Tim Schramko, PhD


Urgent Care System Development


Dr. Tim Schramko received his Doctorate in Management from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio at The Weatherhead School of Management where he also has been on the Adjunct Faculty teaching strategic planning and health policy at the graduate school. Dr. Schramko earned a Bachelor of Science, a Bachelor of Arts and an MBA from The University of Toledo where he was an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy in the College of Business Administration. He also has a graduate certificate from The Ohio State University, College of Medicine Allied Health Professions, in Health Care Administration. He specializes in teaching graduate and post graduate students in strategic planning/policy development, new venture creations and entrepreneurship studies. Dr. Schramko has over 35 years of health care administration experience related to hospitals, private physician offices, ambulatory care systems, urgent care networks and MSO’s. A major accomplishment in his career is his role as principal developer of the ‘Life Flight’ air ambulance program in Toledo, Ohio. His most recent position was Executive Director for Urgent Care and Regional Business Development for Mercy Health System North in Toledo.  

Dr. Schramko’s current consulting services is the development of an urgent care system/access strategy for a large physician owned partnership. The urgent care system involves diagnostics and ambulatory care testing and treatment of chronic diseases in a cost effective manner. Dr. Schramko specializes in ‘urgent care systems development’ complete with accreditation and compliance with regulatory agencies. Treatment plans, medication therapy, x-ray services and laboratory testing are part of the urgent care systems Dr. Schramko develops.

Dr. Schramko is active in the business community including the development of business plans and implementation of strategic plans for both start-up and mature businesses. He specializes in urgent care networks, private medical practices and ambulatory care systems and the AAAHC accreditation process. As an entrepreneur, he has developed numerous ventures in the private market as well as consulted with private business owners on how best to organize their resources to obtain maximum productivity leading to above average profitability. He has been the CEO for several firms and has managed the growth strategies associated with private placements. 

Dr. Schramko also has been instrumental in the development of techniques to assist private medical practices/physician networks and non-health related service organizations in achieving their personal and business goals. As a practitioner-scholar, he has worked with both large and small medical practices as well as sole proprietorships and investor-owned enterprises in the commercial market to create business plans that maximize the resources of the client organization. His international experience, including being a guest lecturer on the US health care system in the UK and Scotland, adds to his knowledge base about how medical practices, health systems and private businesses can grow and survive in an unstable global market environment. He has lectured and consulted with businesses and healthcare organizations in Canada, Mexico, Great Britain, Scotland, Germany, France and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.