With over twenty five years in the Hospital and Healthcare business, Ben Jacobowitz brings significant expertise in the areas of Managed Care, Business Development and Strategic Planning. Ben founded Matrix Strategies, a small consulting practice whose clients include Hospitals, Health Systems, Medical Groups, and other providers as well as Payers, TPAs and Vendors. Ben's completed projects include but are not limited to; managed care contracting, network development, healthcare system integration, business development, strategic business planning, and fair market value assessments of hospital/physician transactions.
Prior to forming Matrix Strategies in January 1998, Ben spent over 13 years in the competitive Southern California market representing Hospitals and Health Systems in their Managed Care contracting and strategic business planning efforts. He previously had served as Regional Director of Managed Care for Tenet’s Southern California region comprised of 32 hospital facilities. Ben holds both a Bachelors Degree in Health Services Administration and a Masters Degree in Public Administration.
Galina has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, with extensive
expertise in medical group operations and finance. Her projects have included design, development and management of medical groups, ASCs, dialysis units and urgent care centers, as well as multiple projects involving complex inter-disciplinary integration between systems and entities. Galina has worked with hospitals, medical groups and private physicians on strategic planning and business development, fiscal and operational restructuring, practice assessments, valuations, mergers and acquisitions, as well as transitional and long-term practice management. Her multiple years of experience in operations, healthcare information technology, compliance and finance allow clients access to the best business practices for optimal practice performance.
Prior to joining Matrix, Galina served as CEO of Practice Management Associates, an MSO serving multiple practices in the Los Angeles area. Galina’s past experience includes Regional Director for Tenet Physician Services, where she was responsible for operations and financial performance of private and hospital-affiliated multi-specialty medical groups in the Southern California area. Galina holds a degree in Healthcare Administration and Finance.