Since the passing of the Affordable Care Act, there have been multiple programs launched that incentivize health systems to coordinate care, the newest being MSPB, Better. Smarter. Healthier., and CCJR. Dr. Josh Luke’s expertise is in developing population management strategies that create new revenue streams for health systems. Luke shares Best Practices nationally to ensure hospitals develop revenue-driven programs in the post-acute, healthy lifestyle and wellness sectors.

Peers describe Luke as innovative, a thought-leader on population management, coordinated care, and readmission prevention — as well as a “futurist” on the Affordable Care Act and how it will shape the continuum. He authored a book titled, “Re-admission Prevention: Solutions Across the Provider Continuum”, which is the best-selling management series book of the year for the American College of Healthcare Executives. Experience includes Executive Faculty at the University of Southern California, Sol Price School of Public Policy, in the Healthcare Administration Department at Cal State Long Beach and also at Cal State Fullerton. He is also a former Board member for the Hospital Association of Southern California and the California Hospital Association Center for Post-Acute Care.

Having uniquely worked in acute & SNF, Luke founded the National Readmission Prevention Collaborative in 2013 and the National Bundled Payment Collaborative in 2015, to showcase Best Practice integration models. He currently serves in an Editorial and Advisory Board capacity for several organizations including the Readmission News.

A veteran hospital CEO, Luke also designed the Total Wellness Torrance population management strategy working with the ACO, Bundled Payment & IPA teams while serving as Vice President, Post-Acute Services for Torrance Memorial Health System. TWT and its Post Acute Network received the 2013 Excellence in Programming award from CAHF.

Josh Luke serves as Chief Strategy Officer & Sr. Health Policy Consultant, for Nelson Hardiman LA NH Strategy & Compliagent.


  • Ph.D., Educational Leadership
    University of Nevada
  • Master of Arts Degree, Communications
    California State University, Fullerton
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree, Communications
    Brigham Young University


  • 2015 Best Selling Management Series Author of 2015, American College of Healthcare Executives Health Administration Press
  • 2015 International Hospital Federation (IHF) Excellence Award for Corporate Social Responsibility, 2nd Runner-Up
  • 2015 Senior Care Hero Award Nominee, Outstanding Senior Care Professional, SeniorServe Orange County
  • 2015 LifeSpan Network Hero Award Nominee, Maryland LifeSpan
  • Los Angeles Business Journal Healthcare Leadership Awards 2015, Josh Luke, Healthcare Futurist, Individual Honoree
  • 2013 CAHF Program of Excellence
  • 2013 NRPC Innovator Award
  • 2010 ACHE Regents Award (HCE So Cal)
  • 2005 OC Metro Business Top 40 Under 40


  • University of Southern California
    Sol Price School of Public Policy (2015, 2016)
  • California State University, Long Beach
    Department of Health Care Administration (2014-15)
  • California State University, Fullerton


  • Interim CEO, Memorial Hospital Of Gardena
  • VP, Post Acute Services at Torrance Memorial Health System
  • CEO, Western Medical Center Anaheim
  • CEO, Anaheim General Hospital


  • Alzheimer’s Orange County, 2016
  • Global Transitional Care, 2015, 2016
  • National Transitions of Care Coalition, 2015, 2016
  • MediGram, 2015, 2016
  • Acology Inc., (Medtainer), 2015, 2016
  • Alzheimer’s Association of Orange County, 2015
  • Care Centrix Scientific Advisory. Board, 2014
  • National Bundled Payment Collaborative, 2015
  • California Hospital Association Center for Post Acute Care, Board of Directors (2014-2015)
  • California Readmission Prevention Collaborative, Chairman of the Board (2013-2015)
  • CSULB Health Care Administration Professional Advisory Board (2009-2015)
  • Hospital Association of Southern California, Board of Directors (emeritus)
  • Hospice Care of California, Professional Advisory Board (emeritus)
  • California Friends Homes, (Quaker Gardens & William Penn Manor), Board of Dir. (emeritus)
  • American Red Cross Orange County Chapter, Board of Directors (emeritus)
  • Anaheim Chamber of Commerce, Executive Board (emeritus)
  • Cal State University, Fullerton, Titan Athletic Advisory Committee (emeritus)
  • Meals on Wheels/Feedback Foundation, Board of Trustees (emeritus)


  • Amy Bassano, Deputy Director Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Dr. Eric Coleman, Founder, Care Transitions Intervention
  • Johnesse Spisso, President UCLA Health System
  • Chris Van Gorder, Scripps Health
  • Kyle Hill, CEO Home Hero
  • Harry Nelson, Principal Nelson Hardiman
  • Marvin O’Quinn, COO Dignity Health