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July 07, 2015 5:20 PM ET

Professional Services

Company Overview of The Coker Group

Company Overview

The Coker Group provides management consultancy services to healthcare and life sciences sectors. The firm’s consulting business unit provides management and strategy consulting services including practice management; coding, compliance, and auditing; market studies and supply and demand modeling; interim practice and hospital management; and permanent management to hospitals, health systems, and medical groups. Additionally, its financial services division, Coker Capital Advisors, provides investment banking services including mergers and acquisition advisory, valuation and fairness opinions, and restructuring and turnaround services to healthcare and life sciences firms. The firm also focu...

1000 Mansell Exchange West

Suite 310

Alpharetta, GA 30022

United States

Founded in 1987





Key Executives for The Coker Group

Chief Executive Officer and President
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Hospital Strategies
Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Recruiting Services
Senior Vice President of Business Development
Senior Vice President of Business Development
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

The Coker Group Key Developments

Coker Group Announces Appointment of Ellis Knight, Chief Medical Officer, to Lead Clinical Care Transformation

Coker Group has added the title and responsibilities of Chief Medical Officer to the portfolio of Ellis Knight, MD, MBA, FACHE. Dr. Knight joined Coker Group in October 2013 as Senior Vice President leading the firm's Hospital Operations and Strategic Services (HOSS section), which provides guidance specifically on clinical integration and related areas of 'accountable care'. With this leadership addition, more and more entities are looking to Coker as the voice representing hospitals and physicians in the quest for quality of care in a value-based reimbursement system. Having led the creation and implementation of a clinically integrated organization in his previous role at Palmetto Health, Dr. Knight brings real world experience to this challenging phase of healthcare reform.

Coker Group Appoints Jeffrey T. Gorke as Senior Vice President, Practice Management

Coker Group has hired Jeffrey T. Gorke as Senior Vice President, Practice Management, effective November 1. Gorke brings more than 25 years of healthcare management experience, in both employed and private practice physician settings, to the most critical question facing hospitals and health systems -- how to collaborate and align more effectively with physicians in the new healthcare reimbursement paradigm. Gorke has a successful record of designing, operationalizing, and implementing strategic initiatives to improve overall performance. Throughout his career, Gorke has managed strategic and operational components concurrently within physician practices and healthcare systems, enabling his clients to achieve positive outcomes and measurable returns on investment.

Coker Group Appoints Ellis "Mac" Knight as Senior Vice President

Ellis "Mac" Knight, MD, MBA, FACHE, FACP, FHM, joins Coker Group on October 1, 2013 as Senior Vice President. Dr. Knight's experience in leading the transformation of the healthcare delivery model will be a valuable asset to hospital leaders across the country, as part of Coker's experienced senior leadership team. According to the company, Dr. Knight will lead Hospital Operations and Strategic Services (HOSS) team which offers a unique service, focusing on the value-based care design process. Beyond the structural aspects of clinical integration, his leadership will guide hospitals and physicians toward evidence based processes which will ultimately result in improved care.

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