Mr. Thurgood holds a Ph.D. from Capella University, a Master of Strategic Studies degree from the Army War College, a Master of Business Administration degree from Boston University, and a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Thurgood said: “As a leader in the healthcare space, MedAssets is uniquely positioned to drive fundamental shifts in the business processes and financial improvement of healthcare providers. The caliber of MedAssets people, coupled with the company’s enabling technology, great tools and cultural passion for making a significant difference in the lives of others, makes for a fantastic career opportunity. I am honored to be part of this organization, and am committed to delivering value beyond the promise of the MedAssets brand. I look forward to building on its foundation of excellence and focused purpose to enhance the quality and efficiency of our country’s healthcare delivery system.”

About MedAssets

MedAssets (NASDAQ: MDAS) partners with healthcare providers to improve financial strength by implementing spend management and revenue cycle management solutions that help control cost, improve margins and cash flow, increase regulatory compliance and optimize operational efficiency. MedAssets serves more than 4,200 hospitals and 100,000 non-acute healthcare providers. The company currently manages $48 billion in supply spend and touches over $340 billion in gross patient revenue annually through its revenue cycle solutions. For more information, go to


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