President of Paladin Healthcare Capital, LLC and Co-Founder of Avanti Hospitals, LLC
Joel Freedman currently serves as President of Paladin. For the past four years, he served as President and co-founder of Avanti Hospitals LLC, which acquired, turned around, and continues to own and operate four highly successful community hospitals in South and East Los Angeles, which are among the most underserved and health-challenged communities in the US.
Prior to establishing Avanti, Joel served as Managing Partner of Paladin Capital, a corporate finance advisory firm, where he completed more than $800 million of healthcare transactions. With more than 25 years of experience in the areas of capital strategy and implementation, mergers and acquisitions, and business reorganizations, he has been involved in the analysis, structuring, and implementation of more than 175 transactions totaling more than $3 billion. In 2004, he co-founded CompWest Insurance Company, an innovative California-based workers compensation insurance company that was sold in 2007 to Accident Fund Insurance Company of America, a unit of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan.
Joel is a founding member of the Healthcare Policy Advisory Council for Harvard Medical School, which is deeply involved in the transformation of the healthcare system at both a federal and state level. He is also a member of the Boards of Children’s Bureau, one of the largest investors in child abuse prevention in the US; and the Foundation for AltaMed Health Services, the largest independent Federally Qualified Community Health Center operator in the country, serving more than 140,000 community members through 43 clinics in underserved communities throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties.