How do you go from a career immersed in finance to one whose mission is to support the “health and wellbeing of a community?” Ask Todd LaPorte, CEO of Scottsdale, Ariz.- based HonorHealth. In healthcare since 1985, LaPorte’s first decade was as a CPA serving clients across the spectrum of healthcare.
“I saw business models and operating systems from lots of different angles—from acute care providers, insurers, ambulatory settings, physician practices, specialty facilities to retirement communities. I even took a health plan public,” LaPorte says. “My journey has made the mission more important than the bottom line. I get jazzed by convening stakeholders to really improve community health through collaborative engagement.”