Kristopher Goetz is a Principal with The Chartis Group and a leader within the Performance practice with a focus on post-merger integration. With nearly 10 years of Management Consulting experience and a total of 20 years of healthcare experience, Kris has significant expertise in hospital operations and integration. He has advised clients nationwide, including regional health systems, academic medical centers, community hospitals, and other healthcare providers. Additionally, he has authored dozens of articles on best practices in performance improvement and routinely speaks at conferences nationwide.
Most recently, Kris led a merger integration for a major academic medical center that acquired a community health system. The scope included integrating clinical, non-clinical, and back-office operations, unifying the supply chain, understanding opportunities to improve revenue cycle operations, and centralizing care coordination functions. Furthermore, Kris’s experience includes leading hospitals through major performance improvement initiatives while ensuring exceptional patient outcomes. With a particular focus on workforce operations, he advises hospitals on the best way to improve efficiencies, reduce waste, and eliminate redundancies.
Prior to joining Chartis, Kris was a Senior Vice President of Performance Improvement at Kaufman Hall. In Addition, Kris held numerous leadership positions at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, including Director of Operations, Manager of Performance and Innovation, and Process Improvement Leader. Kris was accountable for the hospital’s patient care budget and directing improvement portfolios related to patient safety, satisfaction, and hospital throughput. He also served as Interim Director of both the Emergency Department and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Prior to Northwestern, Kris spent five years at Solucient (now Truven Analytics), consulting with hospitals on operational assessments and financial improvement initiatives.
Kris holds an M.A. in Clinical Psychology and a B.A. in Psychology from Eastern Illinois University, where he also served as a Board Trustee from 2011-2017.