Mr. Bolinger joined the Office of Hospital Facilities, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, in October 2008. He was appointed Program Director and Director, Office of Hospital Facilities in June 2010. Prior to joining the Office of Hospital Facilities, Jims career spanned 35 years working in, or serving, the hospital industry.In 1973, Mr. Bolinger began his career with Coopers & Lybrand. He has also served as a Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in a 500-bed hospital and a Corporate Controller in a multi-hospital system. In 1987, Jim transitioned his career into organizational strategy consulting for hospitals. He served as a Partner in National Health Advisors focusing on hospital strategy as well as mergers and acquisitions. In 1992, he co-founded the national healthcare consulting firm Arista Associates with offices in Washington, DC and Chicago; concurrently, Jim was selected as the Managing Partner. He has been a Fellow in the American Association of Healthcare Consultants, a Fellow in the Healthcare Financial Management Association, an Executive Fellow in the American Academy of Medical Management, a Fellow-designate in the American College of Healthcare Executives and a CPA. Mr. Bolinger has also served on the Adjunct Faculty of two nationally-recognized universities.Mr. Bolinger holds an MBA with Honors from the University Notre Dame and a Bachelor of Science in Business from Indiana University.
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