Phil Dalton, founder of Medical Development Specialists LLC. ("MDS"), a national healthcare consulting company, which has two offices located in Torrance and Costa Mesa, California. He has over 25 years of experience in health care strategy, planning, business development, marketing, policy, and planning. He has developed strategic, facility, business, and marketing plans for hospitals, outpatient centers, health systems, physician groups, HMOs, joint ventures, and other health related businesses. Mr. Dalton has frequently evaluated hospital acquisitions and sales for client hospitals and the California and Oregon Attorney Generals’ Office. He frequently advises on complicated issues associated with physician-hospital integration, and evolving health care business models, and healthcare reform.

Mr. Dalton's previous experience includes executive positions with other major national consulting firms and health systems.

Mr. Dalton received his MS from Harvard University in health policy and management and an MPH from the University of Minnesota.

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