WHAT QUALIFIES DR. LUKE as a top-national thought-leader and healthcare futurist?


Own the Continuum. Since the passing of the Affordable Care Act, there have been multiple programs launched that incentivize health systems to coordinate care, the newest being MSPB, Better. Smarter. Healthier., and CCJR. Dr. Josh Luke’s expertise is in developing population management strategies that create new revenue streams for health systems. Luke shares Best Practices nationally to ensure hospitals develop revenue-driven programs in the post-acute, healthy lifestyle and wellness sectors.

Peers describe Luke as innovative, a thought-leader on population management, coordinated care, and readmission prevention — as well as a “futurist” on the Affordable Care Act and how it will shape the continuum. He authored a book titled, “Re-admission Prevention: Solutions Across the Provider Continuum”, which is the best-selling management series book of the year for the American College of Healthcare Executives. Experience includes Executive Faculty at the University of Southern California, Sol Price School of Public Policy, in the Healthcare Administration Department at Cal State Long Beach and also at Cal State Fullerton. He is also a former Board member for the Hospital Association of Southern California and the California Hospital Association Center for Post-Acute Care.

Having uniquely worked in acute & SNF, Luke founded the National Readmission Prevention Collaborative in 2013 and the National Bundled Payment Collaborative in 2015, to showcase Best Practice integration models. He currently serves in an Editorial and Advisory Board capacity for several organizations including the Readmission News.

A veteran hospital CEO, Luke also designed the Total Wellness Torrance population management strategy working with the ACO, Bundled Payment & IPA teams while serving as Vice President, Post-Acute Services for Torrance Memorial Health System. TWT and its Post Acute Network received the 2013 Excellence in Programming award from CAHF.

Josh Luke serves as Chief Strategy Officer & Sr. Health Policy Consultant, for Nelson Hardiman LA NH Strategy & Compliagent.


  • University of Southern California
    Sol Price School of Public Policy (2015, 2016)
  • California State University, Long Beach
    Department of Health Care Administration (2014-15)
  • California State University, Fullerton
    School of Communications (1996)


  • Interim CEO, Memorial Hospital Of Gardena
  • VP, Post Acute Services at Torrance Memorial Health System
  • CEO, Western Medical Center Anaheim
  • CEO, Anaheim General Hospital


  • Interim Regional Administrator, Windsor/SNF Management
  • Executive Director, Kindred
  • Administrator of Healthcare Services, Quaker Gardens
  • Assistant Administrator, North American Healthcare
  • Director of Marketing/AIT, Life Care Centers of America


  • CEO, HealthSouth Las Vegas Rehab Hospital


  • VP, Torrance Memorial Health System


  • Ph.D., Educational Leadership
    University of Nevada
  • Master of Arts Degree, Communications
    California State University, Fullerton
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree, Communications
    Brigham Young University


  • 2015 Best Selling Management Series Author of 2015, American College of Healthcare Executives Health Administration Press
  • 2015 International Hospital Federation (IHF) Excellence Award for Corporate Social Responsibility, 2nd Runner-Up
  • 2015 Senior Care Hero Award Nominee, Outstanding Senior Care Professional, SeniorServe Orange County
  • 2015 LifeSpan Network Hero Award Nominee, Maryland LifeSpan
  • Los Angeles Business Journal Healthcare Leadership Awards 2015, Josh Luke, Healthcare Futurist, Individual Honoree
  • 2013 CAHF Program of Excellence
  • 2013 NRPC Innovator Award
  • 2010 ACHE Regents Award (HCE So Cal)
  • 2005 OC Metro Business Top 40 Under 40


  • February 2016: CAHL/ACHE Event: Oakland, Ca
  • February 2016: HDG Summit; Las Vegas, NV
  • March 2016: ACHE World Congress, Chicago, Il
  • May 2016: CMSA Annual Conference; Long Beach, Ca.


  • Alzheimer’s Orange County, 2016
  • Global Transitional Care, 2015, 2016
  • National Transitions of Care Coalition, 2015, 2016
  • MediGram, 2015, 2016
  • Acology Inc., (Medtainer), 2015, 2016
  • Alzheimer’s Association of Orange County, 2015
  • Care Centrix Scientific Advisory. Board, 2014
  • National Bundled Payment Collaborative, 2015
  • California Hospital Association Center for Post Acute Care, Board of Directors (2014-2015)
  • California Readmission Prevention Collaborative, Chairman of the Board (2013-2015)
  • CSULB Health Care Administration Professional Advisory Board (2009-2015)
  • Hospital Association of Southern California, Board of Directors (emeritus)
  • Hospice Care of California, Professional Advisory Board (emeritus)
  • California Friends Homes, (Quaker Gardens & William Penn Manor), Board of Dir. (emeritus)
  • American Red Cross Orange County Chapter, Board of Directors (emeritus)
  • Anaheim Chamber of Commerce, Executive Board (emeritus)
  • Cal State University, Fullerton, Titan Athletic Advisory Committee (emeritus)
  • Meals on Wheels/Feedback Foundation, Board of Trustees (emeritus)


  • Decision Health Summit
    (11/2016; Chicago, Illinois)
  • American Case Management Society Michigan Summit
    (10/2016; Novi, Michigan)
  • National ACO, Bundle & Readmissions Summit
    (10/2016; Los Angeles, California)
  • Louisville Innovation Summit
    (10/2016; Louisville, Kentucky)
  • CXO Long Term Care Summit
    (10/2016; Chicago, Illinois)
  • naviHealth Annual Summit
    (10/2016; Nashville, Tennessee)
  • Leading Age Indiana
    (10/2016; Indianapolis, Indiana)
  • Oklahoma State University Medical Center
    (10/2016; Tulsa, Oklahoma)
  • Leading Age Wisconsin Annual Summit
    (9/2016; Green Bay, Wisconsin)
  • C-Suite Invitational
    (9/2016; San Francisco, California)
  • Healthcare Executives of Southern California
    (9/2016; Newport Beach, California)
  • Capriana Book Expo
    (8/2016; Orange County, California)
  • ALFA/Argentum Florida Annual Summit
    (8/2016; Ft. Lauderdale, Florida)
  • Fountain Valley Readmissions Collaborative
    (8/2016; Orange County, California)
  • Los Alamitos Medical Center Readmissions Collaborative
    (6/2016; Los Angeles, California)
  • Case Management Society of America Annual Meeting
    (6/2016; Long Beach, California)
  • Leading Age Michigan Annual Summit
    (5/2016; Novi, Michigan)
  • CXO Hospital Summit
    (5/2016; Palm Beach, Florida)
  • USC C-Suite Invitational
    (5/2016; Los Angeles, California)
  • Case Management Society Washington Annual Meeting
    (4/2016; Seattle, Washington)
  • Health Care Association of Michigan Annual Summit
    (3/2016; Detroit, Michigan)
  • Health Care Association of New Jersey
    (3/2016; Atlantic City, New Jersey)
  • ACHE World Congress
    (3/2016; Chicago, Illinois)
  • Greater New York Healthcare Association
    (3/2016; White Plains, New York)
  • Health Dimensions Group Summit
    (2/2016; Las Vegas, Nevada)
  • CXO Long Term Care Summit
    (2/2016; Los Angeles, California)
  • ABL Northern California Healthcare Leaders Forum
    (2/2016; San Francisco, California)
  • ABL Orange County Healthcare Leaders
    (1/2016; Irvine, California)


  • Healthy City Chonging
    (12/2015; Chongqing, China)
  • Sutter Health Executive Summit
    (11/2015; San Francisco, California)
  • CVH Home Health Executive Summit
    (11/2015; Oakland, California)
  • Aging 2.0 Annual Summit
    (11/2015; San Francisco, California)
  • National ACO, Bundled Payment & Readmissions Summit
    (11/2015; Los Angeles, California)
  • ComforCare Annual Franchise & Leadership Summit
    (11/2015; Atlanta, Georgia)
  • NTOCC Annual Leadership Summit
    (11/2015; Washington DC)
  • Dignity Healthcare Ventura Annual Board Retreat
    (10/2015; Santa Barbara, California)
  • Smith and Nephew Annual Leadership & Sales Summit
    (10/2015; Dallas, Texas)
  • National ACO, Bundled Payment & Readmission Summit
    (10/2015; Dallas, Texas)


  • Medline Industries Executive Advisory Summit
    (10/2015; Chicago, Illinois)
  • Louisville Innovation Summit
    (10/2015; Louisville, Kentucky)
  • American HealthCare Association/NCAL Annual Meeting
    (10/2015; San Antonio, Texas)
  • National ACO, Bundled Payment & Readmission Summit
    (9/2015; Miami, Florida)
  • National ACO, Bundled Payment & Readmission Summit
    (9/2015; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  • Leading Age Ohio Annual Meeting
    (9/2015; Columbus, Ohio)
  • National ACO, Bundled Payment & Readmission Summit
    (9/2015; Oakland, California)
  • Pharmerica Annual Client Summit
    (8/2015; Chicago, Illinois)
  • Nevada Healthcare Association Annual Meeting
    (8/2015; Lake Tahoe, Nevada)
  • Kansas City Readmission Summit
    (7/2015; Kansas City, Missouri)
  • National ACO, Bundled Payment & Readmission Summit
    (7/2015; Washington DC)
  • CXO LTC Leadership Summit
    (7/2015; West Palm Beach, Florida)
  • Optum/SW Medical Associates Physician Leadership Summit
    (7/2015; Las Vegas, Nevada)
  • National Readmission Summit New York
    (6/2015; White Plains, New York)
  • Michigan Readmission Summit
    (6/2015; Detroit, Michigan)
  • National Readmission Summit Seattle
    (5/2015; Seattle, Washington)
  • American Hospital Association Post Acute Summit
    (5/2015; Washington DC)
  • Medline Industries Executive Advisory Summit
    (5/2015; Chicago, Illinois)
  • AJMC Leadership Summit
    (5/2015; San Diego, California)
  • Dignity Healthcare Western Region Leadership Summit
    (4/2015; Las Vegas, Nevada)
  • Amada Senior Care Annual Franchise Meeting
    (4/2015; Newport Beach, California)
  • Southern California Readmission Summit
    (4/2015; Anaheim, California)
  • National Readmission Summit Colorado
    (4/2015; Denver, Colorado)
  • ACHE Annual Congress; Author’s Forum
    (3/2015; Chicago, Illinois)
  • National Readmission Summit Florida
    (3/2015; Tampa, Florida)
  • CXO Hospital Leadership Summit
    (3/2015; Las Vegas, Nevada)
  • ACHE/HCE So Cal Care (Face to Face/Category 1)
    (2/2015; Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • National Readmission Summit Arizona
    (2/2015; Phoenix, Arizona)
  • San Diego Readmissions Summit
    (2/2015; San Diego, California)
  • National Readmission Summit Las Vegas
    (1/2015; Las Vegas, Nevada)


  • NTOCC Annual Summit
    (12/2014; Washington DC)
  • Latin Hospital CXO Summit
    (11/2014; Panama City, Panama)
  • World Congress on ACO Alignment
    (10/2014; Washington DC)
  • National Healthcare CXO Summit
    (10/2014; Las Vegas, Nevada)
  • So Cal Readmissions Summit
    (10/2014; Anaheim, California)
  • NRPC Northern California
    Readmissions Summit
    (9/2014; San Francisco, California)
    The Hospital of the Future: MSPB
    & Readmissions
  • CAHF Quality Symposium
    (9/2014; Oakland, California)
    Using Quality & Innovation to Become
    Your Referral Partners Top Choice


  • CAHF Quality Symposium
    (9/2014; Pomona, California)
    Using Quality & Innovation to Become
    Your Referral Partners Top Choice
  • Care Patrol Annual Franchisee Meeting
    (8/2014; Phoenix, Arizona)
  • AHCLA: Asian Healthcare Leaders
    (7/2014; San Diego, California)
    Readmissions and The ACA
  • IPC PATH Readmissions Conference
    (7/2014; Phoenix, Arizona)
    The Health System of the Future
  • World Congress On Patient Flow
    (6/2014; Chicago Illinois)
    A Systematic Approach to Patient Flow
  • AHA Webinar Series Host
    (6/2014; webinar)
    Emerging partnerships Between
    Hospitals and Post Acute Providers
  • National Readmission Prevention
    Collaborative Summit
    (5/2014; Anaheim, Calif.)
    Starting a Post Acute Network in
    Your Community
  • ACO Annual CEO Meeting
    (4/2014; French Lick, Indiana)
    The Hospital of the Future
  • CAHF: Hospital Narrow Networks
    (3/2014; Long Beach, California)
    Are you in? Becoming the SNF Provider
    of Choice for your Hospital Partner
    (2/2014; Las Vegas, Nevada)
    Moderator of Panel on Post Acute
  • Health Dimensions Annual Summit
    (2/2014; Las Vegas, Nevada)
    The Hospital of the Future
  • HASC Annual Palliative Care Meeting
    (2/2014; Los Angeles, California)
    Moderator of Physician Panel: The Impact
    of Palliative Care on Readmissions
  • Southern California Readmissions Summit
    (2/2104; Newport Beach, California)
    Innovate and Integrate: The hospital
    delivery system of the future
  • World Congress on Readmissions,
    Event Chair
    (1/2014; Orlando, Florida)
    The Fee-For-Service Model is Dead: Is
    Your Organization Prepared


  • Health Care Execs of So Cal Annual
    (12/2013; Los Angeles, Ca.)
    Panelist: Best Practice Readmission
    Prevention Programs
  • American Health Care Congress
    (12/2013; Anaheim, California)
    Panelist: Population Health: Award
    Winning Integration Strategies
  • CXO Summit
    (10/2013; Long Beach, Calif.)
    Panelist: Developing a Population
    Management Strategy for Your
    Health System
  • LTC and Senior Care Links
    (7/2013; Chicago, Ill.)
    Panelist: Becoming the Preferred Post
    Acute Provider
  • World Congress on Patient Flow
    (6/2013; Chicago, Illinois)
    Readmission Prevention Strategies
    that Work
  • LTC 100
    (4/2013; Carlsbad, California)
    The Future of Skilled Nursing
  • California Friends Homes Annual Meeting
    (11/2010; Yorba Linda, California)
    ACO’s and their Impact on Seniors
  • ACHE/HCE: Learning From Experience

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  • When I was in search of an outstanding speaker on Population Management for our Healthcare Round Table, I asked the Regional Administrator for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services for his recommendation. And he said, “Call Josh Luke. He’s the best speaker out there teaching health systems how to prepare for the changes ahead”. – Mimi Grant, Adaptive Business Leaders, President
  • “Josh’s presentation gives every hospital CEO reason to pause and consider if there are opportunities to generate revenue in the post acute space in their own market. I am intrigued with Josh’s presentation related to revenue stream generation.” – S. Sean Fowler, Marina Del Rey Hospital, President & Chief Executive Officer
  • There is a hunger for proven strategies that generate new revenue streams for hospitals and Dr. Luke filled that void as he was the most well-received speaker we have ever had on that topic. While many hospitals and health systems are being pressured to launch expensive post acute and transitional care services, Dr. Luke appears to be the one person out there sharing proven Best Practices in creating new programs that generate revenue for the hospital in this non-traditional post acute and transitional care space. – Jessica Holder, Marcus Evans Ltd., Senior Summit Producer and Healthcare Sector Manager
  • “Dear Josh, thanks for what you presented at he NTOCC summit yesterday. You were clearly the star of the summit. I share that not because it’s nice for you to hear, but because I think it really impacted and energized people to continue to fight-the-fight. I tried to introduce myself a couple of times during the day but you were too popular. Thanks again! Best!” – Ken Accardi, Ankota LLC, Founder
  • Thank you Josh, it was a pleasure to meet you and your team. The National Readmission Summit in Las Vegas was outstanding, probably the best one I have been to in Las Vegas. – Ellen Aliberti, HealthCare Partners Nevada
  • “Dr. Luke, is a crusader nationally to solve the monumental task of coordinating care that lies ahead of us. Dr. Luke has an engaging presentation style; he is not afraid to call out the elephant in the room, pushing people to face that which is less than comfortable. His presentation was informational, inspiring, challenging and empowering to those present who wish to make a difference.” – Susan L Cordts, Catalytic Health Partners, President/CEO
  • Dr. Josh Luke articulates a clear plan with specific goals and objectives that deals with how acute care hospitals can now create new and profitable post-acute service lines that will significantly increase revenue for their facilities. Dr. Luke supports his candid discussion with a presentation of major case studies and evidence-backed data that justifies each of his major points. All healthcare executives must see Dr. Luke’s presentation to fully understand where the future of health care is moving. – R. Michael Hartman, College Hospital Long Beach. Chief Operating Officer
  • “Thanks Josh. You did a great job pulling this together. All the presentations that I was able to see were great. Your presentation was especially right on and very dynamic. Thanks for having me on the panel.”Eileen M. Haley, MSN, RN, CNS, Manager, Transitions of Care Program Development, UC San Diego Health System
  • Wow! Dr. Luke’s presentation was not only one of the most informative presentations I have ever seen on the health system of the future, but entertaining as well. He utilizes stories to illustrate and help visualize the real-life experiences that foreshadow what to expect in the future. – Jerry Driscoll, MSN, CRNP, GNP-BC, Primary HomeCare, Nurse Practicioner House Calls since 2000
  • Josh Luke is the Tony Robbins of health care! His presentation was equally inspiring, educational and informative. If you want a peak into what the health system of the future looks like and how to position your organization, his presentation is a must see! – Sadaf Salout, Healthcare Executive
  • This action oriented guide emanates not from the ivory tower but rather from the practical lessons that can only be gleaned from the front lines. – Dr. Eric Coleman, Founder, Care Transitions Intervention