Signal Key is led by Hunter Gatewood.

Hunter has worked with over 200 organizations in health care quality improvement and population health since 2006. He has worked in health care since 1998. Before focusing on improvement work full-time, he was a clinical social worker in community mental health and primary care case management. This real-world health care experience informs his work, particularly in this era of emphasis on population health and the integration of health care services with the goals of public health. As part of his professional development, Hunter completed the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Improvement Advisor program and served as the president of a San Francisco non-profit organization.

Signal Key is named for the telegraph signal key, the dot-and-dash-making machine that brought the world into regular reliable contact virtually overnight. Among its contributions, the telegraph allowed great improvements to the safety of the railroads, and improved the range and reliability of news reporting.

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Here are some of the things clients have to say about Signal Key’s work: 


On strategic improvement support
and program design:

Very organized and adapts quickly and easily to changing needs, deliverables, etc.
Able to quickly devise new approaches and solutions to move the conversation forward
Hunter is engaging and staff loved him.

On Instruction on performance
improvement and leadership skills:

It was fascinating to watch the ease with which Hunter connected with our participants.
Hunter’s expertise in quality improvement is amazing, and he is a phenomenal trainer.
Hunter understands how people learn, and can adapt his training to meet the needs of everyone in the room