Kurt Salmon is deepening its consulting skill base with the hiring of Ben Holland as national director of cancer services. Mr. Holland will lead the oncology service line, which helps providers set up and deliver multidisciplinary, team-based cancer care.

“Kurt Salmon’s teams of cross-functional consulting professionals have long helped providers increase value across verticals such as IT, strategy, operations and disease-specific planning. But Ben brings a depth of experience and innovative thinking that will help our clients navigate an area where reimbursement, practice patterns and market dynamics seem to change monthly,” said Farzan Bharucha, national director of Kurt Salmon’s Health Care Strategy Group.

A well-respected expert on clinically integrated cancer care programming and business development, Mr. Holland has managed strategic developmental programs and expansion initiatives for over 75 academic medical centers, health systems, and freestanding NCI-designated cancer centers throughout the United States, including California’s Cedars-Sinai Health System, Roswell Park Cancer Institute in New York, Carolinas Healthcare System, and Providence Health Care in Washington. His areas of expertise include cancer center feasibility, oncology operational assessments, joint ventures, and survivorship program development.

“Ben will have an immediate impact on our clients’ access to vertically-integrated advice on holistic cancer care delivery,” said Andy Bachrodt, managing partner of the firm’s Health Care Group. “This team is uniquely able to help health care providers seeking to treat the whole patient, not just the cancer.”