John Sganga launched Innovatix in 1993 to offer group purchasing services to non-acute healthcare providers. Sganga joined the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA), of which Innovatix was a subsidiary, as Vice President of Financial Operations in 1992. Today, he serves as President and CEO of Innovatix and Essensa. Sganga has led both organizations through explosive growth, with the non-acute care companies surpassing $7.4 billion in contract volume in 2015. He has close to 30 years of healthcare experience, half of which has focused on alternate site purchasing.
Before joining GNYHA, Sganga was the Senior Director of Financial Operations at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and worked for Ernst & Young’s Management Consulting Service. Sganga has been instrumental in bringing GPO services to the non-healthcare sector, including signing exclusive agreements with Minor League Baseball (MiLB) and professional hockey leagues (ECHL and AHL), as well as creating a groundbreaking relationship with the City of New York to serve their community-based organizations.
Sganga has served on the Executive Board of the Metropolitan Health Administrators’ Association (MHAA) since 1992 and was President from 1995 to 1996. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), where he won a Young Healthcare Executives’ Regents Award in 1995 and served on the Board of the New York Association of Ambulatory Care from 1994 to 1995. In 1999, Sganga was recognized as one of Crain’s New York Business’s “40 Under Forty,” and was also awarded the New York University Alumni Torch Award for outstanding contribution in the field of public service. The Metropolitan Health Administrators’ Association (MHAA) awarded him the 2004 Award of Distinction for his commitment to healthcare on a regional and national level. In 2008, Sganga was selected as a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® Award, New York Metro Area Healthcare Division.
John Sganga holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University, with a concentration in Health Services Management.