Tim Putnam, DHA, MBA, FACHE is President and CEO of Margaret Mary Health in Batesville, Indiana and has over 30 years of healthcare experience. He received his Doctorate in Health Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina where his dissertation was focused on acute stroke care in rural hospitals. He currently chairs the National Rural Health Association’s Policy Congress, the National Rural Accountable Care Consortium and was appointed by the Governor to the Indiana Board of Graduate Medical Education, which he also chairs. In 2015, Dr. Putnam was certified as an Emergency Medical Technician and serves on the Batesville Fire and EMS Lifesquad. Dr. Putnam is an accountable care champion, and devotes a significant amount of time to working with community hospitals and helping them find success through the experience he’s had with his hospital. Margaret Mary Health was one of the first rural ACO participants in the US, having started as a CMS ACO Investment Model (AIM) funded ACO in 2014.