North State Radiology is pleased to announce that James Rodriguez has joined the group as its new Executive Director effective August 17th.
Jim is a recognized executive with an extensive record of leadership and in-depth knowledge of the business and financial issues facing today’s integrated healthcare delivery systems. After receiving a BS in Public Administration from the University of Arizona in 1979 and an MBA from the University of Northern Colorado in 1981, he started his career as Director of Business Services at Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento followed by a position as the Chief Financial Officer for Woodland Clinic Medical Group, the largest physician group in the Sacramento Valley. He then moved on to the Bay Area where he was an Administrator with California Pacific Medical Center and managed their outpatient operations on two campuses. Then he was recruited to be the COO in leading the expansion into Northern California by Mullikin Medical Enterprises, a 500 member physician medical group from Southern California. From there, he spent the next 11 years as President and CEO of Physicians Integrated Medical Group (PIMG), a 500 member physician IPA in San Francisco. In 2010 Jim lead PIMG in the successful merger with the elite Hill Physicians Medical Group a 3,500 physician member IPA. After the Hill Physicians merger, Jim accepted a position as VP of Product Growth and Development for Brown & Toland Physicians in San Francisco and assisted them in creating an employed medical group for primary care physicians. In addition, he is also the founder and senior partner of Blackhawk Management Group, which has provided healthcare consulting and management services since 1995.
Jim has spent much of his life in Northern California where he and his wife Lori enjoy spending time outdoors, traveling, and collecting artwork and antiques. “I am very pleased to have the opportunity to lead such a renowned and respected organization as North State Radiology,” says Mr. Rodriguez.
“We are truly excited to have someone of Jim’s caliber join our team,” says Kiran Singh, MD, President of North State Radiology. “His proven ability, experience, and leadership in the complex arena of California healthcare will be a great asset for North State Radiology and the local medical community.”