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Navigant Healthcare Leader Recognized as a “Rising Star”

March 12, 2015 at 9:30 AM EDT

Consulting Magazine Names Richard Bajner among Rising Stars in the Healthcare Industry

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 12, 2015-- Today, Navigant announced that Richard Bajner, Managing Director and co-leader of Navigant Healthcare’s Value Transformation team, was recognized by Consulting magazine among the "Rising Stars of the Profession." Bajner was among more than 200 nominees considered for the recognition, which annually honors 35 talented professionals in the consulting profession under the age of 35.

At 32 years old, Bajner is one of Navigant’s youngest Managing Directors. His career growth and success comes from a deep specialization working with healthcare payers and providers to align payment and clinical delivery models to incentivize and reward providers that achieve high performance. In an era of major change in the healthcare industry, he has partnered with some of the largest systems across the country in developing and implementing strategies to better manage population health and facilitate new long-term relationships between payers and providers.

“Rich has made significant contributions to the growth and evolution of Navigant’s Healthcare practice,” said David Zito, Managing Director and Navigant Healthcare leader. “He is a valuable mentor who cultivates talent within the Firm as well as a trusted client advisor with the ability to navigate through exceptional change as the marketplace redefines ‘value’ in healthcare.”

Additionally, Bajner has been recognized as a “Top Collaborator” and a “Top Mentor” within Navigant for his work with other practice areas and young talent. He has also participated in corporate initiatives focused on improving the lifestyle for Navigant’s employees through the Firm’s Consultant Advisory Committee.

“I am humbled by this recognition and I look forward to helping drive additional success for Navigant and our clients. I am fortunate to be part of a team that works with clients to create new and innovative frameworks to deliver high quality, efficient services that improve the delivery of healthcare,” said Bajner.

Bajner is Lean Six Sigma certified and is a frequent speaker and writer on the integration of payment and clinical transformation.

A full profile of Bajner appears in the March 2015 issue of Consulting magazine.

About Navigant

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