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Cejka 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 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 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 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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News Briefings

Disruptive Shift has One Sector Looking Far and Wide for Talent

For the first time in more than 20 years, government officials, providers, health plans and employers are recommending telehealth as the first choice for care, as opposed to an alternative – due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to a new report by healthcare-focused executive recruiting firm Cejka Search. Before the pandemic, only one in 10 patients in the

Cejka Search Assists Iowa Clinic in CEO Search

Cejka Search has placed Ben Vallier as the new CEO of the Iowa Clinic. He succeeds Ed Brown, who helped found the clinic in 1994 and led the organization for more than 25 years before announcing his plans to step down from the top job last September. The assignment was led by Mark Madden, the recruitment firm’s executive vice president

Cejka Search Expands Leadership Team

Cejka Search has expanded with the addition of John Elffers as vice president of executive search services. In this role, he will be responsible for initiating and growing client and industry relationships, and support the firm in expanding reach and creating new opportunities. “We are extremely happy to welcome John to our team,” said Paul

CEO Confidence Falls to Lowest Levels Since 2008 Great Recession

Amid the fallout from COVID-19, confidence among U.S. CEOs has declined sharply. The Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence decreased from 43 in the fourth quarter of 2019 to 36 in the first quarter of 2020. In addition, a follow-up survey from late March to early April showed a further decline to 34. (A reading of

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Cross Country Healthcare Introduces New Brand Identity for Cejka Executive Search

BOCA RATON, Fla., Sept. 5, 2019 –  Cross Country Healthcare, Inc., (Nasdaq: CCRN) a leading provider of healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services nationwide, has introduced a new brand identity and enhanced website for its executive workforce search division.  Formerly known as Cejka Executive Search, the national leader in executive healthcare recruitment is now Cejka

St. Luke’s Names Kevin Nokels, MBA, FACHE, New President & CEO

JUNE, 11, 2019 – St. Luke’s Board of Directors has named Kevin Nokels (Nuk-culls), MBA, FACHE, as the health care system’s new president and chief executive officer. Nokels currently serves as President of CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center – Bergan Mercy in Omaha, Nebraska. A native of Long Prairie, Minnesota, he succeeds John Strange

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

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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.