Jay Eckersley is a Managing Partner and founding member of InveniasPartners and is based in our St. Louis and Salt Lake City offices.
A Healthcare Leader–Eckersley has most recently served as Senior Health Care Consultant with The Gosser Group, St. Louis. There he advised hospitals, physicians and health plans how best to integrate their respective interests for effective managed care contracting, guaranteed cost controls and published reporting of quality patient care outcomes required under the Affordable Care Act.
Before The Gosser Group, Jay was the CEO for St. John’s Health System in Springfield, MO, where he led the system to the number one position in Verispan/SDI’s most Integrated Health Care Systems, nationally. St. John’s continues now as a perennial top ten national system, a sign of Eckersley’s sound organization strategy, longevity and visionary leadership.
Prior to St. John’s, Jay served as CEO for Grant-Riverside Methodist Hospitals in Columbus, OH (today, known as OhioHealth), and earlier, he served as President & Senior Executive Officer for BJC Affiliates, part of BJC Healthcare in St. Louis.
In his 30 years as a hospital/health care leader, Jay has successfully led over 40 hospitals, from large public academic medical centers to suburban and rural community hospitals. In all of these, he chose to actively participate in the effective recruitment, selection and placement of top-notch hospital CEO’s and other C-suite team members.
As one interested in the community’s health, Jay is also a committed community leader who engages in Community and Church service. Jay has served as a Social Service volunteer for abused children, unwed mothers and child adoption, he is a former board member of “Feed the Hungry”, a daily program of hot meals delivery to inner-city residents in East St. Louis, IL, he is a former chairperson of Regional Employment Center serving approximately 200 job seekers weekly, served as chairperson Region Welfare Council providing food and humanitarian canning services to St. Louis area community food shelves, and provides board leadership and successful fund raising for numerous community charitable organizations.
Jay holds a BS in systems engineering from the University of Utah and a master’s in hospital and health care administration (MHA) from Xavier University.