Enhance Anesthesia & Perioperative Consulting Announces Corporate Name Change to Enhance Healthcare Consulting to Reflect Broader Hospital-Based Physician Service Line Commitment
Former HCA Executive Robert Johnson Joins Enhance Healthcare Consulting as Principal
Aventura, Fla. (Dec. 22, 2014)—Enhance Anesthesia & Perioperative Consulting announced today that it is changing its corporate name to Enhance Healthcare Consulting (EHC) to reflect its broader hospital-based physician service line commitment and its expertise in driving the necessary innovations to shape the future of physician alignment healthcare strategies.
“For our clients, physician alignment is paramount and EHC is changing the way hospital-based physician specialties, ranging from anesthesia and emergency medicine to inpatient pediatric services, are delivered in order to increase access, lower costs and improve quality,” announced Dr. Howard Greenfield, EHC Co-Founder and Principal.
EHC is a specialized consulting firm that independently evaluates both outsourced and employed hospital-based providers by specialty and across service lines to measure performance, improve service and reduce costs. The firm is not a practice management company but rather an unbiased, trusted advisor to hospital and physician leadership on the financial, clinical and operational performance of hospital-based physicians.
The firm’s services cover the entire provider and vendor management process, including managing existing providers to ensure optimal performance, remediating partnerships that have deteriorated or grown outdated, and forging new value-add vendor partnerships supported by a strong and quantifiable business case.
As a further demonstration of its commitment to addressing critical issues across hospital-based physician providers, EHC also announced that Mr. Robert Johnson, a former senior executive with several leading national healthcare corporations, has joined EHC as a principal of the firm. Mr. Johnson, who has been at the forefront of the healthcare industry’s recent focus on hospital-based physician services (anesthesia, emergency, radiology, neonatology etc.), brings management depth, negotiation expertise and an unparalleled network of industry contacts to help meet the growing needs of EHC’s expanding client base.
“Robert Johnson brings more than the knowledge and skill of a person with 25 years of healthcare management,” says Dr. Robert Stiefel, EHC Co-Founder and Principal. “His background ideally positions him to offer clients practical solutions for complex problems resulting from physician and hospital interactions. Bob provides unique insights with deep clinical, operational and financial perspectives developed from working for both hospital systems and provider groups.”
Mr. Johnson has extensive experience providing hospital-based physician service executive management for several academic health systems including Johns Hopkins, Duke and Baylor. He also has held executive positions for hospital-based service providers, including Coastal Emergency Physicians and Sheridan Healthcare. Most recently, Mr. Johnson was the Vice President of Hospital-Based Physician Services for the Hospital Corporation of America, Inc. (“HCA”). He played a critical role for HCA in evaluating, operating and leading provider negotiations with anesthesia, emergency, radiology and pediatric physician programs.
About Enhance Healthcare Consulting
EHC is a specialized consulting firm that independently evaluates both outsourced and employed hospital-based providers by specialty and across service lines to measure performance, improve service and reduce costs.
For additional information, visit www.enhancehc.com.
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