Our Story

Our Mission

ATW Health Solutions works to improve healthcare systems for all people. We go beyond the framework of typical client engagements and deeply explore the relationship between today’s healthcare challenges, our client needs, and evidence-based solutions. Our approach to healthcare quality and performance improvement fully integrates the values, expectations, and beliefs of patients and people into our transformative work. Learn more here about our Patient Partner Innovation Community (PPIC).

Our Vision
Continually transform healthcare delivery and policy to improve the lives of all people.
Our Philosophy
Today’s health leaders require expert leaders and practitioners to develop effective plans that will transform their organizations into one that exceeds the expectations of its patients and the populations served. From partnering with health systems, to offering innovative performance improvement solutions to government, or advocating for health equity on behalf of patients and their families, we make health care improvement a priority.
With more than 20 years of collective experience, we are trusted thought leaders and partners to health care organizations, medical professionals, health care advocacy groups and patients to bring about the kind of change that improves health outcomes by raising the standard of health care.
We are committed to data-driven, evidence based methodologies that create innovative solutions and transform systems.
Established in 2014, ATW Health Solutions has earned national recognition for its work transforming healthcare delivery systems from ordinary to best-in-class. ATW Health Solutions is a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 8(a), Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) healthcare advisory and consulting firm based in Chicago, Illinois. With a focus on improving quality, safety, and health equity, ATW Health Solutions has partnered with public and privately-held organizations and government agencies to transforming healthcare delivery systems locally and nationally. Founded by healthcare transformation expert and visionary Dr. Knitasha Washington, ATW Health Solutions is a values organization driven by bold aims and goals to improve healthcare for all.

Whether it is through our research, our rapid-cycle Quality Improvement training and implementation or our staffing solutions, we identify and design the right solution to the right problem for the right people. At ATW Health Solutions we thrive on innovation and apply an evidence-based approach by embedding data and analytics into our performance measurement systems and solutions. Our client solutions seamlessly integrate patient-centeredness and equity as core strategies representing measurable inputs and outputs – resulting in demonstrated value.

Our Impact
Award Winning
ATW Health Solutions is proud to have served as a subcontractor for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Partnership for Patients from 2011 – 2019. In 2016 Dr. Washington received the highlight of awards and recognition from CMS for the work and contribution shaping the Patient and Family Engagement and Health Equity strategies and programs in partnership with the Hospital Engagement Networks which resulted in an estimated 87,000 lives saved, 2.1 million fewer patient harms, and $19.8 billion in cost savings.
30+ Projects
ATW Health Solutions has partnered nationally and locally to improve healthcare. Our select body of recent work contributions include:
Large-Scale Quality Improvement Program Design and Implementation
Patient and Family Engagement Program Development and Implementation
Strategic Planning and Technical Assistance
Research, Study Design and Evaluations
Staffing and Workforce Development
Data Analytics, Data Reporting and Information Technology

Joseph Gaspero

Executive in Residence & Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

Kellie Goodson

Chief Experience & Engagement Officer

Tanya Lord

Dr. Tanya Lord

Chief Innovations Officer

Antonea Owens


Dr. Brittny Bratcher-Rasmus

Manager of Client and Program Value

Desiree Bradley

Patient Engagement Network Lead

Knadya Washington

Director of Administrative Operations & Support Services

Helena Habtemariam

Research Assistant

Andrew Slavin

Executive Team Administrative Support

Inez White

Health Systems Transformation Strategist

Stephen Hale

Research and Equity Strategist

Nicole Bornstein

Research Assistant

Ellen Schultz

Consultant, Health Policy