Children's Health

The strategic imperatives, operations, finances, and adult system and/or academic partnership dynamics of children’s hospitals and their affiliated health professionals are unique. Whether a hospital-within-a-hospital or a freestanding children’s hospital, an organization needs to count on a trusted consultant partner that does not dabble in children’s health but rather has a deep bench of dedicated experts to tackle today’s pressing challenges. That partner is ECG.

Unlike any other firm, ECG has a Children’s practice that includes a multidisciplinary team of national experts spanning the domains of strategy, operations improvement and IT, facility and capital planning, provider compensation, and academic medicine. For more than 40 years, we have partnered with senior executives of children’s programs across the country—from hospital-within-a-hospital organizations to leading, freestanding research-intensive programs affiliated with major academic medical centers (AMCs). We have a long, proven track record of achieving the expected results from initiatives addressing the most complex strategic, organizational, operational, and financial issues facing children’s hospitals in today’s marketplace. Our core capabilities and service offerings include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Enterprise-wide and program level strategic planning
  • Market and situational assessments
  • Facility and capital planning
  • Pediatric faculty group practice organizational design
  • Payer contracting and reimbursement
  • Pediatric clinically integrated network development
  • Partnerships and affiliations with adult systems; medical groups and AMCs/medical schools
  • Physician compensation planning and valuation services
  • Ambulatory and clinic performance improvement
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • IT strategy and system implementation
  • Custom surveys and proprietary research