DALLAS, TX --(Marketwire - April 01, 2013) - ECG Management Consultants, Inc., one of the nation's premier healthcare management consulting firms, is expanding its geographical reach and physical presence in the southern U.S. with the opening of its office in Dallas, Texas. With the tremendous number of hospitals and academic institutions in the area, the decision to increase ECG's presence in the region was a logical progression and further supports the needs of its clients.
Mr. Joshua D. Halverson, Principal and leader of the Dallas office, commented on the expansion, stating, "We are excited to open an office in Texas. A dedicated presence in Dallas enables us to better provide assistance to healthcare organizations throughout the state and surrounding area. Being a permanent part of the Texas healthcare community allows us to leverage our experience working with many of the country's best-performing organizations and to provide strategic and practical solutions that are most relevant to the Texas marketplace."
Mr. John C. Whitham, Principal and leader of ECG's Healthcare Information Technology (IT) practice, stated, "As integration through healthcare technology continues, our expanded local presence will allow us to better partner with our current and future Texas clients to help them navigate healthcare IT and the challenges of interoperability. We will also be able to provide more local resources for better continuity through longer-term relationships."
Mr. Stephen F. Messinger, Managing Partner of ECG, commented, "We have worked with several academic medical centers, health systems, and medical groups in the state, and we are excited to be able to better serve our clients with a regional presence based in Dallas. Josh and John are national-level experts in strategy, healthcare IT, and innovation. The team they are assembling offers client organizations top-tier advisory and consulting services."
With the opening of the Dallas office, ECG brings the highest-quality and most comprehensive set of management consulting services to healthcare organizations across the region. ECG's consultants are recognized nationally as content and technical experts in the business and strategy of healthcare. The leaders in the Dallas office offer expertise that is particularly relevant to organizations in Texas, given the complexities associated with corporate practice of medicine laws, the Medicaid waiver, demographic changes affecting healthcare expenditures, and other factors contributing to the shifting healthcare environment. Their specific areas of focus include:
- Hospital/physician alignment.
- Strategy development and organizational transformation.
- Performance optimization using Lean/Six Sigma methods and other management tools.
- IT system strategy planning and implementation.
About ECG Management Consultants, Inc.
ECG offers strategic, financial, operational, and technology-related consulting services to healthcare providers. As an industry leader, ECG provides specialized expertise to community and children's hospitals, health systems, medical groups, academic medical centers, and schools of medicine. For 40 years, ECG has played an instrumental role in developing and implementing innovative and customized solutions that effectively address issues confronting healthcare providers. ECG has more than 115 forward-thinking consultants who are focused on delivering the highest-quality services to exceed our clients' expectations. ECG's national presence includes offices in Boston, Dallas, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C.
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