What Clients Are Saying
Health System Regional President
Andy Hillig distinguishes himself as a consummate professional. Andy’s diverse capabilities sets him apart from many in his field. Andy has the remarkable ability to analyze a myriad of multifaceted, complex issues to create strategic and operational business plans that have contributed to our organization’s success. Andy is highly respected by his peers and healthcare colleagues across the nation. He has been a trusted and valued colleague of mine for over a decade. His many years of experience leading transformational initiatives were invaluable to me and have been widely recognized for its excellence in operational efficiency and effectiveness. One would be hard pressed to find,in Andy’s field,such a charismatic, highly valued, and admired professional whose contributions to our organization are endless.
Healthcare Administration Student
Andy is a personable, motivated leader who generously shared his expertise in the healthcare industry to guide my professional development. Over the past year, I had the pleasure of working with Andy as I prepare for graduation. Andy's passion for advising early careerists is evident, and his mentorship has exceeded my expectations. He is impactful in his direction, as he taught me how to network effectively, ultimately securing an internship in healthcare. Not only did he provide detailed feedback on my resume and recommend jobs to pursue, but he also encouraged me to evaluate my goals and aspirations of myself. Any student or young professional would be fortunate to have Andy as a coach.
Chief Nursing Officer
I would highly recommend Andy Hillig for any role that he is seeking. Andy and I have worked together in Healthcare on numerous successful performance excellence projects. He is very collaborative and helps ensure a project is run on time and on budget. In my CNO role, Andy has helped my teams to clarify and drive change in needed areas such and overtime and scheduling management, patient throughput, and productivity management to name a few. Andy is innovative and a successful change agent. He would be a fabulous asset to any team!
Performance Excellence Practitioner
There are many great skills that Andy possesses but his ability to intellectually navigate complex systems then catalyze highly meaningful & accessible discussion is superb. Andy doesn't identify "problems to solve" but rather captures the multi-scale factors that influence outcomes in a manner that is both comprehensive & actionable. Imbued throughout is, in my estimation, the most critical quality of Andy's professionalism: his genuine investment in bettering the lives of members of our community as well as those providing critical services.
Clinic Patient Access Director
Andy excels in people skills, teamwork, leadership and performance excellence/process improvement concepts. He is an innovator and thought leader in an ever-changing healthcare environment. I have known Andy for almost seven years and have directly and indirectly worked with him on several projects related to access and providing care to our poor and vulnerable population in Milwaukee. I have observed him drive to always problem solve and figuring out how to get things to work better. He tackles challenges from a multi-dimensional approach leveraging out-of-the box thinking and pushing the limits on the status quo. I truly enjoy working with Andy and have benefited from years of mentoring at different stages of my career. Andy has also been a strong leader and advocate for the Wisconsin Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives. As a member of the chapter, I have observed Andy for many years, serve in several leadership capacities to move this organization forward in progressive fashion. I strongly recommend Andy.
Medical Group Administrative VP
Andy's passion is transforming healthcare and he does that by partnering with others around a future that is more patient-centric, delivers higher value and re-energizes healthcare providers around what matters most to them. I have been fortunate to work alongside Andy for nearly 10 years in legacy Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare and now Ascension. His approach has remained unchanged - bring others together around a common purpose and design systems that work better. Andy also recognizes that systems won't change unless leadership changes. So, when Andy isn't working on new approaches he is advancing change in our profession through his leadership in the American College of Healthcare Executives - both nationally and in Wisconsin.
Regional VP of Clinic Operations
Andy has a diverse array skills to improve operations. He worked closely with my team Medical Director and other physicians to improve the patient flow of a highly productive primary care practice. Through his lens of Lean and Operational Efficiency training we created flow stations, precisely with the Medical Assistant and the Physician working synergistically side by side to improve throughout. The site had improved production of 7% without adding more clinic time. This site serves as an echo chamber of success and framed the build out of new centers. To that end, we incorporated flow stations in brand new 20,000 sf site which is regarded as one of the most efficient sites in the system.
Chief Administrative Officer
I had the privilege to work with Andy personally in my role as a hospital administrator. Andy and his team helped us to become leaner, while improving our quality and patient experience scores. With his help we have been able to do that while still developing an engaged family of providers, nurses, and other caregivers. He has been a leader both in our system and among health care administrators across the state (in his various ACHE roles), and he knows how to develop a vision and plan of action and then to help motivate people to get behind that vision and plan.
I have known Andy for more than a decade through the American College of Healthcare Executives, and I have had the honor of working directly with him at Ascension over the past few years. Rarely in my career have I had an opportunity to work with someone that is so dedicated to the profession of healthcare, and the development of tomorrow’s leaders. No matter what capacity you are working with him in I believe he brings a unique perspective having started his career in care delivery and eventually transitioning to lead large scale change across a highly integrated health system. Change at this level requires a strategic leader and partner, one that can clearly articulate a vision followed by a plan for implementation. Skills like this are acquired over time, and from advanced training from ACHE, Virginia Mason Institute, and other highly respected healthcare think tanks. I suspect if you are reading this recommendation you may have an interest in working with Andy, rest assured you will be in highly capable hands.
Performance Excellence Manager
Andy is a highly motivated innovator and change agent in a rapidly shifting health care arena. His skills and talents align perfectly with any company wishing to overcome the status quo and position themselves for the future.
Director of Ministry Formation
Andy - your impact on our ministry has and will continue to leave a lasting impression. You have been a force for good and necessary change. You possess and leverage unique gifts, talents, and knowledge that make you the person - and the leader - you are today. Thank you for the contributions you have made, and continue to make, to lead the transformation of health care! See less
Chief Nursing Officer
Andy is a great healthcare executive. A very effective partner in redesign and process improvement.