Jim, a Principal with The Innova Group in Chicago, has more than 25 years of experience in healthcare strategic, facility, and operations planning, Jim focuses on developing strategic goals and translating those goals into actionable solutions that are cost effective and financially sustainable.
As part of his strategic planning and organizational transformation work, Jim has assisted numerous health systems in defining service distribution and rationalization plans. These plans focus on reducing the costly redundancy that exists in most systems, while enhancing access and convenience for patients.
During his career, Jim has programmed and planned more than 30 replacement or new hospitals, and developed master facility plans resulting in more than $13 billion of construction. He frequently provides second opinion reviews of proposed facility projects to identify alternative solutions that result in bringing project capital and operational costs in line with the organization’s goals and financial capabilities.
Jim is an active speaker on current healthcare trends, frequently presenting on facility design, and cost and management issues to groups including the American Hospital Association, the Center for Healthcare Design, The Governance Institute, and other industry associations.