Strategic Health Group Launches to Assist Organizations Position for Success in Changing, Challenging Times

Healthcare Veteran Executives Henry Osowski and Dennis Eder Partner to Head New Firm Aimed at Bringing “Road-Tested Solutions” to Turbulent Healthcare Environment

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- A new strategic and financial advisory firm designed to help healthcare organizations successfully navigate through the changing healthcare environment launched today in Los Angeles. Strategic Health Group (SHG) is headed by two veteran industry executives, Henry Osowski and Dennis Eder.

“Hospital, health plan and physician executives are all facing daunting challenges brought about by healthcare reform, regulatory changes and new financial incentives,” said Osowski. “Strategic Health Group was formed to help these executives navigate through these unchartered waters by blending road-tested experience with fresh, innovative thinking.”

According to Osowski, many healthcare organizations today are looking for assistance in charting their strategic direction and/or in achieving their business goals. SHG can be a “catalyst for change and a key ingredient in developing a strong, sustainable enterprise,” he said.

One of the unique differentiations SHG brings to its clients is the strong track record of success in its consulting team. Managing Directors Osowski and Eder, as well as all members of SHG, are seasoned veterans; and Eder believes that that will be welcomed in today’s uncertain environment.

“In these times you can’t afford to pay for a long learning curve,” said Eder. “Past performance is the best indicator of future success, which is why Strategic Health Group brings to each assignment a team of senior executives who have enjoyed commercial and strategic success in a variety of healthcare environments including health plans, hospitals, investment banking, third party administration and venture funding.”

Osowski is an experienced healthcare executive and strategist who has provided leadership to commercial, Medicare and Medicaid health plans for more than three decades. His expertise and guidance as a CEO and as a member of various senior executive teams has been a catalyst for growth, financial turnarounds and operational stability in turbulent markets for, among others, one of the largest Medicare Advantage plans in the nation and a leading Blue Cross plan.

Eder has served in numerous operational and financial leadership positions during his 25-year executive career ranging from CEO of a 250,000 member regional health plan to CFO of a nationally renowned integrated health system. Additionally, he has brought his financial skills to a number of turnaround situations ranging from a biopharmaceutical company to a leading Medicare Advantage HMO. He was honored by the Los Angeles Business Journal as “CFO of the Year” in 2008.

Complementing Osowski and Eder is a team of experienced healthcare executives spanning a wide area of needs including strategic planning, corporate finance and treasury, marketing communications, actuarial services, human capital and many others. SHG is also available to help organizations with mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; financial and operational turnarounds; interim executive management; and business planning and budgeting.

“Strategic Health Group can provide the trusted senior resources organizations need to succeed in this changing environment,” said Eder. “Through our collective knowledge and experiences, we can enhance the assets that clients may apply to a particular challenge or opportunity, thereby realizing the strategic value of the clients’ operations.”

Further information on Strategic Health Group may be obtained by calling 818-279-2196.


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