Towers Watson Strengthens Capabilities to Help Hospital Industry Address Changing Nature of Physician Relationships

Adds two industry veterans with extensive physician compensation and alignment expertise

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Towers Watson (NYSE, NASDAQ: TW), a global professional services company, has strengthened its consulting capabilities in the hospital and health care industry with the hiring of two industry veterans — Alice King and Annette Bussineau. The two senior consultants bring their extensive health care industry expertise to hospitals that are rethinking and restructuring their physician compensation and leadership programs for the evolving health care model.

“We are delighted that Alice and Annette have joined our national hospital consulting team,” said Heidi Toppel, a senior consultant at Towers Watson and co-leader of the U.S. hospital consulting team. “Together, they bring tremendous knowledge and more than 40 years of experience helping hospitals, health systems and physician organizations with their compensation and alignment programs. Alice and Annette have outstanding reputations in the marketplace, and we look forward to their many contributions as the company continues to strengthen its position in the hospital industry.”

King, who is based in Towers Watson’s Dallas office, was previously vice president of contract administration and payment solutions for ESI Healthcare Business Solutions. She has more than 25 years of experience in provider contracting, payment and reimbursement, health care operations and claim administration. She has worked with hospitals, health systems and physician organizations to develop transparent, measurable, performance-based compensation programs that hold physicians accountable for quality and outcomes. King earned a J.D., cum laude, from New York Law School, an M.B.A. from Butler University and a B.S. from California State University, Long Beach.

Bussineau, who works in Towers Watson’s Detroit office, joined from Sullivan, Cotter and Associates, Inc., where she was a senior consultant. With more than 15 years of experience, Bussineau is an expert on physician compensation, productivity and on-call pay. She works with hospitals, health systems and law firms to determine the fair market value and reasonableness of employment and physician services arrangements. She also assesses pay levels related to physician executive and leadership arrangements and medical directorships, and assists in the design and evaluation of on-call pay arrangements and programs. Bussineau holds a B.S. from Michigan State University.

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Towers Watson (NYSE, NASDAQ: TW) is a leading global professional services company that helps organizations improve performance through effective people, risk and financial management. The company offers solutions in the areas of employee benefits, talent management, rewards, and risk and capital management. Towers Watson has 14,000 associates around the world and is located on the web at


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