SOURCE: ECG Management Consultants, Inc.

ECG Management Consultants - Healthcare Management Consulting Services

March 30, 2011 08:10 ET

ECG Management Consultants, Inc., Welcomes Ms. Chris A. Clarke to Its Northwest Healthcare Practice

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - March 30, 2011) - ECG Management Consultants, Inc. one of the nation's premier healthcare management consulting firms, welcomes Ms. Chris A. Clarke as a Senior Manager within the company's Northwest Healthcare practice. Based in Oregon, the addition of Ms. Clarke further enhances ECG's expertise in physician practice management and medical group operations.

Commenting on this hire, the leader of ECG's Northwest Healthcare practice, Mr. Kevin M. Kennedy, Principal, said, "Chris brings extraordinary capabilities to ECG in working with both independent medical groups and hospital-employed physician organizations. She has tremendous experience, ranging from detailed understanding of practice management issues up to the highest-level strategic planning and leadership questions. She is an excellent addition to a strong team."

Ms. Clarke will be working on an array of projects related to operations, leadership, and governance within the physician practice environment. Her expertise includes conducting practice operational assessments, implementing operational improvement strategies and tools, addressing changes required by EMR implementation, fulfilling interim executive engagements, and developing governance models for the physician side of integrated delivery systems.

Ms. Clarke's more than 25 years of executive-level experience includes clinical and system leadership roles within Virginia Mason Medical Center and PeaceHealth Oregon Region, as well as serving as interim Chief Executive Officer for Skagit Regional Clinics. Over the years, Ms. Clarke has designed physician office facilities utilizing process improvement techniques to maximize efficiency, developed standardized approaches to improve administrative and patient throughput processes, and overseen increases in physician and patient satisfaction and financial performance. She has a wealth of experience in medical group operations, a deep understanding of process improvement science, and a passion for working with physicians to develop service excellence.

Ms. Clarke is a registered nurse with a bachelor of science degree in business administration and a master certificate in Lean Six Sigma from Villanova University.

About ECG Management Consultants, Inc.
ECG offers a broad range of strategic, financial, operational, and technology-related consulting services to healthcare providers. As a leader in the industry, 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 Boston, San Diego, Seattle, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit

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