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Rick Knudson

Associate Director

    Rick Knudson is an associate director in BRG’s Healthcare Performance Improvement practice specializing in pharmacy optimization.

    Dr. Knudson has more than twenty years of experience in healthcare organizations, including integrated delivery networks (IDNs), community hospitals, academic medical centers, ambulatory pharmacy, and healthcare performance improvement organizations. His expertise includes developing and executing pharmacy strategy, implementing operational and clinical efficiencies, optimizing pharmaceutical cost and revenue equations, and developing “top of license” pharmacy practice models.

    Before joining BRG, Dr. Knudson held a leadership position with one of the largest IDNs on the East Coast, as well as with one of the largest national member-driven healthcare organizations. He also has held Executive Committee and professional leadership roles with state and national professional organizations such as the American Society of Health System Pharmacy and the Iowa Pharmacy Association.

    Employment History

    Mount Sinai Health System
    Executive director of pharmacy

    Guidehouse Consulting (Navigant)
    Associate director, pharmacy

    Premier Healthcare Alliance
    Senior director, pharmacy

    MercyOne North Iowa
    Clinical pharmacy specialist – infectious disease

    Professional Affiliations

    American Pharmacists Association

    American College of Clinical Pharmacy

    American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

    Iowa Pharmacy Association
    Member & Past-President


    Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist
    Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties

    Community/Civic Involvement

    Junior Achievement
    Faculty Volunteer

    One-on-One Youth Mentoring


    Stetson University
    MBA, Business Administration, 2014

    University of Florida
    MS, Pharmacoeconomics, 2013

    Drake University
    PharmD, Pharmacy, 1998


    Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honor Society, 2014

    Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society, 1992

    High Performers Development Program, Premier, 2009