SOURCE: Compass Clinical Consulting

Compass Clinical Consulting

August 12, 2009 16:55 ET

Compass Group, Inc. Changes Brand Name to Compass Clinical Consulting

Re-Branding Aligns Focus on Hospital and Healthcare Systems Efforts to Cut Costs and Improve Quality of Healthcare Delivery

CINCINNATI, OH--(Marketwire - August 12, 2009) - Compass Group, Inc., a healthcare consultancy founded in 1979, and headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio has changed its brand name to Compass Clinical Consulting (http://www.compass-clinical.com).

REDUCING COST OF HEALTHCARE DELIVERY

"These are very challenging economic times for hospitals and healthcare systems," said Cary D. Gutbezahl, MD and President of Compass Clinical Consulting. "Our name change to Compass Clinical Consulting more accurately reflects and aligns with the Company's focus on reducing costs and improving quality of healthcare delivery for hospitals and healthcare systems.

IMPROVING HEALTHCARE QUALITY DELIVERY

In conjunction with the re-branding focus, Compass has launched a series of new Web sites to help hospital leaders improve healthcare delivery, including:

--  Better Hospitals (http://www.better-hospitals.com), an informative,
    educational Web site featuring topics such as healthcare cost
    reduction, patient care and experience, accreditation and compliance,
    conflict and cost management, financial stability and interim executive
    placement.
--  Hospital Accreditation & Compliance
    (http://www.hospital-accreditation.com), a resource Web site focusing
    on the regulatory standards of The Joint Commission and the Centers for
    Medicare and Medicaid Services.
--  Compass Forum (http://www.compass-forum.com), a members-only site with
    Web-based education sessions conducted by accreditation and regulatory
    experts.
--  Compass Clinical Consulting Social Media Newsroom
    (http://www.compass-clinical.net), which enables journalists and
    industry analysts to access the latest news and information via a
    social media newsroom. The newsroom features quick access to Compass
    Clinical Consulting on:
      --  YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/compassclinical) - Educational
          videos
      --  Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/compasscc) - Microblog updates
      --  Facebook (http://bit.ly/1dGoq) - social network
      --  Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/compassclinical) - Images and
          photos
      --  RSS Feeds - Automatic news updates

Each Compass features Web 2.0 sharing and commenting features to help hospital leaders participate in collaborative discussions on the critical issues challenging the healthcare industry.

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Compass Clinical Consulting helps hospital leaders achieve clinical, operational, strategic, and labor cost optimization, better patient satisfaction, interim executive staffing, and regulatory & accreditation compliance. Corporate headquarters are located in Cincinnati, OH.

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