Physician Integration and Leadership

Physician Leaders Transforming Strategy into Performance Excellence

Physician leadership roles across the healthcare landscape continue to grow in scope of engagement and accountability. Today’s physician executives are at the forefront of managing change and confronting challenges, designing new and better ways to coordinate care across the healthcare ecosystem, and navigating patients to the highest value touch-points. Amid immense public health needs, evolving reimbursement models, technology disruption, risk sharing, the aging population and increased consumerism, providers must have a keen focus on the highest quality care delivery and the optimal patient experience.

Physician Executive Search Experts

Serving clients globally, WittKieffer is experienced and proactive in recruiting physician leaders for a multitude of roles, including executives in the C-suite; senior leaders overseeing quality, patient experience, population health and value-based care; and department chairs, service line chiefs, center directors and medical directors. We serve leading integrated delivery systems, academic medical and health sciences centers, independent hospitals, clinically integrated networks (CINs), accountable care organizations (ACOs), Fortune 500 corporations, insurance providers and other innovative healthcare collaboratives.

WittKieffer is the most active firm in the nation in placing physician executives. Our search professionals – including the members of our Physician Executive Council – stay connected with seasoned and emerging physician leaders through support of national and regional professional associations, active thought leadership, and daily engagement with client leaders and exceptional physician executive candidates. Our success at this level gives us insight into the rapidly changing healthcare landscape and how strong physician executive leadership can alter the trajectory of an entire organization.

Our Emerging Physician Leaders (EPL) specialty practice enables us to work vertically and precisely at the director and chief levels, connecting our clients with the next generation of physician executives. The EPL Practice identifies up-and-coming physician leaders across a myriad of disciplines who embrace technology, care innovation and integration while effectively promoting best practices, driving clinical and financial performance and advancing the quadruple aim.

Success Story

Eric Conley – Chief Executive Officer, Froedtert Hospital
Eric Conley promoted to President of Froedtert Hospital

In July of 2020, Eric Conley was named the new President of Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, WI, following a succession plan that was put into place one year ago. Having served as Chief Operating Officer there since 2018, Conley now leads the largest hospital in the state of Wisconsin, which also serves as the academic medical center for the Medical College of Wisconsin. He will also serve as an executive vice president for Froedtert Health. Conley’s tenure with Froedtert began as a result of a nationwide search conducted by WittKieffer in 2018.

Physician Integration and Leadership Resources

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We have an impressive track record finding experienced physician leaders on behalf of hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery systems, group practices and other organizations. Practice Leader Linda Komnick can answer your questions or tell you more.

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