September 20, 2022 – Healthcare-focused B.E. Smith has been enlisted to find a chief clinical officer for Island Hospital in Anacortes, WA. Recruiter Christine Young is leading the assignment. The chief clinical officer will oversee ancillary and clinical departments in facilitating the design and implementation of quality, patient care, while directing and coordinating the functions and activities within the departments for the hospital.
The CCO will focus on improving services, reaching goals, maintaining satisfactory outcomes, and contributing to the overall success of the hospital while creating a positive work environment.
B.E. Smith is looking for a collaborative and forward-thinking leader who can modernize practices with the goal of driving effective change in the organization. This position will be expected to help shift the culture of the organization to better align with new purposes, values, and focuses. The ideal leader will be expected to have a strong clinical background, with a positive demeanor. Previous nursing and operational experience are required. Union experience is preferred. A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree is preferred.
Island Health is a 43-bed organization that believes in what it calls “courageous care.” Island Health offers a wide range of services, from behavioral health to diabetes education, physical therapy, primary care, sleep wellness, sports and spine, surgery, urology, and more. Located in Anacortes and on Orcas Island, they serve patients across three counties. Island Hospital was the only hospital in the State of Washington to receive America’s 100 Best Orthopedic Surgery award in 2021, recognizing superior clinical outcomes in back and neck surgery, spinal fusion, hip fracture treatment, hip replacement, and total knee replacement.
Founded in 1978, Lenexa, KS-based B.E. Smith is a full-service healthcare interim leadership placement and executive search firm. For nearly a decade, the organization has been recognized annually by Modern Healthcare as one of the top search firms in its sector. The firm places interim leaders and executives across all healthcare settings, including acute care hospitals, academic medical and children’s hospitals, physician practices, and post-acute care providers.
In 2020, B.E. Smith launched AMN Leadership Solutions, a division of AMN Healthcare. It 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.
Among its past searches B.E. Smith has helped to place the president and CEO for the Washington Permanente Medical Group, CEO for Rochelle (IL) Community Hospital and group chief financial officer for Bon Secours Mercy Health.
Ms. Young is an experienced healthcare professional with 13 years of internal recruitment experience within the academic hospital setting with primary expertise in nursing and allied health recruitment before coming to join B.E. Smith and AMN Healthcare in 2021. “Having this background, gives me a strong understanding of the needs of my clients and the urgency to find strong leaders to help achieve goals,” she said. As an executive healthcare recruiter, Ms. Young’s primary focus is finding the right fit for the clients she works with and for healthcare leaders looking to make a change in their life and career.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media