The Chartis Group at a Glance


  • "Best place to do healthcare consulting."
  • "Opportunity for advancement."
  • "There is a fantastic and enthusiastic 'can do' culture."


  • "Slow promotions, work-life balance."
  • "Rapid growth brings rapid adaptation."
  • "Can be isolating when working long durations from home."

The Buzz

  • "Provider, good at what they do."
  • "Boutique, healthcare related."
  • "Best healthcare practice out there."
  • "Primarily post-grad."

About The Chartis Group

Founded in 2001 with the mission to materially improve the delivery of healthcare in the world, The Chartis Group is the largest national advisory services firm dedicated to the healthcare industry. The firm is comprised of 250 senior healthcare professionals and consultants who apply a deep knowledge of healthcare economics, markets, clinical models, technology and organizational dynamics to help clients achieve unequaled results. 

The Chartis Group handles both coasts with a presence in San Francisco, Boston and New York, and has the middle ground covered by an office in Chicago, which serves as its headquarters and base for its Innovation Center. Chartis is known for working with the leaders in the industry on their most pressing issues-working together to create bold new solutions to transform healthcare delivery. The firm's client base covers the country and most of the organizations on the top industry lists with more than two-thirds of the academic medical centers on the U.S. News and World Report "Honor Roll of Best Hospitals," seven of the 10 largest healthcare systems, four of the five largest not for-profit health systems, nine of the top 10 children's hospitals and many of the nation's emerging accountable care organizations. For each of those clients, Chartis offers a range of services designed to help them strategically position themselves for the future with the confidence of understanding how to execute and achieve results that matter. 

A healthy understanding

The Chartis Group does not boast of a magical methodology behind its work. Instead, it insists that what sets it apart from other consulting firms is that its consultants understand that they will not be able to just come in and force their changes upon clients. Instead, they take a more measured approach, learning the ins and outs of their clients' business, discovering who they are, what their challenges are and where they want to go. 

The methodologies and tools tailored to each client are supported by an overarching approach based upon four core elements: a focus on underlying economics, maintaining interaction between strategy and operations, rigorously employing data, and a resolute attention to execution and results.


Expanding the Firm's Capabilities

In November 2014, Aspen Advisors, a top KLAS ranked healthcare IT advisory services firm, joined The Chartis Group to create a strategic healthcare consultancy unrivaled in its offering of comprehensive thought leadership and capabilities in strategic planning, accountable care, clinical transformation, and information technology. The excitement has been palpable at the firm's quarterly all-firm meetings, where colleagues from across the expanded firm have embraced the opportunity to forge early bonds and have mobilized around a powerful vision of what the two firms can accomplish together. 

Making a Difference

In addition to its mission-driven client work, Chartis supports organizations making a difference in underserved communities through Chartis Cares, a multi-faceted program in which the firm's colleagues give back to their communities through pro bono consulting, charitable athletic events, philanthropic giving and volunteer service. For example, twice each year Chartisans congregate in six cities to engage in community service events such as preparing meals for women coming out of poverty, painting and landscaping mental health centers, working on urban farms, and packing groceries for low income families. At a recent community service event, a Chartisan commented, "This is why I work here. Chartis really does care about making a difference." 

A Time for Celebration

Chartis colleagues from across the country gathered this summer in Park City, Utah to celebrate "The Chartis Experience" and an exceptional year advising many of the country's leading healthcare providers. After two days reflecting on the firm's impact and charting its course for the future, colleagues were joined by their families and guests for a weekend filled with zip-lining, rock climbing, hiking, biking, and spa treatments. The weekend came to a close with a thank you dinner at Utah Olympic Park, where Olympian skiers and snowboarders performed acrobatic feats choreographed with music and fireworks. 

Leading the Way

Chartis continued to be a compelling voice on the healthcare stage, speaking and writing on topics such as population health management, consortium model networks, healthcare providers as information management companies, the future of children's hospitals, IT's role in enterprise strategy, and care delivery transformation. The firm also continues to support dialogue among female executives in the industry through their annual Women's Healthcare Executive Roundtable, now in its 9th year. 

Captivating New Space

The Chartis Group's rapid growth has spurred investments in additional creatively designed space where their colleagues can collaborate. In the past year, Chartis has opened new offices in Boston and New York and added another floor to its loft-style office in the River North neighborhood of Chicago. The firm's offices reflect its culture: open, fun-loving, and inspiring, with desks made of antique wooden doors, a "living wall," a putting green, ping pong table, and several one-of-a-kind design touches that encourage a flow of fresh ideas and collaboration. 

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The Chartis Group

220 West Kinzie Street
5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: (877) 667-4700


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Managing Directors: Ken Graboys, Ethan Arnold, R. Christopher Regan
  • 2015 Employees: 250

  • Employment Contact

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Accountable Care Solutions
    Applied Research
    Clinical Transformation

Major Office Locations

  • Chicago, IL (HQ)

    New York
    San Francisco

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