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Blue Cottage Consulting, Inc.

Mission: Transforming healthcare one project at a time.

Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Blue Cottage Consulting is an independent healthcare consulting firm specializing in strategy, operations, and facility planning services for hospitals and health systems of all sizes.

Strategy - Blue Cottage’s strategic consulting services leave clients with an understandable and implementable plan that aligns organizational principles with future trends. Services include:

  • Executive leadership coaching
  • Signature program development
  • Market analysis
  • Population health trends assessment
  • Clinical integration assessment
  • Patient centered care development
  • Business model assessment
  • Outcomes-based business model development
  • Patient communication and engagement strategies development
  • Community-based care delivery partnership assessment
  • Sustainable integrated care model development

Operations - Using clinical experience and process improvement methods, Blue Cottage develops plans for projects that range from department-specific to system-wide operational improvement journeys. Services include:

  • Visioning for future state
  • Storyboarding
  • Photo journals
  • Fishbone diagrams
  • Best practice research
  • Clinical and support space observation
  • Current state priority maps
  • Value stream maps
  • Future state process maps
  • Inter/intradepartmental adjacency analysis
  • Motion analysis
  • 3P events
  • Kaizen events
  • Scenario testing
  • Mock drills
  • Scale mock-ups

Facilities - Blue Cottage works with integrated project teams to ensure that the results of strategic and operational planning become reality during programming, design, construction, transition and post-occupancy. Services include:

  • Functional programming
  • Space programming
  • Master planning
  • Conceptual design
  • Clinical/operational review during schematic design, design development, and construction
  • Operational readiness planning for transition
  • Go-live planning
  • Department operational manuals and training tools
  • Post-occupancy evaluation