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Kevin Kennedy

Principal

Seattle

Services Expertise:

  • Strategy
  • Finance
  • Operations
  • Technology

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Education

  • The University of Chicago Master of Business Administration
  • The University of Arizona Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

A 25-year consulting career has given Kevin a unique understanding of shifting trends in the healthcare industry. A member of ECG's Board of Directors and head of the firm's Northwest Healthcare practice, Kevin has guided hospital executives and physician leaders through periods of dramatic change, and he is highly regarded for his informed perspective on the industry's changing conditions, new models of care, and the business arrangements required to achieve clinical integration. He has helped dozens of hospitals, health systems, and medical groups solve their most challenging strategic, financial, and operational problems, and clients value his thoughtful analysis of healthcare business decisions.

Kevin has particular expertise in hospital/physician relationships, physician compensation planning, and service line integration and development. Recently he has been assisting hospitals with service line and enterprise-wide strategic planning, working with health systems to define the operational relationships with member hospitals, and facilitating multiple transactions, including hospital/hospital and hospital/physician acquisitions.

As the healthcare industry moves toward value-based care, providers throughout the healthcare continuum appreciate Kevin's critical thinking. His recent publication topics include the evaluation of joint venture issues, the changing landscape of hospital/physician relationships, and the physician customer service aspects of operations improvement. Kevin is a frequent speaker before industry associations and has received the Yerger/Seawell Article of the Year award from the Healthcare Financial Management Association for outstanding contribution to professional literature.