As a teenager I had a lengthy hospitalization, and during my subsequent recovery I found myself asking many questions about healthcare delivery. Why did some patients drive for hours to receive specialty care? Why were there so many variables influencing who could access care and how it was provided? What drove physicians to make practice decisions? That curiosity sparked a career-long passion that has led me to explore the issues driving physician workforce decisions and patient access to care. I’m continuously curious about provision of community health services, whether investigating changes in physician specialty practice styles or examining subtle geographic differences in care across a single market. Every project is a new puzzle to be pieced together.
Jennifer is a dynamic healthcare strategist with a wide-ranging knowledge of physician workforce planning, medical staff development, and provider practice trends. ECG clients value her guidance on health system market planning and physician staffing issues, and they appreciate the insightful, pragmatic approach she brings to all of her engagements. Prior to joining ECG, Jennifer helped found AmeriMed Consulting and served as the firm’s Managing Principal for 15 years. With AmeriMed, she brought extensive expertise and hands-on management to an array of projects for more than 300 health systems, hospitals, and physician organizations, helping them define goals and craft implementable solutions to challenges in physician recruitment, market development, strategic planning, managed care, and physician clinical operations.Jennifer has worked closely with leadership to position their organizations for success in an evolving healthcare landscape.