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Kara Witalis, Healthcare Strategy and Trauma Center Expert Joins BDC Advisors as Senior Advisor

MIAMI, Jan. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Rick Wesslund, Founder and Chairman of BDC Advisors, LLC, a national healthcare strategy firm, announced today that Kara Witalis, a seasoned healthcare consultant with broad healthcare strategy, program planning and implementation experience had joined the firm as a Senior Advisor. "Kara is a rising healthcare consulting leader," said Wesslund. "Her experience spans strategy engagements at community hospitals, health systems and academic medical centers. She has led successful provider engagements for clients that have included UCSF Medical Center, John Muir Health, Piedmont Healthcare, Dignity Health, and the Children's Hospital of Oakland. We are pleased to have her as part of our team, particularly given our firm's commitment to supporting the development of leadership opportunities for women in health." Witalis' particular areas of interest include:

Hospital/Health System strategic planning and implementation

Clinical product-line planning and implementation

Organizational process redesign

Change management facilitation

Hospital-Physician contracting and integration

Before joining BDC, Witalis served as a senior consultant for HealthWorks, Inc., a consulting firm which over the past two decades has provided strategic and business planning, valuation, contracting and practice integration, and litigation support services to more than 200 different provider organizations across the nation. Witalis has particular expertise in trauma system and trauma center development and optimization. She has led regional trauma planning projects, new trauma center projects, and projects to improve existing trauma centers, as well as successfully optimizing an inter-facility transfer center for an established trauma center. 

Kara holds a BS from University of Colorado, Boulder, a Master degree in Health Care Administration from Trinity University and Master-level training in leadership and change management at Boston College.


BDC Advisors is a national healthcare strategy consulting firm that transforms and grows healthcare organizations. Established in 1990, the firm's services include health enterprise strategy, payer/provider innovation, provider network development, organization design and development, population health, and strategic pricing and cost repositioning. The firm is a founding sponsor of the Carol Emmott Fellowship, a unique program designed to accelerate the leadership capacity and national visibility of women in health.

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Last Updated: 16-Jan-2019