Huron Consulting Group Expands Academic Medical Center Capabilities
Company Adds Managing Directors from Harvard Medical International and NYU School of Medicine
CHICAGO – October 30, 2007 – Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ: HURN), a leading provider of financial and operational consulting services, today announced that Dr. Robert K. Crone and Kathleen P. Gallagher have joined the Company as managing directors to focus on serving academic medical centers.
“Academic medical centers continue to face unique challenges as they maintain balance between providing quality patient care, educating medical students and contributing to the research community,” said Gary E. Holdren, chairman and chief executive officer, Huron Consulting Group. “We are pleased to welcome industry leaders Bob and Kathy to help Huron provide innovative solutions at this critical time for healthcare organizations both domestically and internationally.”
Crone is an internationally renowned senior healthcare physician executive who has been leading global medicine ventures for U.S.-based healthcare institutions for more than 20 years. At Huron, he will expand the Company’s international service offerings to academic medical centers. Crone comes to Huron from Harvard Medical International, where as founder, president and chief executive officer, he established and led Harvard Medical School’s (HMS) first formalized venture in global medicine. In this role, he also served as clinical professor and dean for international programs at HMS. His efforts have helped several academic medical centers and medical institutions enhance their global and regional reputations, increase efficiencies, and set healthcare benchmarks in many countries across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Crone is also listed among Best Doctors in America for pediatric anesthesia and intensive care. He received his MD from Albany Medical College at Union University. Crone will be based in Huron’s Boston office.
Gallagher is a nationally recognized leader in providing financial, strategic and operational services to academic medical centers and teaching hospitals. With more than 20 years in healthcare, she has extensive experience managing administration and operations at academic medical centers. Most recently, Gallagher served as vice dean of administration at NYU School of Medicine, where she was responsible for handling all administrative, budgetary and operational functions. Previously, she served in a similar role as the senior associate dean for administration and finance at the Drexel University College of Medicine. In addition, Gallagher advised major academic medical centers as a senior associate/project manager at CSC Healthcare. She holds a BS in nursing from Thomas Jefferson University and a MS in nursing administration from the University of Pennsylvania. Gallagher will be based in Huron’s New York office.
Huron’s professionals have worked with 80 of the top 100 research institutions and academic medical centers. Huron’s academic medical center team is comprised of experienced individuals from elite healthcare institutions. Using this unique approach, Huron can provide clients with industry veterans to help navigate current complex global healthcare issues.
About Huron Consulting Group
Huron Consulting Group helps clients effectively address complex challenges that arise in litigation, disputes, investigations, regulatory compliance, procurement, financial distress, and other sources of significant conflict or change. The Company also helps clients deliver superior customer and capital market performance through integrated strategic, operational, and organizational change. Huron provides services to a wide variety of both financially sound and distressed organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, medium-sized businesses, leading academic institutions, healthcare organizations, and the law firms that represent these various organizations. Learn more at www.huronconsultinggroup.com.
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