For the last 35 years, Dr. John A. Bennett, M.D., has been one of the most recognized entrepreneurs and businessmen in the Philadelphia area. A local and national leader in the healthcare and technology industries, Dr. Bennett is currently the President and CEO of the Devon International Group.
Dr. Bennett joined Delaware County Memorial Hospital as an emergency room physician in 1978. Three years later, he was elected to the hospital’s Medical Executive Committee and made Director of Emergency Services. In June of 1984, he was elected president of the Medical Executive Committee.
In 1984, he founded ATI Centers, Inc., which consisted of 13 outpatient diagnostic imaging and physical therapy centers located throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Fueled by immediate interest in the company, Dr. Bennett and a handful of employees set out to build a preferred provider organization (PPO) with services to encompass all provider specialties – and succeeded. The company was renamed Devon Health Services, Inc. in 1995 and is now the largest privately owned PPO in the Northeast United Sates.
The success of Devon Health has given Dr. Bennett the opportunity to expand into the different sectors of that now comprise the DIG group of companies. Consilium is an out-of-network healthcare claims company that uses expert negotiation and a proprietary, patent-pending business intelligence software tool to generate substantial savings for customers. Devon IT is a technology company and the world’s third largest provider of software that manages thin client desktop devices. Devon Medical Products is a global designer and manufacturer of medical devices used to treat wounds, complications from diabetes, and other health complications. And DIG also has various other entities operating in various verticals worldwide.
Dr. Bennett preaches the “Blue Ocean Strategy” – developing new markets rather than competing in bloody, competitive ones – and “The World is Flat” – conducting business on an international scale. Today DIG has over 500 employees operating in 22 countries.
Dr. Bennett is a true entrepreneur who identifies unique products and services that enhance global business. His work takes him throughout the world, where his international relationships and business partnerships help drive revenue in domestic markets.