John Gutowski

System Administrative Officer, Digestive Health and Transplant
MUSC Health
John Gutowski

Brief Bio

Born and raised in the greater New York City area, John received his B.A. in fine arts at the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC in 2003, his MBA from the Citadel Graduate College in 2008 and his MHA from The Medical University of South Carolina in 2009. He completed an Administrative Residency at Summerville Medical Center, a Hospital Corporation of America facility in Summerville, South Carolina in 2009. Following his undergraduate studies, John worked as a professional sailing coach for the US Optimist National Team training youth sailors both within the Unites States and abroad. John began his career in transplantation in 2010 as the Manager of Business Operations at the Medical University of South Carolina Transplant Center. In 2013, John joined the team at Yale-New Haven Transplantation Center where he served as the Transplant Administrator and as the Interim Operations Manager for Thoracic Surgery at Yale Medicine.

John has been active in the community serving on the Donor Alliance Advisory Board and Fund Advisory Board, as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Transplant Foundation and serving on the Board of Advisors with the National Kidney Foundation. While in Connecticut, John was an active member of the Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives advancing to board certified Fellow in 2015. In addition, he served on the Board of Directors for the Association of Academic Surgical Administrators as the Eastern Regional Representative, holding this position for three years.

Patient Group: Adult

Alliance Presentations

Change Just Ahead Sign On Desert Road

CMS FY 2024 IOTA Proposed Model: Changes in Donation and Transplantation

Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at 2:00pm

On May 17th the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a proposed mandatory model, the Increasing Organ Transplant Access (IOTA) Model, which aims to increase life saving transplants for patients living with kidney disease and reduce medicare expenditures. This model would focus on encouraging transplant hospitals to use more of the kidneys that become available for transplantation and facilitate more transplants from living donors. This model would affect identified DSAs, which are unknown at this time, and would affect a variety of operational and financial expectations. This webinar will provide a high level overview of key provisions in the IOTA model, review basics of the payment policies, and outline actions Transplant Centers should utilize to evaluate potential impact to their own organizations.

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SRTR Annual Session: Using SRTR Data to Monitor Transplant Program Performance

Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at 2:00pm

The Alliance Conversation Series brings you cost-free, fast-paced collaborative opportunities that highlight successful donation and transplantation practices across the country. Through shared insight, multidisciplinary experts identify solutions to critical challenges affecting the community of practice and actively share them for open discussion and broader knowledge of effective practices.

The sessions encourage real-time feedback and participation from viewers.

Overview: This conversation series will focus on providing information to transplant program quality professionals on the various performance metrics made available by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, with particular focus on the new metrics. The participant will learn where these metrics are made available or will be made available and will get a high-level overview of how to find and interpret the risk adjustment models that are used to adjust transplant performance metrics for candidate, recipient, and donor characteristics. After the core presentation, virtual breakout rooms will be set up to use the tools for your own centers and programs; individuals from SRTR will be available to assist you.

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