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Alex Harris

Alex has served healthcare providers and integrated delivery networks on a broad range of topics, including corporate strategy, M&A, and operations. She also has experience across a range of provider types, including public-sector clients, academic medical centers, and children’s hospitals.

Examples of her recent client work include valuing an academic medical center system’s potential purchase of a local competing hospital system and advising the client on negotiating posture given likely competitive bids; defining potential partnership models and joint strategic opportunities focused on market growth and efficiency improvements for two hospital systems; developing the initial combined market-growth strategy for a health system jointly formed by a medical school and its affiliated teaching hospital; designing a major payer’s portfolio strategy for payment innovation, reviewing its portfolio of payment-innovation strategies, assessing the strategies for potential impact and scaling feasibility, and recommending changes to the approaches portfolio for better strategic-goal achievement; and leading the specialty-access and patient-experience diagnostic for an academic medical center and supporting subsequent recommendation implementation.

Prior to rejoining McKinsey in its Washington, DC, location, Alex was an investment analyst with Essex Woodlands, a growth-equity and venture-capital firm based in New York, where she focused on investments in healthcare services and medical technology. Alex was also a business analyst in McKinsey’s New Jersey office.

Alex received an MBA in management from Harvard Business School, BAS in biomedical science from the University of Pennsylvania, and BS in economics from the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania).