David W. Benfer is chairman of The Benfer Group LLC, which provides advisory services to healthcare providers and suppliers. In addition, he serves as a partner in Advisors to Healthcare Suppliers, a healthcare and health services consulting firm. From 1999 to 2009 he was president and CEO of Saint Raphael Healthcare System and the Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, Conn. He also led Provena-Saint Joseph Medical Center and the Provena-Saint Joseph/Morris Health Network, held senior positions with Henry Ford Health System, and was CEO of Bon Secours Hospital and the Medical College of Ohio Hospital. Benfer was chairman of the American College of Healthcare Executives from 1998 to 1999.