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INTEGRATED Healthcare Strategies Joins Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.


Minneapolis, Minn. – As of May 1, 2015, INTEGRATED Healthcare Strategies joined Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (Gallagher), an international insurance brokerage and risk management services firm. INTEGRATED will now operate as Integrated Healthcare Strategies, a division of Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc., otherwise known as Gallagher Integrated.

For more than 40 years, clients have come to expect knowledge, guidance and insights from INTEGRATED. To that end, and to better meet the needs of the industry, this new partnership with Gallagher will allow the organization to offer more—more knowledge, more guidance and more insight—delivered by people known and trusted across the industry.

Bob Erra, Area Chairman, Integrated Healthcare Strategies, a division of Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc., stated, “For the past few years, delivering integrated solutions to our clients has been the cornerstone of our business and our brand. And like our clients, it’s not enough for us to simply adapt or change in today’s dynamic healthcare industry—we must evolve and grow. In Gallagher, we found a partner that was a cultural fit and had a shared commitment to the service excellence our clients deserve.”

Gallagher, founded in 1927 as a family-owned business in Chicago, is now traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:AJG). In 2015, the organization was named a World’s Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere® Institute for the fourth consecutive year, and was recognized by Forbes magazine as one of America’s Best Employers. Gallagher brings industry expertise with best-in-class global resources.

Scott Hamilton, National Managing Director of Gallagher’s Human Resources & Compensation Consulting Practice, said, “As a leader in the healthcare-niche market, INTEGRATED brings a unique array of expertise and experience to our team. Together, we will be able to offer an even greater set of consultative services to meet the evolving needs of our healthcare clients.”

While the name has changed, the world-class client service INTEGRATED is known for will not. The only difference is that now INTEGRATED has stronger national and multinational resources and relationships via the Gallagher network, to bring greater strategic success to clients in 2015 and beyond.

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About Gallagher Integrated 
For more than 40 years, Integrated Healthcare Strategies, a division of Gallagher Benefit Services, Inc., has provided consultative services and people-based solutions to clients across the healthcare spectrum, including community and children’s hospitals, academic medical centers, health networks, clinics, and assisted-care providers. Our expert consultants and nationally recognized thought-leaders help organizations achieve their business goals, by ensuring top talent is attracted, retained, and engaged, while measuring and maximizing human and organizational performance. With tailored solutions that extend well beyond single services, Gallagher Integrated offers the knowledge, guidance, and insights that organizations need to not only survive the rapidly changing healthcare environment, but to succeed in it.

About Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. 
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., an international insurance brokerage and risk management services firm, is headquartered in Itasca, Illinois, has operations in 30 countries and offers client-service capabilities in more than 140 countries around the world through a network of correspondent brokers and consultants.

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