Sharon Grace(703) 838-0033, ext. 393[email protected]

April 18, 2016

Robert Coulton Joins AMGA ConsultingCleveland Clinic Leader Brings Decades of Healthcare Experience

Newswise — ALEXANDRIA, VA – AMGA today announced that Robert W. Coulton, Jr. has joined AMGA Consulting as Vice President. The former Cleveland Clinic leader brings decades of experience to assist healthcare organizations navigate the changing industry environment.

Previous to joining AMGA Consulting, Mr. Coulton served as Executive Director of Professional Staff Affairs for the Cleveland Clinic. The Cleveland Clinic is a multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Mr. Coulton led physician recruitment, credentialing and privileging, compensation and benefits, regulatory compliance for physician matters, leadership development, and other operational areas.

In his over 40 years at the Cleveland Clinic, Mr. Coulton held a number of managerial positions throughout the system. He had the opportunity to establish most of the operating systems that are now in existence at the Cleveland Clinic relating to physician and scientist staff members.

“Putting patients first is the mantra of the Cleveland Clinic and that can only be accomplished if the systems are in place to enable cooperation, quality and innovation,” said Donald W. Fisher, Ph.D., CAE, AMGA president and chief executive officer and chair of AMGA Consulting board of directors. “Rob’s experience establishing Cleveland Clinic’s systems is an invaluable resource to other medical groups and health systems. We are excited to have Rob join the AMGA Consulting team and assist others focused on high performance health.”

Mr. Coulton completed his undergraduate degree at Rio Grande College and holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Baldwin Wallace College.

About AMGA Consulting AMGA Consulting assists healthcare organizations navigate the changing industry environment. AMGA Consulting assists clients build their organizational capabilities through effective governance, operational improvement, strategic alignment, talent management, and total rewards solutions.

About AMGAAMGA is a 501(c)(6) trade association representing medical groups, health systems, and other organized systems of care, including some of the nation's largest, most prestigious integrated delivery systems. AMGA is a leading voice in advocating for efficient, team-based, and accountable care. AMGA members encompass all models of organized systems of care in the healthcare industry, including: physician-owned, independent group practices, integrated delivery systems, hospital-affiliated medical groups, independent practice associations (IPAs), academic and faculty practices, accountable care organizations, and high-performing health systems. More than 170,000 physicians practice in AMGA member organizations, providing healthcare services for 120 million patients (one in three Americans). Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, AMGA is the strategic partner for these organizations, providing a comprehensive package of benefits, including political advocacy, educational and networking programs, publications, benchmarking data services, and financial and operations assistance.