North Highland Continues To Grow With New Executive Hire Local office brings new talent to lead the growing healthcare practice

ATLANTA, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Global consulting company, North Highland, is pleased to welcome Valerie Barckhoff as a vice president in Atlanta. Barckhoff brings a wealth of experience in healthcare consulting and executive management to her role and will lead North Highland's services to Atlanta healthcare clients.

"North Highland is helping organizations across all facets of the healthcare industry navigate the complex environment of healthcare reform, emerging technologies, impact of an aging population and changing reimbursement," said Fletcher Lance, vice president and national healthcare leader. "Valerie has an excellent track record as a healthcare executive and consultant and will be able to partner with Atlanta healthcare providers to help solve their biggest challenges."  

Prior to joining North Highland, Barckhoff was a senior leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers and QHR Consulting where she helped clients with healthcare revenue cycles and health information technology services. With more than 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Barckhoff also served as the director of operations at Northside Hospital Cherokee and vice president of revenue cycle at Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta.

"Valerie is a great addition to our Atlanta team, as she brings a combination of deep expertise in healthcare along with a passionate focus on client service," said Mike Morris, Atlanta vice president and local office leader. "She will help us bring the best of North Highland to our Atlanta healthcare clients."

Barckhoff earned a Bachelor of Science in health sciences from the University of Kentucky and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee.

About North Highland
North Highland is a global consulting company that has changed the model of how a consultancy serves its clients. We hire experienced consultants who live and work where our clients live and work, leveraging our global network of service area expertise. We also guarantee our work. As a result, we achieve exceptional results for some of the most recognizable names in the world. These qualities have helped North Highland to be recognized as a "Best Place to Work" by Consulting Magazine five years in a row.

We help business, government and non-profit clients define strategies, streamline operations, empower people, integrate suppliers, leverage technology and maximize customer interaction. Our innovative approach sustains successful, long-term relationships by helping clients achieve their business objectives again and again. For more information, visit www.northhighland.com.  

CONTACT: BeckyLynn Plemons, 404-460-1495

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