A Catalyst to Innovation and Growth

Who we are

3AIM Partners is focused on reducing the friction of innovation in the healthcare industry to effectively drive strategy and promote organizational growth.

3AIM is comprised of both healthcare executives and clinicians with expert knowledge in:

  • Current issues affecting the healthcare industry
  • Strategies needed to drive evolution
  • Steps involved in achieving success

3AIM has experience working with the nation’s leading health systems, small community providers, large physician groups, healthcare innovators and start-ups, as well as venture capital and private equity.

With over 15 years of experience in healthcare and healthcare technology, we know how to overcome the challenges that come with pursuing innovation to reach your desired growth potential.  


We reduce friction of innovation within and between the health care delivery system, investment community, and growth focused healthcare technology companies. We assist health systems looking to instill and drive a culture of progressive innovation. We aim to drive attribution, consumer access, clinical quality, and organizational effectiveness.

For innovators: our focus is to reduce the friction of adoption and growth.  3AIM utilizes its broad network of healthcare executives to align product to environment and adoption, as well as investment.  3AIM brings experience in working with product commercialization, business development, capital raise, investor alignment, marketing and the overall go to market strategy.

For clients seeking capital and funding: our focus is to help reach the most appropriate investment sources; and help to pitch their unique product offerings that solve industry problems.


  • Work with Health Systems to commercialize Intellectual Property
  • Work with Health Systems to divest assets
  • Assist Digital Health Companies with the Development of Creating Value Propositions & Commercialization Strategies
  • Consult with Venture Capital Firms Seeking Executive Healthcare Experience to Advise on Portfolio Assets and Deal Flow
  • Health System Three to Five Year Plan Development
  • Health System Merger and Acquisition Advisory Services
  • Growth Framework Development – Health System and Start-up
  • Organizational Assessment to Drive Alignment and Milestone Attainment


We believe that the healthcare industry needs to change. Innovation is key to driving change. Pushing innovation back into Health Systems to assist in patient care, network integrity, network development, consumer segmentation, behavioral health and organizational success through innovative care methods must be a focus for health system operators and strategy executives.



We work with you. We get to know your business, your strategy, your growth plans, and your pain points. We help you maximize your growth through innovation. That is the 3AIM Mission.

Ben Frank


Ben has worked in the healthcare industry for 30+ years with experience leading strategic/operational planning and servant leadership. He served as a key strategic advisor to numerous Boards as well as CEOs. In addition, he has held numerous senior executive roles including Board Chair, CEO, System COO and Market President in domestic and international markets with the Cleveland Clinic, Inova and Chen Medical.

Jeff Wadsworth


Jeff is an experienced leader in technology driven businesses with an aptitude for product strategy and product development. With over 20 years’ experience in building enterprise data driven software platforms for some of the largest companies in the world. Jeff has navigated multiple technology startups into scalable marketable products within verticals including energy, retail and this latest venture in healthcare technology.

Mark Hallman

CO-FOUNDER & Board Member

Mark brings extensive knowledge around healthcare operations, strategy, and innovation, as well as industry business development. Hallman is a seasoned executive whose career has included working with over 20 healthcare focused start-ups, led numerous enterprise-oriented healthcare consulting activities, in addition to serving in a system leadership capacity with Centura Health, the Cleveland Clinic Health System and currently as Chief Innovation & Transformation Officer with JPS Health Network.

Louis Capponi, MD, FACP


Lou is a dynamic leader with extensive experience in large healthcare delivery systems between 20,000 and 50,000 employees. His passion is to make healthcare better through strong partnerships, collaborative vision setting, and strategic communication. Lou has worked across diverse finance, legal, IT, and clinical operating units and has a proven track record of improving internal and external customer experiences and outcomes.  Lou has served in the CMIO capacity in the Clevelend Clinic Health System and most recently with SCL Health.

Doug Smith


Doug is a seasoned transformation executive with over 20 years of experience as an operational leader and technology strategist. He has held numerous operational, program-level, and strategic roles in a variety of industries including healthcare, manufacturing, and technology.  Currently Doug leads the healthcare practice for WGroup, a highly recognized boutique management consultancy. Previously he has served in various executive roles across the healthcare spectrum including Interim CIO for the Cleveland Clinic. 

Eric R. Ehrensing, MD, MHCM


Dr. Ehrensing is an experienced healthcare leader with multiple areas of expertise in both clinical and non-clinical arenas. He is currently the Vice Chairman of Infectious Diseases and the Physician Advisor for Utilization Management at Ochsner Health. He is also an adjunct professor at Tulane University in the department of Biomechanical Engineering.  He recently finished his Master of Healthcare Management degree at the T.H. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard University, focusing on entrepreneurship and innovation in health care. He serves on the board of Ochsner Physician Partners and Prometheus Advisory Board for Change Healthcare, focused on creating value based solutions that improve patient care.

Tim Best


Tim works with corporate executives from the Leading U.S. Health Systems and industry solutions providers to develop innovative programs that address key challenges and opportunities in healthcare. Tim leads the engagement and crowdsourcing of executive insights to curate, test, and develop innovative new programs focused on addressing healthcare’s most pressing issues. Working across the c-suite of both the largest health system and industry partners, Tim is able to ensure decisions on innovation are prioritized and developed based on market need. Tim’s unmatched access to the nation’s leading health system and industry solutions provider executives provides an incredible platform to source, curate, and develop innovation in real time and at a speed unsurpassed in the industry. 

Tim is a seasoned commercial leader with over 30 years of experience advising health system executive leaders and prior led domestic strategy at Pfizer, a Fortune 20 company and global leading bio–pharmaceutical firm. Tim received his B.S. in Marketing from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and his M.B.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University.

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