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Shawnee Mission Medical Center Engages B. E. Smith Management Consulting Practice for Care Management Project

Lenexa, KS (PRWEB) November 04, 2013

B. E. Smith, the only full-service leadership solutions firm dedicated exclusively to healthcare providers, today announced it was selected by long-term partner, Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC), to develop a customized approach to achieve SMMC’s goal of providing best in class Care Management services to their patients.

B. E. Smith’s Management Consulting practice offers its services to hospitals and health systems with a special focus on collaboration, standardization and integration of clinical processes to enhance and streamline patient care delivery.

B. E. Smith employs a methodology that focuses on collaboration among clinical teams to promote a balance between standardization and innovation in order to drive the transformation necessary to meet the broad range of challenges in today’s healthcare environment. The team’s customized, systematic approach to meet the client’s objectives ensures an advantageous outcome for all parties involved, especially patients, who will have enhanced, patient-centered care.

“Shawnee Mission Medical Center was looking to create an integrated Care Management model, which would ‘knit together’ all the pieces and parts already in place as well as enhance the current state with innovation and leading practices,” said Kathleen Meredith, senior vice president, Management Consulting, B. E. Smith. “Our team was honored that Shawnee Mission Medical Center chose us to partner on this initiative. Our approach is tailored to meet the exact requirements of our clients’ unique circumstances to ensure sustainable, strategic transformation.”

B. E. Smith’s Management Consulting methodology builds on the company’s prowess in the healthcare field, with team members who have hands-on experiences in the field and a deep understanding of what it takes to maximize efficiency and enhance patient-centered care. The methodology ensures a comprehensive and disciplined approach to the delivery of consulting services but also allows for both ‘the art and the science’ to prevail. It takes into account leadership, process design, change management, workforce management, technology and outcomes. The focus is on real-time results and gains, as well as total quality.

“As a trusted partner for years, B. E. Smith’s Management Consulting division was a natural choice to help us take on this high-profile project,” said Ken Bacon, president and CEO, Shawnee Mission Medical Center. “After observation, data analysis and overall assessment, the Management Consulting team helped further our goals and facilitated a plan to have the hospital adopt an innovative Case Management model to integrate the care coordination, discharge management and utilization management functions in order for us to provide efficient, equitable, safe and high quality care to our patients.”

B. E. Smith is committed to providing pressure proven healthcare leaders during a time of significant and rapid change. For more than 35 years, the firm has continued to align its leaders and evolve its service lines to meet the changing dynamics of the industry and its clients. Management Consulting provides clients with a bright team of experienced healthcare professionals that can adapt to any market condition and build sustainable, long-term results.

About Shawnee Mission Medical Center:
Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) is a 504-bed facility with 20,000 inpatient admissions and more than 200,000 outpatient admissions annually. SMMC has the busiest emergency department in Johnson County, the area's first accredited Chest Pain Emergency Center, an accredited Breast Center and delivers more babies each year than any other hospital in the metropolitan area. SMMC employs more than 2,900 local residents and supports an exceptional staff of 700 physicians representing 50 medical specialties, the largest medical staff in Kansas City. Visit us on the Web at

About B. E. Smith:
Founded in 1978, B. E. Smith is a full-service healthcare leadership solutions firm and a top-ranked provider of leadership services including Interim Leadership, Executive Search and Management Consulting. Seasoned healthcare professionals with years of clinical and consulting experience partner with each client to create customized solutions with a focus on collaboration, standardization, and integration of clinical processes to enhance and streamline patient care delivery. B. E. Smith’s Management Consulting methodology provides sustainable, large scale, strategic transformations to overcome challenges and better position client organizations for today’s complex healthcare environment. For more information, visit or call 855-254-8261.

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