Wendy Weitzner is a Vice President and Partner with The Innova Group in Boston. Wendy has over 25 years of healthcare experience both as an administrator and a consultant. As a consultant, she has developed novel and complex planning analyses and solutions for clients ranging from small community hospitals to large academic medical centers in both the private and public sectors. Wendy is an "operations-based planner." Her experience both as a client and as a consultant allows her to bring a unique and balanced perspective to strategic and facility planning projects. She is particularly appreciated for her ability to interface among strategic, capital, clinical, and facilities planning, helping clients turn data into decisions in complex development projects.
Prior to joining the Innova Group in 2008, Wendy was the Corporate Director of Real Estate, Planning & Development at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. She led the medical center's long-term facilities capital strategy development including the downtown campus master planning and suburban expansion planning. Prior to working at Tufts, Wendy was the National Director of Strategic Facilities Planning at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, where she was part of the leadership team developing Kaiser Permanente's $24 billion investment in new facilities. She led the organization's "Hospital of the Future" and "Medical Office Building of the Future" efforts while also leading the development of capacity and asset utilization standards.
Prior consulting roles included Principal at Mitretek Healthcare (now Noblis) and Director of Healthcare Consulting for TRO/The Ritchie Organization (now TRO|JB). Wendy holds an MBA from the Simmons School of Management, a Certificate in Advanced Graduate Study in Management from Harvard, a Masters in Consulting Psychology from Harvard, and a Bachelor's in Psychology from Tufts. She is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and a recipient of the Distinguished Healthcare Executive Award and the Service Award. She is widely published and has presented at numerous national and regional conferences on topics in healthcare planning and operations.