Speaker Biography
Stephen L. Badger
Chief Executive Officer and Treasurer, The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates (MFA);
Member, American College of Healthcare Executives;
Voted "Medical Practice Executive of the Year" in 2006 by Medical Group Management Association
 
Stephen L. Badger is Chief Executive Officer and Treasurer of The George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates (The MFA), a 300-physician multi-specialty academic group practice in Washington, DC. Mr. Badger came to The MFA in mid-1999, when the then-university-owned organization was struggling to overcome $9.6 million in annual losses as well as years of institutional atrophy.

Through a combination of savvy negotiation skills and boundless enthusiasm, Mr. Badger broke down old departmental barriers and encouraged The MFA’s staff of 570 to work toward common goals: improving efficiency and practice performance. As a result, under his leadership The MFA has experienced a remarkable financial turnaround, becoming an independent, highly respected and technologically savvy organization that has recorded seven straight years of profitability.

Mr. Badger also championed the acquisition and implementation of clinical information systems that have significantly reduced The MFA’s overhead staff, improved physician and patient satisfaction, and solidified the practice’s reputation as a national leader in the use of information technology to improve healthcare.

Mr. Badger is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Medical Group Management Association, which in 2006 named him the “Medical Practice Executive of the Year” in recognition of his accomplishments at The MFA.