Chip Hurley has over thirty-five years of healthcare and management experience in accounting, auditing, and consulting.

This includes experience with two Big Four professional services firms (eighteen years at Ernst & Young and four years at PricewaterhouseCoopers) and two national consulting firms (nine years at Navigant Consulting and currently at BRG); and three years of corporate management experience with Helix Health, a five-hospital integrated healthcare delivery system, serving in the roles of senior director of Finance, treasurer, and director of Audit and Compliance.

Mr. Hurley served as PricewaterhouseCoopers’ partner in charge of their Southeast Region Healthcare Financial Forecasting and Mergers and Acquisitions group and as audit partner on numerous healthcare clients. Mr. Hurley also served as the national leader of Navigant Consulting’s Healthcare Financial Advisory Services’ group, co-leader of Navigant’s Healthcare Strategy practice, co-leader of Navigant’s Healthcare Performance Improvement Practice, and member of Navigant’s Healthcare Strategic Leadership Team.

Mr. Hurley has extensive experience with healthcare M&A projects (over fifty projects in fifteen states in last several years).

Professional Affiliations

Healthcare Financial Management Association, Maryland Chapter
President (2002)

Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants
Past president Central Maryland chapter
Past chair of Healthcare, Ethics, and Academic Relations committees

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Healthcare Financial Management Association (certification 1993)


Certified Public Accountant (1978)
Licensed in Maryland

Community/Civic Involvement

United Cerebral Palsy of Central Maryland
Past chairman of Board of Directors, National UCP Finance Committee, National UCP Investment Committee, National UCP Audit Committee chair

Church board member and committee chair

Baltimore Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America
Past executive board member

Santa Claus Anonymous
Past president

Baltimore Junior Association of Commerce
Vice president

Boy Scouts
Eagle Scout, Silver Beaver award, and past board member

Areas of Expertise


Dale Carnegie Training

Loyola University Maryland


Healthcare Financial Management Association – Medal of Honor, Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards

Governor and Baltimore County Executive Citation

Selected Engagements

Hospital System Feasibility Study

BRG experts assisted a two-hospital system with a business plan that included a 10-year financial forecast to determine the feasibility of funding a replacement for its largest hospital.

Hospital System Dissolution

A BRG expert offered independent opinions and conclusions on behalf of a health system that split up after years of operating on a consolidated basis.

Academic Medical Center Acquisition Assistance

BRG experts have assisted a large academic medical center on numerous projects over the last several years, including three projects specifically evaluating the benefits and risks of acquiring specific hospitals.