SOURCE: ECG Management Consultants, Inc.

ECG Management Consultants, Inc.

October 07, 2015 10:00 ET

ECG Welcomes Eveia Health, Expands ASC Service Offering

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - October 07, 2015) - Increasing cost pressures, growing consumerism, and expanded outpatient offerings are combining to promote a transition of care from hospital surgery suites to outpatient ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). That's one reason why ECG Management Consultants, a national consulting firm working exclusively with healthcare providers, was eager to join forces with Eveia Health Consulting & Management.

"We are excited about teaming up with Eveia because the company is well managed, has great people, and it allows us to strengthen our capability in the ambulatory space, which is a major focus area for growth and performance improvement for our client partners," said ECG President Steve Messinger. "With Eveia, we will be able to immediately impact our clients' ASC and ambulatory plans and performance."

Eveia has provided consulting services since 1998 and has serviced more than 500 clients in 43 states. The Issaquah, Washington-based company specializes in the ASC business, including managed care contract negotiation, compliance and operations, feasibility studies, M&A, and joint venture transaction support. Eveia has a proven track record of partnering with its clients to provide strategic, financial, and operations assessments that result in long-term financial success.

Naya Kehayes, founder and CEO of Eveia, and now an ECG practice leader, sees the union with ECG as an opportunity to better serve her firm's long-standing clients. "While Eveia has a long history of servicing the complex needs of ambulatory surgery center businesses, we knew there were opportunities to do more to meet the demands of our clients," she said. "ECG has the national presence and depth and breadth of healthcare provider services to help us meet our clients' needs more comprehensively."

As part of the healthcare industry's shift to value-based care delivery, increasing numbers of procedures are being performed in outpatient settings. Expecting that trend to accelerate, ECG Principal Kevin Kennedy identified Eveia as a firm that could bolster ECG's work in the ambulatory surgery market. "Our partnership with Eveia is an outstanding example of how ECG is preparing to take our clients into the value-based environment," Kennedy explained. "For ECG, adding greater depth and breadth to our ambulatory care consulting services is a logical progression that builds on our historical strength with outpatient services and our commitment to meeting our clients' changing needs."

About ECG
ECG is a strategic consulting firm that is leading healthcare forward, using the knowledge and expertise built over the course of four decades to help clients see clearly where healthcare is going and to navigate toward success. We work as trusted, professional partners with hospitals, health systems, medical groups, academic medical centers, and ambulatory surgery centers across the country. We thrive on delivering smart counsel and pragmatic solutions to the critical challenges facing healthcare providers. Client success is our primary objective. ECG's national presence includes offices in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C.

Contact Information

  • For more information about ECG's partnership with Eveia, contact:
    Susan Arnold