Quick Leonard Kieffer Taps CIO for Brookhaven Memorial

January 26, 2017 – Executive search firm Quick Leonard Kieffer has recruited Matthew Peddie as chief information officer of Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in Suffolk County, NY. Founder and CEO Roger Quick led the search.

Mr. Peddie is a customer-facing, business-savvy, strategic-minded executive that brings to the position experience leading technology operations in a large, integrated health system. Before joining Brookhaven, he served as assistant vice president for IT service management at Barnabas Health in West Orange, NJ, the state’s largest integrated healthcare delivery system, caring for more than two million patients each year. In this position, he managed a 45-member IT services team across the system, and was responsible for providing strategy, vision, oversight, and support, while improving day-to-day operations and facilitating growth initiatives. He played a key role in transforming IT to a shared services model, and was directly responsible for the centralization of all local IT&S departments.

Before that, Mr. Peddie spent eight years in progressively responsible positions, from radiology information system manager to CIO with Saint Barnabas Ambulatory Care Center; as a system analyst at Hackensack University Medical Center; and as a system analyst with Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He began his career in support services and materials management at Saint Barnabas Medical Center.


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Brookhaven is a 321-bed community hospital that is part of a multidisciplinary, multi-campus, state-of-the-art healthcare complex designed to meet the evolving needs of the county’s 28 communities. It is home to a Level II Trauma Center / Emergency Room, and was first in the county to establish a certified home health care department, a hospice, and an outpatient hemodialysis unit. The medical center is also a leader in health education throughout the community, and logs more than 17,000 admissions and 70,000 emergency room visits each year.

Tapping Leaders for Healthcare Companies

Quick Leonard Kieffer specializes in the placement of executive level employees across the healthcare industry. The firm was established in 1999 by Roger Quick and Michael C. Kieffer. According to QLK, the healthcare sector is among the most rapidly growing employment fields. But the industry is in the midst of a turbulent transformation, making the need for proven and experienced boards and executive teams with vision and broadening skills more important than ever.

In response, Quick Leonard Kieffer has expanded its staff in recent months to support its efforts in tapping leaders for healthcare companies.

This past summer, the firm named Jake Barto as a partner. Mr. Barto has executed numerous senior level search assignments, assisting healthcare systems recruit chief executive officers as well as operational, financial, and clinical leaders. Among his clients: Trinity Health, Sanford Health, McLaren Health Care, and national & state associations, including ACHE and The Alabama Hospital Association. His career in executive search began in 2009 with Miller Resource Group in the Chicago suburbs, where he specialized in medical device, pharmaceutical, and healthcare assignments.

QLK recently appointed Scott Sammon as a partner in Chicago. He works with clients to manage C-level search assignments in the healthcare provider and not-for-profit sectors and has served as a consultant to both association and hospital boards and has acted as a facilitator to companies for board retreats. For the past five years, Mr. Sammon was managing director and head of the healthcare practice at Reilly Partners.

Quick Leonard Kieffer also added Patricia Hall as a managing partner. She is responsible for leading the expansion of the firm’s life sciences­­­ practice. Ms. Hall has over 20 years of experience focused on general management, commercial and operations leadership for the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and consumer health and wellness sectors. She has placed senior leaders into public organizations and has helped build executive talent pipelines for investor-backed startups and portfolio companies.

Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media

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