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 designing new and better ways to coordinate care across the healthcare ecosystem, while navigating patients to the highest value touch-points. Amid evolving reimbursement models, technology disruption, risk sharing, the aging population and increased consumerism, providers must sustain quality, safety and an optimal patient experience, all while demonstrating greater cost containment than ever before. As such, patient- and family-centered care continues to be dynamic, with innovative approaches emerging in prevention, care delivery and reimbursement.

Physician Executive Search Experts

Serving clients globally, WittKieffer is experienced and proactive in placing physician leaders in a multitude of settings where their unique perspectives and skill sets add to the value proposition. Our team members play a considerable role in shaping the evolving expectations for CEOs and chief physician executives; senior leaders in 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), insurance providers and other innovative healthcare collaboratives.

In addition to our strong connections to the international community of contemporary physician leaders, our practice integrates unique differentiators that distinguish our service.

  • Our internal physician executive search consultants — collectively, our Physician Council — strengthen our search teams while continuously informing our firm’s strategic trajectory.
  • Our Emerging Physician Leaders specialty practice enables us to work more vertically and precisely at the director and chief levels, connecting us and our clients with the next generation of physician executives.

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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