He works closely with top management and medical leadership to achieve consensus on decisions on strategy, marketing, operational and staffing costs, and the capital costs of improvements and expansions.

With over thirty years of experience in the health care industry, Chris Newman has developed a high-level of critical analysis for capital investment and operational efficiency for all aspects of providing health care services.

About Christopher Newman



“Hospital Planning and Programming,” Hospital Build & Infrastructure, China 2012, Beijing, PRC, May 2012


“Green Hospital Planning,” at International Symposium and Exhibition on Hospital Planning, Design and Equipment, Chinese Hospital Association Hospital Architecture System Research Branch, Beijing, PRC, October 2010


“Modeling the Future … to Reduce Uncertainty,” at the NACHRI Spring Conference, 2007


“The Opportunities of Process Improvement,” National Institute of Hospital Administration and Chinese Hospital Information Management Association, Beijing, China, May 2005 and Kunming, China, November 2005


“Simulation Modeling: Enhance Analytical Precision and Stimulate Collaborative Communication,” American Society of Healthcare Engineering, Tampa, FL 
March 2004


“Strategic Planning for Surgical Services,” in Blurring the Boundary: The Design and Planning of Imaging, Interventional and Surgical Environments,

Harvard Graduate School of Design, 2002 Professional Development Program, July 31 – August 1, 2002


Panel moderator for “A Menu for Heart Health: Comparative Care Delivery Models,” at the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health’s conference, “Current Trends in Cardiac Care Design,” October 2001


“Overview of Strategic Planning for Diagnostic & Treatment Services” and Strategic Planning for Surgical Services,” in Healthcare Planning and Design for Technology-Driven “Super-Departments”: Emergency, Imaging, and Surgery, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Professional Development Program, August 9-11, 2000


“Planning in an Age of Uncertainty: Using Computer Modeling as a Guide,” Health Care Planning and Design in a Climate of Dynamic Change,Harvard Graduate School of Design, 1998 Professional Development Program, August 6-7, 1998


“Facility Implications of Work Restructuring,” joint presentation at International Conference on Health Facilities Planning, Design and Construction, San Antonio, TX, March 1996




First Affiliated Hospital of Dalian Medical University, Dalian, China


Shanxi Bo Ai Hospital Upgrade Planning

Shanxi  Province, China


Oasis Hospital,

Beijing, China


Dahongmen Community Hospital



Peking Union Medical College Hospital

Beijing, China


Peking University International Hospital 

Beijing, China


Academic Medical Center

Tripoli, Libya


Private Academic Hospital



Private Hospital

Abu Dhabi, UAE


Community Hospital

Wari, Nigeria


Ministry of Health

Tirana, Albania




University of Michigan Health Services

Ann Arbor, MI


Loma Linda University Medical Center

Loma Linda, CA


University of Chicago Medical Center

Chicago, IL


Intermountain Health Care

Salt Lake City, UT


Children’s National Medical Center

Washington, DC


Children’s Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA


Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland, OH


University of Kansas Hospital

Kansas City, KS


Mercy Health Partners of SouthwestOhio Cincinnati


Genesis Healthcare System

Zanesville, OH









University of Chicago, MBA Health Administration


University of Pennsylvania, MFA Design & Sculpture


Harvard College, BA cum laude




Professional Memberships


American College of Health Care Executives; nominee 1980 to 1984; 
member/diplomate 1984 to present


American Association of Healthcare Consultants, Fairfax, VA

1980 to 1985; 1991 to present


Chicago Area Health Care Planning and Marketing Association (CAHPMA)

1986 to present


Professional Awards


Chairman’s Special Commendation Award, Department of Health Services Management,
Rush University, 1994


Annual Recognition Award, Chicago Area Healthcare Planning and Marketing Association, 1993


Academic Service Award, Department of Health Services Management, Rush University, 1991




Six Sigma Green Belt

ASQ (American Society of Quality)


Academic Affiliation


Assistant Professor, Health Systems Management, Rush University, Chicago, IL

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