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Stacy Hurt, M.H.A., M.B.A. has spent 20+ years in healthcare and physician practice management in such areas as sales, marketing, training, operations, customer service, and human resources.  Her professional experience on the care delivery side has been a huge advantage to Stacy as caregiver for her intellectually and developmentally disabled son and herself as a stage IV colorectal cancer patient/survivor. Stacy has volunteered as a patient advocate for The Colon Club, Colorectal Cancer Alliance, Colon Cancer Foundation, Colon Cancer Coalition, Fight Colorectal Cancer, American Cancer Society, UPMC, Lyfebulb, and Clara Health.  Her viral story of a “random act of kindness” from a Southwest Airlines employee was featured on ABC World News Tonight with David Muir, the Today Show, Inside Edition, Fox News, Huffington Post, Forbes Magazine and other major news outlets around the world.

As a Patient Consultant, Stacy connects pharma/tech companies and health systems to their end users by sharing her first-hand personal perspective and strategic expertise.  Her areas of focus are digital health, patient engagement, cancer survivorship, resilience, patient centricity, invisible disabilities, and patient/caregiver experience.

Stacy’s mission is to raise awareness, accessibility, and inclusion for the patient voice and exemplify a positive, “keep it real” approach when confronting life’s big challenges.  Stacy holds a B.S. from Penn State University and a Master of Health Administration and Master of Business Administration degrees from University of Pittsburgh. Stacy is a certified personal fitness trainer, member of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association, member of the #TelemedNow thoughtleader group, and was selected as a HIMSS "Digital Influencer." She resides in Pittsburgh, PA with her husband and two sons. Connect with Stacy on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn