Kurt Salmon’s Health Care Practice announced today that it is joining ECG Management Consultants, one of the nation’s leading consulting firms serving health systems, hospitals, medical groups and academic medical centers.

The combined strengths of the two firms and complementary service offerings will provide the industry with one comprehensive consulting resource focused solely on health care, with nearly 120 years of history and experience in helping providers and payors thrive. Together, the organizations offer the combination of strategy, operations, IT, facility and capital assets, and finance expertise that providers of all sizes need to navigate the industry’s, and their own, transformation.

“We are excited to join forces with the ECG team. Our firms are highly aligned in culture, capabilities and client base, and we see great opportunity to build upon our respective strengths,” said Andy Bachrodt, managing partner of Kurt Salmon’s Health Care Practice. “Our clients across the spectrum—from community hospitals, regional and national health systems, children’s hospitals, academic medical centers, and schools of medicine—will benefit from the depth of our combined service offerings and thought leadership as we help them plan for the future and devise innovative solutions to the challenges facing the U.S. health care system.”

“Kurt Salmon’s Health Care Practice is a natural fit with ECG, sharing a singular focus on health care. If you look at the expertise and capabilities of each firm, what we will be able to accomplish together for the benefit of our clients is really unmatched in the industry,” said ECG CEO Gary Edmiston. “Coming together allows us to strengthen ECG’s current suite of services and expand our offerings in facility planning, capital asset management and IT strategy in order to fully serve the health care organizations we work with.”