LW Consulting, Inc. (LWCI) comprises experts that dedicate their time to helping leaders meet today’s healthcare challenges. The experts that make up the LWCI team come from various professional walks of life and bring their own experience, knowledge and skills to the table. It is because of these seasoned individuals, we are able to fulfill our mission of “making lives better through worthwhile work.”
As a company that puts people first—our clients and the extraordinary individuals that make up the LWCI team— we are grateful and want to show our appreciation by highlighting the difference they are making in the industry. Here’s your opportunity to learn more about what our experts do and what they love about their profession.
Who is Rodney Farley?
Rodney Farley, Vice President and Director of LW Consulting Inc.’s Post Acute Services division, will be celebrating 30 years with the company in May.
What do you do to help LWCI clients?
I work with network, contacts, prospects and clients in bringing solutions to their needs and to bring value added services that will allow them to think outside of the box on the ever-changing operating, reimbursement and compliance landscape.
What do you enjoy most about the work you do at LWCI?
Truly, living the LW Consulting, Inc. mission of "making lives better through worthwhile work." I enjoy working with incredible colleagues and their varied backgrounds and experiences that allows LW Consulting, Inc. to bring tremendous value to our clients.
What inspired you to get into the business of healthcare consulting?
When I started, the firm was a CPA firm that had a healthcare consulting division. I did a college internship with the firm and was hired upon graduation. I started with working on financial audits and then got into audits of healthcare facilities. Over time, that morphed into providing reimbursement services for healthcare facilities and then into compliance and all aspects of consulting for healthcare organizations. I enjoyed and continue to enjoy the variety of clients and types of consulting services that we provide to clients.
What is some advice you would give to others starting out in the profession?
Starting out in this, or any other profession, requires someone to be a sponge—meaning you'll have to absorb a lot of information in a short time. At the end of the day, healthcare consultants are consulting on the business aspects of a healthcare organization. A background in business concepts like operations, management, accounting/finance and other areas is needed and can be developed when starting out with a company. Previous medical training or work experience is not always required.
It is also important to have the desire to meet incredible people, in the industry, that care about the work they provide. In this profession, you will work with them to provide, not only solutions, but also to add value to the organization.