LW Consulting, Inc. (LWCI) is proud to announce the addition of Maryann Kirschner, Senior Consultant. With 29 years of diversified experience in healthcare, Maryann’s background includes hospitals, urgent care centers, outpatient collection facilities, reference laboratories, pain management physicians and outpatient services, behavioral health facilities, skilled nursing facilities, long term care facilities, transportation services and information technology. Her skillset in contract negotiations, compliance, coding, billing, audits, finance, education, emergency management, environment of care, value-based purchasing and executive coaching will aid the firm in carrying out its mission of “making lives better through worthwhile work,” not only for clients but patients as well.
Over the course of Maryann’s career, her dedication and collaborative leadership style has contributed to a 56% increase in laboratory and cardiology patient experience scores; a 53% increase in employee engagement and reduction in turnover; a 15% reduction in readmissions; a 90% compliance with core measures for hospitals, long term care facilities, and skilled nursing; and improved value-based purchasing.
“We are excited that Maryann has joined us. Maryann is well-respected in the industry for her knowledge, passion, and ability to engage others in positive solutions. She brings the experience to integrate deep clinical understanding in innovative, value-based strategies that work for providers and patients,” says Harriett Wall, Principal and COO for LWCI.
With notable awards and accomplishments, such as being recognized by The American Society of Clinical Pathologists for her presentation and publication on handoff communication and patient safety to serving as a scientific consultant in the development of the patient- and physician-centric Bloodhound® Hematology Analyzer technology, Maryann is sure to bring value, skill and innovation to LWCI’s client base.
She holds a Bachelor of Health Science in laboratory management from Gwynedd Mercy College and an MBA from Eastern University. Maryann is also currently pursuing her PhD and several certifications.
When asked why she decided to join the LWCI team, she had this to say, “Working with the LWCI team is extremely rewarding to me. I have worked with Harriett in the past. She is a genuine, ethical, dedicated leader. The LWCI team is supportive and collaborative. In my role as a senior consultant, I can help many clients which is exciting to me.”
About LW Consulting, Inc.: LW Consulting, Inc. is a national healthcare consulting firm, headquartered in Harrisburg, PA, with an additional office in South Carolina. Our strong team of industry experts are dedicated to solving problems and generating opportunities for clients. Whether its payment reform; regulatory and compliance; executive search and interim placement; coaching, training and education; litigation support; clinical advisory; or business and financial advisory; our team of consultants possess the diverse and deep experience needed to navigate challenging times.