CannonDesign is pleased to announce Steven Stafford has joined CannonDesign as Vice President and Advisory Services Consultant.

With a career spanning 30+ years in the healthcare industry, Stafford brings to the firm a wealth of experience using data analytics and visualization to help community and academic health systems improve operational efficiency, quality, and care delivery. His new position with the Advisory Services team will focus on advancing data-informed solutions for CannonDesign’s healthcare clients around the globe.

“CannonDesign is thrilled to welcome Steven to our Health Practice,” states Dr. Manuel Hernandez, Advisory Services Leader at CannonDesign. “As a seasoned healthcare executive who has worked with hospitals and health systems large and small, Steven brings considerable expertise in operational optimization and business and care model transformation that will support our mission of working with our clients to solve their greatest challenges.”

Prior to joining CannonDesign, Stafford served as manager for Ernst & Young, where he led the hospital performance improvement analytics team conducting projects at major academic medical centers and community hospitals across the United States. In previous roles, Stafford has worked for both consulting firms and health systems, including The Johns Hopkins Hospital, leading strategic planning, operational improvement, and financial management projects.

Stafford is LEAN Six Sigma certified with a Masters of Business Administration and Masters of Public Health from Columbia University. He is based in the Baltimore office, but will be supporting healthcare clients throughout the firm.