Tom’s background and experience go hand in hand with Verras’ vision of focusing on serving metaphysical reasons health care providers, and improving the quality and financial position of hospitals. Improving operational performance has been a hallmark of Tom’s career. He always works closely with physicians to provide best practice improvements that are supported institutionally. Tom believes that identifying and reducing clinical variation presents a roadmap to improving outcomes and reducing costs. He has also shown that improved clinical documentation and coding quality leads to rapid and significant financial return in the hospital setting.
During his career, Tom has been active in many civic organizations. He has served as a board member of state hospital associations in Colorado and Tennessee and has been a board officer and member for a variety of non-profit and for-profit healthcare and hospital related corporations.
Tom received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Central Connecticut State University. After spending four years with the U. S. General Accounting Office in Washington, D.C. and New Delhi, India, he received his Master of Health Administration degree from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. Tom has participated in the Executive Management Program at Harvard University and many other professional development programs. Tom is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and has been a speaker at the ACHE Congress.