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 and leadership roles required for successful clinical integration of physicians and medical groups, which has become essential to meeting newer healthcare reform standards,” said Paul Esselman, Cejka Executive Search senior executive vice president and managing director.

For nearly two decades, Cruz served in leadership roles for Providence Health and Services, spearheading physician services and development at the system-level and designing and overseeing talent acquisition operations responsible for hiring healthcare leaders, physicians and other clinicians.

Her leadership experience from within a large, diversified medical system allows her to skillfully guide healthcare organizations on identifying the right leadership talent, physician engagement structure and incentives to advance business objectives in an evolving healthcare organization structure.

Cruz is a member of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) and the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (ASPR). Since 2012, she has served on the Board of Trustees for Trillium Family Services, a not-for-profit organization, supporting the mental and behavioral health of children and teens in Oregon.

About Cejka Executive Search

Cejka Executive Search is a nationally recognized executive and physician search organization providing services exclusively to the health care industry for more than 35 years. Partnering with our client organizations to identify and present the best talent, Cejka Executive Search completes assignments across all levels of the health care continuum and is a market leader in providing flexible, innovative search and leadership development services. Cejka Executive Search is a part of Cross Country Healthcare, Inc., a leading provider of health care staffing services in the United States.

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