Gary LapidasPrincipal

    Focus

    Gary Lapidas advises hospitals and health care systems in their management of growth and change responsive to health care reform. He has been a consultant to numerous HMOs, health care systems, behavioral health companies, nursing homes, and the federal government.

    Relevant Experience

    • Senior Vice President, UMass Memorial Healthcare
    • President/CEO, HealthPro Inc.


    Education

    • BS, Public Health, University of Massachusetts

     

    Gary Lapidas focuses his advisory practice on supporting hospitals and health care systems in their management of growth and change responsive to health care reform. He has been a consultant to numerous HMOs, health care systems, behavioral health companies, nursing homes, and the federal government.

     He joined Newpoint after completing a successful career as the Senior Vice President of UMass Memorial Health Care, a $2.3 billion system with five acute care hospitals, 1,100 employed physicians, and more than13,000 employees. At UMMHC, he served as President of UMass Memorial Hospitals, Inc. and UMass Memorial Health Ventures, Inc., and as a board member of various owned hospitals and other subsidiary corporations. He was responsible for a $500 million budget including oversight of owned community hospitals, a community mental health center, managed care contracting/ administration, community and government relations, laboratory, outreach programs, and MRI centers.

     In prior positions, Mr. Lapidas was the President/CEO and a principal of HealthPro, Inc, a utilization management and disability determination company with 175 employees and offices in four states. The principals sold the company to United Healthcare Corporation in 1992 and Mr. Lapidas remained with the company until 1994.

     Mr. Lapidas has also served as an executive of two Massachusetts HMOs – CEO of Health New England and COO and interim CEO of Central Mass Health Care.

     Mr. Lapidas has published articles in the AMA News, D&B Reports, and Group Practice Journal. He received a B.S. degree in Public Health from the University of Massachusetts.