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DCCS expands Advisory Services capabilities through strategic partnership with Hammes Company

Milwaukee, WI, November 21, 2019 – Hammes Company, the nation’s leading healthcare developer as ranked by Modern Healthcare’s Construction and Design Survey, has formed a strategic partnership with DCCS Consulting aimed at providing health systems with the most comprehensive scope of integrated consulting services focused on operations, finance, strategy and real estate development.

Through the partnership, Hammes Company and DCCS bring deep healthcare consulting expertise working with health system leadership teams on financial and operational improvements, guiding major capital projects and executing on real estate strategy–all growing areas of focus as systems merge and expand. Both firms employ seasoned healthcare executives focused on solving complex, system-level challenges.

“Operational transformation and clinical excellence have long been pivotal to Hammes Company’s unique integrated service model, including pioneering ‘hospitals without beds,’ freestanding EDs and other innovative healthcare delivery concepts,” said Rex Holloway, partner and national practice leader of Hammes Company’s Advisory Services division.

“Likewise, DCCS has a long track record of advising and partnering with health systems, highly regarded for its operational and clinical expertise. Together, Hammes and DCCS offer a compelling and comprehensive range of advisory services.”

“Having collaborated with Hammes Company on several strategic projects, we are excited to formalize this partnership as our combined expertise is a true differentiator that will benefit our healthcare system clients,” added Dave Capone, DCCS president and founder.

Hammes Company’s Advisory Services offering has expanded under the leadership of Rex Holloway, who has led the firm’s advisory services practice since 2014 and was appointed partner in 2017. For more than 30 years, Rex has provided strategy leadership and consulting for leading healthcare systems nationwide.

Dave Capone founded DCCS Consulting in 2010 and has 30 years of healthcare leadership and consulting experience with an emphasis on hospital financial and operational turnarounds. He served as CFO and held other leadership roles for national healthcare systems.

About Hammes Company

Hammes Company has been ranked as a leading healthcare facility developer for 21 years by Modern Healthcare’s Construction and Design Survey. Hammes has managed in excess of 57 million square feet of complex new, expansion, renovation, replacement, ambulatory care and acute care projects with a value of more than $23 billion for hospitals and health systems nationwide. The company has extensive experience managing the planning, financing, development, construction, leasing and management of non-acute and acute healthcare facilities. Hammes has helped many of the nation’s leading healthcare organizations plan, implement and manage facility strategies and solutions for more than a quarter of a century. The company delivers measurable results that help healthcare providers grow while meeting the unique health and wellness needs of their communities. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Hammes provides services through a network of regional offices strategically located across the United States.

About DCCS Consulting, Inc.

DCCS provides transformational advisory and consulting services that enables its healthcare clients to achieve sustainable peak performance in the areas of quality of care, service line development, expense management, operational improvement, and leadership support. A full-service consulting company, DCCS is supported by a deep national network of senior level consultants and strategic service partners that provide cost effective, realistic solutions, with a focus on high margin returns. For more information, visit


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