Professional summary

Ed Stephenson is a healthcare executive with broad experience working with hospitals, managed care organizations, physician groups and government agencies. He has held key executive level positions in both private and public sector organizations.

In 1994, Mr. Stephenson established ECS International, Inc., where he has been the CEO and Principal Consultant. His consulting activities have focused on assisting healthcare providers, organizations and government agencies both in the Caribbean and in the USA in accessing medical equipment, creating joint ventures, conducting feasibility studies and business plans, and referring patients from the Caribbean to Miami, Florida for stereotactic radiosurgery services.

Internationally, he has traveled

Engagement overview

Duration and cost of an engagement depends on the scope of work, identified during the initial consultation.


• Central Medical Center St. Louis, MO
• Cyberknife Center of Miami Miami, FL
• Department of Health & Rehabilitation Services, District Eleven Miami, FL
• Ferrier-Harris Home For The Aged St. Louis, Mo
• Jamaican Ministry of Health Kingston, Jamaica
• Life Of Jamaica (Sagicor) Kingston, Jamaica
• Mercy Hospital Miami, FL
• Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Davie, FL
• People’s Clinic St. Louis, MO
• South Florida Hospital & Healthcare Association Miami, FL
• South Palm Ambulatory Surgery Center Boca Raton, FL
• Winchester Surgical & Medical Institute Kingston, Jamaica



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Case Studies

The agency was required under Florida Statutes (F.S. Chapter 394, Part IV) the District Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health (ADM) Planning Council prepare an ADM Plan. However previous plans were neither realistic nor comprehensive in scope of services and were designed just to meet the bare minimum requirements of the law. New and existing service providers had inadequate guidelines to fol... Read more

The insurance company was noted for selling life insurance products in the country and now wanted to introduce a new health insurance product to their existing large group clientele. The company recruited me to develop a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) which would be the first of its kind in the English-speaking Caribbean. At that time only the traditional indemnity (i.e. 80/20) health ... Read more

The medical school received a Ryan White Grant to determine to what extent case management services funded by Ryan White Title I in the county facilitate client access, retention, and adherence to primary medical care.We were engaged to manage the planning and daily operations of the study with input from key faculty members from the medical school.The study investigated the impact that case ma... Read more


The discussion on dramatic difference in the cost of high-quality health care in the developing countries and the developed nations usually stops at the fact that health professionals in developing countries earn less than a quarter of their counterparts in the more advanced nations.

However, this pay differential is just one of the many factors. On a closer look, there are several learning opp... Read more


l am pleased to be writing as a reference for Mr. Edward C. Stephenson. Ed has worked for and with me several times over the last decade. In that time he has always displayed the greatest enthusiasm for the challenges he's undertaken. Ed puts significant effort into each task he does, and is always willing to learn new and different things in order to complete each assignment.

Linda S. Quick, President Florida Hospital & Healthcare Association

I have known Ed Stephenson for over fifteen years in different professional positions. Beginning with his employment as a Associate Health Planner with the Health Council of South Florida, followed by his employment as the Executive Director. with the Overtown Primary Care Center, and then asthe Administrator. with Broward Managed Care, Inc. and asthe Clinic Administrator with the Caridad Clinic in Boynton Beach and, finally as a Consultant with Mercy Hospital in Miami.

Martha Montes de Oca, Director Strategic Planning Mercy Hospital

Working with Edward was a definite pleasure. He is very knowledgable of the medical industry and has numerous contacts around the world. Edward is a team player with great customer relations skills . He will accomplish all of his goals for your team. Thank you for the opportunity in working with you.

Willie Moreno, Medical Tourism/Tradeshow Consultant

Edward is a very hard working individual. His positive attitude, determination, and endurance to get the job done is outstanding. Providing 110% is his goal. It is always a pleasure working with him.

Liz Melendez, Coordinator, Case Manager, Assistant Administrator Health Care Industry

Ed Stephenson is an excellent marketing consultant. He's very familiar with the Caribbean community, affable and has excellent business sense.

Jim Schwade, CEO Morse LLC

Edward's knowledge and proficiency in the healthcare field is impressive. He has a wealth of experience on diverse health-related and other matters and he is very skillful at getting difficult tasks accomplished in a very short time. Edward has a very pleasant disposition and he makes great company. He would be an invaluable asset to any team.

Dr. Percy Ricketts, CEO Counseling & Empowerment Consulting Group

I have collaborated with Edward on a number of consulting assignments in the health care arena over the last 14 years, ranging from feasibility studies, business plans, new business development proposals to procuring medical devices and ambulances to domestic and international constituents.

Cecile E. Stephenson, MBA, Vendor Risk Engagement Manager Wells Fargo & Company

Ed Stephenson is a hardworking, multi-talented person who exudes integrity and professionalism. I highly recommend him to anyone wishing to get a job well done.

Judy Marsie-Hazen, Esq., Principal Marsie-Hazen & Associates, PA

Ed is a diligent and dedicated professional. Through his extended network and professionalism he is certainly someone you can depend on. He has high integrity and is a pleasure to work with. He has an innate ability to make all of his entire business dealings look effortless. Ed has a very dynamic and engaging personality which helps him in making relationships with all levels of staff and management.

Rakesh Dhiman, CEO / President Alternative Management

It has been my pleasure to collaborate with Ed Stephenson at ECS International over the past few years to develop a more integrated approach to the international medical travel markets in the Caribbean. Ed is a focused, disciplined professional with savvy and practical experience navigating the complicated cultural and organizational terrain of the Caribbean markets.

Irving Stackpole, President Stackpole Associates, Inc.
Project Proposals

It will be a half-day workshop designed for a "core group" of physicians based in the Caribbean. We will understand the advantages and risks for creating a group practice in your specific context, and understand how the operating model for a group practice will be different from each physician's practice today.

If the group is interested, Ed will leave them with specific next steps like creatin... Read more

It will be a half-day seminar designed for hospitals, surgery centers and physician practices. Depending on interest it maybe followed by a more detailed workshop or active consulting assistance in executing a medical tourism strategy. Read more