About Us

Garner Health Consulting is a health care consulting firm offering an array of short and long-term solutions to help you navigate the fluid structure of health care reform. We blend administrative, legal and time-tested experience to offer you solutions. Wether you need guidance in interim management, designing a custom compliance program or valuation studies, we can guide you each step of the way.

Our commitment to excellence is the foundation for your success.


Craig_Square_BWCraig B. Garner:  Chief Executive Officer / Chief Restructuring Officer

Craig is an attorney, hospital administrator and health care consultant, specializing in issues surrounding modern American health care and the ways it should be managed in its current climate of reform.

Craig’s consulting practice offers an array of short and long term services designed to help health care institutions navigate the fluid structure of our nation’s health care system, including interim management, strategic guidance, fair market valuations, analysis for health care mergers and acquisitions, development and implementation of health care regulatory compliance programs, and expert consulting. 

Craig’s law practice focuses on health care regulatory compliance and counseling to represent providers in all matters pertaining to contemporary health care in the United States, including hospitals, physicians, pharmacies, medical groups, clinical laboratories, and other health care practitioners. Craig is admitted as an attorney and counselor at law in the State of California (1995), District of Columbia (1996) and the State of New York (2001).

Craig’s law practice focuses on health care mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance and counseling for providers in all matters pertaining to contemporary health care in the United States. Craig is admitted as an attorney and counselor at law in the State of California (1995), District of Columbia (1996) and the State of New York (2001).

Craig is also an adjunct professor of law at Pepperdine University School of Law, where he teaches courses on Hospital Law and the Affordable Care Act.

Between 2002 and 2011, Craig was the Chief Executive Officer at Coast Plaza Hospital where he was responsible for administration and oversight of this general acute care hospital providing services to the City of Norwalk and surrounding communities in Southeast Los Angeles County. 

In 2010, Craig published his book Hospital Stay, a guide for patients and family members who find themselves in the confusing confines of a hospital environment.

Craig serves on the advisory board for the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Western University of Health Sciences, the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Opera and the Board of Visitors of Seaver College at Pepperdine University.

Craig is also a Fellow Designate with the American College of Healthcare Executives, a Member of the State Bar of California, Business Law Section, Health Law Committee and a Vice Chair of the Healthcare Reform Educational Task Force of the American Health Lawyers Association.

Craig regularly writes specialized articles for various health care publications. A complete list of Craig’s publications appears here. Craig has also presented and lectured  on a variety of health care related topics.  A complete list appears here.

Curriculum Vitae


AndrewAndrew Woodward: Chief Financial Officer, Director of Revenue Cycle Operations

Andrew is a financial and strategic consultant for health care and other business entities, focusing on financial efficiency, integrity and growth opportunity.  

In addition to working with companies on a day-to-day basis, Andrew has restructured entire financial tracking and accountability systems for acute care hospitals, improving the institutions’ internal visibility, decreasing and identifying instances of undercharges and overcharges, and maximizing overall profitability.

Andrew has more than 10 years of experience in venture funding and strategic partnership development.  A co-Founder and Partner at Propel Funding Accelerators in Los Angeles, CA, Andrew works with start-ups and small businesses in the areas of financing, operational build-out and corporate strategy. Andrew has been a director at Garner Health since the company’s inception. Andrew believes that entrepreneurial thinking is critical to the long-term success of health care institutions, and his expertise in designing systems to increase efficiency while maintaining integrity makes sound strategic improvements in the health care institutions with which he works.

Andrew is a graduate of Babson College in Wellesley, MA.

Curriculum Vitae