William (Bill) Herman

William (Bill) Herman

Healthcare | Strategic & Financial Planning | Product Development | Leadership

Bill is a business executive with a history of starting and building successful business units.

Bill retired in November 2015 as a Senior Vice President with McKesson Specialty Health, a business unit of McKesson (MCK). Bill joined US Oncology (purchased by McKesson in 2010) as Vice President and General Manager of Cancer Center Services in 2001. In this position, Bill was responsible for the $410M Cancer Center Services service line in addition to overseeing the Real Estate and Construction Department activities. In 2007, Bill was promoted to Senior Vice President, Operational Excellence where he was responsible for the development and implementation of a network-wide comprehensive quality program called PQE that is grounded in evidenced based medicine and Lean Six Sigma principles. Additionally, to support the cultural change PQE required, he was asked to lead the implementation of the Company’s leadership development processes by the launching of US Oncology’s Leadership Institute. In the fall of 2010, Bill became the leader of the newly formed Practice Services department that consolidates all the clinical and administrative practice support resources into one department. He was responsible for the operational performance of the US Oncology practices in Florida since 2011.

Prior to joining US Oncology, Bill spent 20 years with General Electric. During his tenure with GE, Bill held a wide-range of financial, product development, and operational positions in GE Healthcare, GE Motors, and various corporate departments. His executive roles ranged from financial management; global product development of products, services, and internet applications; and starting a consulting business focused on bringing Six Sigma to healthcare.

Bill was the focus of a Harvard Business School case study on Activity Based Accounting transformation of a GE business unit, speaker at several US and European Conferences on Activity Based Accounting, and included in a Fortune Magazine article on the Pros and Cons of Activity Based Accounting. In addition, Bill has spoken at several American Society of Community Oncology conferences on building and operating comprehensive cancer centers; clinical quality and productivity improvement; and Change Management. Additionally, Bill has co-authored articles on building cancer centers and improving medical practice quality, service and productivity.

Bill raised funds and led the creation of the $.8M Elmbrook (Wisconsin) Little League complex and $5M capital campaign for St. Pius High School in Houston.

Bill graduated from Auburn University with a B.S. in Business Administration and is a CPA. Bill and his wife of 33 years have five children and three grandchildren.


Specialties

  • Healthcare
  • Strategic & Financial Planning
  • Product Development
  • Leadership

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