Today, Navigant (NYSE: NCI) announced the addition of four senior strategic hires – Jonathan Baker, Michael D’Eramo, Patrick Maher and Amol Navathe – to the Firm’s growing Healthcare practice. “Jon, Mike, Patrick and Amol have joined our team at a critical period when our clients across the healthcare industry are trying to figure out how to deliver improved outcomes and patient satisfaction at a lower cost,” said David Zito, Managing Director and practice leader for Navigant Healthcare. “Today’s healthcare landscape demands innovative solutions that all four of these leaders bring to our clients.” Collectively, these professionals further expand the capabilities and strengths of Navigant Healthcare with their experience and deep expertise in the areas of delivery transformation, operational improvement, payment reform, managed care, and data analytics. “Our strategic investment in this talent augments the practice’s ability to anticipate challenges and opportunities and to work closely with our clients to develop a vision and strategic options for their future,” said David Burik, Managing Director and head of payer and provider consulting for Navigant Healthcare. Jonathan Baker, BSc.N., RN, Managing Director, Atlanta, GA – Clinical Transformation Expert As a Managing Director, Jonathan Baker plays an integral role in advising healthcare clients on strategic and transformational matters. With more than 17 years of experience in healthcare management, clinical practice, academia and management consulting, Baker delivers engagements to a broad spectrum of healthcare clients, including providers, payers and technology solution companies. He consistently enables clients to gain new insights and develop renewed competitive success with his strong clinical operations and business background. Michael D’Eramo, Managing Director, Chicago, IL – Academic Expert within PES Practice As a Managing Director, Michael leads the academic practice within Navigant Healthcare’s Physician Enterprise Solutions (PES) practice, which provides objective, practical, results-oriented assistance to address the business challenges facing healthcare executives and their organizations. With more than 20 years of experience in healthcare and physician practice management, D’Eramo has worked with large hospital systems to implement management best practices, data planning and data automation. In his most recent role, Michael provided long-term management, interim management and consulting services to hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers and large, independent physician practices.