NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BDO Consulting, a division of BDO USA, LLP, one of the nation’s leading professional services organizations, today announced the appointment of Louis Longo as a Managing Director of the firm's Healthcare Advisory Practice in its Pittsburgh, Pa. office. A 30-year veteran of the healthcare industry, Mr. Longo has diverse experience working with large hospitals and health systems, as well as with health insurers and medical device companies to drive operational improvements and deliver measurable business results. As part of The BDO Center for Healthcare Excellence & Innovation, he will collaborate with the firm’s 250 professionals focused on the healthcare industry to help BDO clients manage change in order to improve their economic and operational outcomes.
Mr. Longo has extensive experience successfully navigating transformational changes for healthcare providers, including managing business turnarounds and redesigning operational models; including business consolidations and integration.
"Lou is a valuable addition to our multi-disciplinary healthcare team," said Carl W. Pergola, Executive Director of BDO Consulting. "He understands how to work across an organization to achieve desired results and uncover new opportunities, which is all the more important in an era of increasing collaboration within and across healthcare organizations."
Patrick Pilch, BDO's Healthcare Advisory Practice Leader, notes that, "Lou brings a wealth of insight that complements and deepens BDO's financial and transactional capabilities in the healthcare space. The industry continues to consolidate at a rapid clip, and we're committed to helping clients identify and get in front of the right opportunities."
"Industry stakeholders are experiencing an unprecedented rate of change, and we expect that pace to continue, if not accelerate. This will create significant opportunities for many organizations across the healthcare industry,” said Mr. Longo. "The BDO healthcare team understands the complexities involved in helping healthcare providers, investors and insurers operate in this environment."
Prior to joining BDO, Mr. Longo was an Executive Vice President for Wheeling Hospital, a large community health system, where he worked closely with the CEO to drive more than $40 million in operating margin improvements, among other achievements. As a partner at Alpern Rosenthal, which combined with BDO in 2013, he led a variety of client engagements, including strategic planning and business outsourcing.
In his more than two decades at global professional services firms, Mr. Longo held a number of leadership roles, including extensive experience serving the healthcare industry. Mr. Longo graduated cum laude from University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a minor in Finance.
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