CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ: HURN), a leading provider of business consulting services, today announced that Judith L. Bachman has joined the Company as a managing director in its Huron Education practice focused on academic medical centers (AMC).

“Our clients will benefit from Judy’s success in helping medical schools and teaching hospitals overcome strategic, financial and operational challenges while remaining focused on their mission.”

“In these tough economic times, academic medical centers are facing extraordinary pressure to sustain current levels of teaching, patient care and research,” said Laura Yaeger, executive vice president, Huron Education. “Our clients will benefit from Judy’s success in helping medical schools and teaching hospitals overcome strategic, financial and operational challenges while remaining focused on their mission.”

At Huron Education, Bachman, RN, BSN, MSN, CNAA, will be drawing on 30 years of experience to support AMC clients in all aspects of strategy development, performance improvement and operations redesign. Bachman joins Huron Education from Thomas Jefferson University and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (TJU/TJUH), where she served as senior vice president for Strategic Initiatives and was responsible for campus wide strategic planning efforts, clinical service line development, and management of major strategic initiatives and network relationships.

Bachman has provided leadership at hospitals, health systems, and academic medical centers specializing in managing large strategic initiatives and business and network development for clinical, educational and research missions. Prior to TJU/TJUH, she served as senior partner and managing director of Computer Science Corporation’s Clinical Consulting Practice assisting leading academic health systems. During her career, Bachman has also developed a wide range of management methodologies for mission-based institutions, redesigned medical schools, and served as a chief nursing officer.

About Huron Education

Huron Education is the premier provider serving the unique needs of the higher education industry. Our team of professionals, each with extensive knowledge and experience in the business of higher education and academic medical centers, delivers comprehensive services to the industry and partners with institutions to improve business performance across the enterprise. Our professionals draw from their experience working in the strategic, financial, operational, and regulatory aspects of higher education to develop and implement the most effective consulting and software solutions. Huron Education has helped more than 90 of the nation’s top 100 research institutions improve their performance so they can continue their traditions of extraordinary achievement

About Huron Consulting Group

Huron Consulting Group helps clients in diverse industries improve performance, comply with complex regulations, reduce costs, recover from distress, leverage technology, and stimulate growth. The Company teams with its clients to deliver sustainable and measurable results. Huron provides services to a wide variety of both financially sound and distressed organizations, including healthcare organizations, Fortune 500 companies, leading academic institutions, medium-sized businesses, and the law firms that represent these various organizations. Learn more at www.huronconsultinggroup.com.