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Lynn Hill Spragens

Lynn Spragens

Ms. Spragens is President/CEO of Spragens & Associates, LLC. With more than 25 years of experience as a healthcare executive, Ms. Spragens provides strategic planning, business planning, and operations consultations to healthcare organizations across the nation. Her areas of focus include Palliative Care and Geriatrics with significant expertise in strategic planning and business planning to build successful new clinical programs that require coordination across the continuum of care. Her personal goal is the development of programs that are well integrated into organizational strategy, meet business requirements, and serve the expanding market need for care to the severely ill and aging population.

Ms. Spragens’ work includes extensive work for the past 13 years with the Center to Advance Palliative Care (www.CAPC.org) to promote increased access to palliative care in acute care hospitals. She serves as faculty for all CAPC conferences, a consultant to the Palliative Care Leadership Centers, is an author of business tools and curriculum utilized by CAPC, and has served as a consultant for the design and implementation of numerous hospital-based palliative care programs. In 2011, Ms. Spragens was awarded the AAHPM presidential citation for having made significant contribution to the field of hospice and palliative medicine.

Prior to establishing her own consulting practice, Ms. Spragens was a partner for four years in The Bard Group, a consulting firm in Boston that provided leadership development, strategic planning, and operations improvement services to integrated health systems and physician organizations.  Her initial nine years in health care were with Kaiser Permanente in North Carolina, where Ms. Spragens rose through positions to take the role of business administrator for the Carolina Permanente Medical Group serving more than 136,000 HMO members through 200+ medical group physicians and practitioners, and 2300 affiliated community physicians.

Ms. Spragens holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina, and a BA with honors from Duke.