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Erin Stitzel, FAHP, CFRE

Principal Consultant

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Erin Stitzel, FAHP, CFRE is a leader in creating and implementing grateful patient and clinician partnership strategies. She has worked in over 65 hospitals across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom to implement comprehensive grateful patient engagement and clinician partnership strategies including partnering with hundreds of physicians, clinicians and nurses in philanthropy. She has a proven track record of success in helping organizations substantially increase giving from grateful patients and families and building robust, service-line based clinician partnerships to increase grateful patient referrals. 

Erin is a Fellow of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (FAHP), the highest level of certification that can be obtained in health care philanthropy and a member of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy’s inaugural 40 Under 40 class. She is a frequent speaker at local and international health care philanthropy conferences and webinars and has published numerous papers on grateful patient engagement and clinician partnership strategies, including being published by the American Hospital Association, the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy and Blackbaud. With a focus on fostering robust clinician partnerships, Erin creates strategies to collaborate physicians, nurses and other frontline caregivers in philanthropic initiatives. She is passionate about building mutually-beneficial and meaningful connections with grateful patients to drive major gifts and has proven success in helping implement successful patient engagement programs over multi-hospital systems. In addition to playing an integral role in driving grateful patient campaigns and service line physician engagement, she also adds value to organizations through strategic planning and campaign management. Erin’s knowledge of hospital operations and health care culture, combined with her in-depth frontline experience, enable her to integrate programs and solutions that are unique to the health care industry.

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