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Julian PittmanJulian V. Pittman

Julian Pittman is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Health Care Strategies, Inc., which he founded in 1983. A marketing management and business development partner for select service providers to the hospital and healthcare system industry, HCS client companies and channel partners are currently providing services to over 2,000 hospitals nationwide. Health Care Strategies is based in Suwanee, Georgia, northeast of Atlanta.

Julian first began his career in the healthcare arena with Georgia’s Regional Medical Program, and later served at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Health Systems Research Center and School of Health Systems, where he helped to design and implement the emergency medical response system for the metropolitan Atlanta area and to establish graduate and undergraduate degree programs in health systems engineering.

He later held executive positions at Med Data Systems Corporation (the nation’s first electronic claims clearinghouse), and was the co-founder and Executive Vice President of ARTRAC Corporation, where he helped build the nation’s then-largest accounts receivable outsourcing company. ARTRAC was later acquired by Medaphis Corporation, where Julian was the EVP of Sales and Marketing and later President of Medaphis Hospital Services Division (later acquired by NCO Group, Inc., the world’s largest accounts receivable management and business process outsourcing company). Subsequently, Julian held various executive management positions with Third Millennium Healthcare Systems, Inc. (later acquired by CareMedic Systems, Inc.). 

Julian miraculously received his Bachelor of Science from Georgia Southern University after several years of having himself a very large time. He now lives in Suwanee, Georgia with his wife of forty years. They have two children and three grandchildren, and a backyard full of former pets.

He continues to have himself a very large time..


What three musical artists would you take with you to the proverbial island?

Delbert McClinton, Otis Redding, John Prine (followed closely behind by Alan Jackson, Merle Haggard, and The Amazing Rhythm Aces).

When you are not working, how do you spend your time?

Golfing, hunting, fishing, and playing with grandchildren.

Who is/was your favorite pet? Why?

Black Lab T-Bone. Some 15-20 years ago, I had just finished a dove shoot outside of Gov. Sonny Perdue's home town of Bonaire, GA and had about a 3-hour wait before my family stopped by to pick me up on their way back to Atlanta. Everybody else had gone but T-Bone and me. So, I was left with just my dog, a few beverages, and one Merle Haggard CD with "What Am I Gonna Do with the Rest of My Life?" and several other classics on it to keep me company. Being a bit tired from the hunt, I was enjoying just sitting around outside in the sunshine talking to T-Bone. Then all of a sudden it started to rain, which moved us from our spot outside to an old house with a front porch, tin roof, and a four-seat row of dilapidated theater seats from who-knows-where to sit on. I'm here to tell you...if you ever have to wait on somebody to pick you up, I hope you're lucky enough to have a combination of things like that to keep you company. Fresh memories from a favorite pastime, cold beer, a good dog, rain beating down on a tin roof, and singing along with Merle. As they say, "It just don't get any better than that!" (I know, "doesn't" is proper, but it doesn't do justice to the expression.)


If you have/wish you had a boat, what kind would you have, and what would you name it?

A Boston Whaler, of course...which will make the 4th one we've enjoyed. For some reason, I think the first two went unnamed, but the last one was called "We Be Jammin' ", which seemed appropriate to our activities at the time. Following that tradition, we'd have to name the fourth Whaler "We Be Jammin' II"

Do you have any nicknames?

Jubilee; Jules; Julio; Krazy; Papa Jules (courtesy of my grandchildren).

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A cowboy.

Now what do you want to be when you grow up?

A retired cowboy.

Any words of wisdom to share?

  • Begun is half done.
  • Always remember... no matter where you go, there you are.
  • Attitude is everything.
  • Character is who you are in the dark.
  • There are no empty Tabasco Sauce bottles.
  • A wet bird never flies at night.
  • "What we got here is failure to communicate!" - Cool Hand Luke
  • Nobody's ever paid me enough not to have fun.
  • Life's too short not to have fun.
  • Be sure you like the person you see in the mirror.
  • Good friends are hard to come by... treat them as a treasure.
  • Never wash a cast iron frying pan with soap.