OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HFS Consultants (HFS), a healthcare consulting company providing management, financial consulting, operations and strategic planning services to hospitals and healthcare facilities, announces it has hired Eric M. Schulz, as a manager in its Government Programs and Reimbursement practice area. Mr. Schulz will focus primarily on the firm's business development activities in Oregon and Washington.
Mr. Schulz joins HFS from Apprise Health Insights where he was director of business development, responsible for growing the organization's newly established hospital performance improvement consulting unit. At Apprise, he substantially increased net revenue in several business units and successfully established new lines of business. In addition, he was responsible for Apprise's work with the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems, providing rural hospitals in Oregon with essential services to facilitate their transition from cost based reimbursement to prospective payment.
"We are thrilled to have Eric join our team," says Trahan H. Whitten, CEO of HFS Consultants.
"His commitment to extraordinary client success and his exemplary achievements in business development, including in the area of complex hospital and healthcare services, will help us to reach our strategic goals and plans for growth."
Mr. Schulz earned a MBA in healthcare management from Oregon Health & Science University and Portland State University's joint partnership program. He has a bachelor of science in biology from the University of Oregon.
About HFS Consultants
HFS Consultants, in business since 1991, offers a broad range of services focused on the needs of hospitals and other healthcare facilities for financial, strategic, clinical and management operations. It specializes in assisting healthcare facilities position themselves for organizational and competitive change and growth. Clients include: Adventist Health, Alameda Health System, Dignity Health, Hospital Association of Southern California, Natividad Medical Center, Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland, Scottsdale (AZ) Healthcare, and St. Joseph Health.
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