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Department of Health Care Finance Announces Intent to Award Hospital Turnaround Contract to Huron Healthcare

Monday, January 14, 2013

Department of Health Care Finance Announces Intent to Award Hospital Turnaround Contract to Huron Healthcare

Notice of Intent Submitted to District Council for Approval

(WASHINGTON, DC) – The Department of Health Care Finance (DHCF) today announced that the Office of Contracting and Procurement (OCP) has submitted a package to Council with a notice of intent to award the District’s hospital turnaround contract for United Medical Center to Huron Healthcare. The two-year $12.7 million contract will take effect only upon approval by Council. The project was initiated to address United Medical Center’s operational and financial management issues that were identified by McGladrey LLP in a 2011 assessment of the hospital.

Huron Healthcare is a premier provider of clinical and performance improvement solutions for hospitals and health systems and has worked with more than 350 national, regional and community hospitals, integrated healthcare systems, leading academic medical centers, and physician practices. Modern Healthcare ranked Huron Healthcare third on its 2012 list of largest healthcare management consulting firms.
 
Over the past five years Huron Healthcare has assisted health care providers across the country realize more than $1 billion in benefits through performance improvement initiatives while preserving the core mission of these providers to deliver higher quality, more affordable healthcare. The demonstrated expertise of Huron Healthcare perfectly positions this firm to address the needs of United Medical Center. Through this engagement Huron Healthcare will create a stronger, more financially sound, and independent operation, while better positioning United Medical Center to thrive in a changing, cost conscious health care environment.
 
Huron Healthcare consistently ranks among the Top Crisis Management Firms in the United States and has been selected as an ‘Outstanding Turnaround Firm’ by Turnarounds & Workouts every year for the past 10 years.
 
This selection ends a 12-month effort by DHCF to secure a turnaround team for the hospital in response to a directive issued by Mayor Gray in 2011.
 
The Department of Health Care Finance is the District’s Medicaid agency.