Chris George for the past 25 years, has provided operational, financial and strategic advisory services to healthcare providers and companies that service them. Mr. George has advised private equity firms on both buy and sell side transactions as well as strategies for EBIDTA improvement in various areas of healthcare, including physician practice management, revenue cycle and healthcare technology.
Mr. George’s expertise combines performance transformation and organizational strategy with practical, hands-on experience, driving cultural change across healthcare companies. Teams under Mr. George's direction have improved patient quality, reduced costs and increased revenues by implementing solutions in many areas, including physician practice operations, revenue cycle and overall expense management. Mr. George has also worked with many health systems on achieving strategic integration objectives in buy and sell side merger integrations.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. George founded Think First, a boutique consulting firm focused on performance improvement for Physician Practice Management companies. Under his leadership, Think First improved patient access, streamlined clinic operations, aligned physicians, improved productivity and accelerated the revenue cycle for thousands of physicians nationwide in a variety of different specialty areas. In addition to his consulting experience, Mr. George has served in the executive suite at the Medical University of South Carolina and University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. In these roles, he led organizational transformations in the areas of physician practice operations, revenue cycle and information technology.
Outside of his professional experience, Mr. George is a member of the Beth Israel Lahey Health (BILH) Board Finance Committee. He is also Trustee and Chair of the Finance Committee for Beverly Hospital, a member of BILH. BILH is an integrated, Massachusetts-based healthcare system that was formed to combine academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, and over 4,000 physicians and 35,000 employees in a shared mission to expand access to care.
Mr. George holds a B.A. degree in Healthcare Administration from Stonehill College and a Masters in Computer Information Systems from Bentley University. Additionally, Mr. George is a certified professional in Health Information and Management Systems.