Kristopher Goetz is a Senior Vice President in Kaufman Hall’s Strategic and Financial Planning practice, concentrating on Strategic Cost Management. With significant expertise in hospital operations and financial management, he advises clients nationwide, including regional healthcare systems, academic medical centers, community hospitals, and other healthcare providers.
Mr. Goetz’s experience includes leading hospitals through major cost-reduction initiatives while ensuring exceptional patient outcomes. With a particular focus on labor costs, he advises hospitals on the best way to improve efficiencies, reduce waste, and eliminate redundancies.
Prior to joining Kaufman Hall, Mr. Goetz held numerous leadership positions at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, including Director of Operations, Manager of Performance and Innovation, and Process Improvement Leader. Mr. Goetz 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, Mr. Goetz spent five years at Solucient (now Truven Analytics), consulting with hospitals on operational assessments and financial improvement initiatives.
Mr. Goetz holds an M.A. in Clinical Psychology and a B.A. in Psychology from Eastern Illinois University.