Cejka Executive Search


Cejka Executive Search partners with health care organizations across the nation to deliver health care executive search solutions, placing the highest caliber of talented C-level executives, physician leaders and administrative leaders in the full spectrum of health care settings, including:

Established more than 35 years ago, Cejka Executive Search now ranks among the top five largest health care executive search firms in the country, according to Modern Healthcare. The firm has a national reputation for placing C-Suite executives with America’s top health care organizations, while maintaining the flexibility and high-touch service to meet the unique needs of each client.


Cejka Search Partners With Dubai Hospital to Lead Multiple Searches

Cejka Search has been chosen by Dubai’s Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital as the exclusive physician search provider in the U.S. for more than 15 pediatric sub-specialist positions, ranging from highly-qualified surgeons to geneticists and emergency medicine physicians. “Our goal is to expand our team of world-class medical and clinical experts in order to fill the regional gap

Cejka Executive Search Names Managing Principal

Cejka Executive Search has named MaryBeth Nicholas Cruz as executive vice president and managing principal. The hiring underscores the firm’s continued expansion into high-demand areas of healthcare executive search, including clinical integration. For nearly two decades, Ms. Cruz served in leadership roles for Providence Health and Services, spearheading physician services and development at the system-level and designing

Cejka Expands Healthcare Search Staff

Cejka Executive Search has named Mary D’Ignazio as executive vice president and managing principal. She will lead a national practice that partners with hospitals, health systems and health-related organizations on executive search engagements for senior level healthcare executives. Ms. D’Ignazio’s focus, which is on search engagements for newly created senior roles at the health-system level, is

Cejka Search Leaders Discuss the Election and Its Impact on Healthcare Leadership

Talent management as the U.S. healthcare industry transforms is a high priority. In addition to grappling with a shortage of physicians and other clinicians, healthcare organizations must also fill new and expanding leadership roles to carry out strategic initiatives in response to current reform efforts, and whatever changes may come its way as a result

Cejka Expands Physician Search Division

Cejka Search, a physician, advanced practice and healthcare focused executive search firm, has expanded its management team with the addition of four industry executives who will serve as regional vice presidents for its physician search division. The expansion is in response to growing demand from a broad-based coalition of clients, including academic medicine concerns, hospitals and


MaryBeth Nicholas Cruz Joins Cejka Executive Search

ST. LOUIS, MO, December 14, 2016 — Cejka Executive Search today announced that MaryBeth Nicholas Cruz has joined the team as executive vice president and managing principal. The announcement underscores the firm’s continued expansion into high-demand areas of healthcare executive search, including clinical integration. “MaryBeth is uniquely qualified to help hospitals and health systems define the organizational structure

2016 Physician Leadership Compensation Survey Results Released

ST. LOUIS, MO, November 3, 2016 — Cejka Executive Search℠ ― in partnership with the American Association for Physician Leadership® ― today announced the results of the 10th biennial Physician Leadership Compensation Survey. According to the survey, total median compensation for physicians in leadership in 2016 is $350,000, a three-year gain of 8% since the last survey

Groundbreaking Cejka Search Healthcare Perspectives Study Reveals the First in a Series of Findings From the Viewpoint of Physicians and Administrators: “Top Priorities for Today’s Healthcare Leaders”

ST. LOUIS, MO, April 26, 2016 — A groundbreaking Cejka Search study of more than 1,600 practicing physicians and healthcare administrators in the U.S. finds the two groups closely aligned on the highest and lowest priorities for healthcare delivery in a post-reform environment. “The findings show that physicians and administrators alike place high priority on patient-centered interaction and

Cejka Executive Search Expands Its Leadership Team with New Executive Vice President Joyce Tucker

ST. LOUIS, MO, January 12, 2016 — Cejka Executive Search today announced that it has hired healthcare executive Joyce Tucker as an Executive Vice President responsible for senior-level healthcare search services and consultation. In her role, Tucker will work in collaboration with healthcare boards and senior executives at healthcare organizations nationwide to acquire senior talent to successfully lead