AMN Leadership Solutions Names Executive and Physician Leadership Search Practice President; Appoints Other Practice Leaders

December 16, 2020 – Executive recruitment firm AMN Leadership Solutions has named former oncology clinical nurse specialist Christine Mackey-Ross as president of the firm’s executive and physician leadership search practice. This follows two other new leadership appointments.

Ms. Mackey-Ross joined AMN Healthcare in 2019. Her expertise in executive-level retained searches is built on a hands-on healthcare foundation. She is a former oncology clinical nurse specialist and nursing administrator. In the 25 years since leaving the bedside, she has completed multiple search assignments for C-suite executives in all sectors of healthcare, including integrated delivery systems, academic medical centers, community hospitals and group practices. For the past 20 years before joining Phillips DiPisa, Ms. Mackey-Ross was a partner at WittKieffer. She has a BSN in nursing from Saint Louis University, and an MBA with a focus on healthcare management from Washington University in St. Louis – Olin Business School.

Bernard Godley will add leadership of the academic and life sciences practice to his current title of lead physician executive for AMN Healthcare, continuing his dedication to recruiting visionary physicians and scientists to key leadership positions. He previously served as a senior client partner at Korn Ferry, representing its academic health center practice.

Prior to his career in academic leadership recruitment, Dr. Godley was professor and chair of the department of ophthalmology and visual sciences at UTMB Galveston. He recently completed a diversity & inclusion certification program through Cornell University and will lend his expertise in that area to AMN and its clients.

Jennifer Schaulin has been named as pediatric practice lead for AMN Leadership Solutions, a division of AMN Healthcare. She will take over as the leader of the pediatric practice, focusing on physician leadership and c-suite searches. Ms. Schaulin has 15 years of experience focused on best practices within pediatric leadership for Academic Medical Centers, Integrated Health Systems and free-standing pediatric hospitals.

Serving Healthcare Organizations

Newly launched AMN Leadership Solutions, a division of AMN Healthcare, provides a complete range of healthcare leadership search and talent solutions including: executive and physician leadership search, interim and leadership search, physician and advanced practice recruitment, recruitment process outsourcing, and leadership and talent optimization services. Underlying this initiative are also the services of three high-performing brands: Phillips DiPisa (executive and physician leadership search), and Leaders for Today and the First String (interim and leadership search). These brands are part of the AMN Leadership Solutions suite.

AMN Healthcare Services Acquires B.E. Smith
AMN Healthcare Services has completed its acquisition of healthcare-focused executive search firm B.E. Smith for $160 million in cash. Founded in 1978, B.E. Smith is a full-service healthcare interim leadership placement and executive search firm. 

AMN Healthcare provides access to a comprehensive network of healthcare professionals through its recruitment strategies and breadth of career opportunities. The company helps providers optimize their workforce to reduce complexity, increase efficiency and improve patient outcomes. AMN delivers managed services programs, healthcare executive search solutions, vendor management systems, recruitment process outsourcing, predictive labor analytics, mid-revenue cycle management, credentialing solutions and other services. Clients include acute-care hospitals, community health centers and clinics, physician practice groups, retail and urgent care centers, home health facilities, schools and many other healthcare settings.

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

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