Celebrating 20 Years
From 20 to 2.0
We're proud to be turning 20. But, while others see Chartis at 20, we see Chartis 2.0.
Because next is all that matters. The next 20 years will shape healthcare in the country for generations to come. We are excited, and privileged, to be a part of it.
Over the past 20 years, we have been privileged to be at the forefront of change with clients across the country — navigating disruption, creating opportunity, developing more equitable care delivery models, and building a healthier world.
To mark this milestone, we’re highlighting some of the work we’re delivering to transform healthcare, our newest generation of colleagues who will be part of the next 20 years, and some of our inspiring alumni who continue the Chartis mission of materially improving healthcare in new venues. Here at Chartis, we don’t just adapt to the future — we aim to shape it.
Q&A with Chartis’ Ken Graboys
Ken sits down with Consulting Magazine to discuss Chartis’ journey over the last 20 years and the forces shaping the future of healthcare.
We believed that by not being driven by traditional business objectives first and foremost—such as growth or industry domination—that it would lead to better and more meaningful outcomes for our clients as well as better and more deeply aligned relationships with those clients. And that it would provide for a more fulfilling work experience and professional environment for our people.
"As the Chief Strategy Officer, I had the opportunity to work on our precision medicine strategy. In the midst of this pandemic, Children’s Hospital Colorado went live with its next generation sequencing platform…It’s really quite incredible that just a little while ago, it took an entire decade, and I think a billion dollars, to sequence the first genome. Now we can do it in one day for just a few thousand dollars here at our own hospital." Raphe Schwartz, Chief Strategy Officer, Children’s Hospital Colorado
“Through my work, I strive to promote equitable access to high quality healthcare and improve outcomes for residents of the city of Detroit and beyond. Those access challenges have become all the more apparent through the multiple waves of COVID-19…As part of those collective efforts to promote equitable access, I also see my role as making sure the Detroit Medical Center remains a vital asset to the community and this region for years to come.” Gennie Snow, Group Chief Strategy Officer, Detroit Medical Center
“One aspiration I have for the future of healthcare is to see healthcare being spoken about as public healthcare…What I get really jazzed about is how we can all collaborate towards a common end goal. How we can create public-private partnerships to put the right incentives in place to engage the right stakeholders. To ultimately create the healthcare landscape and ecosystem that we believe just and right for all humans in our nation and beyond.” Nitya Kanuri, Consultant, The Chartis Group
Our growth over the past 20 years.
July 1, 2001 — The Beginning
Chartis forms with a big ambition “to materially improve the delivery of healthcare in the world” amid humble beginnings – working above a pizza shop in Chicago.
Eight months into the business, Chartis secures its first client: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. It’s the beginning of a three-year long project and a relationship that continues today. More projects and clients soon follow.
Launch of the Chartis Foundation, funding Chartis Fellows to provide direct patient care to underserved populations. Its first action? Providing relief in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.
Nurturing Women's Leadership
Chartis launches its annual Women’s Healthcare Executive Roundtable, which continues today.
Chartis lands its first international client through partnership with Harvard Medical International.
Capital from RLH Equity Partners fuels expansion of talent, knowledge management, and learning and development infrastructure.
Expansion in Informatics & Technology
Acquisition of Aspen Advisors propels Chartis to #1 KLAS ranked HIT Advisory Services firm.
Investment in Health Analytics
Chartis acquires iVantage Health Analytics as part of a significant investment in analytic tools, platform architecture, and user experience.
Chartis Center for Rural Health (CCRH) Launched
Introduction of tailored services, performance management solutions, research, and education to support rural hospitals and facilities.
Focus on Digital Strategy
Chartis Digital is established with focus on digital strategy, programs, and ventures, supported by Performance and Revenue Cycle product development in advanced automation.
Expansion into Oncology Solutions
Chartis expands its oncology advisory services with the acquisition of Oncology Solutions, bringing unrivalled depth and breadth in cancer care strategy, performance, program/care design, and physician alignment. Chartis Oncology Solutions is established.
Recapitalization with Audax Private Equity brings investment to further Chartis’ growth; Chartis acquires The Greeley Company to extend its capabilities in patient safety & quality, medical staff services, and physician education.
Bringing Together the Art and Science of Change
Acquisition of Jarrard, Phillips, Cate & Hancock brings the power of strategic communications and change management together with Chartis’ strategic, financial, technological, and operational expertise to help clients realize meaningful and enduring change.
Meeting the Moment
Amid the pandemic and social unrest, Chartis establishes its health equity and anti-racism platforms, internally and externally, and produces more than 50 pieces of thought leadership to support providers navigating unprecedented strategic, financial, operational, and clinical challenges.
Chartis 2.0: Ranked #1 Overall Healthcare Management Consulting Firm by KLAS, Chartis becomes the largest independent healthcare consulting firm serving 90% of the Best Hospitals Honor Roll (US News & World Report).