Jordan Search Consultants Finds CEO for Medical Group

July 20, 2017 – Healthcare is among the most rapidly growing employment fields, according to analysts at Hunt Scanlon Media, which tracks trends in the executive search and leadership solutions space. So it is that the need for recruiting firms to deliver top-drawer leaders throughout the sector has only grown.

Recently, O’Fallon, MO-based executive recruiting firm Jordan Search Consultants recruited Ray Williams as chief executive officer of Springfield Clinic in IL. The organization was seeking a CEO with strong leadership skills who recognized the group’s commitment to remaining competitive and independent.

“We were honored to have the opportunity to fill such an important position for the prestigious clinic,” said Kathy Jordan, president of Jordan Search Consultants. “I am proud of my team for recruiting Mr. Williams in an extremely condensed time frame in order to meet the clinic’s aggressive hiring goals.”

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Mr. Williams has more than 30 years of experience. He most recently served as the senior vice president of physician mergers & integration at International Council for Quality Care Inc.

“The Springfield Clinic team was extremely impressed by not only the quality of candidates Jordan Search Consultants provided, but also their entire search process,” said Katie Rutledge, vice president and chief human resources officer of Springfield Clinic. “They customized the process for our organization and readily incorporated our feedback to create a positive experience for us and for the candidates. The entire team was professional, responsive and flexible. They were frequently on-site to advise us and facilitate the process for the best outcome.”

Founded in 1939 by five physician partners, Springfield Clinic was one of the first multi-specialty medical clinics to form in downstate Illinois. Through numerous local mergers and physician recruitment, the organization became and remains Illinois’ second largest private multi-specialty clinic. With more than 400 physicians and advanced practitioners, practicing in 80 medical specialties and sub-specialties, Springfield Clinic said its mission is to provide the highest quality health care to the people of central Illinois.


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Jordan Search Consultants, which was founded in 2003, provides healthcare, executive and higher education recruitment solutions to clients throughout the nation. With almost three decades of professional recruiting experience, Ms. Jordan has a reputation for thoroughly understanding the changing dynamics in the healthcare and higher education industries and is well known for her recruitment and retention initiatives. She is said to have a strong talent for assessing an organization’s corporate culture and the professional and personal goals of each candidate, which in the end produces bottom-line benefits for clients. By partnering with hospitals, medical groups, academic institutions and healthcare organizations to develop recruitment models designed to meet their goals, Ms. Jordan has helped clients reduce time-to-hire, increase retention rates and reduce recruitment costs.

Jordan Search Consultants recently expanded with the acquisition of Health Search New England (HSNE), a search firm specializing in the recruitment of healthcare providers throughout the Northeast. HSNE has been serving clients in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island for more than two decades. The acquisition allows Jordan Search Consultants to expand its geographic reach into a key area, heavily populated with hospital systems and healthcare organizations. The firm has facilitated healthcare recruitment in New England since 1984 and has completed over 1,000 placements in hospitals, healthcare systems, private practices, and community clinics.

“Jordan Search Consultants has been successful in gaining market share throughout the west coast and southeast, but knew we needed a strong partner to penetrate New England,” said Ms. Jordan. “Celena Knapp, president of HSNE, and I have known each other for almost a decade and I have great respect for her and HSNE; it felt like the right match at the right time.”

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Will Schatz, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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