Led by Juliet L. Rogers, PhD, MPH, Blue Cottage is a distinguished consultancy known for creativity, practical innovation, and its robust portfolio of experience working with the leading health systems and academic medical centers in North America. Its consultants and strategists work with organizational leaders to define their ideal futures and plan processes, organizational strategies, and facilities that make those futures a reality, instead of simply reacting to whatever the future may bring.
“Our new partnership – Blue Cottage of CannonDesign – will immediately expand our design impact, providing more comprehensive and forward-driven solutions,” says Brad Lukanic, CEO of CannonDesign. “Our firm is strategically focusing on investments that strengthen and tailor extraordinary solutions for our clients. The energy of our two firms joining together will rapidly expand the impact for our clients and their greatest challenges.”
Founded in 2009, Blue Cottage quickly grew from a small start-up to a dominant player in the healthcare consulting and design field. The company’s innovative workflow improvement tools, immersive user engagement activities, big room innovation, and lean kaizen approaches inspire creativity and collaboration that enhance any project. Together, Blue Cottage and CannonDesign have worked with 18 of the top 20 U.S. News and World Report ‘Best Hospitals’ in the country.
“Blue Cottage was founded with a commitment to transform healthcare,” says Rogers. “We’ve structured our team and developed our services accordingly, but the demand for better solutions is insatiable. Our partnership with CannonDesign will help us attract and onboard top talent, create more robust project tools, leverage innovative technology and launch new services. We plan to triple in size and quadruple in impact in the short term. In the long term, working with our design colleagues and our healthcare partners, we plan to impact health in our communities and transform healthcare boldly and broadly. This move is all about growth and impact. We are at the top of our game, and in CannonDesign, we found a partner who understands and shares our commitment to excellence and the pursuit of exceptional solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges.”
Going forward, Dr. Rogers will assume the role of President of Blue Cottage of CannonDesign, in partnership with Julia Ingram Fetzer, MBA. With a team of 50 dedicated consultants, analysts, operational planners, and strategists, Blue Cottage of CannonDesign marks another step in the growth and expansion of CannonDesign’s omnichannel approach to delivering solutions through cross-industry and multidisciplinary collaborations, better enabling us to help clients as they navigate through their journeys of transformation.
With this announcement, Advisory Services, CannonDesign’s healthcare consulting group, becomes part of Blue Cottage of CannonDesign. Project teams will be curated to best suit the unique needs of each client, partner, project or opportunity. Core services include: strategic transformation, design thinking, signature clinical planning, space & functional programming, operational planning, lean workflow, change management, and transition, move, and activation planning.
“We know clients today want a more integrated approach to the built environment – they’re looking for inspired partners that understand their business, then leverage design thinking and challenge the status quo. Our robust creative processes have deep expertise and optimize data-driven design to re-imagine business models and the customer experience. CannonDesign is that firm,” adds Lukanic. “We work with clients to solve their challenges. Blue Cottage of CannonDesign extends our firm’s design solutions continuum, guiding clients to achieve their vision and aspirations.”