Scott Clay


With more than 25 years experience in healthcare senior management and consulting, Scott specializes in strategic and financial planning – helping clients identify strategic options that fit their unique circumstances, assessing the financial impact of the options, and facilitating discussions to reach an agreement on key priorities. He leads projects in strategy and service line development, medical staff development, and financial forecasting/ feasibility. In addition to holding senior-level positions with several national consulting firms, Scott has served as Director of Strategic Planning for a five-hospital health system and as an administrator for specialty hospitals.

Scott serves community hospitals, multi-hospital systems, academic medical centers, and physician practices. His recent research efforts have been in the areas of physician-hospital alignment, strategic financial planning, and emerging payment models. Additionally, he is a frequent author and speaker on healthcare strategic and financial topics.

Scott is a graduate of Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial/ Organizational Psychology. He also holds a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance/Marketing from Emory University.