Two former executives with the Center for Health Transformation, the organization started by presidential candidate and former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich, have joined Leavitt Partners, a healthcare and food safety consulting firm founded and led by former HHS Secretary Michael Leavitt.
Former Center for Health Transformation execs join Leavitt Partners
David Merritt, 38, the center's former CEO, will work as a senior adviser. Kelly Crowe, 44, the center's former vice president, will now be a vice president at Leavitt Partners.
Both will be involved with developing Health Intelligence Partners, a new member-based service of Leavitt Partners that, according to a news release, “will provide healthcare executives with valuable and actionable intelligence about the likely future of American healthcare.”
Merritt is an adviser to Gingrich's presidential campaign and edited “Paper Kills,” a book on the “promises and challenges of implementing health information technology.”
Crowe previously worked with the Advisory Board Co., which was ranked 13th among large companies on Modern Healthcare's 2011 Best Places to Work in Healthcare. At the company, Crowe advised hospitals on applying best practices and improving financial performance, according to the release.
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