Management consulting firm Kurt Salmon is proud to announce that New Albany Healthcare Consultants is now part of Kurt Salmon’s Health Care Group.

New Albany will bring significant experience in clinical operations, particularly in the area of surgical performance improvement, to Kurt Salmon’s Operations and Performance Improvement Practice.

“In today’s environment, it is more imperative than ever that health care providers work together to provide high-quality patient care at a reduced cost, and it’s essential to have experience developing solutions grounded in principles that align incentives between hospitals and physicians while demonstrating real value to all stakeholders, especially the patient,” said Andy Bachrodt, managing partner of Kurt Salmon’s Health Care Group. “New Albany brings years of experience in service-line management and clinical operations that, combined with our deep industry expertise, will provide tremendous additional value to our clients.”

Founded in 1989 as OrthoExcel, New Albany was ahead of its time with its vision of building strong relationships between physicians and hospitals to create significant operational efficiencies. The firm has worked at dozens of hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers across the country, providing strategic, operational improvement, facility planning and contract management services.

New Albany’s team, based in Columbus, Ohio, represents an important addition to Kurt Salmon’s health care offering. The team, including partner Diane Doucette, a registered nurse and former founding partner of New Albany, strengthens Kurt Salmon’s clinical expertise and commitment to women in leadership. Other team members bring further clinical and analytical strength and a rich experience base to Kurt Salmon’s Health Care Group.

“We’re really excited to join the Kurt Salmon team and use our deep experience to help the firm’s clients achieve exceptional operational and performance improvements,” said Dick D’Enbeau, a Kurt Salmon partner and former founding partner of New Albany.