences as a caregiver for his mom and being without health insurance for his family has given him a deeply emotional understanding of the other side of care delivery.