September 12, 2014 – Executive recruiting firm B.E. Smith has grown its physician executive services with the additions of Marilyn Palmer, D.O., as vice president, and Archelle Georgiou, M.D., as a senior advisor. As vice president of physician services, Dr. Palmer builds collaborative relationships with healthcare organizations nationwide, serving as a trusted advisor and supporting providers with physician leadership solutions focused on improving efficiencies, outcomes and patient care. Previously, she served as EVP and medical director for United Healthcare Group and Executive Health Resources. A physician and former healthcare industry executive, Dr. Georgiou brings extensive experience assisting healthcare organizations in the areas of care coordination, patient care and engagement. She previously spent 13 years as an executive with UnitedHealth Group serving in numerous roles including chief medical officer and executive vice president, strategic relations. “Driven by a number of factors including the industry shift towards value-based care models under the Affordable Care Act and physician alignment initiatives, many healthcare organizations are realizing the value of having physician leaders as part of their executive teams,” said Doug Smith, president and CEO. “We are committed to supporting the continued success of our clients in this era of reform, and are excited about the new members of our team who bring extensive clinical and administrative knowledge and over 20 years of experience in the field.” Founded in 1978, B. E. Smith is a full-service leadership solutions firm for healthcare providers.
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