July 27, 2017 – Logan University has appointed Calvin Thomas IV as Chief of Clinic Operations and Strategic Innovation. In his new role, Thomas oversees Logan’s health system and is responsible for the innovation of new health center partnerships to advance interdisciplinary collaboration.
“I am thrilled to join Logan at a time when there is so much potential within the health center system,” Thomas said. “I look forward to working with the team to provide high quality health care and an enriching learning experience for our students.”
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Thomas has served as a successful health care leader at for-profit hospitals, academic medical centers and community hospitals, including outpatient clinics. During his career, he has been responsible for the development of a $22 million Orthopedic & Spine Institute, a full-service Hospitalist Program, the onboarding of an electronic health record system (EPIC) and growing gross revenue―as much as $500 million dollars annually―in one health care system.
Thomas most recently served as vice president of healthcare at Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana. In this role, he oversaw the School of Health Sciences with 18 academic programs, totaling more than 16,000 students, and the School of Nursing, totaling more than 2,700 students. He also provided strategic leadership and oversight to both schools, ensuring the academic programming and operation met the needs of students, faculty, deans and health care employers throughout Indiana.
“We are pleased to welcome Mr. Thomas to this integral role in the success of our health centers, which are evolving to better serve our students and patients,” said Logan President Clay McDonald, DC, MBA, JD. “His impressive background in health care complements the experience of our staff and faculty, and we look forward to his guidance in helping make our health centers even better.”
Since 2000, Thomas has been an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. In 2003, he joined the National Association of Health Services Executives where he has been a member and a past Southern California Chapter President.
Thomas earned a bachelor’s degree in health care management from Harris-Stowe State University and his master’s degree in health care research and leadership from Dartmouth College
During his time in Indiana, Thomas was an active community board member, serving on two task forces of the Indiana Governor’s Health Workforce Council, the Indiana Health Industry Forum, St. Vincent Anderson Hospital’s Foundation and Horizons, a summer enrichment program serving the underserved inner-city youth in reading and math. He was also a founding board member of the Indiana Community Health Worker Association and an executive board member of the Crossroads of America Council (Boy Scouts of America).
Source: Logan University