David Petrel, JD

As a leader on Sg2’s physician strategy team, David collaborates with health system C-suite executives, physicians, external valuation teams and legal experts. He combines his health care strategy experience with his health care legal knowledge to implement solutions that effectively align the interests and opportunities of physicians and hospitals. David also works with members to ensure the smooth transition of physician ventures.

Prior to joining Sg2, David led Premier’s physician alignment team in population health advisory services. He managed the creation of several commercial clinically integrated networks (CINs) and accountable care organizations (ACOs) that were enrolled in the Medicare Shared Savings Program, comanagement arrangements, and hospital quality and efficiency programs. After leading the formation of the Heritage Valley Health Network CIN and ACO, both of which achieved shared savings (and physician distributions), David served as interim executive director. He also successfully negotiated a direct-to-employer health care agreement for the CIN and ACO, and he facilitated the employment of physicians across the US.

David has worked in health care for nearly 40 years. In his most recent roles, he focused exclusively on hospital and physician collaborative ventures either between health care providers or between payers and providers. He led the development of freestanding ambulatory surgery centers and diagnostic catheterization labs, managing the turnkey development and sale of outpatient, low-risk diagnostic catheterization and ambulatory surgery investments. He successfully built physician alliances through employed physician incentive programs, such as gainsharing, shared savings and hospital efficiency contracts. David also worked with doctors to form or merge physician practices into community practices, hospital-based practices and ambulatory settings, gaining an appreciation of what physicians need to survive and thrive in today’s health care marketplace.

Earlier in his career, David founded Barnabas Consulting, where he specialized in developing hospital physician ventures and physician-owned ambulatory centers. He also worked as general consul for Nationwide Children’s Hospital and as a private practice health care attorney.

David earned a juris doctor degree from Capital University and a bachelor of science degree in economics from Bethany College. He is a member of the American Health Law Association.