Leslie Flores
“We needed someone who would be able to translate the practice of hospital medicine to a business model that would be easy to understand. Ms. Flores has demonstrated remarkable skill at educating us on these issues.”
Christine Lum Lung, MD Medical Director Northern Colorado Hospitalists, LLC Fort Collins, CO

Leslie Flores, MHA, SFHM

A founding partner of Nelson|Flores, Leslie Flores is now retired from active consulting but continues to serve in an emeritus role to periodically offer advice and to help brainstorm solutions to clients’ pressing challenges. 

Leslie lends a healthcare administrator’s perspective, having served in executive-level positions in hospital operations, physician practice development and managed care. She practiced as a healthcare management consultant for more than 20 years.

In addition to her work in hospitalist practice management consulting, Ms. Flores’ experience includes extensive work in management and leadership development, leadership coaching, retreat facilitation, conflict mediation, and team-building in healthcare settings.

Ms. Flores remains active in the Society of Hospital Medicine, where she serves as an informal advisor for practice management issues. Since 2008 she has co-led SHM’s biennial surveys of hospital medicine groups, from survey design through analysis and writing of the resulting State of Hospital Medicine report. She also serves as a member of the Executive Council for the Society’s Multi-Site Leaders Special Interest Group, and as a member of the blogging team for SHM’s official blog The Hospital Leader. She served as course co-director for SHM’s one-day practice management course for more than a decade.

An active member of Grace Chapel Indio, where she sings (and occasionally plays guitar) on the worship team, Ms. Flores is committed to living out her love for Jesus in all aspects of her life.


BS Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine
MHA, University of Minnesota


Society of Hospital Medicine