Ann Bailey is a Senior Principal on the Implementation Team advising clients across industries on overcoming their communications, strategy execution, and decision-making challenges.
What did you do before joining McChrystal Group?
Prior to McChrystal Group I was a Vice President, Client Success for Press Ganey, leading teams in Solution Optimization, Improvement Strategy, Analytics, and Clinical Improvement in support of healthcare clients. I also served as Director in Press Ganey's Strategic Consulting division. Prior to joining Press Ganey, I worked as an independent consultant focused on safety culture transformation in health care organizations as well as various leader peer learning programs. I served as Director of Commissioning in the National Health Service in London, England and held various performance improvement roles at VHA (now Vizient), an alliance of not for profit health care organizations. Prior to VHA, I was a facility planning consultant with KSA. I started my career as a data analyst at the Joint Center for Radiation Therapy, within the Harvard teaching hospitals.
Why did you join McChrystal Group?
I wanted to work with an incredibly intelligent group of individuals with cross industry experience, all committed to advancing the performance of organizations, their leaders and their workforce.
What sport or hobby do you have outside of work?
I enjoy yoga, hiking, anything related to the water (preferably warm), reading, and cooking. I also enjoy travel especially when it involves cultural immersion.
What are your favorite books (besides Team of Teams!)?
- The Overstory by Richard Powers
- The Splendid and the Vile or any book by Erik Larson
- The Last Temptation of Christ by Nikos Kazantzakis
- The Sunflower by Simon Wiesenthal
B.A. Colby College, Economics
M.B.A. Boston University, Healthcare Management,
Graduate Certificate Southern Methodist University, Dispute Resolution & Conflict Management
Written Articles/ Materials
It is Time for the Healthcare Ecosystem to Come Together as a Team of Teams
The healthcare industry has been the source of major developments over the past decades. Such improvements would be impossible without collaboration across a vast healthcare ecosystem. This medley of players is united in its focus on patient welfare but, in practice, tends to work towards this mission in silos – at best missing out on potential synergies, at worst failing to save lives in doing so. Healthcare will always be a team sport. But in addition to having independent high-functioning teams, it will take a functioning Team of Teams – within each healthcare organization and across the industry at large – to win in the future.
Healthcare – How do we prioritize when everything is a priority?
Healthcare and life science organizations remain steadfast in their mission – caring for and improving the lives of patients, but over time healthcare delivery has evolved. A growing set of complex objectives results in a plethora of services, programs, and technologies, layered one on top of the other, creating an avalanche of competing priorities. So how do we prioritize when everything is a priority?
Four Ways Effective Decision Making Drives Team Engagement
When building an adaptable organization, leaders must make decision-making a core competency to operate with strategic agility. Set your team up to execute with speed at scale and achieve your goals.