B.E. Smith Seeks Chief Compliance Officer for Nathan Adelson Hospice

September 13, 2018 – B.E. Smith has been retained by Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas to lead its search for a chief compliance officer. Director Andrea Merideth is heading the assignment.

The chief compliance officer is charged with serving as a support system for the hospice staff, promoting critical thinking and taking the lead to create a robust compliance auditing program, said the search firm. This executive is expected to drive the organization’s education, outreach and professional growth to deliver quality care and meet compliance standards. The individual will be responsible for collaborating across teams to meet initiatives and implement process improvements relating to quality, regulatory, accreditation, finance and billing.

Nathan Adelson Hospice seeks a passionate leader who demonstrates optimism, with a vision to explore beyond existing healthcare structures. “This leader should be familiar with Medicare and Medicaid program requirements, federal fraud regulations, abuse laws and regulatory agencies,” said B.E. Smith. An RN with a master’s degree is preferred for the role. Knowledge of HIM, nursing informatics and coding is also desired.

Nathan Adelson Hospice is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, and is the only non-profit hospice in southern Nevada. It has two inpatient units and a home care program. It also provides care to outlying communities such as Pahrump. The hospice has been serving the region for over 35 years.


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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, it 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.

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Finding senior leadership within the compliance function is exceedingly complex today, as companies face intense pressure under the current regulatory environment. Leaders must be able to foster close collaboration between compliance and other corporate functions as well as communicate to a more complex and sophisticated set of stakeholders, internally and externally.

According to a recent Heidrick & Struggles report, sharply rising demand for compliance talent, the absence of a clear career path in the discipline and greater need for compliance executives with leadership and influencing skills are creating difficult challenges for organizations seeking to identify and retain talent in a world of increasing regulation. 


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“The demand is so great for internal auditor and compliance executives that recruiters are looking outside the financial services industry for candidates,” said Michael P. Kelly, president of New York-based Michael Kelly & Associates, which specializes in financial services. “The skill-sets are transferrable but there is a learning curve to understand the sector they are auditing.”

Maurice Gilbert, managing partner of Dallas-based Conselium, a boutique search firm that specializes in recruiting compliance professionals, has also seen a major uptick in activity, particularly for chief compliance officers.

“About nine years ago, companies that were in highly regulated industries like financial services, medical devices and pharmaceuticals saw a critical need to bulk up in the compliance area,” said Mr. Gilbert.

The result: Mr. Gilbert has seen a 20 percent, year-over-year growth rate for compliance professionals as a direct result of ongoing or potential measures being taken by the U.S. government to investigate companies they potentially deem as having behaved improperly or who have not been compliant with new regulatory measures.

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

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