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Not Everyone Deserves a Mentor

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On October 25, 2018
This is a guest post by John Gronski, Greencastle Alumni @MGGronski I was at first shocked when I heard a Four Star General in the U.S. Army proclaim, “Not everyone deserves a mentor”. The late General Robert W. Cone delivered these remarks at a conference I attended at Ft. Benning, GA in 2011. He was a […]
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Greencastle Selected as one of Philadelphia’s Best Places to Work for 2018!

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On October 24, 2018
Each year, the Business Journal teams with Quantum Workplace to find the very best workplaces in the Philadelphia region. The contest is based on employee surveys and contains various levels of safeguards to protect the integrity of the process. Here’s how Quantum describes the process: “While many awards programs remain subjective, ours has been scientific […]
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Nation’s Top Military Friendly​® Employers – Greencastle Ranks #1 for Small Businesses

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On August 16, 2018
Nation’s Top Military Friendly​® Employers Announced 2019 List of “Better for Veterans” Organizations Identified Across the Country PITTSBURGH –​ Continuing its mission to provide veterans and their spouses with the finest choices for employment opportunities, VIQTORY today released the 2019 Military Friendly​®​ Employers list. Since 2003, the ​Military Friendly​®​ Employers​ list has come to set […]
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Leading with Purpose

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On August 13, 2018
This is a guest post by John Gronski, Greencastle Alumni @MGGronski I recently listened to a thought provoking HBR IDEACAST podcast titled “Turning Purpose Into Performance”. It featured interviews with Gerry Anderson, the CEO of DTE Energy, and Robert Quinn and Anjan Thakor, professors at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and the […]
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Greencastle Associates Consulting LLC, Receives ESGR’s Secretary of Defense Freedom Award

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On June 26, 2018
Greencastle Receives ESGR’s Secretary of Defense Freedom Award U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis announced that Greencastle Associates Consulting, LLC is the small business recipient of the 2018 Secretary of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) “Freedom Award.” This is the highest honor that the Department of Defense awards to employers for […]
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Remembering Those Who Have Fallen…

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On May 23, 2018
Four years ago we lost a friend and leader. As Memorial Day approaches, Greencastle will be remembering one of our founding partners, Jake Kretzing. He died four years ago today and there is not a day that goes by that his name is not mention in conversation at Greencastle. His legacy lives on within the company […]
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Greencastle is Certified as Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB)

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On April 2, 2018
Greencastle Consulting is proud to announce its verification as a Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Center for Veterans Enterprise. As such, Greencastle has been added to the Veteran business database at www.vip.vetbiz.gov Greencastle Consulting delivers change leadership and execution experience for complex projects, including IT-driven transformation. From readiness assessment […]
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Greencastle Associates Consulting LLC Named National Finalist for 2018 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On March 28, 2018
Pennsylvania Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve proudly announces that Greencastle Associates Consulting LLC of Malvern has been selected as one of 30 national finalists for the 2018 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. Greencastle was selected from the 2,350 nominations submitted. The finalists represent large and small employers, as well as government […]
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Leadership – It is all about character, competence, resilience!

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On February 9, 2018
As Iron Sharpens Iron, so One Person Sharpens Another. This is a guest post by John Gronski, Greencastle Alumni @MGGronski   Character Character is the root of leadership. A leader of character must establish a culture of trust. A leader grows trust by trusting others first, providing a vision, displaying integrity, leading by example, and sincerely […]
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Military Friendly® Recognizes Greencastle Consulting

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On November 21, 2017
GREENCASTLE CONSULTING NAMED THIRD MOST MILITARY-FRIENDLY ORGANIZATION IN THE U.S.  Greencastle Consulting is proud to announce its has been designated the third most military-friendly company in The United States by Military Friendly®. Greencastle has been 100% veteran owned since it was founded in 1997 by three U.S. Army Rangers. Each year, Military Friendly screens thousands […]
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PA ESGR Recognizes Greencastle Consulting as a Long Time Supporter of the Guard and Reserve

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On November 20, 2017
On November 8th, 2017, Greencastle Associates Consulting was recognized by the Pennsylvania Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) with the Liberty Bell Award for its outstanding support of Military Reservists and National Guardsmen who are called to service and need support from their employer to fulfill their military obligations. This is the sixth […]
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RecruitMilitary Recognizes Greencastle Consulting As A 2017 Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military® Winner

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On May 4, 2017
 MVEs recognized for recruiting, training, and retaining military servicemembers and veterans Loveland, OH – May 1, 2017 – RecruitMilitary, the national leader in helping employers connect with high-quality veteran talent, announced the winners for the 2017 Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military today. The MVE recognition serves to help military-experienced job seekers identify the top […]
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Vendor Selection

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On April 27, 2017
Vendor selection is one of the most important, and often most tedious, aspects of replacing or upgrading one of your systems or technologies. To ensure vendor selection gets the attention it deserves, Greencastle places a heavy emphasis on developing your vendor choices, whether we are developing requirements for a new hospital entry system or upgrading […]
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Fleet Sustainability: Never a One-Size-Fits-All Solution

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On April 20, 2017
At Greencastle, we do not pride ourselves on solving one common problem for all of our clients—that is because problems don’t come in one common form. Our key to success is finding specific, right-sized solutions for each of our clients’ unique needs. Building sustainability into a corporate fleet, for example, should never be considered “one-size-fits-all.” […]
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People and Process: Combination Individualism and Leadership

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On April 14, 2017
It’s important to keep in mind that processes have a shelf life, which is why we at Greencastle emphasize a culture of process improvement with each of the leaders we support. Changing existing system structures can be a daunting challenge, especially to the people who utilize those systems. That challenge is exactly why Greencastle adheres […]
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RecruitMilitary Recognizes Greencastle Consulting as a 2017 Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military® Finalist

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On March 9, 2017
Loveland, OH – March 9, 2017 – RecruitMilitary, the national leader in helping employers connect with high-quality veteran talent, announced the finalists for the 2017 Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military today. The MVE recognition serves to help military-experienced job seekers identify the top employers to target for civilian careers. MVEs are selected annually based […]
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Greencastle Celebrtates 20 Years of Success

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On March 6, 2017
For 20 years, Greencastle Consulting has been successfully converting rigorous military training in leadership, decision making and tactical project planning into a robust and successful business model Malvern, PA – Founded in 1997 by three Army veterans with extensive project management backgrounds, Greencastle Associates Consulting LLC was established with the sole purpose of assisting service […]
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White Paper – Referral Management Workflow

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On February 20, 2017
The Challenge of getting the right data to the right person Concise and timely communication between referring physicians and specialists has a significant impact on patient referrals, consultations, coordination of care, patient outcomes and of course, physician satisfaction. It is a common challenge that all healthcare organizations face, especially with an increased need for cross-discipline […]
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Congratulations to Aaron Ronksley – One of our newest Management Consultants

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On January 26, 2017
Greencastle is pleased to announce the promotion of Aaron Ronksley to Management Consultant. Aaron has been both a contractor and full time consultant with Greencastle for more than two years. After leaving the US Navy as an accomplished Surface Warfare Officer, he joined Greencastle’s team to implement a waste management project for a Fortune 50 telecommunications company. Aaron came to […]
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Congratulations to Eric Diamond – One of our newest Management Consultants

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On January 25, 2017
Congratulations to Eric Diamond as he is promoted to Management Consultant. Eric has been with Greencastle for almost 2 years, during which time he has been intimately involved for several projects at Fortune 50 companies based in the Philadelphia Region. Eric is also a Captain in the Pennsylvanian National Guard, where he serves as a Logistics Officer […]
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Congratulations to George Beane – One of our newest Management Consultants

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On January 24, 2017
Greencastle is pleased to announce George Beane’s promotion to Management Consultant. He was hired by Greencastle as a full time employee in January 2015 following his excellent performance as a contractor, performing site audits with a waste management program at a Fortune 50 telecommunications company. When first arriving at Greencastle, George supported a national recycling program […]
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Greencastle Director Will Woldenberg Accepted into the 2016-17 LEADERSHIP Philadelphia program

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On August 1, 2016
Greencastle Consulting is excited to announce that Will Woldenberg, Director of Client Engagement Services, has been accepted to LEADERSHIP Philadelphia’s 2016-17 course. Founded in 1959, LEADERSHIP Philadelphia is  is a non-profit organization that mobilizes and connects the talent of the private sector to serve the community.  It is the original and flagship model for 400 such […]
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Bravo Zulu! Jim Blanchet earns his PMP Certification

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On June 16, 2016
Jim Blanchet, Management Consultant earns PMP Greencastle Consulting is proud to announce that Jim Blanchet has earned his PMP certification. The PMP is an industry-recognized certification for project managers issued by the Project Management Institute. This achievement demonstrates experience, education, and the competency to successfully lead and direct projects within the constraints of time, cost, […]
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ESGR Awards Celwyn Evans and Joe Crandall Employer Patriot Awards

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On June 16, 2016
Greencastle Receives Patriot Awards from ESGR for their Support of the Reserve and Guard   On June 14th, 2016, founding Partner of Greencastle Consulting Celwyn Evans and Partner Joe Crandall received the Patriot Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). This is Mr. Evans second Patriot award and the first for […]
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PECO proposes Microgrid Integrated Technology Pilot in Philadelphia Region

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On May 20, 2016
First of its kind in Philadelphia At Greencastle we are excited to share a new project that Troy Beane is working on. Microgrids (MORE INFO) are a relatively new concept. A microgrid is a local energy grid with control capability, which means it can disconnect from the traditional grid and operate autonomously. Troy and team […]
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Engine Idle Time Reduction

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On February 22, 2016
  • Solution: Change Management, Solution: Fleet, Solution: Process Improvement
An idling engine burns as much as one full gallon of fuel each hour, which burns fleet budget dollars. As a result, reducing engine idle time means reducing unnecessary fuel consumption and cutting energy costs.   Project Overview One of the most significant keys to efficiency in any budget is understanding where the money goes. […]
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Force Multiplier

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On December 31, 2015
As a company that prides itself on being owned and operated by veterans, we often use terms that private industry might not be familiar with. One of the more common terms is “force multiplier”. Simply put, it is a capability that, when added to and employed by a combat force, significantly increases the combat potential of […]
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Einstein Medical Center — EMR Rollout

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On December 28, 2015
  • Solution: Change Management, Solution: Governance, Solution: Healthcare, Solution: Implementation, Solution: Lean, Solution: PMO, Solution: Process Improvement, Solution: Project Management, Solution: Readiness Assessment
Changing scripts: a no-glitch EMR transition In 2010, Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia’s largest independent academic medical center, began implementing stand-alone labor and delivery electronic medical records (EMRs) for its obstetrics and gynecology department. The overall intent of the EMR was to reduce risk and malpractice exposure typically associated with OB/GYN through better documentation and continuity […]
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Comcast Launched Award Winning National Recycling Program

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On December 28, 2015
  • sol, Solution: Change Management, Solution: Governance, Solution: Implementation, Solution: Logistics, Solution: Never Been Done Before, Solution: Process Improvement, Solution: Readiness Assessment, Solution: Vendor Selection
Greencastle Assists Comcast in Launching an Enhanced National Recycling Program Comcast received the 2015 CableFax award for Social Responsibility for its National Recycling Program – which was planned, launched, and assessed with the help of a Greencastle Consulting project management team. Comcast is a national leader in telecommunications and a member of the Fortune 100. […]
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Bravo Zulu: Joe Crandall elected as HLNDV Corporate Sponsorship Committee Co-chair

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On December 28, 2015
Greencastle Consulting, a project management and consulting services firm, today announced that Denise Hammel-Jones, MSN, RN, BC, SSC, a clinical management consultant for the firm, has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the HIMSS Delaware Valley Chapter. The appointment runs through 2011. “By taking active leadership roles in associations like HIMSS, CHIME, MGMA […]
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Greencastle Helps Drive Comcast Fleet Optimization

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On November 9, 2015
  • Solution: Change Management, Solution: Fleet, Solution: Governance, Solution: Implementation, Solution: MSO, Solution: PMO, Solution: Process Improvement, Solution: Vendor Selection
Comcast’s partnership with Greencastle Consulting continues to yield environmentally conscious innovations to Comcast operations – decreasing Comcast’s carbon footprint while modernizing its fleet.  As one of the largest cable companies in the world, Comcast boasts a fleet of over 30,000 vehicles.  The daily use of the Comcast fleet by field techs provides home and business […]
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Bravo Zulu: Congratulations to Jim Blanchet and Joe LaRiveire on their promotion to Management Consultant

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On November 9, 2015
Greencastle today announced Jim Blanchet and Joe LaRiviere have been promoted to Management Consultant. “I am honored to announce these well-deserved promotions,” said Celwyn Evans, Founding Partner at Greencastle.  “Jim and Joe have proven to be tremendous assets to two of our very loyal customers, Comcast and PECO respectfully.” Congratulations  – keep up the great […]
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Bravo Zulu: Greencastle Consultant George Beane Promoted to Technical Sergeant

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On November 9, 2015
Congratulations to George Beane on his promotion to Technical Sergeant   George is an Associate Management Consultant at Greencastle and works on projects for Comcast including Fleet Audit Response, the Right Job Right Vehicle Initiative and New Telematics Device Implementation.  George was recently hired by Greencastle as a salaried employee in January 2015 following his […]
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Bravo Zulu: Congratulations to Comcast

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On November 9, 2015
This year, Comcast received the CableFax Social Responsibility Award for its National Recycling Program (NRP). Greencastle is proud to have helped the Comcast EHS Team lead this ambitious project to success. Greencastle supplied 13 Project Managers, traveling to every Comcast field office, to launch and assess the program, and provided key logistics and management support […]
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Bravo Zulu: US Chamber of Commerce Names Greencastle As Finalist for Hiring Our Heroes Award

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On November 9, 2015
  Greencastle Associates Consulting has been nominated for the  Capital One Award for Small Business Veteran and Military Spouse Employment awarded by the United States Chamber of Commerce. WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation today announced that Greencastle Associates Consulting is one of three finalists for the 5th Annual Hiring Our Heroes Capital One […]
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Christiana Care Health System Improves Physician Access to Medical Imaging

  • Posted by Aaron Ronksley
  • On November 9, 2015
  • Solution: Change Management, Solution: Healthcare, Solution: Implementation, Solution: Process Improvement, Solution: Project Management
Greencastle partners with Christiana Care Health System to improve patient care by streamlining physician access to diagnostic medical imaging. Christiana Care Health System is one of the nation’s largest health care providers and is ranked 22nd nationally for hospital admissions.  A non-profit health system headquartered in Wilmington, DE, Christiana Care is also a major teaching […]
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Bravo Zulu: Joe Crandall Announced as Partner at Greencastle Associates Consulting

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On August 9, 2015
Greencastle is proud to announce that Joe Crandall, formerly Director of Client Engagement Services, has been promoted to Partner. Celwyn Evans, Senior Partner at Greencastle, said “Joe has all of the qualities I look for in a business partner. He lives all of the Greencastle core values, most notably integrity, service, and loyalty. Our consultants […]
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Greencastle Receives ESGR’s Pro Patria Award

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On May 8, 2015
  On May 8th, 2015, Greencastle Associates Consulting was recognized by the Pennsylvania Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) with the “Pro Patria Award” for its outstanding support of Military Reservists and National Guardsmen who are called to service and need support from their  employer to fulfill their military obligations. This is the highest award bestowed by Pennsylvania’s […]
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White Paper – Health Data Analytics Business Case

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On February 20, 2015
The Business Case for Increasing Health Data Analytics Maturity Healthcare organizations are now forced to answer more detailed questions than ever, which drives the need for increased maturity in health data analytics (HDA) capability. Today’s organizations need answers about past performance, such as “what happened” or “how much was spent?” They must answer real-time questions, […]
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White Paper – Health Data Analytics

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On February 20, 2015
This paper is targeted toward small and medium sized healthcare organizations that have Health Data Analytics (HDA) program and are seeking to expand their capability.  Recent events are demanding organizations develop or mature their capability to leverage information that originates from disparate data sources. Discussed in this paper are the key concepts associated with a […]
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“The Valley of Despair”—Asking yourself the right questions

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On January 28, 2015
Guest post by Jim Blanchet | Associate Management Consultant If you are launching a new project or introducing a new process—or improving an existing one—that significantly impacts your employees, there are some questions you should ask to ensure you are not lagging behind on your project or, even worse, missing your objective altogether. By asking a […]
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Reverse Logistics

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On December 31, 2014
In today’s world of prolific online shopping, there is a growing need to address the reverse cycle—moving returned material from the customer to a final disposition. The process of retrieving items from the customer, returning them to inventory and determining a final disposition is called Reverse Logistics Reverse logistics, in Greencastle’s view, maximizes the value […]
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Albert Einstein Health Network – Pathology Voice Recognition System

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On December 28, 2014
  • Solution: Change Management, Solution: Governance, Solution: HDA, Solution: Healthcare, Solution: Implementation, Solution: Lean, Solution: PMO, Solution: Process Improvement, Solution: Project Management, Solution: Readiness Assessment
Efficiency in real-time: modernizing a department Utilization of the most up-to-date technology in the healthcare industry is pivotal — from intake and diagnostics, to surgery and administration. In 2009, Albert Einstein Health Network began to implement voice recognition (VR) software into their pathology department in order to capture findings in real-time. Before the advent of […]
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Bravo Zulu: Congratulations to Will Woldenberg on his promotion to Director

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On December 15, 2014
Celwyn Evans – Senior Partner, promoted Will Woldenberg to Director, Client Engagement Solutions. We are pleased to announce the promotion of Will to the position of Director, Client Engagement Solutions. Will joined our company over 3 years and has been instrumental in our success at our most important clients. With nearly a decade of leadership and […]
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Bravo Zulu: Congratualtions to Joe and Will on earning their Black Belts!

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On December 10, 2014
Greencastle congratulates Joe Crandall and Will Woldenberg for successfully completing the Villanova’s Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification program and earning their lean six sigma black belt!  They successfully completed a rigorous 16 week – 65 lesson online lean six sigma black belt course and passed the certification examination with distinction. As Six Sigma Black Belts, They will lead project […]
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Honoring Veterans Day

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On November 11, 2014
“We remember those who were called upon to give all a person can give, and we remember those who were prepared to make that sacrifice if it were demanded of them in the line of duty, though it never was. Most of all, we remember the devotion and gallantry with which all of them ennobled […]
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Atlantic Health Implements a Computerized Physician Order Entry System

  • Posted by Aaron Ronksley
  • On November 9, 2014
  • Solution: Change Management, Solution: Healthcare, Solution: Implementation, Solution: Process Improvement, Solution: Vendor Selection
Greencastle improves patient safety and care by assisting with the implementation of new medical technology. Atlantic Health is one of the largest non-profit health care systems in New Jersey.  It operates both hospitals and health care facilities, staffed with over 11,000 employees and over 3,000 physicians. It has been distinguished by FORTUNE Magazine as being among […]
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Bravo Zulu: Happy 17th Birthday Greencastle Associates Consulting!

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On October 6, 2014
Today marks Greencastle Associates Consulting’s 17th year of leading projects to success for our clients. This is remarkable as 80% of companies fail within 18 months. The three founders – Celwyn Evans, Jake Kretzing and Mark Stabile – were long time Army friends that wanted to start a high quality implementation firm combining the best […]
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Bravo Zulu: Honoring a Community Leader

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On April 15, 2014
Greencastle is a proud sponsor of Gaudenzia’s Philadelphia Award Dinner & Benefit Auction honoring Craig L. Adams. Please come out and join us for a worthy cause and to say thank you to Craig, who has given so much back to the Philadelphia community. The Community Champion Award is presented to an individual who best […]
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Key Tenants to Change Management Success

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On April 1, 2014
Organizational Change Management is a core competency of Greencastle Consulting.  Change Management is the discipline of driving intended business results by changing behaviors.  Initiatives like rolling out new software, devices, changing a workflow or merging two organizations require effective change management. Leaders and project teams must understand and address the human dynamics associated with change […]
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White Paper – Readiness Assessment

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On February 20, 2014
Critical business and clinical initiatives have profound an impact on your healthcare organization. How you prepare for them is crucial to your success. Hospitals, health systems and ambulatory care providers are embarking on more complex projects for clinical transformation, advancing patient safety, increasing margins, and improving administrative efficiency. With any new project, it is important […]
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White Paper – Merger and Acquisitions

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On February 20, 2014
After a merger agreement is signed, any merger implementation team should aim at getting the value out of the deal as soon as possible. In most cases, it is best to quickly organize a merger value realization program. The program should establish and operate a merger integration office (MIO) that represents the “Inside” interests of […]
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Five Reasons Veterans Make Great Greencastle Consultants

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On November 6, 2013
Five Reasons Veterans Make Great Greencastle Consultants. By Jim Blanchet Why do Veterans make such good consultants? Greencastle helps our clients find success in healthcare and other commercial industries by implementing a vision born in the foundations of military service. Since its formation in 1997, Greencastle has fostered this vision by hiring junior military officers […]
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Framework of Success

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On October 24, 2013
One of the most important (and most rewarding) aspects of our work is our ability to create a framework of success for our clients. Similar to scaffolding that temporarily helps build tall and impressive buildings, the work we do helps build strong and long lasting organizations. Any company that relies on another company for revenue […]
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New White Paper on Healthcare M&A

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On September 16, 2013
Healthcare M&A activity is only going to pick up, according to Forbes. The risks and benefits are debatable, but once two organizations decide to merge, there is the task of implementing the merger. Ideally, the merging of two organizations should create a new organization that is stronger and more competitive. A merger needs to be […]
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Health Data Analytics – Drivers for Improvement

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On September 9, 2013
Why is data becoming so important in healthcare now? Besides being the latest victim of immense negative attention, healthcare is making a monumental shift from a volume based business to a value based business. In the past, tracking of metrics was pretty straight forward. An over simplification of the process is: PATIENTS IN + PROCEDURES […]
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Health Data Analytics – The Enablers for Success

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On September 6, 2013
We discussed the Path to Data Maturity previously. An integral components of the HDA End-to-End process are the enablers. The enablers work in concert together to efficiently deliver the desired outcomes. Each enabler’s maturity must be commensurate with each other at the organizations desired level of HDA maturity. The aim of maturity is for each […]
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Health Data Analytics – End to End Process

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On September 4, 2013
An End-to-End HDA process accounts for all the activities from data collection through action and establishes accountability—the HDA process is the logical sequencing of the key tasks/ steps required by all stakeholders in order to produce HDA enabled action.  Once the HDA process is established, it is used for all stages of maturity.   The […]
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Health Data Analytics Maturity – Path to a Data Driven Culture

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On August 29, 2013
Is your organization data adverse or data driven? To have a data driven organization, it must embrace the gathering and sharing of data. Organizations can purchase the latest business intelligence tools, but not be optimized to leverage the power of their data. This is because the organization is still data adverse with a fancy tool. […]
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A Cut Above

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On July 27, 2013
Hiring a consultant can be one of the best things your organization can do to improve your business. A consultant can help bypass the barriers to progress by navigating the internal politics. They is no shortage of choices and skills sets available. If you need a technical consultant to build your fields in salesforce.com, there […]
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Readers Write Submission on HISTalk

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On June 26, 2013
Health Data Analytics Provides Greater Value Over Big Data Readers Write Submission on HISTalk Like you, I’m tired. I am tired of the latest buzzword in healthcare circles: “Big Data.” The problem I see as a healthcare professional is that most experts are not offering solid, realistic ideas about how to leverage data at the […]
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Greencastle’s Data to Value (D2V) Solution Unveiled

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On June 22, 2013
New service offering from Greencastle consulting prepares small and medium healthcare organizations to take advantage of their data Greencastle’s Data to Value (D2V) Solution Unveiled NEW SERVICE OFFERING FROM GREENCASTLE CONSULTING PREPARES SMALL AND MEDIUM HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THEIR DATA MALVERN, Penn. — June 15th, 2013 — Greencastle Associates Consulting announced the […]
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Why the majority of healthcare organizations don’t need BIG Data

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On June 15, 2013
First in a series on Health Data Analytics Why the majority of healthcare organizations don’t need BIG Data Big Data is often described as this insurmountable river of data that healthcare organizations have no chance of tapping without spending millions of dollars and a hiring a bunch of data scientists. Most of the hospitals in […]
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HLNDV Winter 2013 Update: Greencastle Health Data Analytics Article

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On February 15, 2013
Greencastle’s article on Health Data Analytics begins on Page 16 HLNDV Winter 2013 Update: Greencastle Health Data Analytics Article Big Data isn’t new. Big Data isn’t scary. But, it is a recent catch phrase that is meant to strike fear in the uninformed masses. The truth is you and your organization have been using Big Data, […]
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Comcast – Workers’ Compensation Pilot

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On December 28, 2012
  • Solution: Change Management, Solution: Governance, Solution: Implementation, Solution: MSO, Solution: PMO, Solution: Process Improvement, Solution: Project Management, Solution: Readiness Assessment
Solutions through centralization and simplicity In 2012, with over 100,000 workers across 23 states, Comcast sought to improve its Workers’ Compensation (WC) program. To achieve this, the company called upon a team from Greencastle Consulting to rollout a new WC administration that was simple, efficient and centralized. For the project to be a success, basic […]
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Taking Your PMO to the Next Level

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On November 1, 2012
Greencastle’s Fall CHIME 2012 Presentation: Discusses why healthcare needs to adopt the enterprise PMO model in order to embrace real change Taking Your PMO to the Next Level Every hospital project is an IT project.  How many times have you heard that in the past few years? A quick look at the evidence and there […]
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The Business Case for Hiring a Veteran

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On March 5, 2012
Great white paper by Syracuse University on the value of hiring veterans The Business Case for Hiring a Veteran Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said that “hiring people is an art, not a science, and resumes can’t tell you whether someone will fit into a company’s culture.” Schultz’s suggestion that hiring is mostly “art,” and that […]
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Healthcare Kaizen Blitz

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On March 1, 2012
Greencastle’s Kaizen Blitz Solution: How to reduce waste in healthcare workflows by utilizing Healthcare Kaizen Blitz. Click the image below to learn more.
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Lehigh Valley Health Network Selects Greencastle for EMR Training

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On November 9, 2009
  • Solution: Healthcare, Solution: PMO, Solution: Process Improvement, Solution: Readiness Assessment
Assessment and plan development will guide enhancements to training aspects of Lehigh Valley’s ongoing ambulatory EMR deployment   MALVERN, Penn. — April 13, 2009 — Greencastle Consulting, a project management and consulting services firm, today announced an agreement with Lehigh Valley Health Network, a major health system in eastern Pennsylvania. Greencastle will develop a customized […]
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Greencastle Unveils ARRA Readiness Assessment

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On June 22, 2009
New Service Offering from Greencastle Consulting Evaluates Acute and Ambulatory EHR Preparedness and Develops Action Plan for Maximizing Economic Stimulus Opportunities Greencastle Consulting, a project management and consulting services firm, today announced the availability of a new service offering, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) readiness assessment. Hospital and health system customers will use the […]
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AtlantiCare – MPI Preparation

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On December 28, 2006
  • Solution: Change Management, Solution: Governance, Solution: HDA, Solution: Healthcare, Solution: Implementation, Solution: Lean, Solution: PMO, Solution: Process Improvement, Solution: Project Management, Solution: Readiness Assessment
Use of OPTI PREP model to transition into MPI In 2006, AtlantiCare, New Jersey’s largest healthcare organization, took steps to prepare itself for an enterprise patient index project. The goals of the master patient impact (MPI) project were to investigate, select and install the most effective system to ensure patient information was accessible and consistent […]
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Greencastle Provides Comcast Transition Assistance for Adelphia Merger

  • Posted by Aaron Ronksley
  • On November 9, 2006
  • Solution: Change Management, Solution: Governance, Solution: Implementation, Solution: M&A, Solution: PMO, Solution: Process Improvement, Solution: Project Management
Greencastle implements a proven methodology framework for the efficient and seamless handling of large scale mergers and acquisitions. Comcast and Time Warner Cable announced that they had reached a definitive agreement to acquire all of the assets from the Adelphia Communication Corporation on April 21, 2005.  Completed by July 31, 2006, this deal significantly broadened […]
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Lockheed Martin – Missile Dismantlement Program

  • Posted by Joe Crandall
  • On November 9, 2000
  • Solution: Change Management, Solution: Governance, Solution: Never Been Done Before, Solution: PMO, Solution: Project Management
Department of Defense contract spurs new scheduling model for Lockheed Martin In 2000, Lockheed Martin (LM) embarked on a six-month scheduling restructure for its Missile Dismantlement Program. To accomplish this, the company engaged a design and implementation team from Greencastle Consulting to facilitate Program Control Integration (PCI) by identifying key performance indicators and manifesting them […]
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