April 24, 2017
MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sullivan, Cotter and Associates, Inc., the leading independent consulting firm in the assessment and development of performance-based total rewards programs and workforce solutions for the health care industry and not-for-profit sector, is pleased to announce the expansion of the firm’s advanced practice clinician (APC) consulting services. APCs remain one of the fastest growing segments of the health care workforce and, as the demand continues to escalate, SullivanCotter’s APC Workforce Practice helps organizations develop strategies to integrate, optimize and engage this increasingly important provider group.
“The role of APCs in transforming care delivery is critical as health care evolves and the focus on team-based care intensifies. Hospitals and health systems nationwide seek to drive better performance as the industry transitions from volume- to value-based care, and this expansion of our APC workforce consulting services enhances our ability to help clients meet the strategic goals of improving access, quality, service and affordability,” said Ted Chien, President and CEO, SullivanCotter.
Combining a data-driven approach with 25 years of industry insight, SullivanCotter works closely with clients to assess clinical operations and develop enhanced models of care, leadership structures, engagement strategies and the supporting compensation programs to ensure that physicians and APCs work efficiently and effectively. The firm also helps clients improve the structure of their APC workforce programs and support top-of-license practice as they look for ways to maximize APC utilization and optimize and engage their entire provider team.
In January, SullivanCotter acquired the Illinois Health and Hospital Association’s (IHA) Advisory Services business line. Trish Anen, former Vice President of Advisory Services and founder of the Center for Advancing Provider Practices (CAP2TM), now co-leads the APC Workforce Practice alongside Kay Jensen. Both are Principals at the firm and have more than 20 years of experience in helping health care organizations design and implement workforce strategies that align with business imperatives.
Amy Noecker, Principal, and Zachary Hartsell, Principal, have also recently joined the firm and bring specialized expertise in clinical operations and improving APC utilization to enhance both patient and provider satisfaction.