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 Steve Ryan?
Steve Ryan is the Chief Financial Officer of LW Consulting, Inc. Steve has been working on the LWCI team since March 2017. In 2015, he did some part-time consulting with LWCI, and prior to that, worked on a couple engagements as the CFO onsite at two nursing homes managed by LWCI.
What do you do to help LWCI clients?
I support clients as a business office resource for skilled nursing and assisted living businesses. This support includes financial modeling and other similar work. But more importantly, I support LWCI team members to enable them to provide top notch service to our clients, and work with the administrative team to support our consultants.
What do you enjoy most about the work you do at LWCI?
There is a good variety, and although it is not my primary role, I enjoy consulting work mixed in with my internal finance and company management responsibilities. The company culture is amazing and so forward looking. It’s always about “what’s next” and “what can we do better and more effectively.”
What inspired you to get into the business of healthcare consulting?
I enjoy helping clients—both external and my internal clients on the LWCI team. If I can teach someone a new skill or a new way to think, then I consider that a win. I have over 30 years of experience working in the skilled nursing business, primarily on the teams of the owners and operators. Working on the LWCI team gives me a chance to share what I have learned, while helping clients to provide service to their customers more effectively.
What is some advice you would give to others starting out in the profession?
- Be a sponge, and learn as many new skills as possible.
- Don't be afraid to ask questions! It is important to have open communication.
- It is also important to manage your time, and always have plans for training or administrative work that you can do when you don't have billable work.