Who are We?

Strand Med was founded in 2007 by Doctor Jussi Rantanen. He is a consultant level practising orthopaedic surgeon with 20 years of experience in healthcare business and management. He wanted to provide an active clinician’s point of view into healthcare business projects, such as mergers and acquisitions, as well as business development.

“Doctors can be very difficult
to lead and manage,
especially through changes.
It takes one to know one!”

It can be challenging for a non-medical person to evaluate or manage complex medical processes in a hospital setting. The medical staff may mislead their managers into poor business decisions by quoting medical reasons, and, in particular, patient safety.

When ambitious healthcare development projects fail to provide the success promised, it is often due to resistance by the medical professionals – they reluctantly undergo the unwanted changes in their daily routines. Unmotivated medical staff can easily hide behind medical jargon in their resistance against changes.

Doctor Jussi Rantanen


  • Orthopaedic surgeon, adjunct professor in surgery, MBA (D.Med.Sc. / M.D., Ph.D.)
  • International experience in medical services, surgery, and hospital management
  • Unsurpassed leadership experience in complex projects involving multidisciplinary groups of professionals
  • Over 20 years of experience in health care project management

Our team includes experts of the following fields

  • Day surgery
  • Anaesthesiology
  • Nursing
  • Health sector investment
  • Health insurance management

Why Strand Med?

Unlike other consultancy companies, our services are led and provided by medical doctors with decades of experience in designing, building, and running healthcare projects and hospitals.

Our high-quality consultancy services reflect the high level of medical ethics. All our professionals are from Finland and have learned and adapted the first-rate Scandinavian healthcare standards, as well as the excellent value for money approach the Finnish healthcare is known for. The quality of our services come from the Nordic countries. However, we operate in an international environment and have extensive international experience from projects in Eastern Europe and the Middle East as well.