Omaha, NE – Kathleen Woods has joined HDR’s Boston office as a senior healthcare consultant, where she will help healthcare clients develop more efficient strategies to better serve patients, their families, and healthcare providers. She has more than 30 years of nursing experience and over 15 years in leadership roles, and excels at engaging and leading people through change.
Among her responsibilities, Kathleen will lead all aspects of healthcare planning efforts including creating strategic plans, master facility plans, and functional and space programs. Using her Lean Six Sigma skills, she will identify areas of opportunity for process improvement and act as a senior advisor to clients.
“I’m passionate about patient safety, the patient experience and the promotion of wellness,” says Kathleen. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to work with a dynamic team in a collaborative, innovative environment, and to impact healthcare on a larger scale. Following my passion, I consider this a privilege.”
Kathleen joins HDR from St. Vincent’s Medical Center where she oversaw a $50 million ED expansion project while keeping the department in the 90th percentile for patient satisfaction and improving door to MD time by 50 percent through the design of a “No Wait” program.