Huron Consulting Group Strengthens Wellspring+Stockamp, Huron Healthcare with Addition of Patient Flow Expert

Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ: HURN), a leading provider of business consulting services, today announced that Patricia K. Cooper has joined the Company’s Wellspring+Stockamp, Huron Healthcare practice as a managing director focused on helping clients improve patient flow.

“Many hospitals are struggling with how to cope with the increased patient flow in an environment that is demanding higher quality and performance in the delivery of care,” said James H. Roth, chief executive officer, Huron Consulting Group. “Pat has a vast clinical and operations background helping hospitals manage patient flow while still maintaining and improving quality. We are pleased to welcome her to the Huron Healthcare team.”

Cooper has more than 30 years of experience in hospital operations. Cooper comes to Huron Healthcare from Quorum Health Resources, where she served as vice president, patient services. In her consulting experience, she led reengineering projects, productivity enhancement projects, operations improvements and strategic planning within most product lines. Additionally, Cooper has deep knowledge of nursing unit management and has worked as both a senior nursing executive and a nurse practitioner.

At Huron Healthcare, Cooper will assist hospital and healthcare clients address increased patient demand while continuing to balance quality of care. Specifically, she will be responsible for helping clients maximize patient flow in the hospital inpatient, perioperative and emergency department settings and enhance financial performance. Cooper holds a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) from the University of Tennessee and is a Registered Nurse (RN).

About Wellspring+Stockamp, Huron Healthcare

Wellspring+Stockamp, Huron Healthcare partners with clients to provide comprehensive performance improvement solutions that improve quality, increase revenue, reduce expenses, and increase physician, patient, and employee satisfaction across the healthcare enterprise. Clients include national and regional integrated healthcare systems, leading academic medical centers, community hospitals and physician practices. Wellspring+Stockamp resides in Huron Consulting Group’s Health and Education Consulting segment. This segment accounted for nearly 60% of Huron’s revenues for the full year 2009. Modern Healthcare ranked Huron Healthcare third on its 2010 list of the top 15 largest healthcare management consulting firms.

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

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