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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

10 Benefits of Retaining an Executive Search Firm

Organizations typically use an executive search firm when a top job opening is important enough, senior enough and when discretion is at a premium. These three factors warrant the investment of bringing in a search firm. Executive search firms are in the business of finding high impact thought leaders who share the same principles, goals,

Cejka Executive Search Recruits CEO for St. Luke’s Healthcare System

After an extensive nationwide hunt, Cejka Executive Search has placed Kevin Nokels as president and CEO of the St. Luke’s Healthcare System in Duluth, MN. The search was led by Mark Madden, executive vice president and managing principal, and Rebecca Kapphahn, vice president and search consultant. Mr. Nokels currently serves as president of CHI Health Creighton University Medical

Cejka Executive Search Names President

Executive recruitment firms have made a number of top leadership appointments in the past year, many focused on strategy, growth, branding efforts and operations. The latest: Cejka Executive Search named Paul Esselman as president. Mr. Esselman, who has served as the firm’s senior executive vice president and managing director since 2005, has more than 20 years of

Cejka Executive Search Recruits CEO for Valley-Wide Health Systems

After an extensive nationwide hunt, Cejka Executive Search has placed Jania Arnoldi as the new president and chief executive officer for Valley-Wide Health Systems, a community-based healthcare provider in Alamosa, CO. The search was led by Mark Madden, executive vice president and managing principal. “I believe that Jania will fit in with Valley-Wide and will

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.