When healthcare teams thrive, their patients do better.

Wildfire Strategies is a healthcare OD consulting firm that helps teams and leaders work well together so they can improve patient outcomes.

We believe that hospital systems have the capacity to bring the same dedication and compassion to their teams that they give to their patients; where healthcare teams thrive, their patients do better.


Wildfire Strategies has a very personalized approach and gave us their undivided attention. I had absolute confidence in them because of their quick ability to understand our organization and the systems within which we operate.
— Dr. Joseph Merlino, MD, MPA, VP, Faculty Affairs & Professional Development/SUNY Downstate


As healthcare and human services transform, hospitals, providers and service delivery settings are busier than ever. This places more stress on workplace relationships, communication and decision-making. “Business as usual” has shifted into continuous overdrive, with leaders and teams feeling the pain.

In the space between your results and the people who work to achieve them, live unspoken rules and assumed behaviors. Unclear expectations of HOW people should act creates confusion, resentments, and waste.

Wildfire shines the spotlight on your people, how they communicate and collaborate. Our work with leaders and teams honors their expertise, strengths and challenges. We help them name what often goes unsaid so they can co-create HOW to work together with greater unity.

By focusing on the HOW, we create alignment among People, Results, and Collaboration, and spark environments for success.

As a team, Steve and Elena are dedicated in their partnerships with the organizations they work with. As a client, I didn’t feel like they were going to sell me the next thing, but they genuinely cared about our success.
— Cathy Raines, Professional Development leader, formerly at US Fund for UNICEF