Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ: HURN), a leading provider of business consulting services, today announced that John Lutz has joined the Company as a managing director in its Huron Healthcare practice focused on strategy and advisory services. “Hospitals and health systems are continuing to address emerging business models, mounting quality and clinical performance pressures, and declining reimbursement given ongoing reform mandates and economic conditions,” said Gordon Mountford, executive vice president, Huron Healthcare. “Huron Healthcare is working with hospital leaders to enhance their operating efficiency and financial performance. We are excited to welcome John to Huron Healthcare’s Strategy and Advisory team and are confident he will help our clients manage these complex issues.” Lutz joins Huron Healthcare from Navigant Consulting where he served as a director in the Healthcare Strategy practice. He has more than 30 years of experience in strategy, leadership and operational experience in hospitals, health systems and physician practices, specifically focused on strategic design, development and implementation of innovative care delivery models through clinically integrated networks and systems. At Huron Healthcare , Lutz will provide strategy and advisory services to clients as they develop a strategic response to industry challenges that include changing local market dynamics, new regulations, decreased payments, a shortage of healthcare professionals, and the impact of an increase in insured patients resulting from healthcare reform. About Huron Healthcare Huron Healthcare is the premier provider of performance improvement and clinical transformation solutions for hospitals and health systems. By partnering with clients, Huron delivers solutions that improve quality, increase revenue, reduce expenses, and enhance physician, patient, and employee satisfaction across the healthcare enterprise. Clients include leading national and regional integrated healthcare systems, 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, reduce costs, leverage technology, process and review large amounts of complex data, address regulatory changes, recover from distress and stimulate growth. Our professionals employ their expertise in administration, management, finance and operations to provide our clients with specialized analyses and customized advice and solutions that are tailored to address each client's particular challenges and opportunities to deliver sustainable and measurable results. The Company provides consulting services to a wide variety of both financially sound and distressed organizations, including healthcare organizations, leading academic institutions, Fortune 500 companies, governmental entities and law firms. Huron has worked with more than 95 of the top 100 research universities, more than 400 corporate general counsel, and more than 385 hospitals and academic medical centers. Learn more at www.huronconsultinggroup.com.