Former Health System CEOs Join Navigant

Physician executives DeBehnke, MD, and Peck, MD, bring decades of academic and tertiary health system leadership experience

CHICAGO –  Navigant (NYSE: NCI) today announced the addition of a pair of former health system executives and physician leaders with more than 50 combined years of healthcare experience to its Healthcare segment’s strategic solutions practice.

Daniel DeBehnke, MD, MBA, has joined Navigant as a managing director, overseeing the firm’s academic health system solutions. Charles Peck, MD, will rejoin Navigant as a managing director, where he will serve as the southeast regional market leader. Dr. Peck previously led the firm’s clinical and operational excellence offerings from 2013-2015.

A board-certified emergency medicine physician, Dr. DeBehnke most recently served as CEO of the Nebraska Medicine health system and CEO of Medical College Physicians, a faculty practice plan affiliated with Froedtert Health and the Medical College of Wisconsin. He also was senior associate dean for clinical affairs and chief clinical integration officer at the Medical College of Wisconsin and has practiced on the front lines of Level 1 trauma centers, led a research laboratory, and participated on U.S. National Institutes of Health review panels.

Dr. Peck joins Navigant from Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center, where he served as president and CEO. During his tenure, the organization was the only hospital in Georgia to be named a 2018 Top Teaching Hospital by the Leapfrog Group, and improved quality measures performance from a D to an A in Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grades. In addition, Dr. Peck helped increase cost savings, reduce employee turnover, grow patient volumes, open a state-of-the-art ambulatory campus, and expand Piedmont’s successful partnership with the University of Georgia. Dr. Peck also held executive roles at Aetna and FTI Consulting.

“Dan and Chuck have spent decades leading health systems, helping them overcome industry pressures and challenges while driving significant performance improvements,” said Rulon Stacey, managing director and leader of Navigant’s Strategic Solutions practice. “Their additions demonstrate Guidehouse’s ongoing commitment to assisting academic and tertiary systems to be ‘forward compatible’ with the future of care delivery.”

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.

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