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Cejka Executive Search partners with healthcare organizations across the nation to deliver health care executive search solutions, placing the highest caliber of talented C-level executives, physician leaders and administrative leaders in the full spectrum of health care settings, including:

Established more than 35 years ago, Cejka Executive Search now ranks among the top five largest health care executive search firms in the country, according to Modern Healthcare. The firm has a national reputation for placing C-Suite executives with America’s top health care organizations, while maintaining the flexibility and high-touch service to meet the unique needs of each client.

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Cejka Executive Search is comprised of a suite of professionals with diverse backgrounds and experiences in health care executive recruitment.

The firm’s skilled and experienced team includes former executives of healthcare organizations, and each member provides an exclusive and highly personalized level of service and advice.

Together, they have the collaborative expertise to draw candidates from all sectors of the healthcare industry, and they consistently receive excellent ratings for their responsiveness, knowledge base and top-notch candidate identification.

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Established more than 35 years ago, Cejka Executive Search now ranks among the top five largest health care executive search firms in the country, according to Modern Healthcare. The firm has a national reputation for placing C-Suite executives with America’s top health care organizations, while maintaining the flexibility and high-touch service to meet the unique needs of each client.

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  • Career Services
  • Executive Search
  • Mgmt. Consulting
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  • Human Resources

News Briefings

Cejka Leading CEO Search for Valley-Wide Health Systems

Cejka Executive Search has been retained to find a new president and chief executive officer for Valley-Wide Health Systems, a community-based healthcare provider in Alamosa, CO. The search is being led by Mark Madden, executive vice president and managing principal. Valley-Wide wants a visionary leader who will provide overall oversight and management of the private

Cejka Places CEO at Meeker Memorial Hospital & Clinics
Cejka Executive Search Kurt Waldbillig CEO MMHC

Cejka Executive Search, a specialist recruiter serving the healthcare space, recruited current Swift County Benson Health Services leader Kurt Waldbillig as the new CEO for Meeker Memorial Hospital & Clinics (MMHC) in Litchfield, MN. He succeeds Kyle Rasmussen who retired in May. Executive vice president and managing principal Mark Madden led the assignment. Mr. Waldbillig is

Cejka Executive Search Adds Search Services Leader
Cejka Executive Search Mark Madden

As the healthcare industry continues its transformation, talent management remains a high priority. The shortage of physicians and other clinicians is one matter. But healthcare organizations must also fill new and expanding leadership roles to carry out strategic initiatives in response to reform efforts, and whatever changes Congress may deliver. This has produced a high

Cejka Names Head of Academic Medicine and Health Search Practice
Cejka Alan D. Johns Head of Academic Medicine Health Search Practice

As the healthcare industry continues its transformation, talent management remains a high priority. The shortage of physicians and other clinicians is one matter. But healthcare organizations must also fill new and expanding leadership roles to carry out strategic initiatives in response to reform efforts, and whatever changes Congress may deliver. This has produced a high

Press Releases

Madden Joins Cejka Executive Search as Executive Vice President, Managing Principal

ST. LOUIS, MO, April 10, 2018 – Cejka Executive Search, ranked on Forbes list of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms, is pleased to announce that Mark Madden has joined the firm as Executive Vice President, Managing Principal to lead executive search services for senior healthcare executive positions. Mr. Madden has extensive experience leading board search committees in executive recruitments,

Uncertainty Fuels Demand for Agile and Effective Healthcare Leaders

February 28, 2018 – A conversation with Rachael Burns, Vice President, Search Consultant The uncertain fate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and insurance carriers’ coverage practices, has led to a burgeoning increase in demand for demonstrated leadership to help navigate the evolving healthcare landscape. We asked healthcare executive search insider Rachael Burns for advice

Alan D. Johns Joins Cejka Executive Search As Executive Vice President, Managing Principal

ST. LOUIS, MO, December 14, 2017 – Cejka Executive Search, ranked on Forbes list of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms, is pleased to announce that Alan D. Johns has joined the firm as Executive Vice President, Managing Principal to lead the firm’s Academic Medicine and Health Sciences Practice. Johns brings three decades of experience in

MaryBeth Nicholas Cruz Joins Cejka Executive Search

ST. LOUIS, MO, December 14, 2016 — Cejka Executive Search today announced that MaryBeth Nicholas Cruz has joined the team as executive vice president and managing principal. The announcement underscores the firm’s continued expansion into high-demand areas of healthcare executive search, including clinical integration. “MaryBeth is uniquely qualified to help hospitals and health systems define the organizational structure

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Uncertainty Fuels Demand for Agile Healthcare Leaders
The uncertain fate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and insurance carriers’ coverage practices, has led to a burgeoning increase in demand for demonstrated leadership to help navigate the evolving healthcare landscape.

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