A Successful 30 Year Healthcare Executive Recruitment Professional
A Results- Orientated Healthcare Executive and Entrepreneur with a Continuous Track Record of Successes Working within Free-Standing Community Hospitals, National Health Systems, and Consulting.  
Steve Grace 
VP, DCCS Interim Management & Permanent Search

David Capone is a values-based decision maker, strong communicator, and team builder, working with entrepreneurial skill developed in both urban and rural markets.  


  • National Healthcare Consulting experience working within the “Intensive Resource Group” Cambio, LLC.
  • National Healthcare System experience working 7 years Catholic Health East as regional health corporation CFO.
  • Thirty-years of Health System C-suite experience. 


Founded by Mr. Capone in 2010, DCCS assists healthcare organizations across the USA to improve their strategic, financial, and operational market performance.  A full service consulting company supported by a deep national network of 
senior-level independent consultants and service partners.  

Core Skills: Healthcare Administration; Governance; Finance & Treasury; Business Development; Medical Group Management; Hospital Operations; Managed Care Contracting; IT; Public Relations & Marketing; Strategic Planning; and the Development of Integrated Provider Networks. 

Scott Dillon brings nearly 30 years of healthcare practice management experience to DCCS.  For the past 25 years, Mr. Dillon focused on Emergency Physician and Hospitalist Practice Management, during which time he has held various senior management, operational, and business development responsibilities with some of the nation’s leading practice management firms.  Mr. Dillon co-founded one of the nation’s first multi-hospital emergency medicine practices dedicated exclusively to academic, pediatric, and tertiary emergency care.

He is a recognized leader in the growth and development of clinical outsourcing and the co-founder of Synergon, Inc., the highly successful, exclusive board-certified, emergency medicine specialty group.  He began his management career with Proctor and Gamble.

Core Skills: 
Vision/Strategic Planning, Operations Improvement, Physician Practice Operations, Leadership Development, Clinical Quality/Patient Safety, Service Excellence, Service Line Development, Population Management, Mergers/Acquisitions, Physician Alignment, Ambulatory and Physician Services, Workplace Culture Development.

Debbie Linnes has a broad background of CEO, COO and Operations leadership in health systems (CHW, SCLHS, CHI) and free-standing health systems across the country.  She brings experience in moving organizations forward to Consulting and Interim senior leadership and operating positions. Linnes Has a strong strategic and clinical background with outstanding physician relations skills.  She rejuvenates under-performing organizations and programs, raising performance and profitability and develops leadership and workplace cultures that lead to high levels performance and employee satisfaction.


Core Skills: 
Vision/Strategic Planning, Operations Improvement, Physician Practice Operations, Leadership Development, Clinical Quality/Patient Safety, Service Excellence, Service Line Development, Population Management, Mergers/Acquisitions, Physician Alignment, Ambulatory and Physician Services, Workplace Culture Development.

Rick Morrow is one of a few executives experienced across high reliability organizations such as Motorola, Eaton, United Airlines, and The Joint Commission. Rick was the original developer of The Joint Commission’s Robust Process Improvement used in The Center for Transforming Healthcare. He led collaborations with academic medical centers and premier providers to solve healthcare’s most vexing clinical outcome issues.  .

Rick delivers statistically valid improvements while maintaining a sense of humor that engages Boards, executives, providers, and staff in transforming their health system competing on quality and value. Leading people in change with a data-driven scientific approach, is Rick’s passion.

Rick has led teams that have solved some of healthcare's most complex issues of poor clinical outcomes for patients including surgical safety, infections, readmissions, long lengths of stay, and provider satisfaction. Facilitating $10M in reimbursement, elimination of wrong site surgeries, and improving patient experience scores from the 40th percentile to the 85th demonstrate the breadth of Rick’s capabilities. He teaches clients how to solve their biggest issues and sustain high reliability.


Core Skills: 
Quality, Safety, Reliability, Patient Experience Improvement, Lean Six Sigma, Patient Throughput

DCCS Leadership

Rick Morrow,  MBA, MBB, Master Black Belt
A 30-year Healthcare Consultant Specializing in Emergency Physician/Hospital Practice Management and Optimization.  
Scott Dillon, Senior Consultant, Hospital-Based Physician Services
A Quality Driven - Experienced Executive With 25 Years Of Leadership In High Reliability Organizations.
David Capone, DCCS President & Founder, FACHE, FHFMA 

Steve Grace works in the healthcare industry on a national basis. He has led searches in both the Provider and Payer segments of the industry conducting searches from CEO through Director in virtually all functional areas.  Mr. Grace prides himself on working diligently to understand the cultural and talent needs of clients and candidates with the purpose of finding a best-fit scenario for each party. 

As VP of DCCS Interim Management & Permanent Search, his work is combined with the power of DCCS Consulting. Every placement is supported with DCCS Consulting oversight to provide stability, manage change and advance your strategic objectives.  Mr. Grace has built a reputation of consistently providing clients with seasoned healthcare executives who produce measurable results and a return on investment.


Core Skills: 
Recruitment and Talent Acquisition, Leadership Development, Interim Placement, Executive Search, Cultural Development, Active Listening, Relationship/Trust Building, Business Development, Client Management and Project Management.

Debbie Linnes, DCCS Partner & COO, BSN, MHA, LNHA, FACHE
An Experienced Healthcare Executive Who Raises the Bar for Business Results, Market Share Growth and Clinical Quality in Complex Healthcare Organizations.