Corazon Consulting

Corazon occupies the unique space where business and patient care intersect

Corazon has the integrated knowledge and field experience to take your specialty program to the next level, whether you're a provider with an existing service line or one looking to implement a new service at your facility. Our customized approach to healthcare consulting, proven through work with hundreds of clients in 44 states across the country and in Canada, will help make the difference in the cost and quality of care delivery at your organization. From strategic planning through service line re-engineering to new program implementation and everything in between, Corazon offers a full continuum of niched consulting services that can address any program need within the heart, vascular, neuro, or orthopedics specialties.


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What makes our Consulting services unique?


  • Niched services for well-developed or newly-established programs, delivered by an expert team of former hospital executives, experienced clinicians, financial specialists, and business planners who have "been there, done that".
  • Innovative solutions that lead to measureable differences in patient care delivery, program finances, operational efficiency, and clinical quality. Our project deliverables result in true improvements in service line performance and growth.
  • Unparalleled dedication to every project. We work with clients to strategically develop a plan, and then assist with tactical implementation as well; we create the timeline, and also help roll it out. We take accountability from planning through implementation, and work collaboratively both on-site and remotely to keep projects on time and on budget.

Click on an area of interest below to view our niched Consulting Services.


  • Strategic Planning
  • Center of Excellence Development Needs
  • Market Analysis
  • Financial Analysis
  • Mission/Vision Creation & Endorsement
  • Heart Center Planning
  • Program Certification
  • Physician Integration
  • Volume/Revenue Estimates
  • Best Practice Assessments
  • Benchmarking
  • Surveys
  • Program Audits
  • Physician Alignment / Governance
  • Physician-Leased Employment Arrangements
  • Management Services Arrangements
  • Employment Agreements
  • Institute Models
  • Centers of Excellence
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Physician Contracts
  • Vendor RFPs
  • Fair Market Valuations
  • Program Implementation
  • Cath Lab
  • Angioplasty
  • Open Heart Surgery
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Board of Director Retreats
  • One or Two-Day Sessions
  • Service Line Management
  • Program Design & Governance
  • Accreditation
  • Cath Lab
  • Angioplasty (Designated Accrediting Body in Multiple States)
  • Open Heart Surgery
  • Electrophysiology
  • Certificate Of Need
  • Preparation & Research
  • Application Development
  • Expert Testimony
  • Feasibility Studies
  • New Program Development
  • Expansion Planning
  • Business Plan Development
  • Staffing & Capacity Models
  • New Program Development
  • Program Expansion
  • Program Re-engineering
  • Universal Bed Units
  • Staff Education & Training
  • Open Heart Surgery
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Cardiac Cath Lab
  • Other Clinical Areas
  • Sub-Specialty Development
  • Heart Hospitals
  • Chest Pain Centers
  • Women’s Heart Center
  • CHF Clinics
  • Electrophysiology Programs
  • TAVR Programs
  • Strategic Planning
  • Financial/Market Analysis
  • Outreach Requirements
  • Volume/Revenue Estimates
  • Fiscal Requirements
  • Feasibility Studies
  • New Program Development
  • Expansion Planning
  • Volume/Revenue Estimate
  • Business Plans
  • Best Practice Assessments
  • Benchmarking
  • Surveys
  • Program Audits
  • Physician Alignment / Governance
  • Physician Leasing Models
  • Management Services Arrangements
  • Employment Agreements
  • Institute Models
  • Centers of Excellence
  • Vascular Center Planning
  • Program Design
  • Service Line Structure
  • Services Integration
  • Staffing & Capacity Models
  • New Program Development
  • Program Expansion
  • Universal Bed Units
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Physician Contracts
  • Vendor RFPs
  • Fair Market Valuations
  • Staff Education & Training
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Interventional Labs
  • Other Vascular Clinical Areas
  • Strategic Planning
  • Market/Financial Analysis
  • Center of Excellence Development Needs
  • Pro Forma Development
  • Programmatic & Fiscal Requirements
  • Best Practice Care
  • Benchmarking
  • Surveys
  • Departmental Operational Assessments
  • Program Audits
  • Physician Alignment / Governance
  • Physician Enterprise Models
  • Mgt Services Arrangements
  • Employment Agreements
  • Institute Models
  • Centers of Excellence
  • Sub-Specialty Development
  • Stroke Centers
  • Sleep Centers
  • Headache Clinics
  • Epilepsy Monitoring Units
  • Movement Disorders
  • Facility Design
  • Intra-Cranial Program Development
  • Neuro ICU
  • Neuro Interventional Suites
  • New Technology
  • Stroke Center Planning
  • Program Certification
  • Physician Integration
  • Volume/Revenue Estimates
  • Feasibility Studies
  • New Program Development
  • Expansion Planning
  • Business Plans
  • Staffing & Capacity Models
  • New Program Development
  • Program Expansion
  • Universal Bed Units
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Physician Contracts
  • Vendor RFPs
  • Fair Market Valuations
  • Staff Education & Training
  • Neuro Clinical Areas
  • Stroke Center Coordinators
  • Rapid Response Team
  • Service Line Management
  • Program Design
  • Leadership & Governance
  • Strategic Planning
  • Market & Financial Analysis
  • Center of Excellence Requirements
  • Fiscal Requirements
  • Spine Center Planning
  • Physician Integration
  • Program Certification
  • Volume/Revenue Estimates
  • Best Practice Care
  • Benchmarking
  • Surveys
  • Program Audits
  • Operational Assessments
  • Feasibility Studies
  • New Program Development
  • Expansion Planning
  • Business Plans
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Physician Contracts
  • Vendor RFPs
  • Fair Market Valuations
  • Physician Alignment / Governance
  • Physician Enterprise Models
  • Mgt Services Arrangements
  • Employment Agreements
  • Institute Models
  • Centers of Excellence
  • Staffing & Capacity Models
  • New Program Development
  • Program Expansion
  • Universal Bed Units
  • Staff Education & Training
  • Medical/Surgical Spine
  • Interventional Labs
  • Radiology
  • Spine Clinical Areas
  • Program Development
  • Service Line Structure
  • Facility Design
  • Leadership & Governance
  • Pain Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Market & Financial Analysis
  • Pro Formas
  • Clinical Institute Development Needs Requirements
  • Best Practice Care
  • Benchmarking
  • Surveys
  • Program Audits
  • Operational Assessments
  • Physician Alignment / Governance
  • Physician Enterprise Models
  • Mgt Services Arrangements
  • Employment Agreements
  • Institute Models
  • Centers of Excellence
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Physician Contracts
  • Vendor RFPs
  • Fair Market Valuations
  • Service Line Management
  • Program Design
  • Leadership & Governance
  • Feasibility Studies
  • New Program Development
  • Expansion Planning
  • Business Plans
  • Staffing & Capacity Models
  • New Program Development
  • Program Expansion
  • Universal Bed Units
  • Staff Education & Training
  • Joint Replacement
  • Physical Therapy
  • Orthopedics Clinical Areas
  • Sub-Specialty Development
  • Joint Care Centers
  • Joint Replacement
  • Hand / Upper Extremity
  • Foot / Ankle
  • Orthopedic Trauma / Fracture Care
  • Sports Medicine
  • Board of Director Retreats
  • One or Two-Day Sessions

Physician Practice

Our Physician Practice services address all aspects of creating a smoothly-functioning, top-quality, financially-viable specialty practice. With a keen understanding of the unique needs of physician groups in the heart, vascular, neuro, and ortho specialties, Corazon brings all the tools required to establish a long-term strategy for success and the operational tactics to achieve it.

Services related to Physician Practices include:

  • Business and Strategic Planning for Physician Practices
  • Physician Practice Assessments / Operations, including coding and billing
  • Medical Staff Development / Succession Planning
  • Recruitment and Locum for Specialty Physicians

Physician Alignment

Physician Alignment is one of the hottest topics in healthcare today, with industry trends showing increasing numbers of physicians seeking hospital employment, joint ventures, or some other arrangement "deal". Such surging interest is causing a new business dynamic as it relates to hospital-physician relationships, which can be a daunting process.

Services related to Alignment include:

  • Physician Alignment Models
  • Fair Market Value Opinions
  • Institute / Foundation / Center of Excellence creation
  • Employment and Compensation Structures
  • Valuations

Corazon brings expertise and diverse experience with all types of alignment models – backed by a solid foundation of knowledge related to regulations, legislation, and legal requirements – as the basis of our I3 approach to alignment.

I3 represents Corazon’s proven process of IDEA – INK – IMPLEMENTATION as the most effective means for creating a successful hospital / physician alignment strategy:

I3 approach

Corazon believes that hospitals interested in any type of formal relationship with physicians should investigate their options (IDEA), and secure outside assistance to help ensure that the partnership is clinically viable, legally sound, and also operationally realistic (INK), and then work to clearly and completely roll-out the new model at all levels (IMPLEMENT).

In today's ever-changing environment, hospitals and physicians must carefully investigate options, bring stakeholders to the table, and then diligently plan for the implementation of any new relationship. A clear understanding of potential changes in law and options for exit strategies are a must. By following Corazon’s proven step-by-step process for creating a hospital / physician partnership, a win-win-win can be possible to benefit the hospital, the physicians, and the patient.


Are you ready to develop and grow your service line?

Corazon can provide you with the strategic, clinical, operational, market, and financial expertise necessary to develop a truly outstanding specialty program, regardless of your existing scope of services. Our custom menu of services, along with our flexibility and support, will help you make a difference in the quality and cost of your care delivery.

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F.Y.I.

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