Boston, MA — March 13, 2014 — L.E.K. Consulting, a global management consulting firm, has formed a network of veteran healthcare executives to advise its healthcare clients. The advisory network includes Jerry Coil, Fred Hatfield, Jeffrey Rose, Dave Schmidt and Linde Finsrud Wilson, all current or former senior executives in well-known U.S. healthcare organizations.
“The healthcare executive network team will enhance our strategy activation services at a time when our clients are navigating a rapidly evolving business environment,” said Bill Frack, a managing director and head of L.E.K.’s global Healthcare Practice. “In addition, their years of operating experience will support our quest to provide clients with the utmost confidence in their decisions. We are fortunate to be joined by a talented group with deep experience in the segments and disciplines at the front of U.S. healthcare evolution.”
Coil, a former senior executive fellow within the California Healthcare Foundation, focuses on patient- centered medical home facilitation, managed care initiatives in Safety-Net populations, and delivery system innovation. He directed strategic planning for HealthSpring as the COO and chief innovation officer and led a financial turnaround for MHN, a behavioral health services company, as president and CEO.
Hatfield is a leader in Medicaid and healthcare financial cost management. He has held numerous senior executive positions including CEO and COO Aetna Medicaid. He is also a former financial and operations executive for CIGNA.
Rekart is a healthcare operations expert at L.E.K. He has significant experience in healthcare operations, information technology, human resources management, systems analysis, applications development, implementations, migrations and strategic planning. Prior to joining L.E.K., he was SVP of business management services at TriZetto, EVP and president of East Region at HealthSpring, EVP and COO at Bravo Health, and held senior executive positions at UnitedHealth Group, CareFirst and Humana.
Rose is the Founder and former CEO of the occupational health provider Occupation Health Resources, as well as a co-founder and former president and COO of the rehabilitation services provider NovaCare. He also founded HealthAlliant, delivering strategic advisory services to state and local organizations to implement community-wide health information systems.
Schmidt served as a CEO and board member for SCAN Health Plan, which was the largest social HMO and tenth largest Medicare Advantage plan in the U.S. He is an innovator in the provision of unique care programs and consumer marketing.
Linde Finsrud Wilson
Wilson is a leader in health system evolution including ACO development, population health, collaborative payer contracting and provider-sponsored health plans. Wilson held several executive positions including CEO for both Sharon Regional Health in Western Pennsylvania and Aria Health in Philadelphia, where she was also the COO.
About L.E.K. Consulting
L.E.K. Consulting is a global management consulting firm that uses deep industry expertise and analytical rigor to help clients solve their most critical business problems. Founded 30 years ago, L.E.K. employs more than 1,000 professionals in 22 offices across Europe, the Americas and Asia-Pacific. L.E.K. advises and supports global companies that are leaders in their industries – including the largest private and public sector organizations, private equity firms and emerging entrepreneurial businesses. L.E.K. helps business leaders consistently make better decisions, deliver improved business performance and create greater shareholder returns. For more information, go to http://www.lek.com
About L.E.K. Consulting Healthcare Services Practice
L.E.K. has built a high-end healthcare services strategy practice designed for senior executives and their organizations. Combining significant cumulative healthcare experience with more than 30 years of customized analysis, L.E.K.’s partners remain actively engaged in day-to-day work with clients to provide actionable recommendations. L.E.K. uses data, experience and judgment to reduce the inherent uncertainty of resource-allocation decisions. We also provide fresh thinking and creativity to determine which initiatives will work best for our clients’ organizations.