Ms. Barger was previously the chief system planning and growth officer for an eight-hospital health system in North Carolina. She was responsible for facilitating growth and development by cultivating and executing strategic partnerships and building corporate brand within the integrated delivery system. She also assessed new market initiatives, analyzed business opportunities, negotiated transactions (including hospital acquisitions and joint ventures), conducted financial studies, and initiated proposals to expand and grow the health system. Ms. Barger also previously served as the chief planning officer and chief financial officer for the same organization. Ms. Barger has 15 years experience as a health care consultant working with both law and accounting firms and served three years as an auditor. During her consulting and audit career she served a variety of clients from large academic medical centers to long term care corporations.