July 1, 2015 – Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has expanded its services with the launch of a post-acute services division. The firm is placing increased focus on meeting the leadership needs of inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation facilities, long-term acute care hospitals (LTAC/LTCH), skilled nursing centers, as well as home health and hospice agencies.
B. E. Smith has appointed Alyson Cutshall as vice president of post-acute services. She brings more than 15 years of experience in the post-acute field, including leadership positions at Gentiva Health Services, an affiliate of Kindred Healthcare, the nation’s premier post-acute care provider.
Most recently at Gentiva, she worked with hospice branches across seven states to develop strategic initiatives to increase sales and improve overall financial viability. Prior to that, she led a Tennessee-based hospice provider as their vice president of sales and marketing to become the leader of market share across the state, organically expand into Virginia and acquire an eight-location provider in South Carolina. Previous leadership positions there included serving as Interim administrator and regional director of sales and marketing. Ms. Cutshall started her healthcare career as a mental health therapist at Frontier Health and a social worker for Adventa Hospice.
The firm’s post-acute care division is committed to identifying and recruiting “pressure proven” healthcare leaders. B. E. Smith’s candidate database includes more than 17,000 executives with experience in rehabilitation, long-term acute care, skilled nursing, home care and hospice. “As the experts in healthcare recruitment, we are the only leadership solutions firm capable of bringing the resources and expertise necessary to meet the immediate needs of post-acute organizations,” said Doug Smith, president and CEO. Recent estimates show post-acute care facing a shortage of 2.5 million workers by 2030. “Our success and proven results in interim and permanent recruitment within the acute and post-acute care market position us well to meet the increasing leadership needs of providers in the post-acute space.”
Ms. Cutshall added: “B. E. Smith is uniquely equipped to recruit top-performing post-acute leaders capable of making an immediate impact on an organization. I am excited to join the post-acute team and look forward to partnering with the industry’s leading post-acute providers.”
B. E. Smith is affiliated with leading associations in post-acute care, including the American Health Care Association (AHCA), National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC). Founded in 1978, the firm is a full-service leadership solutions firm for healthcare providers.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media