John Craft Joins TRG Healthcare, LLC to Support Growth of Laboratory Transformation Services

TRG Healthcare (TRG), recognized nationally as a premier healthcare consulting firm with expertise in strategy, finance, affiliations and transactions, is pleased to announce the appointment of John Craft to Principal to support the firm’s Laboratory Transformation Services, as well as important strategic and program development expertise within this growing practice area.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA (PRWEB) February 28, 2013

TRG Healthcare (TRG), recognized nationally as a premier healthcare consulting firm with expertise in strategy, finance, affiliations and transactions, is pleased to announce the appointment of John Craft to Principal.

Mr. Craft is an experienced strategist and business development specialist with 20+ years devoted to helping healthcare organizations find innovative solutions, empower key stakeholders and achieve sustainable results. In his new role with TRG, Mr. Craft will provide business development support for the firm’s Laboratory Transformation Services, as well as important strategic and program development expertise within this growing practice area.

TRG’s Laboratory Transformation Services are focused on helping health systems enhance lab utilization, efficiencies, and revenues. This can involve bringing lab services back ‘in-house’ if currently outsourced, consolidating lab services across multiple hospitals, and/or redefining lab structure, plant, staffing and operations to benefit activities across the system. TRG assists clients in gaining a clear understanding of the impact any lab changes could have on their organization, management and staff. And when change makes sense, TRG supports feasibility testing and execution of the preferred arrangements.

Mr. Craft’s laboratory experience is derived from serving as an advisor to over 80 hospital systems nationally and as a senior executive with one of the largest commercial laboratory joint ventures in the U.S. He was Principal and Vice President of Consulting for Chi Laboratory Systems which supported hospital laboratory re-alignment and expansion into the outreach market. He was also Executive Director at Laboratory Sciences of Arizona, LLC, a merger and consolidation of laboratories for Banner Health System and Quest Diagnostics, where he successfully developed and implemented the venture’s inaugural business development plan which set it on a path to an annual revenue base of well over $100M.

“We are excited to have John join TRG to help continue the growth of our Laboratory Transformation Services,” says Howard Peterson, Managing Partner of TRG Healthcare. "We believe there will be a greater need for health systems to reclaim control and optimize lab performance in the emerging market as appropriate utilization, efficiency and coordinated care become more critical to compete and succeed long-term.” TRG Partner Jeffrey Norman who spearheads the firm’s business development for Laboratory Transformation Services added, “John’s affinity to the medical laboratory sector and his proven ability to help organizations leverage their strengths and evolve in response to changing market dynamics will serve our clients well and strengthen our firm’s offerings in the laboratory services arena.”

Mr. Craft has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Arizona. Professional activities and community involvement include serving as an Arizona delegate at the National Governor’s Association Policy Academy on Chronic Disease Management and Prevention in 2004; participating as a Keynote Speaker at the Arizona Governor’s 2008 Health and Wellness Planning Summit; and serving as a member of the Community Advisory Board for the Health Promotions Research Center at the University of Washington’s School of Public Health, 2008-2012.

Based in Philadelphia, PA, TRG Healthcare is recognized nationally as a premier healthcare, consulting firm. The firm offers best-in-class resources, innovative thinking, proven methodologies and breakthrough results. The TRG team of senior level consultants brings significant experience and creativity to each client engagement with particular expertise in strategic and business planning, complex financial advisory services, hospital-physician alignment, transactions and affiliations, as well as, services specific to academic medical centers and select clinical service lines including cardiovascular, cancer, orthopedics, neurosciences and surgical services.


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