As a principal on Sg2’s Consulting team, Melissa manages complex strategic engagements with academic medical centers, national health systems, regional health systems and community hospitals. She is a trusted advisor to health care executives, answering challenging questions related to market relevance, sustainable growth, strategic partnerships, major investments and disruption/innovation.
Melissa has more than 20 years of health care provider and industry experience, with expertise in strategy and business development, service line leadership, solution development, hospital operations and finance.
Before joining Sg2, Melissa served as regional vice president of oncology for Sarah Cannon and HCA Healthcare in two divisions: Medical City Healthcare (HCA North Texas Division) and Methodist Healthcare (San Antonio Division). At Medical City Healthcare, she was responsible for developing the vision, strategy and tactical plans for the largest oncology service line in HCA. Under her leadership, HCA built a destination strategy, opened the first Sarah Cannon Cancer Hospital in Texas, grew market share and increased margins by double digits each year. Previously, Melissa worked at Cardinal Health in a variety of roles ranging from strategy and business development to account management and consulting to an internal start-up. She led teams that worked directly with large health systems and academic medical centers across the US. She also held leadership roles at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston and at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Melissa holds a master of health care administration and a bachelor of journalism from the University of Missouri. She is board certified in health care administration as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Melissa also serves as a board member for Cancer Support Community North Texas.