Turnaround Management

Hospital Turnaround Management Specialists

For over 25 years we have provided interim and turnaround management of Behavioral Health services for hospitals, academic medical centers, and health systems to improve operations, quality, and financial margins.

Our Behavioral Health interim management team has filled senior executive leadership roles for psychiatric service lines including inpatient, residential and outpatient programs.

Behavioral Health Interim and Turnaround Management

Schafer Consulting provides behavioral health interim and turnaround management for hospitals, health systems, and academic medical centers.  Our Senior Partners directly provide this hands on service. They have owned, managed, and operated psychiatric hospitals and health systems throughout the United States. They bring seasoned, on the ground improvement for under performing behavioral health operations. As CEOs and Vice Presidents of  behavioral health hospital systems, they use real world business solutions in improving psychiatric service lines.

Interim Behavioral Health Management

We provide interim Behavioral Health management to hospitals and health systems. These executives work with hospital leadership on-site, every day to successfully operate and improve the psychiatric service line.

Interim management may include implementing a turnaround plan that was developed as the result of compliance issues or an Operations Assessment and Management Action Plan (MAP).

Interim Behavioral Health Management deliverables can range from full time interim management to problem specific correction.

Turnaround Operations Assessment and Management Action Plan

Collaborating with senior leadership, the governing body or ownership, we complete a behavioral health turnaround operations assessment and plan.

The assessment and turnaround plan defines clear financial, operational, and quality objectives. It spells out the specific activities, responsibilities, and time frames for improving the behavioral health program’s financial and clinical performance.  The Management Action Plan may include instituting program changes, improving productivity, increasing census, renegotiating contractual obligations, resolving debt issues, correcting compliance deficiencies, forming strategic alliances, or other mission critical changes.

Recent Interim Behavioral Health Management & Turnaround Projects

  • Interim Management at the CEO level for a $61 million children’s behavioral health care system unable to make bond payments
  • Behavioral Health Director of a major safety net hospital facing CMS sanctions related to their behavioral health service line, leading a successful 8 month “hands on” compliance improvement project.
  • Interim Behavioral Health Directors for a major health system operating 29 hospitals including 6 psychiatric facilities, an 80 bed residential drug treatment facility, a mobile assessment team, and a comprehensive outpatient behavioral health system

Talk to us Schafer Consulting has a 25 year track record of improving behavioral health operations, quality, patient safety, and financial positions. We work primarily with hospitals, academic medical centers and health systems.  Schafer Consulting has been uniquely focused in behavioral healthcare and we look forward to speaking with you about your specific needs. Call (724) 213-0200 or contact us in confidence.