Kirsten Meisterling

Kirsten is a performance-driven, customer-centric consultant who works with health systems, hospitals and physician practices to advance their strategic, financial and operational capabilities. She joined Stroudwater Associates in 2021 and is dedicated to solving the complex business challenges of healthcare institutions, creating transformative change to impact peoples’ lives at scale.

Kirsten’s recent work at Stroudwater includes supporting strategic planning for a rural hospital and its rural health clinics; conducting physician practice improvement assessments; analyzing provider compensation structures, strategic plans and employee benefit offerings; and reviewing hospital and physician payer contracts for improvement opportunities.

Before joining Stroudwater, Kirsten was a successful managing consultant at Strategic Benefit Advisors, where she worked with large employers on their employee health and welfare benefits strategy. She primarily consulted with health systems and higher education institutions, as well as Fortune 100 employers. Kirsten’s expertise includes employee benefits planning and strategy, plan design and network development, vendor sourcing, financial management (including funding strategy, underwriting and risk management), benchmarking and analytics, and implementation.

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