July 30, 2012 – Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has added Lydia Ostermeier as associate vice president for its executive search division. Ms. Ostermeier has over 15 years of experience in leadership positions. She was previously director of nursing and patient care services recruitment, retention, workforce development and resource center at Indiana University Health. She led recruitment initiatives for the healthcare system which includes 20 hospitals and health centers and more than 25,000 employees. “Lydia’s proven track record of successful recruitments, ability to build strong partnerships and commitment to deliver exceptional customer service will be invaluable,” said Mark Madden, senior vice president of executive search, B. E. Smith. “Her clinical and operational background will ensure our clients are matched with the right leader to meet their precise needs.” Founded in 1978, B. E. Smith is a full-service leadership solutions firm for healthcare providers.