On July 18, 2019, we announced the expansion of its oncology consulting practice through a merger with Oncology Resource Consultants (ORC). ECG and ORC are committed to providing our colleagues in the oncology community with the highly specialized expertise they require to meet the challenges they face in a dynamically evolving field. By welcoming the ORC team into the firm, ECG continues to build on its commitment to excellence in client services and expanding its oncology advisory expertise.
Since its founding in 1990, ORC has provided the oncology community with strategic cancer center and facilities planning, coupled with operations improvement and implementation services. ORC brings valuable insights from working with more than 1,000 hospitals, academic medical centers, health systems, and oncology practices. Additionally, ORC has collaborated with over a third of the nation’s NCI-designated cancer centers. Nancy Bookbinder, Founding Director and President of ORC, said, “Joining ECG’s oncology practice expands opportunities and service offerings for our clients and those of ECG by building on the respective companies’ years of experience, expertise, and commitment to provide excellence in client services.”
Bookbinder joined ECG as a principal with the firm’s Strategy and Business Advisory practice and co-leader of the oncology practice. She has over 30 years of experience both as a consultant and an executive director for community and academic cancer centers. Also joining ECG are LaVerne Booton and Vicki Samakow-Sims. Both are longtime ORC team members with a deep knowledge of oncology services.
“Combining the long history of ORC with ECG’s 45+ years of healthcare consulting experience solidifies our position as the healthcare industry’s leading oncology consulting team,” said ECG principal and oncology practice co-leader Jessica Turgon. “We are so excited to welcome our new colleagues and to be able to provide our clients with the best possible service.”