Who We Are

SigmaMed is a partnership of mission-driven performance excellence consultants focused on helping small and rural healthcare providers thrive, not just survive.  We are small enough to be nimble and responsive to your needs, yet without the heavy expenses of a large company, can provide the highest level of performance excellence services available anywhere at a price that fits into any budget.

Jamie Martin, Master Black Belt, President & CEO

Jamie is a GE-trained Six Sigma Black Belt with a diverse background in healthcare and business, including fifteen years as an orthopedic surgical consultant, radiology PACS/RIS process improvement specialist, business continuance/DR solution architect, and founder of an IT services company in Shanghai, China.  Jamie has a special interest in helping hospitals and clinics develop their staff resources into a powerful source of competitive advantage.  He is a licensed Commercial Pilot with over 1,000 hours and has unique expertise in the application of checklists to the reduction of medical errors.   Jamie served on the Colorado Center for Improving Value in Health Care “Care Transitions Task Force” and is a frequent speaker on improving the patient experience and profitability through enhancing provider and staff satisfaction.

(303) 666-6776 office
(303) 717-0806 mobile
jmartin@sigmamed-it.com

David Solawetz, RN,  VP of Care Innovation Services

David is a seasoned registered nurse and visionary healthcare leader with a focus on creating world-class patient experience, delivering compassionate, patient-centered care, and optimizing delivery systems. His 35 years in rural hospital / clinic operations and direct patient care, uniquely position him to help organizations create innovative solutions to produce exceptional quality, service and cost savings. He has led rural hospitals and clinics in transitioning from volume to value through cultural transformation using Lean management principals to engage everybody, everyday in continuous improvements. He serves on the Hospital Quality Incentive Payment Subcommittee representing rural hospitals, and is an expert in Medicare and Medicaid incentive payment programs. A nominee for the Florence Nightingale Award, David is passionate about coaching, mentoring, and facilitating teams to achieve a common goal.

(970) 724-3753 home/office
(970) 274-8177 mobile
david@sigmamed-it.com

Wray Paul, Master Black Belt

Wray Paul is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Electrical & Chemical Engineer, MSE, PMP, and MBA with over 40 years in quality and process improvement.  Wray served on the Rocky Mountain Health Plans Practice Transformation Team and currently provides high-level Master Black Belt mentoring for SigmaMed on clinical productivity and other value optimization efforts.    Prior to joining SigmaMed Wray administered various departments at a Critical Access Hospital, while also overseeing all Quality and PI efforts.  He has worked for some of the world’s largest healthcare corporations and spent several years as an EMR/PACS/RIS turnaround project manager at First Consulting.  Wray has a breadth and depth of experience that few Lean Six Sigma Healthcare consultants possess.


(970) 464-3393 office
(970) 274-8177 mobile
wray@sigmamed-it.com

Scott Frost, MBA, FACHE, Supply Chain and NLE Management Specialist

Scott has specialized in driving cost out of the healthcare supply chain for over 30 years.  His clients range from clinics and CAHs all the way up to large hospital systems such as Kaiser, Catholic Health, Memorial Hermann, Northwestern University, etc.  Scott will perform a free assessment of your savings opportunities and bill you based upon how much money he can save you.  For information on his work please visit his website.
(818) 957-2649 office
(818) 823-7998 mobile
scottf@css-cg.com

 

Carl Gerlach, MBA, FACHE, Hospital Turn-around CEO/CFO

Carl has over 40 years experience in healthcare administration with expertise in business and strategic planning with the objective of improving financial performance.   Carl has performed work and served in interim CEO roles for Sutter Health, Kaiser Permanente, Sonoma Valley Hospital, among many others.  He is a founding principal in the financial data analysis firm HealthShareIQ, which provides peer-group benchmarking and analysis of costs to provide targeting for improvement.  Carl graduated from Occidental College Magna cum Laude and received his MBA from Stanford University.
(818) 957-2649 office
(925) 997-5235 mobile
carl@sigmamed-it.com

Jeff Hopkins, Central Region Director

Jeff, who lives in a small town outside Columbia, Missouri, has over 33 years healthcare management experience including hospital executive leadership, personnel management, development of leadership/mentoring programs, marketing and contract management. Jeff spent five years at the Wyoming State Office of Rural Health, where he directed federal grants, awarded and managed state grants to Rural Health Clinics, FQHCs, and Critical Access Hospitals, and consulted with legislators and rural healthcare providers to address areas of greatest need in the state. Jeff dedicated twenty-seven years to the Air Force medical service, achieving the highest elisted rank of Chief Master Sergeant, limited to 1% of enlisted personnel attain, and finished his career as the Optometry/Ophthalmology Technical Consultant to the Air Force Surgeon General.
(307) 256-8814 mobile
jeff@sigmamed-it.com