August 3, 2018 – Executive search firm Diversified Search, one of the top 10 executive search firms in the U.S., has placed Amy E. Beiter as the new CEO of Kirkland, WA-based integrated health system EvergreenHealth. She replaces Bob Malte who announced his planned retirement from the organization this spring. Zack Reynolds, a managing director in Diversified’s healthcare services practice, led the assignment.
The selection of Dr. Beiter followed a four-month national search with the EvergreenHealth board of commissioners that included the screening of hundreds of candidates.
“Dr. Beiter is a proven, exceptional leader with an impressive career dedicated to serving her community through the development and expansion of services and programs, designed to meet the needs and advance the health of its residents,” said Al DeYoung, chairman of the EvergreenHealth board of commissioners. “This experience will advance a progressive vision for the future of EvergreenHealth and will help us continue to meet the needs of our growing community here in the Puget Sound region.”
“We are honored and extremely pleased to welcome this seasoned executive, with her impressive ability to align the clinical and business aspects of healthcare, and we are confident that these strengths will guide our health system in realizing our vision of being the community’s most trusted source for healthcare solutions,” he said.
Dr. Beiter is a respected senior physician executive with 25 years of experience in the healthcare field as a leader in both clinical and administrative capacities. She most recently served as president and CEO for Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital in Tucson, AZ, a 400-bed acute-care hospital within the comprehensive Carondelet Health Network. In that role, she led strategic initiatives resulting in significant transformation and growth. Under Dr. Beiter’s leadership, Carondelet St. Mary’s evolved from a community hospital to a tertiary care hospital providing expanded, increasingly complex services to the Tucson community.
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Previously, Dr. Beiter held several clinical leadership positions including four years as chief medical officer at Carondelet St. Mary’s. As CMO, her collaborative, evidence-based approach drove measurable improvement across key quality metrics and patient experience scores. This helped the organization solidify its position among Healthgrades’ top five percent of hospitals in the country for quality. She was also medical director for utilization management at St. Mary’s, a role in which she developed programs to address changes and challenges in compliance, reimbursement and length-of-stay management. After completing a combined internal medicine and pediatric residency, Dr. Beiter practiced both specialties in inpatient and outpatient settings for many years. She subsequently became a hospitalist and eventually served as her group’s lead physician.
EvergreenHealth is an integrated healthcare system that serves nearly one million residents in King and Snohomish counties and offers a breadth of services and programs that is among the most comprehensive in the region. More than 1,000 physicians provide clinical expertise in over 80 specialties, including heart and vascular care, oncology, surgical care, orthopedics, neurosciences, women’s and children’s services, pulmonary care, infectious disease and travel medicine, and homecare and hospice services.
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Diversified Search’s healthcare practice works with clients to find leaders capable of transforming the healthcare industry to ensure access to affordable, high-quality care while sustaining and improving organizational performance and efficiency. The firm’s team of industry experts, search consultants and researchers bring significant cumulative experience to uncover candidates with varied perspectives and skills who can contribute in unique and impactful ways.
Mr. Reynolds has nearly 20 years of executive search experience in the provider healthcare space. He has served as a generalist with a heavy emphasis on C-suite and vice president-level positions across all functional areas, and has conducted national searches in a range of environments with varying degrees of scale and complexity. His clients have included multi-state integrated delivery systems, large academic medical centers, schools of medicine, small rural healthcare providers, physician group and accountable care organizations.
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