Richard J. Bogue, PHD, FACHE

Associate Professor (Clinical)

Dr. Bogue’s doctorate was an interdisciplinary program in methods of studying human behavior. Since then, he has gained substantial experience developing and managing change initiatives. For 12 years, he was a researcher, educator and leader for national programs in care quality, rural health, community collaboration for health, and other areas for the American Hospital Association (AHA). In 1994-97, he led development and management of The National Demonstration of the Community Care Network (CCN) Vision, a joint initiative on voluntary health system reform by the AHA, VHA and the Catholic Health Association of the US that received over $14M from the WK Kellogg Foundation, The Duke Endowment, the US Public Health Service, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and others. The program engaged 65 community coalitions throughout the United States in preparing for health reform envisioned to provide a seamless continuum of care for all community members with funding based on per member/per month payments from federal and private sources.

He subsequently served the AHA as Senior Director of Governance Programs where he developed educational programming and resources for hospital boards and other leadership groups. In 2000, he was recognized for Management Excellence by the Association Forum of Chicagoland. In 2001, he launched a consultancy which provided knowledge support and produced policy guidance, such as a five-nation study on the community service/finance tradeoffs facing hospital governing boards for the World Bank and a policy analysis and response to early federal plans for hospital value-based payment methods on behalf of Adventist health systems across the United States.

He revived and led Florida Hospital’s Center for Health Futures from 2002 to 2010. His work with the Center focused on six areas for improving health systems: community leadership, nurse empowerment and health professional well-being, communication and care team coordination, chronic disease management, technology and process evaluation, and cultural competencies.

Dr. Bogue co-developed the General Effectiveness Multilevel theory for Shared Governance (GEMS Theory). Created through six mixed-methods studies, GEMS is a systematic, evidence-based approach that prepares nursing leadership to gain higher productivity from the nursing work force and that enables Nursing Practice Councils (NPCs) to become increasingly effective through three phases of shared governance.

Dr. Bogue continues to serve as a consultant for shared governance, community and organizational leadership, health professional wellbeing, and research. He has authored numerous articles and several books and made many presentations in national and international forums. Dr. Bogue holds certification as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He serves on the Research Committee for the Academy of Communication in Healthcare. He is currently a member of AcademyHealth, the Healthcare Financial Management Association, The Psychometric Society, and a lifetime member of KING International Nursing Group.

Curriculum Vitae

Research areas
  • Health system and community health performance improvement
  • Health workforce engagement, empowerment and well-being
  • Health care policy, finance and economics
Richard J. Bogue
PhD, Communication Studies, University of Texas at Austin
MA, Rhetoric and Communication Theory, University of South Florida
BA, English: Fiction Writing, University of South Florida