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Carnahan Group a strategic healthcare firm

Guiding Top Healthcare Organizations in Matters of Business Since 2002

We are Carnahan Group, a strategic healthcare firm in Tampa, FL and Nashville, TN that has consulted with the world’s largest for-profit and non-profit health organizations in the areas of community needs assessments, valuations, transactions, and strategic planning.

We provide the best individualized strategic planning options for healthcare organizations. Our trusted and experienced advisors understand that clients need more than just a document — they need a sound plan to guide them toward wise growth strategies; a plan they can feel confident will bring them success even in the face of the healthcare industry’s toughest scrutiny and in litigation.

Carnahan Group Brings Results to Healthcare

Many of our advisors began their careers in the ranks of healthcare organizations. As a result, we understand the internal needs and constant pressures of these entities. We know our clients want to be heard and understood. We promise quality, in-depth work that will stand every test.

Our confident and committed healthcare consultants have recognized credentials and many years of healthcare experience. Carnahan Group’s senior leadership team has worked two decades in healthcare management and consulting. As such, they are expert witnesses and strategic planners with experience in community health needs assessments, market share analysis, and fair market valuation (FMV). With offices in Tampa and Nashville, Carnahan Group has been involved in thousands of projects across the United States.

Carnahan Group provides work that is consistent, timely, ethical, and exceptional. The firm operates from the standpoint that each client is a priority and strives to do all that is necessary to deliver each request and project flawlessly.

Chris-Carnahan

About Chris Carnahan

Chris Carnahan is President of Carnahan Group, Inc., which provides strategic consulting and business valuation services to healthcare systems and hospitals nationwide. Since founding the company in 2002, he has driven its growth and success steadily upward. Carnahan Group is now recognized as one of the premier companies of its kind in the U.S.

Included among the diverse challenges, he and his Group address are the fair market analyses of healthcare acquisitions, medical directorships, employment contracts, and other hospital and physician transactions. He and his colleagues have managed and overseen a wide variety of healthcare projects, including hundreds of community needs assessments and community health needs assessments.

Mr. Carnahan has also been involved with strategic and medical staffing plans for for-profit and non-profit healthcare services. In addition, he has played a role in the execution of thousands of healthcare transactions and fair market acquisitions, while ensuring compliance with regulations and the parties’ expectations.

Prior to founding Carnahan Group, Inc., Mr. Carnahan served as the CFO of PureSafety.com, a provider of online training, safety, and occupational health information solutions. Earlier positions included Regional Manager of Development and Senior Investment Analyst at HCA, where he oversaw more than 400 acquisitions, joint ventures, and divestitures. Before joining HCA, he held the role of COO at Tennessee Dental Centers, a multi-state dental management company. Initial career positions included Vice President and Director of Marketing at Dyco Paints, Inc., a manufacturer of paints and specialty coatings.

An accomplished speaker, he has made numerous presentations to some of the world’s largest healthcare companies on community health needs assessment, medical staff demand analysis, valuations, and healthcare strategy. He is also an instructor for the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) in the area of healthcare valuations. NACVA awarded him its 2010 Certificate of Achievement for being an Instructor of Great Distinction.

Mr. Carnahan is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Florida, a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), accredited in Business Valuations (ABV), and certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) as well as a Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF). Additionally, he is a certified Senior Business Analyst in the Society of Business Analysts.

His professional affiliations include membership in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and a section membership in AICPA’s Valuation and Forensic Services. He is also a member of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA). In addition, he has published articles on physician acquisitions and testified as an expert witness in healthcare matters before various Circuit Courts of Florida and before the American Arbitration Association. His degrees include an MBA in Finance and a BS in Business Administration with a dual track in Finance and Accounting.

Carnahan Group

Why Choose Carnahan Group?

We offer you:

  • The best individualized strategic healthcare management
  • Effective strategic healthcare planning for your healthcare organization
  • More than 15 years of experience in community needs assessments
  • More than 30 years of experience in healthcare management and healthcare consulting
  • Guaranteed success – Our community health needs assessments have been successful for some of the world’s largest healthcare systems
  • We’ve provided healthcare consulting for a number of well-known organizations, including:
    • Baptist Health System
    • Catholic Health Initiatives
    • Lafayette Regional Health Center
    • Children’s Medical Center, Dallas
    • Bethesda Healthcare System
    • HCA — Hospital Corporation of America
  • “Carnahan Group’s healthcare knowledge, client-oriented work ethic and business awareness form an effective safety net that gives our hospital CEOs and in-house lawyers the confidence they need when structuring complex deals in such a highly regulated environment.”

    General Counsel
    A For-Profit Healthcare System
  • “I’ve had the opportunity to work with Carnahan Group on several occasions and am extremely pleased…”

    Gordon Rountree
    Chief Compliance Officer/General Counsel
    Lafayette General Health
  • “We’ve had the pleasure of working with Carnahan Group… We have confidence in their expertise and rely on the professional analysis they provide. It is a pleasure to recommend them.”

    R. Barre Sanders
    Executive Vice President/Physician Practices
    Infirmary Health System, Inc.

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