Darcy Shanks

Based in Sg2’s Denver office, Darcy manages and leads a team of consultants and directors responsible for delivering specialized consulting services to hospital and physician group practice members. She also personally consults with hospital executives, physicians and physician group practice administrators on implementing health care reform initiatives, with a heavy concentration in bundled payments and hospital/physician strategic alignment models, such as gainsharing and comanagement. She brings more than 20 years of experience in health care consulting and has worked with more than 125 hospitals nationwide.

Prior to joining Sg2, Darcy spent 4 years with TRG Healthcare Solutions, partnering with active hospital and physician group practice participants in CMS’s Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative. Her consulting focused on creating strategies for succeeding under episode payment models, developing gainsharing programs to align with provider partners, and developing care redesign initiatives to improve quality and outcomes.

Additionally, Darcy worked for Healthgrades and was responsible for consulting with hospitals on the impact of transparency, quality ratings, health care consumerism and improving quality outcomes. She also worked with GE Medical Systems, where she was trained in Six Sigma and was responsible for analyzing market share data trends.

Darcy received her bachelor of science in communications with a minor in business from the University of Texas in Austin, TX. She and her husband live in Evergreen, CO, and enjoy hiking, boating, skiing and taking long drives in the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains.