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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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Mitigating Unconscious Bias and Driving Diversity for Innovation in a Changed World

The issue of unconscious bias in leadership recruitment is certainly not new. Even in a pre-COVID world, understanding and mitigating unconscious bias has been a longstanding expectation in the recruitment process. In the healthcare industry, this impetus has historically stemmed from a natural sensitivity to increasingly diverse patient populations, as well as increasingly known disparities

How Healthcare Organizations Can Attract Top Talent

According to executive recruiters who ply their trade in the healthcare sector, executive leadership talent across the space is in higher demand than ever. The pandemic likely accelerated the trend, but as we head toward a post-COVID-19 era demand is likely to only increase more. Across the industry, many professionals who would otherwise be prospective

Cejka Search Assists Tri-State Memorial Hospital & Medical in CEO Search

Cejka Search has placed Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center chief operating officer Kym Clift as the new CEO of the Tri-State Memorial Hospital & Medical Campus in Clarkston, WA. She will officially start her new role on March 22, succeeding Don Wee, who has been CEO for 12 years,. He will be retiring in April after assisting Ms.

Reducing Unconscious Bias in the Hiring Process

Longtime disparities based on culture, linguistics, income, place of residence, mental health and other factors have been found to limit care access and impede health equities. They also inflict financial waste on health systems, insurers, employers and patients. As health systems and providers become increasingly accountable for improving population health outcomes, patient populations are becoming

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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.

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