Strategic advice from experts you trust

About Us

Gist /jist/ noun

(1) the most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; the most important pieces of information (2) the real point of action

We analyze the complex—and often conflicting—forces affecting healthcare, distill what matters, and deliver guidance on the industry’s future direction and what it means for your growth and strategy.

In brief, we give you “the gist” of what’s important for your organization.

Meet the Team


Teresa Breen

SVP, Member Insight


Patrick Grant

Senior Analyst, Member Insight


J. Carlisle Larsen

Podcast Host/Producer


Tahrea Sherman

Associate, Member Services

Josie Suddeth - Gist

Josie Suddeth

Analyst, Member Insight

Who We Are

Gist Healthcare is an independent strategic advisory service that provides guidance to healthcare leaders in hospital systems, physician groups and other organizations on market direction, system strategy, care transformation and payment reform.

At Gist Healthcare, we want to set a new direction for the industry. Our vision is centered around delivering value to the most important people in healthcare – individual consumers. We aspire to help your organization make care accessible, affordable and reliable, and to support you in building a durable platform for success in a rapidly changing environment

What We Know

Together we bring nearly four decades of experience in understanding what works in healthcare, and the drivers of growth and transformation. Business executives, policymakers and media consistently call on us to provide guidance on the future of our industry. 

Having served as trusted advisors to CEOs and leaders at thousands of health systems and physician groups across the country, we bring focused expertise in:

Future of healthcare and industry dynamics

Impact of changing health policy

Emergence of consumerism in healthcare

Best approaches to physician strategy

Population health and care transformation

Growth and consolidation strategy

Medicare/Medicaid and payer strategy

How We Are Different

Deep Expertise:

We understand the healthcare landscape, the provider marketplace, and the strengths and challenges of the industry.

Unparalleled Depth:

We understand the needs of all healthcare stakeholders, from the C-suite executive to the frontline provider, from policy makers to employers to patients.

An Extensive Network of Relationships:

National trends inform our thinking, but we know healthcare is local. Our deep knowledge of markets across the country drives our guidance.

Objective and Unbiased Opinions:

Our sole desire is to find solutions that will make healthcare more accessible, affordable, and reliable for consumers.

A Knack for Simplifying Ideas:

We bring years of experience in communicating clear and actionable insights to leaders across healthcare.