Mirams Becker Retained by Chatham-Kent Health Alliance to Lead in its Search for a New CEO

April 3, 2024 – Ontario-based Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) has secured Mirams Becker as the executive search firm to lead the recruitment process for its next president and CEO. Current president and CEO Lori Marshall recently announced her retirement in the summer of 2024. “The utilization of an executive search firm ensures that the hospital receives specialized knowledge and guidance during the recruitment process for its next top-level executive,” the organization said. “I am delighted that Mirams Becker will be guiding us through this crucial executive search process to find our next president and CEO,” said Deb Crawford, board chair,

Chatham-Kent Health Alliance. “Lori has built a legacy at CKHA that began with a major transformational change in the organization’s culture and operations. Through challenges such as a global pandemic and a cyber attack, she has continued to lead Chatham-Kent Health Alliance with a compassionate approach all while ensuring the organization achieved its goals. It’s imperative for us to seek an executive with solid and compassionate leadership skills and a track record of driving strategic initiatives.”

“Mirams Becker is excited to partner with the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance in the recruitment of its next president and chief executive officer,” said Penny Mirams.  “Enquiries about the search are welcome at either penny@miramsbecker.com or hayley@miramsbecker.com.”

“Mirams Becker’s expertise will ensure Chatham-Kent Health Alliance receives evidence-based guidance to help identify, attract and hire a high-caliber executive who can effectively lead the hospital in its delivery of safe, high quality care,” the organization said. “The hospital looks forward to updating the community as its executive recruitment process progresses.”

Established in 1998, Chatham-Kent Alliance is a 300-bed community hospital. With campuses in Chatham and Wallaceburg, the organization is comprised of 1,350 staff, 125 physicians and 550 volunteers who care for tens of thousands of inpatients, outpatients and emergency patients annually. Chatham-Kent Health Alliance delivers care to residents of Chatham-Kent, South Lambton, and Walpole Island.

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In 2020, Penny Mirams and Hayley Becker formed Mirams Becker, a retained healthcare executive search firm, following careers building a healthcare practice within a global firm. Mirams Becker was established with a single mission – to provide their clients with the highest level of service and customization.

Other Current Assignment

HealthPRO Canada also recently tapped Mirams Becker to lead in its search for a new president and CEO. This executive operates under the direction of a board of directors and is required to establish goals and objectives, set priorities, allocate resources, direct the planning and organization of work, and evaluate the operational effectiveness of the organization. They will create a strong and supportive culture that supports an engaging work environment which encompasses HealthPRO’s core values including equity, diversity, inclusion and respect.

How Healthcare Recruiters Help Find Top Senior Talent
As healthcare organizations continue to navigate today’s complex landscape, the need for effective leadership has never been greater. That’s where healthcare executive recruiters come in – they can help organizations find the best candidates for their specific needs, according to a report from Newland Associates. But how exactly do healthcare executive recruiters find the best candidates? The search firm explores some of the strategies they use to find top-level candidates who can navigate the complexities of the healthcare industry.

“Before starting the search, healthcare executive recruiters take the time to understand what are the unique needs of your organization which may include the organization’s culture, values, and goals, as well as the specific challenges and opportunities facing your organization,” the report said. “Recruiters use this to narrow down the pool of potential candidates to those who are most likely to succeed in the role.”

The ideal candidate will possess significant and progressive senior leadership experience, ideally within a large complex and/or national organization bringing a depth of experience working with boards to drive innovation and growth. The new president and CEO will understand best practices and legislative strategic sourcing requirements in the broader public sector on a national scale and will have demonstrated experience in building culture and promoting positive working relationships internally and with a wide range of external stakeholders across the public and private sector.

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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Executive Editor; Lily Fauver, Senior Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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