Catherine Carow, Principal

Katie Carow, Principal, MBA, FACHE, has over twenty years of experience in strategic and physician resource planning, mergers and acquisitions, business development, marketing and operations. She specializes in developing business strategies based on data-driven evidence. She initiated and led clinical and senior leadership teams to identify service line and technology priorities for future growth based on financial performance and market opportunities. Ms. Carow has managed three to five-year planning processes, as well as annual tactical plans, and developed aligned physician growth strategies. She identified physician specialty and group targets for recruitment, succession planning and retention.

Ms. Carow has provided planning, analytical, and marketing direction for academic, community, and pediatric hospitals and systems and non-profit and government organizations. She developed business plans, analyzed major markets, facilitated retreats, and led the patient satisfaction improvement process. In prior positions, Ms. Carow oversaw the planning department, PHO marketing, physician referral call functions, and integrated operations of a $20M PHO with a 500-member multispecialty group. She is also very familiar with CON regulations and the filing process, having worked with a team to obtain approval for a $280M inpatient tower.

Ms. Carow earned her Master’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in International Business from Clemson University, South Carolina and studied in Italy. Her undergraduate degree in Business Administration was obtained from the University of Illinois with a concentration in Marketing. She is a member of the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development, a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and Chaired the Education and Networking Committee as a Board member of the Chicago Healthcare Executives Forum. She has been published in Alert! Forum for Healthcare Strategists, American College of Healthcare Executives Consultants Committee, and Health Leaders Media.