Modern Healthcare’s Community Leadership Award MedAssets – John BardisCONFIDENTIALMedAssets® is a registered trademark of ...
Table of ContentsContentsExecutive Summary ..................................................................................
Executive SummaryMedAssets is nominating John Bardis for the Modern Healthcare Community Leadership Award for hisleadershi...
Professional AccomplishmentsHire Heroes USAJohn Bardis serves as the Chairman, Health Careers Foundation, Hire Heroes USA,...
MedAssets Corporate CitizenshipUnder John Bardis’ leadership, MedAssets has committed over $1,000,000 in Corporate Outreac...
Other CharitiesUnder John’s leadership, MedAssets was for many years the Corporate Sponsor of the Bob Busse Classic, anann...
MedAssets Annual Norman Borlaug Humanitarian AwardRecognitionEvery year, MedAssets honors an individual or individuals who...
MedAssets George Herbert Walker Bush Pacesetter AwardRecognitionThe George H.W. Bush Pacesetter Award was introduced in 20...
Awards2010Georgia’s 40 Fastest Growing Large Mid Market Companies (2010)Award published annually in Georgia Trend magazine...
BiographyJohn A. BardisFounder, Chairman, President and Chief Executive OfficerJohn Bardis founded MedAssets in June 1999,...
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  1. 1. Modern Healthcare’s Community Leadership Award MedAssets – John BardisCONFIDENTIALMedAssets® is a registered trademark of MedAssets, Inc. © MedAssets, 2012. All rights reserved.
  2. 2. Table of ContentsContentsExecutive Summary ....................................................................................................................................................2Professional Accomplishments...................................................................................................................................3 Hire Heroes USA .....................................................................................................................................................3 Heart for Africa .......................................................................................................................................................3 USA Wrestling Team ...............................................................................................................................................3MedAssets Corporate Citizenship ..............................................................................................................................4MedAssets Annual Norman Borlaug Humanitarian Award Recognition....................................................................6MedAssets George Herbert Walker Bush Pacesetter Award Recognition .................................................................7Awards ........................................................................................................................................................................8Biography....................................................................................................................................................................9
  3. 3. Executive SummaryMedAssets is nominating John Bardis for the Modern Healthcare Community Leadership Award for hisleadership, dedication, and financial contributions in support of numerous charities, his response to severalglobal human tragedies, and his care and provision for people in need. He believes corporations are ideal tosupport charitable organizations – by nature businesses perpetually generate revenue to support ongoing giving,and employ people who know how to work together for a common goal. He personally provides leadership andsignificant financial assistance to two specific charities and is generally supportive of numerous others. John’sefforts not only support Hire Heroes USA and Heart for Africa, but every needy person he meets. His effortsassist in keeping with the highest qualities of citizenship and patriotism. He consistently perpetuates furthergiving by motivating employees and suppliers to act in charitable ways.John Bardis is Founder, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of MedAssets, a leading performanceimprovement company for healthcare organizations. John Bardis has taken three different companies public,and was ranked as one of the 100 most influential men in Healthcare in 2011. He is a senior business leader inAtlanta and has been for over ten years and is highly respected in both the community and local businesses forhis continued devotion to charity and for his unparalleled work ethic. John is widely recognized in the businesscommunity as an executive of the highest moral standing.John has portrayed active leadership in his community and church, along with playing an integral role in severalnational charities which continually exhibits his character to be above reproach. He has established anenvironment of honor and commitment within MedAssets, a company of over three thousand employees. Hecontinually sets a tone of absolute integrity, mutual cooperative support and assistance and self-sacrificingbehavior for the company and its people.Modern Healthcare Community Leadership Award PAGE 2
  4. 4. Professional AccomplishmentsHire Heroes USAJohn Bardis serves as the Chairman, Health Careers Foundation, Hire Heroes USA, a national 501(c)(3) non-profitorganization that helps combat veterans find successful careers after they are medically discharged for theirwounds or when their tour of duty has ended. John founded this organization in 2007 after he encountered ayoung man who had lost his leg in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom, on a street in Washington,DC. John mentored the young soldier and gave him a full time position within his company, MedAssets, Inc.Upon realizing the employment struggles that veterans endure, John expanded this effort by starting HireHeroes USA. Under John’s leadership, with the leverage of his network, and through his financial support, HireHeroes USA has helped over 500 combat veterans find successful careers and assisted countless veterans to gainemployment skills, medical treatment, and financial support.John spoke about Hire Heroes USA on Fox & Friends in December 2011.John also had an editorial posted on FoxNews.com where he encouraged a call to action from private sectorCEOs.Heart for AfricaJohn also has served on the Board of Directors, Heart for Africa (HFA), a faith-based not-for-profit 501(c)(3)charity. Working with partners in Africa, HFA provides financial and other support to homes for orphans andvulnerable children through long term financial support programs and short term service trips that deliverquality care, shelter, food, water, clothing, health care, social work, mentoring and education. HFA currentlyserves in Kenya and Swaziland. John began to embrace this foundation after reading a book, It’s Not OK WithMe, pertaining to the skyrocketing AIDS epidemic in Africa that has resulted in extreme child abandonment andhomelessness. He personally donated over one million dollars to this cause in 2009 and spent two weeks inAfrica with his family volunteering at the orphanages and within the community.USA Wrestling TeamJohn was chosen as the Team Leader for the US National Greco Roman Wrestling Team in Beijing, China duringthe 2008 Olympic Games. A former US National Wrestling Team member himself, John was chosen for thisprestigious position after his outstanding leadership and mentorship aided the United States Wrestling Team towin our first ever World Championship in 2007. John was a tremendous leader of the team and made numerouspersonal and financial contributions to their success. He continues to serve as a great mentor to all members ofour national wrestling team, frequently setting them up in successful careers after they have retired fromcompetition. There is not one wrestler at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs that has not benefitedfrom the leadership of John. John also serves on the Board of Directors, USA Wrestling. He maintains contactwith hundreds of former wrestlers, mentoring them in the careers and family lives. In the fall of 2011, Mr. Bardiswas appointed to the board of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).Modern Healthcare Community Leadership Award PAGE 3
  5. 5. MedAssets Corporate CitizenshipUnder John Bardis’ leadership, MedAssets has committed over $1,000,000 in Corporate Outreach annually. Thisis less than the amount he gave personally to MedAssets-supported charities alone in 2011. He supports manyother charitable interests both inside and outside of MedAssets such as Samaritan’s Purse, First Fruits Ministries,MedShare International, the Ochsner Foundation, Project Perfect World, the Ray Mendoza Leadership Fund andthe American Red Cross. John provides leadership and assets to all of these groups annually.Veteran OutreachIn following suit with John’s direction, MedAssets employees prepare and ship several hundred boxes of soldiercare packages monthly to our troops in the field. To date, nearly 16,000 military care packages has been sent tomilitary personnel serving our country overseas. He has on several occasions paid for the expenses of the annualMarine Ball in Las Vegas. John is committed to doing anything in his power to aid our veterans for their serviceand commitment to our nation, and he believes strongly that they deserve a chance at the American Dream forwhich they have courageously fought. MedAssets also supports the American Fallen Soldiers Project which wasformed to help provide comfort and healing to the mourning families of our fallen military men and women byproviding original portraits of fallen loved one that fully captures their appearance and personality to thefamilies of the fallen soldiers, at no cost. MedAssets is creating an office and gallery in the Plano office for theAmerican Fallen Soldiers Project.MedShare InternationalJohn is an active contributor to MedShare International whose sole mission is to collect and re-distribute un-used medical supplies to third world medical clinics and hospitals. John sent a 40 foot trailer to Mully Children’sFamily to stock and supply their medical clinics which are the only medical care providers for the entire districtuntil one gets to Nairobi two hours away. Another active project that benefits from John’s efforts is ProjectPerfect World Foundation whose sole mission is to organize and sponsor teams of surgeons, nurses and ORpersonnel to travel to third world countries to perform major surgery on children such as musculoskeletalsurgery, cleft palate or other reconstructive surgeries. John aids Community Coalition for Haiti Foundationwhich provides ongoing support to hurricane ravaged Haiti. Projects include home construction, ruraldevelopment projects such as well development for clean drinking waters, medical supplies, and annualdonation projects.Heart and Soul ProgramJohn established the MedAssets Heart and Soul Program as a mechanism that enables MedAssets employees toprovide assistance for valid and worthy charities. The core values of MedAssets – compassion, character,confidence and commitment – are critical to the company’s success as they describe how employees think, actand perform in business operations. These principles create a corporate culture that drives productivity andmakes employees feel proud to work for a company that strives to achieve such honorable standards. BecauseMedAssets promotes the opportunity to serve, and yet understands it is sometimes difficult to find the time toimprove our communities, the Heart and Soul program was created. Through Heart and Soul, MedAssets willpay employees their normal hourly rate or salary up to five business days per calendar year to serve at aqualified and approved charitable organization. In 2011, MedAssets employees dedicated over 3,000 hours tothe Heart and Soul Program.Modern Healthcare Community Leadership Award PAGE 4
  6. 6. Other CharitiesUnder John’s leadership, MedAssets was for many years the Corporate Sponsor of the Bob Busse Classic, anannual golf outing fund raising event that raises money to support the Atlanta Special Olympics. John haspersonally orchestrated the use of his private club for this event. Through John, MedAssets has taken key rolesin numerous other charity tournaments, walks, rides and iron man events nationwide.Through John’s oversight, MedAssets has been a regular and ongoing supporter of Meals on Wheels, theAmerican Breast Cancer Association, and other numerous smaller charities nationwide. John not only gives ofhimself and his resources, he also widely and strongly empowers his employees to contribute in a similarmanner. Many employees and their families have themselves been the beneficiary of John’s and the company’sgenerosity when confronted with medical crises and the loss of loved ones.In 2010, John coordinated the transportation of doctors, medical supplies, and other provisions to Haiti inresponse of their terrible earthquake. John used his personal plane and finances to fly doctors from clientfacilities, volunteers and supplies to the tragedy. He also set up a donation program through MedAssets andraised $50,000, which he seeded with a personal donation. John then traveled to Haiti personally to help withthe recovery, despite his numerous commitments and duties. Using MedAssets supplier relationships, we wereable to coordinate the 27,000 pounds of supplies that were donated to the cause. To learn more about theoutcomes of this cause from Inova Health System’s video, click HERE. Scripps CEO, Chris Van Gorder, kept ajournal from the trip and you can read some of the postings here: CEO Journal 1, CEO Journal 2, CEO Journal 4,CEO Journal 5, and CEO Journal 16.Below is a list of charities that receive recurring annual contributions made by MedAssets through our CorporateOutreach Department:. American Heart Association. American Diabetes Association. Meals on Wheels. American Cancer Society. Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Susan G. Komen. American Red Cross. Blue Skies. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. CURE Childhood Cancer. Marine Banquet. Medal of Honor Banquet. Emory Healthcare of Atlanta. Atlanta Heart BallModern Healthcare Community Leadership Award PAGE 5
  7. 7. MedAssets Annual Norman Borlaug Humanitarian AwardRecognitionEvery year, MedAssets honors an individual or individuals who exhibit extraordinary behavior in helping othersand making a difference in our world. The award is named for Dr. Norman Borlaug, a Nobel Peace Prize winnerwho dedicated his life’s work to finding ways to end famine and feed the world’s hungry.2009The MedAssets Humanitarians of the Year Award was changed to the Norman Borlaug Humanitarian Award inhonor of Dr. Borlaug for his dedication and commitment to feeding the world. The winner for 2009 was HeartFor Africa. Janine and Ian Maxwell, the founders of Heart For Africa were awarded for their leadership inproviding stable environments for orphans and vulnerable children in Kenya and Swaziland. Their developmentof Project Canaan in Swaziland will serve 1000’s of orphans and produce sustainable food supplies and economicsecurity for the vulnerable children there. The Maxwells gave up lucrative business careers to devote their livesto Heart For Africa. The US-based non-profit works with local African organizations to provide self-sustainablehomes for orphans through long term programs and short term service trips that deliver quality care, shelter,food, water, clothing health care social work, mentoring and education. Over the past two years, MedAssets andits employees have donated $1.8 million and thousands of hours of service to the development of ProjectCanaan as a sustainable agricultural program. When completed, Project Canaan will include farmland, fisheries,hydroponic greenhouses, orchards and dairy operations, a health clinic along with housing and schools fororphans and vulnerable children.2010MedAssets, Norman Borlaug Humanitarian of the Year Award winner for 2010 was Maggie Doyne, founder ofthe Kopila Valley Children’s Home, the BlinkNow Foundation and Kopila Valley Primary School. At the age of 24she is the youngest to receive this award and has accomplished much using the mantra of “one child at a time”.During her gap year before starting college she joined the Peace Corps traveling through Asia and India,eventually, finding her way to war-torn Nepal. For over 1 million orphaned and abandoned Nepali children,child labor is a way of life and without money for school fees, there is no hope for education. In 2005, at the ageof 19, Maggie felt compelled to do something, so she paid the fee for one child to attend school (and another,and another...). In 2006, utilizing her savings, she purchased the land for and built the Kopila Valley Children’sHome, now a safe haven for 40 orphaned and abandoned children. In 2010, thanks to support from John andMedAssets, Maggie opened up the Kopila Valley Primary School, which has a current enrollment of over 250children. Maggie also formed the non-profit, BlinkNow. BlinkNow’s mission is to “empower young people tobecome pioneers in developing their own solutions to world poverty.” One child, one person at a time.2011The MedAssets 2011 Norman Borlaug Humanitarian Award winner is Elissa Montanti, founder of the non-profit,non-partisan Global Medical Relief Fund (GMRF) for Children. Founded in 1997, GMRF’s mission is to aidchildren who are missing or have lost the use of limbs or eyes, have been severely burned, or have been injureddue to war, natural disaster or illness. Since its founding, GMRF has brought more than 150 children to theUnited States from Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia for treatment, surgery and prosthetic limb and eyefittings. GMRF’s commitment to the children is until they reach the age of 21.Modern Healthcare Community Leadership Award PAGE 6
  8. 8. MedAssets George Herbert Walker Bush Pacesetter AwardRecognitionThe George H.W. Bush Pacesetter Award was introduced in 2011 to honor our Nation’s veterans who haveembraced the opportunity to serve others inside and outside the United States Armed Forces uniform.2010The 2010 Award recipient is Louis Zamperini. Nicknamed “Lucky”, Louis Zamperini tied the world record for the5000 meter run in the 1936 Olympics. Following the Olympics, Louis was deployed to the Pacific with the U.S.Air Corps as a bombardier. His plane crashed in the Pacific, he, along with 2 other crew members were strandedfor 47 days before making landfall in the Japanese-controlled Marshall Islands where they became POW’s for 25months. Upon his freedom, he was awarded the Purple Heart and promoted to Captain. He returned in 1950and forgave his captors.2011The 2011 Award recipient is Colonel George Everette “Bud” Day. Col. Day is a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel andcommand Pilot who served during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, including 5 years and 7months as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam. While imprisoned, Day was beaten, starved and tortured, butrefused to give any valuable information to his captors. He is often cited as being the most decorated U.S.service member since General Douglas MacArthur, having received some seventy decorations, a majority foractions in combat. Day is a recipient of the Medal of Honor and the Air Force Cross.Modern Healthcare Community Leadership Award PAGE 7
  9. 9. Awards2010Georgia’s 40 Fastest Growing Large Mid Market Companies (2010)Award published annually in Georgia Trend magazine2011West Point Society Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award (March, 2011)Modern Healthcare Top 100 Most Influential Leaders in Healthcare (Fall 2011).John Bardis named in the Top 100 nationwide.Business to Business magazine presented John with their annual “Atlanta Healthcare Leader” award (Fall,2011)Eller College of Management Entrepreneurial Fellow (Bardis Award)Award recognizes accomplished entrepreneurs as McGuire Center Entrepreneurial Fellows, University of Arizona2012University of Alabama LR Jordan Distinguished Lecturer (February, 2012)University of Arizona C.A.T.S. Silver Anniversary Award (Athletics Department)Modern Healthcare Community Leadership Award PAGE 8
  10. 10. BiographyJohn A. BardisFounder, Chairman, President and Chief Executive OfficerJohn Bardis founded MedAssets in June 1999, and has been the Companys Chairman, President and ChiefExecutive Officer of MedAssets since inception. Mr. Bardis has more than 25 years experience in the healthcareindustry. Beginning with American Hospital Supply and Baxter International, he held various senior managementpositions, including Vice President of the Baxter Operating Room Division and General Manager of the EasternZone. Mr. Bardis left Baxter in 1987 to join Kinetic Concepts. Kinetic Concepts, a NASDAQ traded company(KNCI) was the nations largest specialty bed and medical equipment rental company at the time of hisdeparture as President in 1992. From 1992 to 1997, Mr. Bardis was President and CEO of TheraTx, Inc. TheraTx,another NASDAQ traded company (THTX) was a leading provider of rehabilitation services and operator ofskilled nursing facilities. In 1995, TheraTx was named the second fastest growing public company in America byINC. Magazine, growing from $15mm to over $500mm in 5 years. Mr. Bardis was named Entrepreneur of theyear by INC Magazine in 1995.Mr. Bardis graduated with a B.S. in Business from the University of Arizona. He served on the board of USAWrestling, the National governing body for amateur wrestling from 1997 to 2011, is founder of Hire Heroes USAand is Chairman of the Atlanta Fire Youth Hockey Club. Bardis also was named Team Leader of the U.S. Greco-Roman Wrestling Team for the 2008 Beijing Olympics and served as Team Leader in the 2007 WorldChampionships where Team USA won the world team title for the first time in wrestling history. In the fall of2011, Mr. Bardis was appointed to the board of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).Modern Healthcare Community Leadership Award PAGE 9

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