During this time of heightened uncertainty and constrained resources, healthcare organizations have an even greater need for clear direction, robust strategies, and financially sound business initiatives. ECG has the breadth and depth of technical and process skills required to assist you in all aspects of strategic, business, and service line planning.
Our consultants integrate their expertise in strategic, financial, and operational planning in order to arrive at recommendations that are market-driven, financially sound, and implementable. We add value to your planning efforts through our critical thinking, creativity, and pragmatism.
ECG works closely with you to develop a long-term vision, the strategies required to successfully achieve that vision, and the financial and action plans needed for effective execution. Our strategy services include:
Enterprise-wide strategic plans, organizational visioning, repositioning and volume growth plans, affiliation needs assessments, strategic advisory assistance, implementation support, and retreat facilitation.
Business Planning & Feasibility Studies
Evaluation of new initiatives and capital projects, demand forecasting, financial impact analysis, ambulatory/outreach business plans, analysis of business ventures/transactions, and merger/acquisition assistance.
Service Line Planning
Portfolio analysis; resource-allocation priority setting; and service line strategic and business plans for cancer, cardiovascular, digestive disease, neuroscience, orthopedic/musculoskeletal, pediatric/children’s, and surgical programs and facilities.
We assisted this system in the development of strategic plans for two of its regions where additional growth was needed. For an inner-city hospital, a multifaceted, strategic repositioning approach was identified. For a smaller, urban-market hospital, growth was focused on securing a primary care base. Both plans have enabled the hospitals to remain focused on their key growth initiatives.
Providing a community hospital with strategic and business planning assistance for various physician-related initiatives. Expand Minimize
Since 2002, we have worked to assess, evaluate, and plan for the implementation of a variety of physician-related projects and business ventures for this community hospital. Our projects have included both demand analyses and financial projections. With our assistance, the hospital has been able to move more effectively and efficiently into implementation.
Providing ongoing business development and service line planning assistance to a large tertiary hospital. Expand Minimize
We have worked on almost 20 business planning and development projects over the last 4 years for this full-service tertiary hospital. In addition to requesting our assistance for the assessment of various new business and physician-related ventures, the hospital has outsourced leadership of its planning and business development function to us.
Assisting a large, multispecialty physician group with ongoing strategic, business, and service line planning. Expand Minimize
Since 2001, we have provided a full range of strategy services to this 300-member physician group. Our scope has included strategic plan development, joint venture/affiliation evaluation, business planning for new ventures, and merger-related assistance. ECG’s collaboration has enabled the group to remain focused in terms of its overall direction and has improved the effectiveness of its project implementation.