SOURCE: ECG Management Consultants, Inc.

March 26, 2007 19:26 ET

ECG Management Consultants, Inc. Adds Expert to Growing Office

WASHINGTON, DC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 26, 2007 --ECG Management Consultants, Inc., one of the nation's premier healthcare management consulting firms, announced today that Ms. Gita B. Budd has joined the company's Washington, D.C. office as Principal.

"We believe Gita's depth of strategic planning, financial, and operational experience complements ECG's service offerings. We look forward to leveraging her leadership as the company continues to grow," said Mr. Stephen F. Messinger, practice leader of ECG's Washington, D.C. office.

Most recently, Ms. Budd was Managing Partner at the consulting firm BlumenBudd, Inc. Previously, she held several senior-level management positions, including Vice President at Jennings Ryan & Kolb, Regional Vice President - Strategy and Business Development at SSM Health Care, and Managing Director at Borgess Health Alliance. She holds a master of business administration degree with a concentration in hospital and health services management, accounting, and organizational behavior from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Northwestern. In 1995, Ms. Budd was selected as an Emerging Leader in Healthcare by the Healthcare Forum and Korn/Ferry International.

About ECG Management Consultants, Inc.

ECG is a national firm that provides a broad range of strategic, operational, and technology-related consulting services to healthcare providers. ECG is particularly known for specialized expertise regarding hospital and physician relationships, strategic and business planning, specialty program development, and the complexities of the academic healthcare enterprise. ECG has offices in Seattle, Boston, San Diego, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit

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