National & Academic Health Systems

Elite Systems. Transformative Change.

Leaders of academic medical centers and national health systems face unprecedented pressure to drive transformational change – not just for their organizations, but for the entire industry.

We know it takes significant resources to implement the big ideas that are making healthcare better. But we also know real, positive change is possible. Each day, we partner with America’s elite healthcare organizations, helping turn innovative ideas into action with compelling impact.

Our team helps secure wins for national and academic health systems leaders by

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Collaborating with strategic, legal and financial advisors to reach shared goals

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Swiftly executing with our deep bench of senior-level advisors

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Tracking and communicating success metrics along the way

Our specialized National & Academic Health System Practice helps leaders drive change, achieve partnership and growth goals, solidify their thought leadership platform, protect their reputation in times of crisis and shape the future of healthcare.

Case Studies

Successfully navigation a '60 Minutes' investigation

Creating a clear path forward durng major change

Bringing employees on board for big change

Preparing two major systems for successful integration

Engaging communities to create an historic merger of equals

Patient Experience

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Patient Experience

Health systems everywhere are stymied by lackluster CAHPS scores. Leaders know strong patient experience is critical to success, yet struggle with how to create sustainable improvement. We partner with leaders to deliver customized strategies that will increase employee and physician engagement, improve quality, safety and patient experience scores, boost patient loyalty and produce greater confidence in leadership.

Strategic Development and Implementation

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Strategic Development and Implementation

Nine out of ten organizations fail in their attempts to execute strategy, according to Inc. That’s because the smartest plan will fail without buy-in from initiative-fatigued stakeholders who prefer the status quo over yet another transformative roadmap. We help you succeed in your strategic execution by developing a plan to motivate your workforce, define key milestones, increase confidence in leadership and impact your bottom line through greater speed of adoption.

Executive Transition

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Executive Transition

Up to half of new CEOs flame out within their first 18 months, according to the Harvard Business Review. While sometimes due to unforeseen circumstances, often, failure can be attributed to the lack of resources, time and tools needed to start new leaders off right. It takes more than the standard, agenda-driven “onboarding” process. We help set up your new leader for success by developing a steady cadence of planned and informal interactions, intel and training that foster relationships, show them what’s working (and what’s not) and build trust – quickly.