Gail A. Dahlstrom Joins HDR’s Consulting Clinical Group
In her new senior healthcare consultant role in the HDR Consulting Clinical Group in Chicago, Gail will lead all aspects of HDR’s healthcare planning efforts with our clients. This includes creating strategic plans, master facility plans, functional and space programs, and identifying areas of opportunity for process improvement.
She will also serve as a senior advisor to clients and lead internal teams to ensure consistent and professional outcomes. In fact, Gail considers her top three skills to be group facilitation, process knowledge and improvement and hospital and clinic operations.
With 32 years of experience as a healthcare executive with strong and diverse operations and project executive experience, Gail is known for clearly articulating future objectives and developing plans to achieve those objectives. She has been recognized for her ability to close the gap between future planning and daily operations, and between conceptual thinking and practical reality.
“The built environment should, in itself, be healthy, comfortable and welcoming,” Gail says. “And it should provide a place for staff, providers, patients, visitors and clients to safely conduct their business.”
She is most excited about joining HDR because of its reputation for operational and clinical excellence. She is looking forward to implementing “truly helpful solutions to real-life challenges—solutions that actually further and foster people’s health.”
Cyndi McCullough, vice president, senior healthcare consultant, states: “Gail brings a diverse skill set that will complement our integrated team process. We are thrilled to have her as part of the HDR family.”
HDR has partnered with clients to shape communities and push the boundaries of what’s possible since 1917. We specialize in architecture, engineering, environmental and construction services. With nearly 10,000 employees in more than 225 locations around the world, we think global and act local.
HDR is consistently ranked among the top firms by leading industry publications, including Modern Healthcare Magazine, Architectural Record, and Engineering News-Record. As a firm, HDR is built to bring highly specialized expertise and design thinking to bring solutions to our client’s most complex and challenging projects. This is where excellence begins.