SOURCE: ECG Management Consultants, Inc.

healthcare management consulting

December 07, 2009 14:45 ET

ECG Management Consultants, Inc. Welcomes Anesthesia and Perioperative Services Expert to Seattle Office

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - December 7, 2009) - ECG Management Consultants, Inc., one of the nation's premier healthcare management consulting firms, today announced that Ms. Jessica L. Kovash has joined the company's Seattle office as a Senior Manager within the Healthcare - Northwest practice. Ms. Kovash will focus on enhancing ECG's hospital operations consulting services, with a focus on developing the perioperative subspecialty.

Commenting on the hire, the leader of ECG's Healthcare - Northwest practice, Mr. Kevin M. Kennedy, Principal, said, "Jessica's expertise in anesthesia and surgical services will be a valuable addition to our healthcare operations practice. Perioperative services is, and will continue to be, a key driver of volume and profitability for most hospitals. Jessica will enhance our ability to help clients improve financial and operational performance and drive efficiency in this critical area. Her in-depth understanding of surgical and anesthesia services will help ensure our ability to exceed our clients' expectations for these important assignments."

With more than 13 years of professional experience in healthcare consulting, Ms. Kovash most recently served as Vice President of Operations and Strategic Business Consultant at Surgical Directions, LLC. During her tenure, she completed over 75 perioperative operational reviews and anesthesia-related assignments, helping hospitals streamline patient throughput processes, establish new perioperative governance models, improve financial performance, and grow surgical volume. Additionally, she has performed healthcare business valuations, compensation and practice performance analyses, strategic analyses, and feasibility studies.

Ms. Kovash holds a bachelor of science degree in business/hotel administration from the University of New Hampshire, with continuing education in finance, business valuations, and lean methodologies.

About ECG Management Consultants, Inc.

ECG offers a broad range of strategic, financial, operational, and technology-related consulting services to healthcare providers. ECG provides specialized expertise in developing and implementing innovative and customized solutions that effectively address hospital/physician relationships, strategic and business planning, specialty program development, information technology, and the complexities of the academic healthcare enterprise. ECG has offices in Seattle, Boston, Washington, D.C., San Diego, and St. Louis. For more information, visit

Contact Information