Since 2006, Craig Deao, MHA, has been an integral part of Studer Group as a senior leader for the organization’s speaking and conferences teams, and he now directs thought leadership across Huron’s broader healthcare practice.
Craig is a highly regarded national speaker on leadership, engagement, quality, and patient safety. He works with medical staffs and healthcare executives to create highly reliable organizations where employees want to work, physicians want to practice, and patients want to receive care.
Awards & Recognition
2011 Healthcare Philanthropy Journal Award
Recipient of Studer Group’s highest recognition for employees, the Flame Award
“Performance-Driven Giving”, Trustee magazine - Publication of the American Hospital Association, July 2012
"The E Factor: How Engaged Patients, Clinicians, Leaders, and Employees Will Transform Healthcare", Studer Group, 2017
“The Data Is In: Service Excellence Cultivates Giving”, Healthcare Philanthropy - Publication of the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy, Spring 2011
Patient and Caregiver Engagement
MHA, University of Minnesota
BA, Mass Communication, Louisiana State University
BS, Animal, Dairy, and Poultry Science, Louisiana State University
Crew Resource Management trainer
Lean for Healthcare certified