September 16, 2015 – FaithSearch Partners has appointed Scott Kuhlman as senior vice president, specializing in finding talent in the post-acute/long-term care sector (PA/LTC). Based in Asheville, North Carolina, he will work directly with the firm’s PA/LTC clients.
Mr. Kuhlman brings an array of experience in healthcare practice management and organization growth, spanning over 25 years. He most recently served as VP of business and staffing development with Extended Care Physicians (ECP). He served ECP in partnership and practice management, and was instrumental in the formation of policies and practices regarding operations management, provider recruitment, and business development. His knowledge and networking skills led the company’s growth across 16 years, building a physician practice that became the Southeast’s leader in service of the PA/LTC market.
In 2007, Mr. Kuhlman organized a multi-practice nationally recognized consortium (VISION Group). The VISION Group model served as a platform for PA/LTC practices to analyze best practices that were vital to the growth and success of their own companies.
The healthcare and social assistance (which includes child day care services and services for the elderly and disabled) sectors have been a significant job creator engine in the U.S. for the better part of 2015. The combined sectors added 56,000 jobs last month. Healthcare employment increased by 41,000 over the month, with job growth occurring in ambulatory healthcare services (+21,000) and hosptials (+16,000). Employment rose by 16,000 in social assistance. Over the year, employment has risen by 457,000 in healthcare and 107,000 in social assistance.
From small independent hospitals to large academic medical centers to integrated healthcare systems, FaithSearch Partners serves the complete spectrum of faith-based healthcare entities, as well as other providers who value leadership with strong values. Some of the clients the firm has partnered with include Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Baylor University Medical Center, Mercy Hospital Oklahoma City, Ascension/Providence Health Network, Adventist HealthCare and Covenant Health System.
Recently, FaithSearch Partners placed the chief operations officer at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas as well as the senior pastor of First Congregational Church of the Redlands (FCCR) in California.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media