Tray has never had his captivating story featured in any of the Chicken Soup for the Soul publications. He also has never co-authored or contributed material to these books. But he has met Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen and really liked them both. Actually, Tray shook hands with one of them but can’t remember if it was Jack or Mark.


"Press Ganey has hosted fifteen national conferences and we have never received as much positive feedback as we have in response to your presentations. Your willingness to learn about our industry and clients, and your desire to deliver an exceptional presentation exemplify outstanding professsionalism and explain the enormous impact your presentations had on conference attendees."

-Melvin Hall, Ph.D., President and CEO, Irwin Press, PH.D., Founder, Rodney Ganey, Ph.D., Founder, Press Ganey Associates

"Your presentation was fantastic and truly resonated with hospital leaders attending the conference. Your presentation style and the core of your myriad messages made an important impact and I can attest that your presentation was referenced many, many times during the balance of the conference. Thank you for raising these important issues in a way that was both intellectual and entertaining. You have certainly raised the bar for future conferences."

-M. Tina Markanda, Assist. Director, Health Care Division, The Duke Endowment.

"...At the Ohio Hospital Assoc. Annual Meeting in June 2008 I have heard nothing but the most positive remarks about your keynote program from those who attended. I am amazed that you have so many family members that were able to attend and were willing to fill out the comment forms. Seriously, your program was one of the highlights of this three day event. " (NOW There's a great idea! Bus in family members to my programs~!, mtd.)

-David Grunwell, Manager of Distance Education, Ohio Hospital Assoc.

"Your sense of humor, down-to-earth attitude, passion, energy, and of course, your singing made you our top-rated speaker for the two day event. You made us laugh and, I must tell you, that I saw several of our toughest leaders with tears in their eyes at the end of your presentation."

-Michelle Young, Director, Customer Service, Denver Children's Hospital

"Dr. Dunaway was one of the best closing speakers we've had in a long time.  He not only made people laugh until they cried, but also gave them something to think about.  It was the perfect ending for our Leadership Forum."

-Rosemary Blackmon, Executive Vice President/COO, Alabama Hospital Association

“For anyone considering inviting M. Tray Dunaway, MD, as a speaker for a conference or company engagement. Don’t do it! We want him all to ourselves.”

-Jason Huffman, Publisher, …home health line, Rockville, MD

“Your discussion of E&M coding clarified its basis, the need to follow it’s rules, and the way to do it, in a manner better than ever heard before by the medical staff. You gave us a rationale for compliance that did not exist before your talk.”

-Joseph J. Weiss, MD, FACP, Chair Cotinuing Medical Education Committee, St. Mary Mercy Hospital, Livonia, MI

"Dr. Dunaway was very entertaining but right on target.  He addressed the issues that home care sales staff face routinely and offered real life suggestions on how to build physician relationships."  

-Anne Liechty, Sr. Vice President, Almost Family/Caretenders

"Dr. Dunaway is a dynamic speaker who has a gift in delivering his message.  His awareness in the challenges of “connecting the dots” between hospital boards, medical staff leadership and administration is very beneficial in his presentation to these audiences.  His touch of humor adds a special flavor to his presentation."

-Dee LaJeune, RN, CNA, President & CEO, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Gonzales, LA

“The greatest example of successful outcome is the memory by physicians, over one year later, of the impact on their work on the floor. With our pre-existing compliant documentation program, your success at motivating physicians has helped lead to a dramatic improvement on appropriate inpatient documentation.”

-Debra K. Kellerman, Director Utilization Review, Case Management, Holy Family Hospital, Spokane, WA

“Dr. Dunaway was creative, enthusiastic, engaging---a great communicator. This program was a ‘can’t miss” for every physician. The best usable idea I gained from this program [was] the use of risk assessment as a central part of Medical Decision Making. I plan to apply this idea this afternoon. I liked best the integration of humor to illustrate points.”

-Steven Sealise, DO, FACEP, St. Ann’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

“You earned the distinct honor of being the only presenter who received “5” (0ut of 5) ratings for every question from every respondent! I have spent more than fifteen years in healthcare sales and sales management, attended numerous sales conferences and listened to countless speakers. What impressed me the most about your presentation was that you took the time to understand our business and the specific message that we were trying to communicate to our sales people. You delivered that message in a way that was entertaining and fun, which will enhance retention. In fact, I am looking forward to your participation in the [next] Annual Conference.” Bob M. Charles, VP of Sales and Marketing, Option Care, Inc.“Response to your presentation has been phenomenal.”

-Betty Hall, Director Medical Records, Southeast Regional Med. Center, Lumberton, NC

“Thank you for your first class performance at our annual meeting. It was both enlightening and entertaining. You got the highest speaker ratings. You are making a tremendous contribution to the preservation of rationality in the practice of medicine…. Your method may at least mitigate some of [the] problems and reduce the hassles associated with practicing medicine.”

-Jane M. Orient, MD, Executive Director, Association of American Physicians and Surgeons

“Dr. Dunaway was superb! (He) will be a good guest speaker in any organization’s compliance/coding/billing meeting. This program was excellent! The part I liked the best was his singing and honesty! And how he could relate coding with more of a physician’s point of view. I will remember most his fine sense of humor!”

-Eileen P. Suasi, MD, CPC, Hackensack, New Jersey

“[Dr. Dunaway’s] outrageous sense of humor makes even the most mundane of topics something worth listening to – we promise an evening of laughter along with valuable tools and information.” “Physicians who attended your program have since been greatly inspired to improve their documentation as a result of your unique approach to E&M coding….they have shown a marked increase in their interest in the use of documentation…..having a physician suggest this idea was just the right approach…..I cannot thank you enough for this.”

-Jane Tuttle, Compliance Trainer, Partners Community Healthcare, Inc., Needham, MA

“Dr. Dunaway wowed everyone! He kept our physician audience interested and on the edge of their seats. They loved you!.”

-Sandra Gauthier, Professional Development-Director of Education, Kaiser Permanente, Atlanta, GA


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Hospital/Healthcare Systems

       Dr. Dunaway has presented programs to over 250individual hospitals, not counting returns to hospitals for additional programs.... some of the healthcare systems he's presented to include....

Adventist Health System
Ascension Health
Aurora Health

Baptist Health System

Brim Healthcare
Catholic Healthcare West

Children's Hospital of Denver
Cigna Medical Group

Columbus Regional Healthcare
Cogent Healthcare
Department of Defense

The Duke Endowment

as well as...

UNC Healthcare

(Dr. Dunaway is an equal opportunity speaker even though he

bleeds Duke Blue)
Emory University, GA

Fairview Health Services

Guthrie Healthcare
Iasis Healthcare
Indian Health Service


Little Company of Mary
Mercy Health

Meridian Health
MountainStar Health

Novant Health
Orlando Regional Healthcare

Ohio Health
PeaceHealth, PinnacleHealth
St. John Health
St. Johns Health System
Sutter Health
Trinity Health
Tucson Medical Center
University Hospitals Health System
Veterans Administration Hospitals West Tennessee Healthcare

Corporate Healthcare
Anodyne Therapy, LLC

Cogent Healthcare

Eli Research

HMG (Hospitalist Mgmt Group)

IRM, ( IIntegrated Revenue

Management, Inc.)

Oakstone Publishing

Pivot Health, Inc.

Press Ganey Associates, Inc


The Coding Institute
UCG/Part B News

AHIMA -- American Health Information Management Association
AAPA -- American Academy of Physician Assistants
ACC -- American College of Cardiology
ACP -- American College of Physicians
AHQA -- American Health Quality Association

AMBA -- American Medical Billing Association
ASIM -- American Society of Internal Medicine
AAPS -- Association of American Physicians and Surgeons
HFMA -- Healthcare Financial Management Association
MGMA -- Medical Group Management Association

NAHC -- National Association of Homecare and Hospice
SHM -- Society of Hospital Medicine
State Hospital Associations
State Homecare Associations and Societies State Medical State Medical Associations
State Peer Review/Quality Improvement Organizations

State Hospital Associations Alabama

Rural/Small Hospital Org.

NC/SC Rural Hospitals/Duke Endowment

SWICHN (Southwest Idaho Community Hosp. Network)

North Central Montaha Healthcare Alliance

Coastal Carolinas Healthcare Alliance

Pennsylvania Mountains Alliance

Almost Family/Caretenders
Alternate Solutions Home Care Amedisys
Capital Health Management Group 3HC 3HC 3HC 3HC 3HC Care Source CareSouth, Community Health Services, Gentiva
Healthfield Group

Inland Association for the Continunity of Care (CA)
Leading Home Care
LHC Group

Mederi Homecare
Option Care
Power Home Health…
State Homecare and VNA Associations

State Hospice Associations

Tarheel Home Health
Texas Home Health

Total Care Home Health

Trinity Homecare

VNAA (Visiting Nurse Association of America)

Professional Develpment/ /Magnet Programs

Conemaugh School of Nursing

Forum for Healthcare Strategists

MED Group (Respiratory/DME)

SC Hosp. Assoc. Management Academy