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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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  • Executive Search
  • Mgmt. Consulting
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News Briefings

Cejka Search Seeks Chair for Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Commonwealth University has retained the services of Cejka Search to lead its hunt for a new chair of the department of emergency medicine. President and managing director Paul Esselman is leading the assignment. The chair will report to the dean of the School of Medicine and serve as the department’s academic and administrative leader,

Cejka Search Wins CEO Assignment for the Iowa Clinic

Cejka Search has been retained by the Iowa Clinic to lead its hunt for a new CEO. The assignment is being led by Mark Madden, the recruitment firm’s executive vice president and managing principal. The incoming CEO will be expected to provide executive leadership in establishing and executing a strategic vision in alignment with the board

Cejka Search Seeking Chief Medical Officer for Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Over the past year, numerous healthcare organizations have turned to executive search firms to find chief medical officers. Recently, Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH, tapped Cejka Search to lead its search for a new CMO. Paul Esselman, president and managing director at Cejka, is leading the assignment. Reporting to the CEO, the CMO has overall responsibility for the

Cejka Executive Search Recruits CEO for KidsPeace

Healthcare is among the most rapidly growing employment fields, according to analysts at Hunt Scanlon Media, which tracks trends in the executive search and leadership solutions space. So it is that the need for recruiting firms to deliver top-drawer leaders throughout the sector has only grown. After an extensive nationwide hunt, Cejka Executive Search recently assisted in the search

Press Releases

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

2016 Physician Leadership Compensation Survey Results Released

ST. LOUIS, MO, November 3, 2016 — Cejka Executive Search℠ ― in partnership with the American Association for Physician Leadership® ― today announced the results of the 10th biennial Physician Leadership Compensation Survey. According to the survey, total median compensation for physicians in leadership in 2016 is $350,000, a three-year gain of 8% since the last survey

Groundbreaking Cejka Search Healthcare Perspectives Study Reveals the First in a Series of Findings From the Viewpoint of Physicians and Administrators: “Top Priorities for Today’s Healthcare Leaders”

ST. LOUIS, MO, April 26, 2016 — A groundbreaking Cejka Search study of more than 1,600 practicing physicians and healthcare administrators in the U.S. finds the two groups closely aligned on the highest and lowest priorities for healthcare delivery in a post-reform environment. “The findings show that physicians and administrators alike place high priority on patient-centered interaction and

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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.