Samuel L. Odle

Senior Policy Adviser

BOSE Public Affairs Group

Track: Healthcare Providers

Title: Innovative Solutions to the High Cost of Healthcare

Samuel L. Odle is a senior policy adviser for Bose Public Affairs Group. In this capacity, Odle works with clients on a variety of public policy issues involving health care and the life sciences. Prior to joining Bose Public Affairs Group, Odle served as lead executive in the merger of Methodist Hospital of Indiana with the hospitals of the IU Medical Center in 1997. The merger required the creation of a new, not-for-profit 501c3 with employment of 9,000 FTEs on its first day of existence. This required the establishment of all operating procedures and personnel policies. The combined organization had a budget of $1.6 billion and included the full spectrum of tertiary services, including one of the sate’s largest trauma centers. Odle has had executive responsibility for over a billion dollars in health care construction over the last 15 years. This has included the IU Simon Cancer Center, the West building and East building expansion of Methodist Hospital (this included a new trauma center serving 100,000 visits annually), and the completely new West, North and Saxony Hospital of IU Health.
Odle has had extensive experience in negotiating physician relationships including employment as well as independent physician group integration with responsibility for over 1,000 physicians at Methodist University and Riley Hospital for Children. This included physician coverage of two different trauma centers. Odle served on the Executive Coordinating Team that managed the relationship between the health system and the IU School of Medicine. Working with the Chairman of Medical School Departments, Odle coordinated the operational merger of faculty and non-faculty physician groups involving psychiatry, pathology, cardiology, general surgery, trauma surgery, orthopedics, neurosurgery, transplant surgery, internal medicine, nephrology and CV Surgery.

Honors / Awards
Odle has been recognized on several occasions for both his professional and community service. In 2011, Odle received the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee “Charles L. Whistler Award” for his visionary and enthusiastic leadership in serving the community in addition to his success in bringing together the public and private sectors for civic improvement in Indianapolis. In 2007, Odle was inducted into the Indiana Business Hall of Fame.
Appointments / Memberships
Odle is a newly elected member of the Indianapolis Public Schools – School Board. In addition, Odle was named Moderator for the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series Class XXXVIII in 2013 with the Indy Chamber. Board-certified in health care management, Odle is a fellow and past chairman of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He works with the Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellowship program to develop future health care leaders and is also a member of FACHE (Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives).Active in the community, Odle is a member of the board of directors for WastePoint and has served on the board of directors for the Active in the community, Odle is a member of the board of directors for WastePoint and has served on the board of directors for the Crossroads of America Council of the Boy Scouts of America since 2001, including a term as president when he launched a $16 million major gifts campaign to help fund Scouting programs and resources to boys throughout the state. In 2008, Odle served as chairman of the United Way fundraising campaign, which raised nearly $39 million.