Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ: HURN), a leading provider of business consulting services, today announced that Jim Agnew and Jeffrey McLaren have joined the Company as managing directors in its Huron Healthcare practice. “As the healthcare industry continues to rapidly evolve, the need for providers to develop new approaches to care delivery, cost structures and performance improvement is clear,” said Gordon Mountford, executive vice president, Huron Healthcare. “We are pleased to welcome Jim to the Huron Healthcare team and excited to have Jeff back on board. Our clients will benefit from their deep industry knowledge to help hospitals, health systems and academic medical centers thrive in the ever changing healthcare environment.” Agnew has more than 30 years of executive leadership and advisory services experience working within hospital operations. Agnew joins Huron Healthcare from Navigant Consulting where he served as a managing director in the healthcare practice. At Huron Healthcare , he will focus on strategy and advisory services. During his career, Agnew has assisted hospital leadership and governing boards engaged in mergers and acquisitions, post-merger and network integration, and growth strategies. McLaren has more than 20 years of strategic sourcing, strategy, cost reduction and process improvement experience working with hospital, health system, and academic medical center clients. He rejoins Huron Healthcare from VHA Inc., where he served as senior vice president for national supply chain services. At Huron Healthcare , McLaren will assist clients in developing their future supply chain strategies and in reducing non-labor expenses including supplies, pharmaceuticals and purchased services. About Huron Healthcare Huron Healthcare partners with clients to provide comprehensive performance improvement solutions that improve quality, increase revenue, reduce expenses, and increase physician, patient, and employee satisfaction across the healthcare enterprise. Clients include national and regional integrated healthcare systems, leading academic medical centers, community hospitals and physician practices. Modern Healthcare ranked Huron Healthcare third on its 2012 list of the largest healthcare management consulting firms. Learn more at www.huronconsultinggroup.com/healthcare or follow us on Twitter: @Huron. About Huron Consulting Group Huron Consulting Group helps clients in diverse industries improve performance, comply with complex regulations, reduce costs, recover from distress, leverage technology, and stimulate growth. The Company teams with its clients to deliver sustainable and measurable results. Huron provides services to a wide variety of both financially sound and distressed organizations, including healthcare organizations, Fortune 500 companies, leading academic institutions, medium-sized businesses, and the law firms that represent these various organizations. Learn more at www.huronconsultinggroup.com.