OAKLAND, Calif., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HFS Consultants (HFS), a healthcare consulting company providing management, financial consulting, operations and strategic planning services to hospitals and healthcare facilities, announces it has hired Anthony J. Taddey, as Manager in its Capital Planning and Financial Feasibility practice area. Taddey brings over 30 years of public and healthcare finance experience. He has served as practicing investment banker at top financial institutions including Bank of America, Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch, where he was Managing Director of its healthcare finance department. Taddey has managed financing for large multi-hospital systems, independent community hospitals and rural critical access hospitals and clinics using a variety of financing alternatives, including privately placed or publicly offered taxable and tax-exempt bonds, various federal credit programs such as FHA and USDA as well as a variety of short term instruments. He has also helped hospitals through the capital planning process by assisting them in assessing their debt capacity and designing a plan of finance as well as then analyzing, structuring, and executing the optimum-funding alternative. "Tony's direct investment banking experience, along with his understanding of the capital markets and rating agency requirements gives HFS the opportunity to expand our capital planning, debt capacity and financial feasibility services," says Richard Gianello, president of HFS. "We anticipate that the addition of Tony will also serve to expand our relationships and communication with major investment and mortgage banking firms with whom the firm enjoys excellent relationships." Taddey holds a BA and MBA in Finance from Columbia University in New York. He is an active member of several state hospital associations and the Northern California Chapter of HFMA. About HFS Consultants HFS Consultants, in business since 1991, offers a broad range of services focused on the needs of hospitals and other healthcare facilities for financial, strategic, clinical and management operations. It specializes in assisting healthcare facilities position themselves for organizational and competitive change and growth. Clients include: Adventist Health, Alameda County Hospital, Dignity Health, Hospital Association of Southern California, Natividad Medical Center, Oakland Children's Hospital, Scottsdale (AZ) Healthcare, and St. Joe's Health System. For more information, visit http://www.hfsconsultants.com. Available Topic Expert(s): For information on the listed expert(s), click appropriate link.