KENSINGTON, CA, (July 13, 2016) – Freed Associates (Freed), a California-based health care management consultancy, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. In 1991, founder and CEO Dava Freed set out with a vision to create a firm that would positively impact health care clients while providing challenging work opportunities and a flexible work-life balance for her team. Freed has grown to become a trusted partner to many of California’s top health care organizations while offering approximately 70 employees a supportive and rewarding work culture.
Named (for the fifth time) one of the Best Places to Work in 2016 by the San Francisco Business Times, Freed’s success comes from purposely shaking up past conventions of health care consulting. For example, rather than requiring consultants to work days, evenings and weekends in a “pay your dues” environment, Dava Freed created a healthy work culture that attracted the industry’s best consultants by supporting their professional and personal lives. Freed readily enables its employees to spend time with their families, covers 100 percent of employee and dependent health care costs, and offers a caring culture.
“By providing our employees with an enriching environment, both personally and professionally, they’re able to produce superior results for our clients,” Dava Freed said. “We forge partnerships with bonds of camaraderie that augment our client collaborations making them enjoyable for all.”
In an era when health care has become increasingly complex and challenging to manage, more than 85 percent of Freed’s business comes from prior clients. Dava Freed credits her consultants’ industry knowledge, versatility, integrity and efficiency for the firm’s high volume of repeat business.
“Technology is playing a bigger role than ever in health care and we are fortunate to have specialized in IT since the start of our firm,” Dava Freed said. “We tailor our solutions to our clients’ specific needs and seamlessly integrate with their teams, bringing best practices and an outside opinion. We immerse ourselves in helping our clients navigate both foreseen and unforeseen challenges to ensure their success and have a positive impact.”
Health care today is far removed from the plodding, paper-based era when Freed began. “I remember when hospitals installed their first health care systems, getting data and moving it from paper to computers,” Dava Freed said. “There was a tremendous amount of hand holding of nurses and doctors and revolutionizing their systems and processes. Twenty-five years later, we’re still doing some of this fundamental work. We are also helping clients to address their most challenging business and financial needs, whether it is program management, processes optimization, or technology enhancements in areas such as enrollment and exchanges, care management, data analytics, quality improvement, patient experience, revenue maximization, or risk arrangements to name a few.”
Based on the breadth and depth of its industry experience, and the confidence and commitment of its clients, Freed offers new and innovative ways of addressing some of health care’s most complex business issues. “I see health care changing now more than ever; it is exciting to be a vital part of this evolution.” Dava Freed said.
About Freed Associates
At Freed Associates, health care is our passion and our business. Founded by Dava Freed in 1991, Freed Associates continues to consult with California health care organizations on strategic and tactical initiatives. Our consultants provide specialized knowledge across the health care industry spectrum. Freed has been awarded “Best Places to Work” as well as “Top 100 Women-Owned Business” by the San Francisco Business Times.