Premise Health Names New Chief Operating Officer
Direct health care company Premise Health has appointed Beth Ratliff as its chief operating officer. In this role, she will work to drive strategic initiatives, bolster operational support to the growing number of Premise wellness centers, and ensure Premise continues delivering high-quality care to its clients, members, and their families.
Ratliff will succeed Trent Riley, a nearly 30-year veteran of the industry who is leaving to focus on personal interests. Riley was part of the executive team that helped form Premise, and he has served as chief operating officer since 2014, playing a critical role in the company’s growth and vision. Riley will remain an advisor to the company for the next several months. Ratliff assumes the COO role effective immediately.
Ratliff, a physical therapist, has been with Premise and its predecessor companies for more than 18 years, serving in a variety of roles, including senior vice president of operations, senior vice president of product strategy, and the lead of the Office of Integration after Premise was formed. She previously served as president of one of Premise’s predecessor organizations, CHS Health Services, where she led the organization through rapid organic growth and organizational restructuring and expansion.
“Beth is a health care industry veteran and trusted member of our team, having led the integration effort that formed Premise and then leading our successful launch of Epic over the past two years,” said Stu Clark, CEO, Premise Health. “She has been part of our organization for nearly two decades, has deep relationships with our team member and client base, and has the full confidence of our teams.”
Ratliff started her career in direct health care working at Toyota, where she learned how the application of lean process and Toyota Production Systems could significantly improve health care efficiency and outcomes. She applied these principles to grow and scale Premise’s health care delivery and innovations, while simultaneously improving quality and service levels.
“For nearly 20 years, I’ve had the opportunity to grow in my career with Premise as we evolved into the leading direct health care provider in the world,” said Ratliff. “It is an honor to work with such a talented team committed to delivering on our mission and vision, and I am excited to take on this new role and continue our work to deliver high-quality health care to our clients and members.”
Ratliff is a Nashville Health Care Council Fellow and a member of the Fellows Alumni Advisory Committee. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Therapy from University of Louisville and a Master of Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University.