The Champion Group is pleased to announce that they have merged with Coker Group, a national healthcare advisory firm with more than three decades of experience assisting healthcare organizations navigate and manage the challenges of an unpredictable industry. With expertise in finance, operations, strategy, accountable care, management, and IT, among other areas, Coker is uniquely qualified to handle a range of issues for our clients.

Sandy Champion, CMSR president of the Champion Group, LLC now joins Coker Group as Vice President and will continue to provide a full spectrum of Community Need Analysis, Physician Development  Planning, and Community Health Needs Assessments. Sandy has has earned a reputation as an expert in planning, recruiting, community needs analysis, physician development planning, and program development. She has been nationally recognized for her successful approach to the recruitment process and received the National Achievement Award by The American Academy of Medical Management. Sandy also works with the National Centers for Workforce Planning in Washington D.C. and other healthcare planning leaders to better integrate provider supply.

As founder of the Champion Group, Sandy specialized in medical staff and strategic planning and development. Working for hospitals, health systems, medical groups, government entities, and managed care organizations, they produced comprehensive strategic plans and needs analyses offering their unique “Demand Tool” enabling clients to manage physician workforce needs.

Clients know the Champion Group for innovative, tailored and effective approaches to physician planning and development that enables trust and consensus between hospital leadership, physicians and the communities they serve. Colleagues know The Champion Group for exceptional depth in analysis, work product, and presentation. Our client service doesn’t end with the engagement, but rather is available for ongoing support as clients implement their recruitment and planning strategies.

Academic training combined with our extensive experience and specialization in the healthcare industry provides significant advantages to clients. The Champion Group works with clients to understand their unique situations and recommends appropriate methodology for analysis and planning.


Sandy  Champion, CMSR can be reached at:

Sandy Champion, CMSR
Vice President
Coker Group
Direct (206) 658-5113


“We have worked with Sandy Champion and The Champion Group team the past couple of years and have found them to be very prompt, professional and detailed in their work. We have used The Champion...

Donald J. Wee, CEO
Tri-State Memorial Hospital

We’ve worked with Sandy for many years and have found both she and her work to be reliable, trustworthy and complete. We base important strategic decisions on her reports, and she has never steered...

Gregory D. Sawyer, MD, PhD - President & CEO
Memorial Physicians, PLLC

I am grateful to Champion Group, especially Sandy Champion, for all of the support, guidance and tools she has provided us in establishing our Strategic Planning, Goals, and Physician Recruitment program. Sandy is always just...


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