Former Health System CEO Rulon Stacey to Lead Navigant’s Healthcare Strategy Business Unit

CHICAGO – Navigant (NYSE: NCI) today announced that Managing Director Rulon Stacey, PhD, FACHE, a recognized international healthcare leader, has been appointed to lead its Healthcare Strategy business unit. 

A former health system CEO and chairman of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), Stacey received ACHE’s highest honor, the Gold Medal Award, in 2017. He is the immediate past chair of the Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, chair of the International Hospital Federation CEO Circle, and is an adjunct associate professor at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.

“Having known and worked with Rulon for more than two decades, I’ve seen firsthand how impactful his collaborative, future-focused approach is in helping executives develop a strategic road map for their organizations,” said David Burik, managing director and leader of Navigant’s payer/provider consulting division. “Rulon’s unmatched experience in health system formation and operations has already benefitted a number of our clients, and we’re confident he’ll accelerate these successes in his new role.”  

Stacey joined Navigant in March of 2016. He previously served as president and CEO of Fairview Health Services, president and CEO of the University of Colorado Health, and president and CEO of Poudre Valley Health System, recipient of the 2008 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Stacey was also twice named to Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare and is a past recipient of the University of Colorado’s Public Administrator of the Year award.

"The past several years with Navigant provided me opportunities to impact healthcare on a national basis more than ever before,” said Stacey. “Helping hospitals and health systems improve the lives of patients is why I got into healthcare. I look forward to continuing to work with the talented professionals at Navigant and healthcare organizations nationwide to develop and validate winning, implementable strategies.” 

Navigant’s Healthcare Strategy business unit includes former hospital administrators, clinicians, and other executives with decades of hands-on industry experience. Our professionals collaborate with hospitals, health systems, and physician enterprises, providing predictive insights that help them make better long-term performance and sustainability decisions. Engagements focus not only on general strategic planning, but also growth, transactions, physician collaboration, service line improvement, and managing change throughout the organization.

About Navigant 
Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized, global professional services firm that helps clients take control of their future. Navigant’s professionals apply deep industry knowledge, substantive technical expertise, and an enterprising approach to help clients build, manage, and/or protect their business interests. With a focus on markets and clients facing transformational change and significant regulatory or legal pressures, the firm primarily serves clients in the healthcare, energy, and financial services industries. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and technology/analytics services, Navigant’s practitioners bring sharp insight that pinpoints opportunities and delivers powerful results. More information about Navigant can be found at navigant.com.

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