Quint Studer


For 2016, the Healthcare Leaders Conference honored Quint Studer for his many achievements. Quint Studer is a businessman, a visionary, an entrepreneur, a mentor to many, and extremely dedicated to his community. For more than 30 years, he has given his life to designing the building blocks in organizations that will guide them to achieving and sustaining a culture of high performance.

Quint Studer is the founder of Studer Group® – a recipient of the 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. In 2011, Studer sold majority ownership to a growth equity firm, JMI. In 2015, JMI sold Studer Group to Huron Consulting Group, Inc. Studer left Huron in March of 2016 to focus on a number of other ventures.

Inc. magazine named Studer its Master of Business, making him the only healthcare leader to have ever won this prestigious award. Quint was recognized as one of the 40 smartest people in health care by Becker’s Magazine. In September of 2014, Quint was the first ever recipient of Modern Healthcare’s Healthcare Marketing Visionary Award. Breaking ground in May of 2016, Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Florida announced that their new children’s hospital would be named The Studer Family Children’s Hospital.

Quint has written numerous books. His latest, Healing Physician Burnout, was released in September 2015. His first book, Hardwiring Excellence, a Business Week bestseller, is one of the most read leadership books written for healthcare, with more than 700,000 copies in circulation today. Results that Last, written for non-healthcare, hit the Wall Street Journal’s bestseller list of business books. One of his most popular books, The Great Employee Handbook, provides actions employees can take to better their work and life.

Quint and his wife Rishy along with two-time Masters Tournament champion golfer Bubba Watson are co-owners of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos Minor League Baseball team in Pensacola, Florida. The team plays in the Southern League and are the Class Double-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds Major League Baseball team.

Quint is a ‘fire starter’ for igniting the flame in each of us to be the best that we can be because information without inspiration won’t get you far.

Quint says he has a human responsibility to act and to do so with a sense of urgency.

Quint will always connect his actions back to purpose.