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Michael  O'Toole

Adjunct Associate Professor

Adjunct Instructor

Adjunct or Visiting, Health Policy and Management

Michael works at Piedmont Healthcare as Executive Director, Project Management Office (PMO) where he leads large system-wide performance improvement initiatives.  Michael is currently leading the health system’s Lean Transformation program.
Prior to joining Piedmont, Michael worked as a Director at WellStar Health System implementing a non-labor expense reduction program that resulted in $24M in cost reductions over 3 years. Michael started his career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers Consulting and was a Principal Consultant at University HealthSystem Consortium prior to joining WellStar.
Michael is a certified Six Sigma black belt through the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).  Michael has been a judge for the Illinois Hospital Associations’ annual Quality Excellence Achievement Award and served as a National Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award Examiner in 2011 and 2014.

Contact Information

1800 Howell Mill Rd. ,

Atlanta , GA 30318

Suite 300


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Areas of Interest

  • Statistical Modeling


  • BS Industiral & Systems Engineering 2000, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • MS Management of Technology 2006, Georgia Institute of Technology

Courses Taught

  • HPM 554: Qual Improvment Meth/Hlth Care


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