SOURCE: The Camden Group

The Camden Group

January 19, 2012 14:14 ET

The Camden Group Adds Clinical, Managed Care and Strategy Experts

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Jan 19, 2012) - The Camden Group, a leading national healthcare business advisory firm, continues to expand its expertise in key areas affected by healthcare reform. Joining the executive team are Virginia Tyler, FACHE, Peggy Crabtree, RN, and Marge Mercury, RN, who bring proven track records of success in strategic planning, service line management and managed care.

"Providers and health plans alike are undergoing fundamental change brought on by healthcare reform. Virginia, Peggy and Marge are ideally prepared to help healthcare organizations make the necessary transformations. Drawing on first-hand clinical and management experience at providers and health plans, they provide valuable knowledge and insight to our clients as they work on moving from our current fee-for-service system to the emerging fee-for-value model," says Steven Valentine, president of The Camden Group.

Now part of The Camden Group's Rochester office, Tyler previously ran her own consulting firm helping healthcare clients with governance, strategic planning, and mergers. Before moving into consulting, Tyler held multiple simultaneous roles with Thompson Health, including serving as vice president of strategic planning and business development, president of Finger Lakes Community Care Network and executive director of the Finger Lakes Community Care Network Independent Physician Association.

Crabtree, who is joining the Los Angeles office, previously was executive director of cardiovascular and imaging service lines for Huntington Memorial Hospital. Before that, she was South Bay Region service area director for clinical departments and service lines at Providence Health System Little Company of Mary Hospital and chief executive officer of Cardiology Consultants of the South Bay. She began her career as an emergency department nurse before moving into nursing administration.

Another addition to the Rochester office, Mercury headed network and business development for Evercare, a United Healthcare Company, before joining The Camden Group. She also was regional director of medical benefits management for Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield and vice president of managed care services for the Greater Rochester Independent Physician Association. She began her career as a nurse and nurse manager before moving into case management and then provider relations for health plans.

About The Camden Group

With offices across the country, The Camden Group is one of the nation's leading healthcare business advisory firms. The firm provides a broad array of healthcare consulting services in areas ranging from strategic and business planning and financial advisory and compliance, to hospital operations improvement, hospital/physician alignment, clinical integration, bundled payments, and developing accountable care organizations. Since its founding in 1970, The Camden Group has advised more than 1,000 hospitals, medical groups, outpatient facilities, and other healthcare organizations nationwide. For more information, visit us online at