CannonDesign Acquires Blue Cottage Consulting


Blue Cottage Consulting joined CannonDesign, creating a broader continuum of services for the firm’s healthcare segment.

Led by Juliet L. Rogers, PhD, MPH, Blue Cottage is a consultancy founded in 2009 and based in Ann Arbor, Mich. With a robust portfolio of work with leading health systems and academic medical centers in North America, the company offers workflow improvement tools, immersive user engagement activities, big room innovation, and Lean kaizen approaches.

“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,” Rogers says.

Going forward, Rogers will assume the role of president of Blue Cottage of CannonDesign, in partnership with Chris Cooper, RN, MHA, MIM, and 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.

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 and functional programming; operational planning; Lean workflow; change management; and transition, move, and activation planning.



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