Berkeley Research Group has established a Healthcare Special Advisory Board comprising expert physician leaders nationally renowned for clinical excellence and change management in healthcare. The role of each advisory board member is to counsel BRG and its healthcare provider clients on clinical redesign and industry best practices to improve healthcare value (i.e., quality, safety, and cost) in the special advisor’s specialty area.
The first appointment to the board is David V. Feliciano, MD, FACS, one of the foremost leaders in general surgery and trauma care in the United States. Dr. Feliciano is on the medical staff at the Atlanta Medical Center, professor of surgery at the Mercer University School of Medicine, and associate director of Critical Care at the Medical Center of Central Georgia. He is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Trauma, the American Surgeon, and the American Journal of Surgery. He is president of the Panamerican Trauma Society and the Atlanta Surgical Association, and has been president of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the Southwestern Surgical Congress, the Western Trauma Association, and the Georgia Surgical Society. He has held leadership positions with major national organizations in surgery, including director of the American Board of Surgery and chair of the Advisory Council for General Surgery of the American College of Surgeons.
“The creation of BRG’s Healthcare Special Advisory Board reflects our commitment to providing clients with unsurpassed expertise in addressing their most complex issues,” said BRG Chairman and Principal Executive Officer David J. Teece.
Dr. Andrew Agwunobi, a leader of BRG’s Healthcare Performance Improvement practice, board-certified pediatrician, and former CEO of Grady Health System in Atlanta and other hospital systems, said the advisory board will give health providers the benefit of unique experience from some of the top physicians in their respective specialties. “Our clients will have an invaluable advantage in applying best practices to improve patient care, optimize healthcare value, and achieve a new level of performance improvement,” said Dr. Agwunobi, previously named among the “50 Most Powerful Physician Executives” by Modern Healthcare and Modern Physician.