Jason Dinger has been called the “resident entrepreneur” at St. Thomas Health System, Nashville.
Before he joined the five-hospital system, he had already started and sold his own consulting company. He began his healthcare career working as a hospital administrator in rural Zimbabwe, helping to design new buildings and set up other infrastructure.
So when it came time to build the system's accountable care organization—a new healthcare delivery model—Dr. Mike Schatzlein, CEO of St. Thomas Health, knew who to choose for the job.
Dinger, 38, stepped into the CEO role of MissionPoint Health Partners last year, tasked with developing a vision for the ACO, assembling a team and launching the program.