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Richard Clark - Vice President


Mr. Clark has been in the healthcare industry for more than 30 years, holding senior-level hospital positions in finance, operations and administration.

Rick was instrumental in the planning, design and start-up of a full-service, acute care hospital in Northern California and served as its Administrator.

As a consultant to cardiovascular services providers since 1990, Mr. Clark's clients have included hospitals, physician groups, health systems and emerging healthcare businesses. As Vice President of Charles Franc & Associates, Inc., Mr. Clark specializes in:

  • Strategic, business and managed care planning for cardiovascular physician groups and hospitals
  • Physician compensation, group mergers and practice operations improvement and
  • Contracting and payer relations.

An expert in cardiovascular medicine referral patterns, Mr. Clark has personally interviewed more than five hundred primary care physicians nationally regarding their preferences and motivations pertaining to cardiology referrals. 

Education and Public Speaking

Mr. Clark is a graduate of Duke University and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Arizona State University.

Mr. Clark has lectured around the country on such varied topics as hospital/physician relationships, group practice strategic planning, organizational models, heart institute development, practice efficiency and women's heart care.


“My greatest satisfaction comes from teaming up with clients to positively impact the delivery of cardiovascular care to the people who live in our communities ensuring that all receive the highest quality care, sustainable over the long term.”

- Richard Clark, Vice President