May 8, 2019 – Atlanta-based executive recruitment firm Tyler & Company has placed Cory Edmondson as the new president and CEO of Peterson Health in Kerrville, TX. Vice president Marion Spears Karr is heading the assignment along with senior consultant Charlotte Tinsley.
The Peterson Health CEO search committee recommended Mr. Edmondson after working with Tyler & Company on the recruitment process over the past six months. More than 250 candidates applied for the position. The search firm narrowed the field of qualified applicants down to 31, and then conducted additional phone interviews with those individuals before presenting the top seven candidates for interviews with the search committee last month.
“Cory is a great fit for the Peterson family, our organizational culture, and the communities we serve,” said Peterson Health board chair Mark Armstrong. “He’s had an incredible amount of parallel experience in his career that will continue to advance our mission of exceptional, compassionate, patient-centered care. He has extensive experience with capital building projects and expanding physician practices and specialty groups.”
“We are so pleased and proud of the search process we utilized to fill this important position and find the right candidate to step into the leadership role for Peterson Health,” Mr. Armstrong said. “It’s been six months and a lot of work, and we are very happy with the outcome. Edmondson is excited about his future here and is ready to continue the great work of Peterson Health and to serve our community.”
Mr. Edmondson has served in leadership roles at Midland Memorial Hospital since 2001, most recently as senior vice president of Midland Health, an integrated non-profit health system that includes a 474-bed acute care hospital, post-acute care services, multi-specialty physician groups, and a variety of joint ventures. Midland Health also functions as a teaching medical center for Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.
Peterson Regional Medical Center, established in 1949, is an independent, not-for-profit healthcare facility, which provides jobs for about 900 full-time employees and over 250 medical professionals. The medical center is also one of the largest employers in Kerr County.
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“Peterson is a phenomenal organization,” said Mr. Karr. “They live out their mission – exceptional, compassionate, patient centered care – in everything they do. I was blown away with their commitment to serving their community.”
Tyler & Company is the healthcare executive search arm of Jackson Healthcare. The firm specializes in recruiting leadership talent for healthcare, academic medicine and health and life sciences organizations. Since 1978, its recruiters have placed thousands of C-suite executives, physician leaders and healthcare administrators health systems, hospitals, physician group practices and academic medical centers.
Tyler & Company also recently took on CEO search assignments for St. Claire HealthCare in Morehead, KY, Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia, MO and FirstHealth of the Carolinas in Pinehurst, NC.
Mr. Karr, who joined Tyler & Company last May, has in-depth experience leading successful recruitment teams that specialize in nursing leadership, C-level, vice president and senior director-level searches. He has a deep understanding of complex challenges facing healthcare and nursing leaders in the current market, said Tyler & Company. Previously, Mr. Karr was president of Avery Executive Search, a talent and solutions company specializing in healthcare, as well as executive vice president for parent company Avery Partners.
Ms. Tinsley came to Tyler & Company 10 years ago. She has more than 20 years of leadership experience in human resources and retained executive search. She focuses on finding senior talent in the areas of general management (president/CEO), finance, technology, HR, sales, marketing and operations. Ms. Tinsley has a long record of managing assignments for public, private and non-profit organizations. Her projects are comprised of searches for regional, national and international senior-level executives.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media