Project Portfolio

Representative Past & Current Clients by Client Type


Hospitals/ Healthcare Systems:

  • Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, MA: Operations Assessment and Performance Improvement opportunities
  • HealthPartners Medical Group Hospitals, St. Paul, MN: Behavioral health service line Operations Assessment and Portfolio of quantified financial opportunities
  • Parkland Health and Hospital System, Dallas, Texas: Operations assessment, compliance action plan implementation, organizational restructuring, and interim Behavioral Health service line management: inpatient psychiatric unit, psychiatric emergency department, outpatient psychiatric clinics, community outpatient and integrated primary care psychiatric services
  • Indiana Regional Medical Center, Indiana, PA: Multi-stakeholder behavioral health system survey re: emergency room use by patients with psychiatric and substance abuse needs
  • Sutter Psychiatric Center, Sacramento, CA: Operations assessment, workflow, policy / procedure revisions, efficiency and productivity enhancement
  • Sentara Healthcare, Behavioral Health service line, Virginia Beach, VA: Business, operations, and market assessment including demand analysis, strategic service line plan, management and throughput of mental health/substance abuse patients in the emergency departments of 4 regional medical centers
  • Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA: State mental health privatization project
  • San Juan Regional Medical Center, Farmington, NM: Behavioral health service line assessment and productivity improvement
  • Psychiatric residential treatment facilities with multiple locations: Iowa, Nebraska, Alaska, on behalf of Wells Fargo Bank Bond Trustee and Bond Holders: Business, operations, management assessment; Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility conversion, turnaround management/interim CEO for $61 million children and youth service system with a major child welfare privatization project, psychiatric residential treatment facilities, and community based services
  • New Hanover Health Network, Wilmington, NC:  Turnaround management for The Oaks psychiatric inpatient facility
  • Samaritan Center, Vincennes, IN: Market Analysis and Plan
  • Beverly Hospital System, Beverly, MA: Operations Assessment for behavioral health service line
  • Centra Health, Lynchburg, VA: Operations Assessment and productivity study for behavioral health service line
  • Mary Immaculate Hospital, Queens, NY: Operations Assessment and productivity study for behavioral health service line *
  • Methodist Hospitals, Gary, IN: Operations Assessment and productivity study for behavioral health service line *
  • Baptist Hospitals of East Tennessee, Nashville, TN: Operations Assessment and productivity study for behavioral health service line *
  • Alaska Psychiatric Institute, Anchorage, AL: Quality improvement system, Joint Commission accreditation and CMS compliance assistance
  • Borgess Health System, Kalamazoo, MI: Market analysis and demand study for Borgess Health System, behavioral health system (inpatient, outpatient, group practice)
  • Finger Lakes Health, Geneva, NY: Compliance, record review and audit, best practices, electronic medical record, person centered treatment and planning
  • Summa Health System, Akron, OH: Safety review and consultation
  • United Psychiatric Group, Washington, DC: Joint Commission Accreditation for 7 psychiatric hospitals with adolescent residential treatment units
  • The Stonington Institute, Stonington, CT: Feasibility study and market research for a CON for a new, freestanding psychiatric hospital, residential treatment center, partial hospital and out patient services for this Universal Health Systems (UHS) facility
  • St. Johns Hospital, Springfield, IL: Interim Management for psychiatric inpatient unit
  • Mt. Carmel Regional Medical Center, Pittsburg, KS: Interim management for their inpatient and outpatient psychiatric services
  • Driscoll Children’s Hospital, Brownsville, Texas: Managed behavioral healthcare plan


Behavioral Health/ Substance Abuse/ Child Welfare Agencies:

  • Fraser Center, Hinesville, GA: Operations and financial assessment; Interim management
  • Wishard Health System, Indianapolis, IN:  Behavioral health information system review and Meaningful Use analysis for the Midtown Mental Health Center
  • Inspirations Day Treatment, Little Rock, AR: Joint Commission accreditation preparation
  • Methodist Children’s Home Society, Detroit, MI: COA and CARF accreditation for a psychiatric residential treatment center for children and youth
  • Jackson County Psychological Services, NC: CARF Accreditation
  • Avalon Hills Eating Disorder Program, Logan, UT: COA accreditation
  • Bellefaire JCB psychiatric residential treatment center, Ohio: Joint Commission accreditation preparation
  • New Vista Community Services, Las Vegas, NV: Operations assessment, workflow, policy / procedure revisions, efficiency and productivity enhancement
  • The Bair Foundation, New Wilmington, PA: National state contracting and business development, merger and acquisitions
  • Cornell Abraxas Residential Treatment Facilities, Erie, PA: Joint Commission accreditation/PRTF conversion
  • The Focus Foundation, Vancouver, BC, Canada: CARF accreditation ( twice over 3 years)
  • New Beginnings, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: CARF accreditation
  • Martha’s Vineyard Community Services, Massachusetts : CARF accreditation assistance for multi-program agency providing behavioral health, visiting nurse, early childhood education, Head Start, employment services, domestic violence crisis services, and MRDD family support services
  • Midtown Mental Health, Indianapolis, IN: Operations Assessment and enhancement of a $58 million county-city operated social services system providing 53 different social services programs with a unionized workforce(Services: comprehensive community mental health and substance abuse treatment center, children’s services, MR/DD services, older adult programs, home care, corrections and probation contractual services). Joint operation of Wishard Health Systems (for Marion County) and MMH
  • Cornell Companies, Colorado: Medicaid enrollment for the Southern Peaks Regional Treatment Center
  • Gibault, Terre Haute, IN: Strategic Planning for their residential Treatment Center
  • Mars Home for Youth, Mars, PA: Strategic Planning
  • Auberle Home, Pittsburgh, PA: Strategic Planning
  • Glade Run, Zelionople, PA: Feasibility Study
  • McCrossan Boys Ranch, Sioux Falls, SD: Strategic Planning
  • JW Childs: Clinical and operations due diligence for JW Childs interest in acquiring a $700+ million national human services system
  • Prairie View, Inc, Newton, Kansas: Feasibility Study to expand psychiatric residential treatment
  • Indiana Guidance Center, Indiana, PA: Productivity study
  • Pineland Community Mental Health Center, Georgia: Clinical productivity enhancement
  • Southern Peaks Regional Treatment Center, Canon City, CO: Medicaid cost report, rate and licensing policies for a staff secure 176 bed RTC serving adjudicated adolescent habitual offenders and sex offenders
  • Connecticut Renaissance, Bridgeport, CT: Operations assessment and enhancement
  • Cornell Companies, Pittsburgh, PA: Mental health service system planning and development


  • State of Florida Child Welfare Privatization: Risk pool analysis and strategies for Lead Agencies managing care and global transfer of $587 million from the State to the Lead Agencies through the Florida Coalition for Children, with Milliman, Inc.
  • State of Arizona Department of Economic Security: Statewide child welfare substitute case rate analysis, with Milliman, Inc.
  • State of Connecticut: Integrated service system plan for the CT Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services
  • State of Connecticut: Efficiency study for CT Department of Mental Retardation Early Intervention Program
  • Berks County, PA: Comparative Analysis for Human Services
  • Somerset County Department of Human Services, NJ: Operations assessment and market plan for Richard Hall Mental Health Center
  • Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dallas, Texas: Interim Management for the parkland Hospital behavioral health service line on behalf of the Dallas County Hospital District
  • Alaska Division of Behavioral Health
  • Pineland Regional Community Services Board, Georgia
  • Indiana County, PA – Community Guidance Center
  • Marion County, Indiana – Midtown Mental Health


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