Michael McGarry

Director, Innovation Accelerator Team

Ascension Health

Mr. McGarry serves as Director, Innovations Accelerator Team, at Ascension.  Ascension Health is the largest non-profit health care provider in the United States with facilities in 28 states, 120,000+ associates, and approximately 18 million patient visits annually.  In this role, Mr. McGarry is responsible for the evaluation of technologies and development of new business models focusing on how to meet health-related needs in the future in a way that extends beyond hospitals and clinics.  He joined Ascension Health in 2008 with over 14 years experience in the health care industry developing innovative programs and medical devices from prototype through FDA approval within small start-up organizations and Fortune 500 medical companies.  Prior to joining Ascension Health, Mr. McGarry worked with Alere Medical managing the design, development and launch of a custom remote patient monitoring system for patients with chronic conditions such as congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and diabetes.  Previously, Mr. McGarry was responsible for the design, development and clinical evaluation of numerous therapeutic cardiovascular products and directed physician training for and market evaluation of products in both the U.S. and Europe.  Mr. McGarry has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University, an MBA from Indiana University Kelley School of Business and has several published patents and publications.


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