DPA Health was formed in 2001 with the express purpose of building and operating small boutique private hospitals, with surgeons and for surgeons.
We formed DPA Health to solve problems that many surgeons were facing within the environments of larger surgical hospitals. The key problems they experienced were:
an inability to find preferred theatre sessions
long delays with sourcing new equipment
regular changes to nursing teams
inflexible attitudes towards changing models of care, such as earlier discharge or not requiring in-patient rehabilitation
These frustrations led to surgeons wanting to have greater input into both the design and the operation of their own theatre environment, as well as having the ability to share in the financial upside of ownership.
Our focus has been to develop and nurture a stable, cohesive operating environment and culture that is both doctor and patient focused. We do this while also taking advantage of the national reach and the buying power of a larger group.
Since forming DPA Health, we have partnered with multiple groups of surgeons to develop, operate and ultimately sell businesses. In every case, this life cycle has delivered a positive financial outcome to the partnerships.
Meet the team
Founder & CEO
Jonathan Edelstein has more than 20 years of hands-on experience as a CEO in private hospitals and day surgeries in Australia. He has developed and/or operated over 10 facilities throughout Australia, and has successfully sold most of these facilities ensuring excellent financial outcomes for their surgeon partners.
COO and Financial Controller
Peter Saliba is a financial professional with over 20 years of experience in commercial/operational health management, financial control, M&A, financial and management accounting, and auditing. Peter has been involved in multiple healthcare start-ups and has a particular interest in financial modelling, development, and management analysis and reporting.
Andrew Bath is a Chartered Accountant with more than 25 years business experience in financial analysis, strategic planning and general management. He has 10 years experience in healthcare including business development, practice management, structuring and succession planning, and private hospital development.