Scott T. Gima, RN, MHA

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer


  • Master of Health Administration, St. Louis University
  • Bachelor of Science, Nursing, St. Louis University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Washington University

Compliance Expert

  • Develops and maintains compliance programs that integrate with operations
  • Uses clinical background to maximize QAPI processes
  • Implements compliance culture campaigns to keep programs effective
  • National speaker on compliance and HIPAA

HIPAA Expert

  • Regularly presents HIPAA expertise at the national level via conferences, webinars and blogs
  • Helps providers maximize compliance with HIPAA security, privacy, breach, and social media requirements

Turnaround Specialist

  • Managed the successful turnarounds of several Illinois County facilities; met the complex challenges of governance in a political environment
  • Re-built internal work forces and corporate cultures
  • Strengthened organizational processes, re-focusing on improving financial performance and quality of care outcomes

Construction Project Manager

  • Created business plans and feasibility studies for replacement facilities and for ancillary service development
  • Served as primary manager and client coordinator for $19 million Monroe County SNF and Affordable Assisted Living project

Healthcare Manager and Adviser

  • Developed corporate compliance programs for long-term care facilities
  • Created business plans, demand and market analyses for skilled nursing, supportive and assisted living facilities
  • Designed the PPS Revenue Model, a management tool for long-term care Medicare revenue enhancement and cost control. (Published in the July 2000 issue of Nursing Homes: Long-Term Care Management)
  • Authored hospital strategic plans, medical staff development plans, and long-range facility plans
  • Developed a hospital-based, multi-disciplinary clinical oncology program

Recent and Upcoming Speaking Engagements

  • Phase 3 Compliance Update, LeadingAge Illinois webinar, February 5, 2020
  • HIPAA Hazards and Social Media Snafus, LeadingAge Illinois webinar, January 22, 2020
  • Disaster Planning in Senior Living: HIPAA Still Matters, HCCA/SCCE Webinar, May 28, 2019
  • Culture Case Studies, Health Care Compliance Association, Annual Compliance Institute, April 8, 2019, Boston
  • Tales of the Unexpected: Puzzling HIPAA Breaches, HCCA/SCCE webinar, July 10, 2018
  • How to Conduct a Compliance Risk Assessment, Health Care Compliance Association’s 22nd Annual Compliance Institute, April 17, 2018, Las Vegas
  • Social Media Snafus, Trinity Risk Solutions Webinar, May 2, 2017
  • Avoiding HIPAA Hazards & Social Media Snafus, HCCA/SCCE Webinar, February 27, 2018
  • CAH Compliance Officer Update, Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network, October 12, 2017
  • Compliance Officer Workshop, Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network, Springfield, IL, April 27, 2017
  • PEPPER Deciphered, Trinity Risk Solutions Webinar, March 28, 2017
  • Life Services Network of Illinois Annual Meeting and Exhibition, April 30, 2014, Planning Tools for Renovation or New Construction
  • LeadingAge Missouri Webinar, What PEPPER Means for You and Your Compliance Effort, February 18, 2014
  • Harmony Healthcare International Annual SNF Interdisciplinary Symposium, Nov. 5-6, 2013: Maximizing Compliance Today and Beyond
  • LeadingAge Missouri Annual Conference, September 18-20, 2013: Compliance Update: Maximizing Compliance Today and Beyond
  • Life Services Network of Illinois Annual Meeting and Exhibition, April 30-May 2, 2013: Skilled Nursing Facility Metrics
  • Life Services Network of Illinois Annual Meeting & Exhibition, Apr. 30 – May 2, 2013: Succeeding  Under Managed Delivery – Strategies for the Coming Revolution
  • Life Services Network of Illinois Two-Part Program, Feb. & March 2013: Illinois’ Move to Medicaid Managed Care: Your Strategic Action Plan
  • Life Services Network of Illinois Annual Meeting and Exhibition, May 2-4, 2012: Can You Afford to Renovate or Build New? Financial Planning Tools to Re-Position Your SNF


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