Chicago -September 25, 2012 - The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) today announced that, following rigorous review, Pavilion Advisory Group Inc. (formerly Stratford Advisory Group) has once again consistently met the "Peer Reviewed by HFMA®" standard for its Institutional Investment Consulting services. HFMA recently reviewed Pavilion Advisory Group as part of the evaluation process necessary to maintain the firm's HFMA Peer Reviewed designation.

Pavilion's comprehensive Institutional Investment Consulting Service focuses on critical success factors including, but not limited to investment strategy development, asset allocation, investment manager oversight, and fiduciary responsibility.

"Our Institutional Investment Consulting Service is customized to meet our healthcare clients' unique needs," said Keith Mote, Managing Director of Pavilion Advisory Group. "We have worked hard to maintain the HFMA Peer Review designation and everyone at Pavilion is honored by this repeated distinction. The designation is an important symbol that our healthcare clients recognize and trust."

Tom Dodd, Senior Vice President Consulting, North America stated "The healthcare community considers 'Peer Reviewed by HFMA' to be a valued credential. We are excited that Pavilion continues to meet the high standards required to attain this designation."

HFMA's Peer Review process is designed to provide healthcare financial managers with an objective third-party evaluation of products and services used in the healthcare workplace. The rigorous, 11-step process includes a panel review made up of current customers, prospects who have not made a purchase, and industry experts. Peer Review status of the product or service and its performance claims are based on effectiveness, quality and usability, price, value, and customer and technical support.

"We're pleased to have Pavilion Advisory Group renew their HFMA Peer Reviewed designation," says HFMA President and CEO Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA. "The HFMA Peer Review process assures our members, through a rigorous evaluation, that the reviewed product or service meets an objective third-party evaluation that assesses overall effectiveness, quality, and value."

About HFMA

The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) provides the resources healthcare organizations need to achieve sound fiscal health in order to provide excellent patient care. With more than 39,000 members, HFMA is the nation's leading membership organization of healthcare finance executives and leaders. HFMA helps its members achieve results by providing education, analysis, and guidance, and creating practical tools and solutions that optimize financial management. The organization is a respected and innovative thought leader on top trends and challenges facing the healthcare finance industry. From addressing capital access to improved patient care to technology advancement, HFMA is an indispensable resource on healthcare finance issues.  

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Jay Keltner
Director of Marketing
(708) 492-3329  

About Pavilion

Pavilion Financial Corporation is a diversified global investment services firm with clients and business relationships in more than 50 countries. We provide leading investment expertise and implementation support to help institutional clients and other investors preserve and enhance their assets. Pavilion Advisory Group Inc. is a full-service investment consulting and advisory firm, registered as an investment advisor with the SEC under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. Since 1982, the firm has assisted healthcare clients with key aspects of investment program management, including: investment policy development, asset allocation, manager selection, performance measurement, fiduciary due diligence, cost containment, and operational efficiency.

Contact Pavilion

Deanna Allen      
Pavilion Financial Corporation   
(514) 227-7710     

Julie Haug
Pavilion Advisory Group Inc.
(312) 798-3226