Josh Luke


Founder, National Readmission Prevention Collaborative & National Bundled Payment Collaborative
Adjunct Faculty, University of Southern California, Sol Price School of Public Policy
Author: Readmission Prevention: Solutions Across the Provider Continuum
Chief Strategy Officer, Compliagent/Nelson Hardiman Healthcare Law

Dr. Josh Luke is a national thought-leader and international speaker on care coordination, population health management, readmission prevention and developing integrated post acute networks. He is an experienced hospital CEO, health system Vice President and nursing home administrator. He is regarded as a “futurist” on the Affordable Care Act and how it will shape the continuum of care and has been described as an as an innovator, forward-thinking and a strategist on teaching ACO’s, BPIP’s, acute hospitals and post-acute leaders how to position themselves for revenue growth in a post-ACA model.

Most recently he has served as Interim CEO for Memorial Hospital of Gardena and prior to that as Interim Regional Administrator for SNF Management. He currently serves as Chief Strategy Officer for Compliagent, a leading national consultancy affiliated with Nelson Hardiman Healthcare Law. Having uniquely held executive positions in both acute and post-acute settings, Dr. Luke was selected to author the book Readmission Prevention: Solutions Across the Provider Continuum published by the American College of Healthcare Executives, the best-selling book from Health Administration Press in 2015.

In 2013, Luke was named Vice President of Post Acute Services for Torrance Memorial Health System. In that role he designed a population management strategy (Total Wellness Torrance), working with the ACO, Bundled Payment & IPA teams. TWT and its Post Acute Network received the 2013 Excellence in Programming award from CAHF.

His broad range of prior experience with some of the leading companies in healthcare, positioned him well to be an expert on readmission prevention and care coordination. He served as the CEO of multiple acute hospitals in California, as CEO of HealthSouth Las Vegas (acute rehab hospital), Administrator in the Skilled Nursing Division of Kindred, and had direct oversight of home health and hospice services in his health system Vice president role.

Dr. Luke founded the National Readmission Prevention Collaborative in October 2013 ( to showcase Best Practice integration models and the National Bundled Payment Collaborative in 2015.

Dr. Luke serves as adjunct faculty at the University of Southern California, Sol Price School of Public Policy and formerly at California State University, Long Beach in the Healthcare Administration Department. He previously instructed at California State University, Fullerton. Dr. Luke has a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, served as a Lean Mentor and Project Chair, is a Fellow with ACHE and is past Chair for the Cal Optima Provider Advisory Committee.

Recent and past board appointments include The California Hospital Association Center for Post Acute Board of Directors, the Hospital Association of Southern California, Healthcare Executives of Southern California, CSULB Healthcare Administration Advisory Board, CareCentrix and Hospice Care of California. He is also a licensed SNF & RCFE Administrator and preceptor