Donald D. Hamilton, LFACHE

Phone: 312.961.1229 Email:

Donald D. Hamilton is a recognized senior healthcare executive with over 35 years of experience in hospital administration and operational and facilities consulting for all components of healthcare delivery systems. His experience includes large healthcare systems, community hospitals, ambulatory care centers, academic medical centers, system-based HMOs, senior housing and major physician groups. He was a senior executive in two large healthcare systems as Senior Vice President of Operations and CEO.

During a long career at Ernst & Young, Mr. Hamilton served as Partner and Market Leader for its healthcare practice (then the largest in the nation), where he led consulting teams providing supply chain, information technology, revenue cycle, care/medical management, strategy/growth, capacity management, business unit rationalization, M&A, financial/operations improvement and outsourcing services to advance his client’s financial business/strategic objectives.

Most recently Mr. Hamilton served as Senior Vice President and Worldwide Healthcare Business Leader of Parsons Corporation, where he provided program and project management services to healthcare facilities nationwide. He integrated federal and non-federal healthcare practices, rationalized service offerings and reorganized sales and market functions, among other things. Prior to that Mr. Hamilton served as Managing Director and National Healthcare Business Line Leader of Jones Lang LaSalle, where he transformed one of two major business areas into its first industry verticals – healthcare and financial services. He assisted his clients in strategically positioning their real estate in order to optimize and leverage its value and overall profitability, while reducing risk.

Mr. Hamilton has developed and delivered over 50 presentations to state and professional organizations on all aspects of healthcare management and three times that number to client boards and executive management. He was a member of the Governance Institute speaking panel for six years. Mr. Hamilton was also a board member of a healthcare technology company for six years until it was sold.

Mr. Hamilton is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine Corps. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam, as Infantry Company Commander and as Advisor to the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, and is proficient in Vietnamese. Following active duty Mr. Hamilton was a reservist for 28 years, where he served as Marine Liaison Officer to the Naval Readiness Command. He is a graduate of the Naval War College and numerous junior schools.

Certifications & Education

  • Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School (1988)
  • MHA—Healthcare Administration, University of Minnesota (1970)
  • BA—Political Science/Economics, Macalester College (1964)


  • Life Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Fellow, American Association of Healthcare Consultants
  • Clinical Professor, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
  • Adjunct Faculty, Fiqua School of Business, Duke University
  • Clinical Professor and Graduate Student Mentor, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University