With over 25 years of experience in healthcare, Michael Gardner serves as the Chief Strategy Officer at Virsys12. Combining his experience across payers, large health systems, clinically integrated networks, and ACOs within the healthcare industry with his creativity and problem-solving ability, Gardner will provide industry leadership and knowledge for Virsys12’s growth and market expansions including strategic partnerships and customer relations.
Michael is a Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator for the state of Tennessee, an approved General Civil Mediator for the state of Kentucky, and was trained in the Harvard Program on Negotiation method, “Getting to Yes” at Belmont University. He received a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration from Western Kentucky University and an MBA, with a concentration in Business Negotiation and Mediation from Belmont University. He is also currently enrolled in Vanderbilt’s EdD program for Leadership and Learning in Organizations.
Michael stays involved in his community through board service and is a former board member and current Advisory Board Member with the Nashville Conflict Resolution Center. When not working, you can find him spending time with family and friends, taking care of his honeybees, or maybe taking time to listen to some of his favorite vinyl.