Bob Murphy, RN, JD


Bob Murphy is a well-known senior leader and international healthcare presenter with more than 30 years in healthcare. His experience includes work as an EMT and Paramedic, phlebotomist, nursing assistant, registered nurse, department leader of emergency/trauma services, quality leader, risk manager, Chief Operating Officer, and hospital Chief Executive Officer. Murphy is also an attorney and is board certified in healthcare administration. Bob is now attending seminary and is pursuing a master’s degree in divinity.

Bob currently serves as a senior leader of Studer Group where he presents at healthcare conferences and seminars and coaches senior leadership teams. He has spoken to tens of thousands of leaders from around the world, presenting in small board rooms all the way through to vast auditoriums. Bob can address your organization on a wide variety of topics and always customizes his presentation to meet the specific needs of your organization or event. At his core, Bob is a teacher who is passionate about developing accountable, passionate, mission-driven leaders and organizations that get sustainable results. You will find that he engages his audiences in conversation and uses humor and relevant storytelling to engage his audiences. He is a true difference-maker and continues to strive to make healthcare better.

Prior to joining Studer Group, Murphy served as the Senior Vice President and Administrator for Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, Florida. Murphy’s efforts, along with others, led his organization to rank in the 99th percentile in healthcare customer service for over eight consecutive years and to be named as one of Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work for in America for six years consecutively. Bob has served as a senior leader for two Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipients: Studer Group in 2010 and Baptist Hospital, Pensacola, Florida in 2003.

Bob is a wonderful teacher and shares the Studer Group mission of making healthcare a better place for employees to work, physicians and patients.


  • Stetson University of College of Law, Juris Doctor
  • Troy University, Master of Public Administration
  • University of South Alabama, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Westchester Community College, Associate in Applied Science in Nursing

  • Bob Murphy

    Bob Murphy, RN, JD

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