Furst Group


At Furst Group, we are in our fourth decade as one of the premier executive search firms in healthcare and life sciences. As a member of the MPI family of companies, Furst Group works closely with its affiliate, NuBrick Partners, to assess and develop optimal talent to implement your vision, mitigating risk as you build and strengthen your leadership team.

Our experience in evaluating talent, leadership and culture enables our clients to recruit, develop and retain high-performance executives. Recruiting is both an art and a science, and we combine role screening, rigorous assessment processes and detailed interviews to ensure the best fit. We work in tandem with NuBrick Partners to assist organizations in maximizing all aspects of the talent life cycle, including leadership development, executive team performance, organizational/cultural assessment and succession planning.


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Furst Group Finds New CEO for TRU Community Care

As the healthcare industry continues its transformation, talent management remains a high priority. The shortage of physicians and other clinicians is one matter. But healthcare organizations must also fill new and expanding leadership roles to carry out strategic initiatives in response to reform efforts, and whatever changes Republicans in Washington, D.C. may deliver. This has

Furst Group Lands CEO for Care Dimensions

Executive search firm Furst Group has recruited Patricia Ahern as chief executive officer of Care Dimensions. She succeeds Diane Stringer who recently announced her retirement. Ms. Ahern has more than 30 years of leadership experience in healthcare spanning the continuum of care delivery services, including acute care hospitals and hospice and palliative care organizations. Most recently, she was CEO of

Furst Group Recruits Hospice President

Executive search firm Furst Group has recruited Gayle Mattson as president of Haven Hospice and Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of the Florida Keys (VNA/HFK). Ms. Mattson will have overall responsibility for the development and execution of the strategic, operational and clinical programs and services provided to the patients and families served by Haven Hospice and

Furst Group Recruits ACHP CEO

Executive search firm Furst Group has recruited Ceci Connolly as president and CEO of Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP). She succeeds Patricia Smith who retired at the end of 2015. In her new role, Ms. Connolly will work with some of the most innovative executives in the health sector to provide high-quality, evidence-based, affordable care. Since 2012,

Furst Group Recruits COO for Regional Health

Executive search firm Furst Group has placed Paulette Davidson as chief operating officer of Regional Health. In this position, she will focus on clinical operations and strengthening corporate culture to benefit patient care and services. She will also oversee several key leaders within Regional Health. Ms. Davidson, a certified medical practice executive (CMPE), comes to Regional