Alliant has managed rural hospital facilities for over 40 years. We are able to draw on the strength of hundreds of professionals with clinical, operational, financial, supply chain and strategic skills to benefit our hospitals.
President and CEO
Jim Coleman is President and CEO of Alliant. Jim has over 25 years management experience in the hospital industry in both for-profit and not-for-profit facilities. His expertise includes hospital operations, strategic market and partnership development, finance, leadership development and physician relations and recruiting. Prior to his current role, Jim was Sr. VP of Southeast Hospital Operations for a national rural hospital management company, where he directed corporate services for hospitals in Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Louisiana. Previously, Jim also worked for Hospital Corporation of America (NYSE: HCA) for 10 years in senior management roles for Parkridge Health System as COO and Interim CEO for Parkridge Valley Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In addition to daily operations, Jim led strategic business development for the market, resulting in numerous acquisitions and increased market share, along with top financial and quality performance across the multi-hospital system.
Jim has also served in executive leadership positions in other rural, community and academic health systems in the Southeast, including hospital CEO for his hometown hospital where he was born in Cleveland, Tennessee.
Jim has MBA and BS degrees from the University of Tennessee and is married to his wife Amy.
Michael A. Kozar
Regional Chief Executive Officer
Michael Kozar brings over 35 years of healthcare experience to Alliant and is the Regional Chief Executive Officer for the company’s Florida and Alabama operations. He currently oversees the operations of three for-profit facilities and two managed hospitals.
Michael Kozar is a results-oriented senior healthcare executive with experience in rural hospitals, acute care, acute rehabilitation, long term care, home health, hospice and physician practice management. He has demonstrated ability in maintaining customer satisfaction, negotiating physician contracts and relations. He has proven success in leading financial turnarounds and implementing cost reduction initiatives. Mr. Kozar is recognized as a value-driven, team-oriented leader with an effective communication style and a consistent delivery of desired results.
He served as Chief Executive Officer at Carroll County Memorial Hospital, in Carrollton, Kentucky from 2013 to 2016, an Alliant Managed Facility. In addition, he served as the Chief Operating Officer of the Nation’s largest physician owned Advanced Radiology Services in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He spent eighteen years with Quorum Health Resources, LLC, in Nashville, Tennessee as a Regional Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of various Hospitals. Mr. Kozar began his career at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas in 1981. Most of his career has been working with Rural Hospitals.
Mr. Kozar holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas and a Bachelor in Science Degree from Bethany College, Bethany, West Virginia.
Michael Kozar is an active member of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce and currently serves on the Economic Development Council.
Regional Vice President of Finance
David is a Regional Vice President of Finance with Alliant. He brings extensive years of progressive experience in the areas of healthcare finance/operations, having worked with both for-profit/not-for-profit hospitals & health systems as well as a leading healthcare technology company. Throughout his career, David has effectively developed & implemented standardized best practices. Assisted with the integration/onboarding of acquisitions. Lead work stream opportunities within revenue cycle, supply chain & budgeting. Managed the financial operations for post-acute services that included home health agencies, hospices, skilled nursing facilities, swing beds, inpatient rehab & behavioral health. Held various interim CFO/Controller assignments. Performed routine balance sheet reviews, regulatory cost reporting, management reporting, etc.
David earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from the University of Pikeville & a Master of Science in Accounting from the University of Kentucky. David is married with one daughter and one son.
Regional Vice President Finance
Tom is a Regional Chief Financial Officer with Alliant. He is focused on the operating and financial performance and the growth and success of Alliant facilities. He brings over 20 years of experience in financial operations, strategic planning, product line development and management, and budgeting and forecast preparation. He has served in numerous leadership roles as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer having worked for not-for-profit, proprietary and public hospital facilities in Mississippi, Louisiana, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina and Texas. Tom has expertise in rural hospital management and excels in his ability to successfully analyze an organization’s critical business requirements and identify deficiencies and potential opportunities. He has successfully developed innovative and cost-effective solutions for enhancing competitiveness and maximizing revenues by improving customer service offerings and managing expense.
Tom holds a Master’s Degree in Health Administration from the University of South Carolina, a Bachelor in Science degree in Accounting from the University of North Carolina and a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing Management from the University of Central Florida. He has served on numerous community boards, including the United Way, Boys and Girls Club, and Rotary, and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is married to his wife, Amy and has one daughter and two sons.
Paula Moore, MSN, RN
Vice President, Clinical Services
Ms. Moore is the Vice President of Clinical Services for Alliant. Paula Moore was previously the CNO at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital in Elkin, NC. And more recently she was a surveyor for The Joint Commission.
Paula is an experienced healthcare leader with an extensive record of high-quality results. Recognized for a well-honed ability to facilitate change while unifying teams across multiple disciplines. A strategic thinker and strong communicator who is comfortable in operations, physician relationships, and effective problem-solving. She creates positive work environments and highly committed staff members by connecting daily work to corporate strategy while maintaining an authentic sense of self, shared trust and a seamless blending of business skill, clinical knowledge and interpersonal relationships.
Paula holds a BSN from the University of San Francisco and a Masters’ in Nursing and Healthcare Systems Management from Loyola University New Orleans. Paula and her husband reside in the Winston-Salem area in North Carolina.
Director for Special Projects
Farrell has over 30 years of hospital management experience and leads special projects for Alliant and its hospitals. During his career, he has been both a CFO and CEO and assists Alliant on strategic, operational and financial projects that require short term leadership and focus. Turner began his career with St. Luke’s Episcopal and Texas Children’s Hospitals in Houston. He then served in leadership at South Central Regional Medical Center in Laurel, Mississippi and as interim CEO and CFO in numerous rural hospitals across the Southeast. He is a subject matter expert in Rural Health Clinics, especially provider-based RHCs.
Farrell has a B.A. in Accounting and Health Care Management from the University of Alabama College of Commerce and Business Administration, and a Master’s in Finance from the University of Houston at Clear Lake. He is a CPA, a certified coder, and a Fellow with HFMA. He is Immediate Past-President of the Alabama Rural Health Association and has been chapter President of the Anniston-Gadsden and Oxford Chapters of the American Academy of Professional Coders.
Farrell enjoys hunting and running and spending time with his wife Beverly.
Belinda Muench, MHA
Director of Strategic Planning
Belinda is Principal of M13 Management Partners and a partner consultant with Alliant. She has over 15 years of healthcare experience working with both hospitals and large physician groups. Prior to starting M13 Management Partners, Belinda was the Vice President of Strategic Services for Advantum Health and led the practice management consulting business as well as client services for the company’s revenue cycle clients. Before that, she served as the Vice President of Client Services for Intermedix and managed revenue cycle and practice management services for over 75 providers with net collections in excess of $50M. Additional experiences include leading a consulting team with Truven Health Analytics (now an IBM Company) and serving as Corporate Director of Strategic Planning with Alliant. Her diverse experience includes physician practice management as well as work with healthcare organizations on strategic planning, process improvement, medical staff resource planning, physician compensation plans, and market analysis.
Belinda holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Masters in Health Administration from The Ohio State University in Columbus. She was a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives, is a member of the Medical Group Management Association and has a Certificate in Organizational Development from the National Training Laboratories in Fairfax, Virginia.
Shawn Adams, CPA
Cost Report Specialist
Mr. Adams is a senior manager in Blue’s healthcare department, with over 12 years of hospital revenue cycle and reimbursement experience. This experience includes six years with a national firm (including Big 4) and several years’ experience in the hospital setting. Mr. Adams specializes in hospital revenue cycle issues, including patient finance, patient registration, and is Lean Six Sigma trained in process improvement. Specific reimbursement experience include Medicare and Medicaid cost report, disproportionate share (DSH) and Medicare bad debt preparations.
Mr. Adams is a graduate of the University of Louisville with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association where he previously served on the Board of Directors for the Kentucky Chapter. He currently serves as Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the Americana Community Center, Louisville KY.
Executive and Client Services Coordinator
Julie Musick is a seasoned Executive Assistant with over 14 years in the hospital management field. Julie began her career with Alliant in 2004. She is the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters about Alliant’s Louisville office.
She now serves as assistant to the President of Alliant as well as other executive team members. She has extensive experience with a broad array of administrative tasks and additionally serves as a project manager for many initiatives for Alliant. Having held positions in the hospital management field, Julie can tailor her skills to meet the needs of various clients. As a senior assistant, she also is responsible for the coordination of educational events for Alliant Hospitals and Governance.
Alliant Purchasing, LLC, Senior Vice President of Operations
Kristie has assumed the position of Senior Vice President of Operations after 8 years excelling as Alliant’s Program Manager, Vice President, and then Vice President of Operations. Under her watch, the company has significantly grown its membership, contract uptake, and revenue. Kristie has been instrumental in the company’s aggressive transformation from a regional to a national group purchasing organization.
Kristie will continue to work with Premier and many of Alliant Purchasing’s members, suppliers and strategic partners to ensure the operations and contracting functions exceed all expectations.
Kristie is a graduate from Western Kentucky University with a degree in Heath Care Administration. She is currently participating in Blue and Company’s Building Leaders program and serves on Premier’s National Foodservice Committee.