May 13, 2015 – Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has added Byron Atkinson as vice president / leadership advisor for its interim leadership and advisory services division. A healthcare executive with more than 35 years of national and international senior leadership experience, Mr. Atkinson brings a track record in leading for-profit and not-for-profit hospitals, as well as academic medical centers and large health systems.
In his new role he will lead a number of interim and consulting executives nationwide who focus on providing leadership solutions for B. E. Smith clients. Mr. Atkinson previously held leadership positions at several leading healthcare organizations including Indiana University Health System, John Hopkins Health System, Ascension and Provena Health Systems.
"Byron's extensive leadership experience as a healthcare executive provides a foundation to lead academic medical and children's hospitals through this period of great change," said Colleen Chapp, senior vice president of interim leadership and advisory services.
"Academic and pediatric organizations value his specific expertise in accreditation readiness, patient care model enhancement, productivity improvement and strategic planning."
Founded in 1978, B. E. Smith is a full-service leadership solutions firm for healthcare providers.