As leader of Sg2’s orthopedic and spine service line team, Kristi directs intelligence and forecasting development, and analytics interpretation in orthopedics, spine and rehabilitation. As a thought leader and national educator, she offers expert insight on payment innovation and guides leadership teams in developing strategic growth plans, ambulatory strategies and physician alignment initiatives, and in preparing for bundled payment by improving performance across the System of CARE.
With 18 years of health care consulting, management and clinical experience, Kristi helps hospital and health system executives and suppliers maximize their current orthopedics strategies and prepare for the future, which typically includes establishing robust ambulatory service offerings, executing forward-thinking physician alignment strategies and developing a measured game plan to succeed in an increasingly value-based environment. She frequently speaks throughout the country at a variety of physician and health care leadership conferences.
Before joining Sg2, Kristi was an orthopedic service line consultant collaborating with physician groups and hospital organizations to develop and implement orthopedics, spine and rehabilitation strategic plans. Liaising between hospital administration and physicians, she facilitated the completion of higher-level physician engagement strategies such as comanagement agreements. Early in her career, Kristi worked as a physical therapist in inpatient, outpatient and management positions.
Kristi holds master and bachelor degrees in physical therapy from the University of North Dakota, maintaining her license to practice physical therapy in Colorado. She is an active member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.