Testimonials

The Abaris Group believes strongly in our high quality work output. We asked a few of our clients to let us know their opinion of our firm.

The District has a long road of work ahead of it reinventing our EMS program but we feel more confident now with the roadmap provided by the Task Force and The Abaris Group. The Abaris Group provided us with critical benchmark data for metropolitan fire/EMS programs and obviously they have much in the way of experience to support their work.

Dennis Rubin

Fire Chief
District of Columbia Fire Department
Washington D.C.

We couldn't have done our recent trauma designation project without The Abaris Group. Their knowledge helped inform the Board so that we were able to get the votes necessary to designate Kaiser as the next level II trauma center in Sacramento County.

Lynn Frank

Director
Health and Human Services
Sacramento County
Sacramento, CA

The Abaris Group and Mike Williams completed a comprehensive strategic emergency center planning, operational review and design project. This included developing a new fast track (Quick Care) and other new operational programs. Their communication style with our organization was very effective. The end result was they helped us accomplish a state-of-the-art, new pediatric emergency center.

Jean Francis

Senior Vice President (former)
Children's Medical Center of Dallas
Dallas, TX

The trauma system feasibility report, written by The Abaris Group, provided a clear and comprehensive roadmap, including detailed revenue and cost factors for developing a trauma center system for our community. The report clearly stated the financial and clinical viability for developing a trauma system in our county and its future needs based upon population growth projections. In fact, our Board of Directors unanimously adopted the recommendations. TAG's work will help our community substantially upgrade its trauma system. I would highly recommend The Abaris Group for any similar type of project.

Allen Johnson, MPA, LP

Chief Executive Officer
Montgomery County Hospital District (Texas)

Mike Williams is truly one of the most valuable, committed consultants I have ever used. With The Abaris Group, we put our limited resources to good use and have a tangible, meaningful, culture-changing end product.

Jon Moses

Chief Executive Officer (Former)
Wood River Medical Center
Sun Valley, ID

The Abaris Group has completed a comprehensive study of ED Diversion in our community and, with their expertise, is helping us raise the level of consciousness and resources to our CEOs that is needed to resolve the problem.
 

Loren Johnson, MD, FACEP

President CAL/ACEP (Former)
California

I have known Mike Williams for several years. The study he completed for the Piedmont Hospital Emergency Department was thorough and extensive. It helped us successfully revise our patient throughput process and design.

W. Wright Alcorn

Vice President Patient Services
Piedmont Hospital
Atlanta, GA

Were it not for the tireless and diplomatic efforts of The Abaris Group, skillfully overseen by Mike Williams, Arizona would not be on the verge of implementing an all-inclusive trauma system for the State. The State, the Department of Health Services, the Bureau of EMS, and the State Trauma Advisory Board will never be able to thank The Abaris Group enough for their efforts.

Garth Gemar, MD

State Trauma Advisory Board, Chair (Former)
Medical Director, Arizona Bureau of EMS (Former)
Phoenix, AZ

We were so pleased with the analysis by The Abaris Group that we engaged them for a return consult and anticipate that we will soon be seeing dramatic improvements in throughput time, customer satisfaction, and billing and collections.

Steven J. Brown

VP Support & Facilities
Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare
Utica, NY

The Abaris Group has successfully studied and positioned the 21 hospitals in our region to address Emergency Department Diversion. With Abaris guidance, we are well on the way towards implementing a plan to substantially reduce our diversion hours and resolve the diversion problem.

Robert P. David

Regional Vice President (Former)
Hospital Council of Northern and Central California
Sacramento, CA

The Abaris Group did an outstanding and very detailed job analyzing our ED's process and flow, as well as billing and collections. The professionalism and expertise shown by The Abaris Group has been much appreciated.

Margaret Borders, RN, BSN, CEN

Project Champion (Former)
Operation PULL
University of Kentucky Hospital
Lexington, KY

The Abaris Group team worked with us for over four years to achieve a Level II designation in a highly competitive environment. We couldn't have done it without them.

Jim Adams, RN, BA/HSA, CCRN, TNCC

VP of Trauma & Emergency Services (former)
Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital
Santa Rosa, CA

Mike Williams did an excellent job in completing this project (the ambulance RFP process) in spite of a highly contentious atmosphere. His experience and professionalism were paramount in the success of the contract process. Our system design has worked out better than we expected.

Bill Collins

EMS Administrator
Multnomah County EMS Agency
Portland, OR

The Houston-Galveston region is a very large area with over 5 million people, 12,500 square miles, and a complex emergency health care system. We needed the objective help of an outside organization in assessing our emergency health care system and hired The Abaris Group to conduct the study. The Abaris Group met and exceeded our expectations. They did an excellent job from the data analysis, to the interviews, to treading carefully with the various jurisdictions and stakeholders. We are now moving forward with their recommendations and hope to implement them within the next year.
 

Steve Howard

Chief Operating Officer
Houston-Galveston Area Council
Houston, TX

The Abaris Group conducted an intensive trauma system assessment for San Diego County in a very short time period. Mike Williams and his team did an excellent job - they met and exceeded our expectations.
 

Gail Cooper

Public Health Administrator (Former)
San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency
San Diego, CA

The Abaris Group helped develop our Level II trauma program into a profitable "Center of Excellence". Mike and his staff provided expert guidance to enhance program development, reduce cost, increase market share and improve reimbursement for trauma physicians and the hospital.

Mark A. Santamaria

Vice President

The William W. Backus Hospital