Trusted Partners in Healthcare Leadership Search

As the leading healthcare executive search firm, WittKieffer emphasizes strategic collaboration with our clients and leverages the collective strength of our expert consultants across practices and around the world. Not only does this approach enable more successful healthcare recruiting, but it also helps us cultivate lasting relationships with our partner organizations across the care continuum.

Our collaborative approach results in outstanding support and continuous engagement, ensuring that clients are informed and educated to make key decisions during the search process. Working collectively and collaboratively makes our team better aware of challenges in the changing healthcare industry and the types of leaders needed to overcome them.

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Increased Competition

Locally, regionally and globally, top leadership helps organizations differentiate themselves through improved access, quality and provider alignment.

Innovation and Adaptation

We help health systems adapt to market, technological and consumer changes, such as increasing entrants and new models of delivery.


Great leaders take the potential turmoil of mergers, acquisitions and shifting markets in stride.

Hospital System Integration

The departmental silos of the past can be overcome by executives who inspire organizational unity and collaboration.

Ongoing Health Reform

In the face of regulatory uncertainty and changing reimbursement models, stable leadership is needed for short- and long-term continuity.

Patient Safety and Quality

In a consumer-driven marketplace, the best executives know how to prioritize patient well-being.

Success Story

Ken Bateman – President and CEO, SoutheastHEALTH
Paving a Future Path at SoutheastHEALTH

SoutheastHEALTH of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, was struggling financially when it hired Ken Bateman as President and CEO in 2014. Bateman acknowledged the challenges and made it a point to be very open and transparent with the organization as he worked with colleagues to get the health system on stronger footing. Today, SoutheastHEALTH has significantly improved its bond ratings, continues to expand its clinical and emergency care facilities, and has hired new physicians and made significant investments in cardiac, spinal, cancer and other areas of care. Part of the success story at SoutheastHEALTH relates to new leadership hires in addition to CEO. Working with WittKieffer, the organization hired CFO Steve Haas in 2016, COO Maria Sudak (an R.N.) in 2018, and Chief Medical Officer Matt Janzow, MD, in 2019. Collectively, SoutheastHEALTH’s leadership is paving a path to long-term success for the benefit of the community and region.

Connect with Our Practice Leaders

We have deep expertise in healthcare recruitment and leverage a global pool of top talent to find the ideal leadership candidates for our clients. Practice Leaders Paul Bohne and Donna Padilla can answer your questions or tell you more.

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Services to Meet Your Every Need

Our comprehensive executive search services help you find the best leaders for your organization.

Mid-Level Executive Search

We specialize in recruiting exceptional leadership at every level.

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Interim Leadership

Our interim placements provide immediate expertise and continuity.

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Global Executive Search

We are a truly global executive search partner.

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Healthcare Leadership Resources

Healthcare Candidates

Are you ready for your next great leadership opportunity? Start working with us today.

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