Compass Clinical Consulting professionals have years of experience and specialized training. Our professionals are available for media interviews upon request. Biographical profiles are listed below.
Cary D. Gutbezahl, MD
Cary understands what it takes to make, “Better American Hospitals.” In addition to being a seasoned consultant, Cary has worked as interim hospital CMO in three different organizations, as well as served as medical director for two multi-specialty medical groups and several HMOs. Cary has a solid history of leading medical staff through improvements in utilization management, changes in peer review practices, and corrective action procedures. As President and Chief Operating Officer, Cary is armed with a diverse background in hospital, medical group, and managed care settings, and has immersed himself in developing the strong knowledge base and extraordinary skill set needed to successfully improve today’s hospitals. Read more about Cary Gutbezahl.
Eric Dam, MHA
Labor Cost Management
Eric is an expert in hospital operations. Eric’s quarter-century experience has been rooted both in theory and practice. As a Principal for Compass Group, Inc., Eric uses his specialized talents to address critical areas such as administration operations, planning, information systems, and finance—with focused emphasis on hospital and patient care services redesign, organizational development, and the monitoring and improvement of productivity and business systems functions. Read more about Eric Dam.
Ruth Elzer, RN, MS
Accreditation and Compliance Services
Ruth Elzer is an expert at keeping hospitals compliant. Trained as a nurse, and later as a hospital surveyor, Ruth understands healthcare quality on both the clinical and administrative levels. She has the unique ability to see every facet of a compliance issue, drawing from a deep knowledge of many regulatory bodies. As the Practice Leader for Accreditation and Compliance Services at Compass Group, Ruth gives clients practical solutions that work across the board. Read more about Ruth Elzer.
Jim Mahon, PhD
Principal, Fund Development
Jim Mahon knows philanthropy. For over twenty years, he has overseen the business development of multiple entities, from universities and hospitals, to investment advisory firms. His charm and keen intuition make him a powerful instrument for board leadership and philanthropic development. As Principal and Chief Development Officer for Compass Group, Inc., Jim draws on this ability to help clients lay the financial and cultural foundations for continued success. Read more about Jim Mahon.
Shawna O’Neill, RN, MHA
Labor Cost Management
Shawna O’Neill makes hospitals more efficient. Her experience as a nurse, a hospital administrator, and a consultant gives her a unique perspective on the clinical and social dynamics at play in today’s healthcare environments. She understands the complexity of hospital operations and how to make them run more smoothly, accounting for every step within a given process. As Co-Principal of Compass Group’s Labor Cost Management practice, she addresses clinical and social obstacles to help clients realize their productivity goals without compromising healthcare quality or morale. Read more about Shawna O’Neill.