News Release: Kathy O’Connor joins Hammes Company

Vice president of advisory services joins growing Hammes healthcare consulting practice

Kathy O’Connor, VP of Advisory Services, Hammes Company

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 4, 2017 – Hammes Company, the nation’s leader in healthcare facilities development, ( is pleased to announce and welcome Kathy O’ Connor as vice president of advisory services. She will lead a practice group dedicated to advising healthcare organizations as they navigate the range of competing priorities healthcare executives currently face surrounding population health management, capital resource and facility planning and development of ambulatory network and acute specialty hospital development strategies.

O’Connor’s highly successful career and in-depth knowledge and experience enhance Hammes Company’s advisory service capabilities. Her depth of experience demonstrates her ability to navigate the complexities of an integrated health system. She will lead a talented team that has provided innovative ambulatory network, master facility, and capital project feasibility planning services for over two decades for clients across the United States. O’Connor brings over 20 years of progressive experience in strategic planning development, clinical and operational analyses, and process improvement. She worked most recently as vice president of corporate strategy and business development for Sentara Healthcare–one of the nation’s perennial “Top Integrated Health Systems”.

O’Connor earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering at the University of Buffalo and a master’s of business administration at California State University.

“Kathy is an important leadership addition for the Hammes team. Her extensive knowledge and lessons learned from her industry-leading integrated health system experience will provide our clients valuable insights for driving growth strategies and transformation,” said Chris Kay, president and chief operating officer for Hammes Company.


About Hammes Company

Hammes Company has been ranked by Modern Healthcare as the No. 1 healthcare facility developer for 16 years. Hammes Company has managed in excess of 57 million square feet of complex new, expansion, renovation, replacement, ambulatory care, and acute care projects with a value of over $23 billion for hospitals and health systems nationwide. Hammes Company represents extensive experience managing the planning, financing, development, construction, leasing, and management of non-acute and acute healthcare facilities.

Hammes Company has helped many of the nation’s leading healthcare organizations plan, implement, and manage facility strategies and solutions for more than a quarter of a century. The company delivers measurable results that help healthcare providers grow while meeting the unique health and wellness needs of their communities. Hammes Company is headquartered in greater Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and provides services through a network of regional offices strategically located across the country.

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