DHG Healthcare Announces Kevin Locke as New Managing Principal

Nashville, TN, June 16, 2020 – DHG Healthcare, the national healthcare practice of Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP (“DHG”), is pleased to announce that Kevin Locke is succeeding Brad Benton as Managing Principal of DHG Healthcare, effective June 1, 2020. Locke’s appointment follows the rigorous transition plan established in anticipation of Benton’s formal retirement from DHG on September 30, 2020.

Benton notes, “I couldn’t have more confidence in Kevin as he assumes overall responsibility for management of DHG’s largest industry practice.  Kevin’s leadership acumen, both within our legacy leadership team and in his market-facing work, is unquestioned.”  Benton adds, “I’m genuinely excited about Kevin’s unique leadership vision in creating the next generation of opportunity for all of DHG Healthcare’s professionals and for our clients who rely on our world class healthcare consulting services.”

In commenting on his transition, Locke said, “I’m honored by the opportunity to step in behind my friend and mentor, Brad Benton, as Managing Principal of DHG Healthcare, and I’m excited to lead this group of incredible healthcare professionals in the next phase of our growth. We will continue to serve organizations across the healthcare continuum with creative solutions and outstanding client service, and we will continue to lead the industry’s journey toward Risk Capability and value-based care delivery.”

Locke was admitted to the DHG partnership in 2010 with the merger of the boutique strategy firm, Charis Healthcare, which he co-founded.  Kevin is a preeminent healthcare strategist with deep executive experience in both strategic business planning and execution of implementation frameworks for academic medical centers, complex health systems, and large physician enterprises. Most recently, he served as DHG Healthcare’s Transformational Solutions leader and was the principal architect of the DHG Healthcare Transformational Pathways Methodology™.  Kevin Locke is located at 5201 Virginia Way, Brentwood, TN 37027 and can be reached at kevin.locke@dhg.com or by telephone at (330) 606-4699.

About DHG Healthcare

DHG Healthcare, the national healthcare practice of Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, is ranked by Modern Healthcare as the tenth largest privately-held healthcare consulting practice in the nation. Our clients span the health and healthcare ecosystem, all sharing the common challenge of successfully navigating the unprecedented federal, state and market-driven industry transformation underway in the U.S. Our services in the consulting, assurance and tax domains are purposefully designed to assist our clients in their journey to risk capability. Creating institutional value is a critical focus as our clients define their strategic approach, execute transformational plans and manage the financial health and sustainability of their organizations. Learn more about the services and people of DHG Healthcare at dhg.com/healthcare.


Kevin Locke
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