Paul Keckley Joins Navigant Healthcare As Managing Director

Today, Navigant (NYSE: NCI) announced that Paul Keckley has joined the firm as Managing Director and leader of the Navigant Center for Healthcare Research and Policy Analysis. With nearly 40 years of experience, Keckley brings extensive healthcare industry analysis and policy expertise to Navigant’s Healthcare leadership team.

“I am excited to welcome Paul to Navigant Healthcare. His knowledge of healthcare reform, his point of view on the future of the industry and his broad industry relationships create a differentiator for our practice,” stated David Zito, Managing Director and leader of Navigant Healthcare. “Paul’s unique experience will enhance our ability to provide actionable insights to our clients by combining industry perspectives with rigorous data analysis.”

Keckley will lead the Navigant Center for Healthcare Research and Policy Analysis. The Center will focus on trends and issues relevant to each of the industry’s major sectors. “Healthcare is capital intense, labor intense and highly regulated in the U.S. and in developed systems of the world,” Keckley said. “The Center’s role is to monitor signals from the market and identify innovative solutions that can help clients thrive in this fast-changing environment.”

Keckley previously served as the Executive Director for Deloitte’s Center for Health Solutions where he led a team of analysts and authored the recurring Monday Memo on Health Reform that was circulated among more than 20,000 U.S. health care organizations.

Keckley is a monthly columnist for Hospitals and Health Networks and writes the weekly Keckley Report which will continue as Navigant Healthcare’s Pulse Weekly. He has authored three books, 200 articles and is a frequent speaker and commentator in leading business media including the Economist, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Fox Business Network, Bloomberg Business, CNN, New York Times and Washington Post.

About Navigant Healthcare

Navigant (NYSE: NCI) provides a wide range of services, spanning from consulting and compliance to litigation and investigative support, to help highly-regulated industry organizations address their most critical business issues. Our Healthcare practice works collaboratively across a spectrum of clients in the payer, provider and life sciences space. Our professionals consist of industry thought leaders, healthcare executives, clinicians, physicians and seasoned consultants who assist health systems, physician organizations, payers and life sciences companies in designing, developing and implementing integrated, technology-enabled solutions that create high-performing healthcare organizations. Through a unique interdisciplinary approach leveraging the depth and breadth of our experience, Navigant Healthcare enables clients to build their capabilities and achieve sustainable peak performance around quality of care, cost, leadership, and culture in today’s changing healthcare environment.

About Navigant

Navigant (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized, global expert services firm dedicated to assisting clients in creating and protecting value in the face of critical business risks and opportunities. Through senior level engagement with clients, Navigant professionals combine technical expertise in Disputes and Investigations, Economics, Financial Advisory and Management Consulting, with business pragmatism in the highly regulated Construction, Energy, Financial Services and Healthcare industries to support clients in addressing their most critical business needs. More information about Navigant can be found at www.navigant.com.

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Copyright Business Wire 2010

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