Health care executive Rick Ament presently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Superior Healthcare System. Ament brings a history of progressive management, hands-on leadership, and team development to his work as he guides the strategic direction of the company. His many responsibilities include recruiting providers, increasing patient satisfaction, and developing the company’s organizational plans.
An active leader and visionary, Rick Ament participates in the Legislative Policy Panel and the Business Advisory Council for the Michigan Health & Hospital Association. He also acts as an Officer of the Lake Superior Community Partnership and the Upper Peninsula Health Care Network. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and previously served as a Board Member of the Wisconsin Hospital Association.
Prior to joining Superior Healthcare System, Rick Ament served as the President of Beacon Leadership Group in Mattawan, Michigan. In this hands-on role, Ament supported the executive management teams, CEOs, and physicians at health care facilities. He led strategic partnerships, facilitated the startup of a new hospital, and assisted a client with achieving Critical Access Hospital status.
In addition to his many professional achievements, Rick Ament earned the Young Healthcare Executive of the Year award in 1996 and went on to earn the Great Comeback award from the Hospitals & Health Networks. The Bell Foundation and Bell Hospital received the LSCP Distinguished Service Award in 2007 and 2009, as a result of Ament’s efforts.
Before beginning his professional endeavors, Rick Ament attended Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, Virginia, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He went on to study Health Services Administration at Central Michigan University and earn a Certificate of Advanced Studies at The Ohio State University.