July 27, 2006 at 15:00 PM EDT
Healthcare Consultancy Beacon Partners Announces West Coast Expansion; Alan Worsham, New Western Region Practice Director, to Head San Francisco Bay Area Office

Beacon Partners, a leader in healthcare management consulting, today announced that due to tremendous growth it has opened a new office in the San Francisco Bay Area. Beacon has had a significant presence in the western U.S. for more than 17 years. The opening of the Bay Area office allows Beacon to further expand its health care management consulting services in the region that includes California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, Alaska, Hawaii, and British Columbia

Ralph Fargnoli, President and CEO stated, "Having a service and business development presence in the region demonstrates Beacon's commitment to our current and future clients in offering consulting services that are centered on optimizing operations through the integration of process and technology. Our clients in the western region will directly benefit from this growth in that they will be able to utilize experienced consultants based in the area."

Alan Worsham will lead the expansion as the Western Region Practice Director. "I am excited and looking forward to strengthening relationships with our current clients and further establishing Beacon's presence in the region, as well as providing significant growth opportunities for our employees. Over the years, the western region has been a visionary force in healthcare both from the business process and technology standpoint. This expansion affirms Beacon's position as an innovative leader in healthcare management consulting."

Mr. Worsham's 25 years of experience in healthcare and information systems include strategic planning, process improvement, system implementations, and organizational change management. Previous to Beacon, Mr. Worsham served as the Executive Director for the Faculty Practice Plan Information Systems at Washington University in St. Louis.

About Beacon Partners

Beacon Partners is one of the largest management consulting firms focused exclusively on the healthcare industry. For over 17 years, we have offered a wide range of strategic, clinical and operational consulting services to prestigious health care organizations. Our approach to every engagement is results oriented focusing on improving patient care through technology. We leverage our knowledge and industry thought leadership to add value to our client projects. To learn more about Beacon Partners' health care consulting services, call 1-800-4BEACON or visit www.beaconpartners.com.

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