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Cherokee M. Dunkley

Mr. Dunkley possesses a master of health services administration degree from the University of Michigan in 2000, and a bachelor’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University in 1998. He is currently a Senior Consultant with First Chesapeake Group and is responsible for providing accounting, finance, economic, statistical, data processing, computer science and information system, strategic planning services.

Mr. Dunkley has worked on the following projects for the firm:

  • Assisted in the refinement of the proprietary quality evaluation software. His work included validating and analyzing patient and hospital level data to develop provider specific quality indicator database. Tracked the development of numerous databases to confirm requested specifications and completeness.
  • Assisted in the litigation support of a not-for-profit hospital in Florida whose charges to uninsured patients were challenged. Conducted an analysis of financial statements and compared the hospital’s performance to national benchmarks for profitability, liquidity, and capital structure ratios.
  • Calculated the ancillary and bed need for multiple markets based on state COPN facility planning parameters. Reviewed history of each service through the regulatory process and contrasted with the reported volumes to improve quality of the calculations.
  • Provided analysis support on ED demand project within a growing market. Including volume analysis, use rate calculations, and mapping and spatial analysis using geocoding software.
  • Conducted a product line analysis which resulted in the development of a methodology that standardizes the firm’s approach to hospital service line analysis using multiple years of data.
  • Developed multiyear database containing financial and volume data for Virginia hospitals.

Prior to joining the First Chesapeake Group Mr. Dunkley experience includes:

  • The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, medical student. 2003-2005
  • ECG Management Consultants as a senior consultant, he served as staff on engagements to address financial, operational, and strategic concerns of academic medical centers. 2000-2003
  • The National Rehabilitation Hospital, in Washington, DC. During this summer internship, Mr. Dunkley rotated through the strategic planning, marketing, and human resource functions of the hospital. 1999
  • State of Maryland Health Care Access and Cost Commission, summer intern. 1998
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital Office of Managed Care, summer intern. 1997