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Huron Consulting Group Expands Huron Healthcare with Seasoned Performance Improvement Experts

  Huron Consulting Group Expands Huron Healthcare with Seasoned Performance
  Improvement Experts

Business Wire

CHICAGO -- April 23, 2013

Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ: HURN), a leading provider of business
consulting services, today announced that Todd Christiansen and Joseph Gaetano
have joined the Company as managing directors in its Huron Healthcare
practice.

“In a climate of competitively driven consolidation and reductions in
reimbursement, healthcare providers are increasingly being held accountable to
enhance quality and reduce costs.Todd and Joe bring a unique blend of
operations and information technology expertise to meet an increasing demand
from our clients to optimize their workforce costs and improve outcomes,” said
Gordon Mountford, executive vice president, Huron Healthcare.“We are pleased
to welcome them to the Huron Healthcare team.”

Christiansen has more than 25 years of healthcare delivery and consulting
experience with hospitals, academic medical centers, integrated healthcare
delivery systems and payer organizations. He joins the Company from IBM Global
Business Services where he served as a partner responsible for leading and
delivering IBM’s healthcare analytics solutions for the provider industry. At
Huron Healthcare, Christiansen will provide executive leadership on complex
enterprise-wide performance improvement projects and use his deep expertise in
data analytics to help clients develop new care delivery models including
population health management, accountable care organizations (ACOs), and
comprehensive care management and coordination.

Gaetano has more than 25 years of healthcare experience encompassing
large-scale, enterprise-wide performance improvement initiatives, redesigning
healthcare processes and workflows, and leveraging technology to gain
efficiencies and ensure sustainable improvements. Previously, Gaetano served
as the national vice president for Business Development and Professional
Services at Siemens Medical. At Huron Healthcare, he will help clients
identify labor performance shortfalls and develop solutions to achieve higher
levels of productivity, patient satisfaction and quality. In addition, Gaetano
will provide solutions and services to help clients achieve increased returns
on investments in information technology.

About Huron Healthcare

Huron Healthcare is the premier provider of performance improvement and
clinical transformation solutions for hospitals and health systems. By
partnering with clients, Huron delivers strategy and solutions that improve
quality, increase revenue, reduce expenses, and enhance physician, patient,
and employee satisfaction across the healthcare enterprise. Clients include
leading national and regional integrated healthcare systems, academic medical
centers, community hospitals and physician practices. Modern Healthcare ranked
Huron Healthcare third on its 2012 list of the largest healthcare management
consulting firms. Learn more at www.huronconsultinggroup.com/healthcare or
follow us on Twitter: @Huron.

About Huron Consulting Group

Huron Consulting Group helps clients in diverse industries improve
performance, comply with complex regulations, reduce costs, recover from
distress, leverage technology, and stimulate growth. The Company teams with
its clients to deliver sustainable and measurable results. Huron provides
services to a wide variety of both financially sound and distressed
organizations, including healthcare organizations, Fortune 500 companies,
leading academic institutions, medium-sized businesses, and the law firms that
represent these various organizations. Learn more at
www.huronconsultinggroup.com.

Contact:

Huron Consulting Group
Jennifer Frost Hennagir, 312-880-3260
jfrost-hennagir@huronconsultinggroup.com
 
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