Healthcare Presidents/CEO

Exceptional Process Leading to an Exceptional Fit

At the crossroads of society, policy and economics, today’s healthcare CEOs and presidents are shaping the systems of the future. More than ever before, the nation’s healthcare ecosystem is in constant flux, with changing demographics and consumer needs, growing imperatives for innovation and leadership that consistently and authentically demonstrates meaningful ways of engaging stakeholders. Strong leadership requires a revitalized commitment to align interests and advance models that deliver the highest value of service, inside and outside of traditional care settings. CEOs and presidents at organizations spanning the entire healthcare continuum face new challenges and opportunities that were largely unforeseen by their predecessors, compounding the demand for visionary, collaborative, transformational leadership.

A trusted CEO search partner, WittKieffer has spent 50 years identifying exceptional leaders for health systems, hospitals, academic medical centers, physician groups, managed care plans, clinically integrated networks, associations, professional societies and other healthcare organizations. In partnering with boards and search committees, we bring unparalleled expertise to ensure a thorough, objective search process, including best practices in due diligence, and a deep, well-orchestrated discovery phase to focus on the competencies that truly matter most in a leader.

Success Story

Dennis Pullin – System CEO, Virtua
In Just First Year as Virtua CEO, Pullin Engineers Major Deal

In 2017 Virtua selected Dennis Pullin to take over as the new System Chief Executive Officer.  After just a little over 12 months on the job, he spearheaded the acquisition of Lourdes Health System after a previous agreement between LHS and Cooper Health went unfulfilled. Seeing an opportunity for growth that would enhance economies of scale, and improve efficiencies and the level of care, Pullin led the effort to initiate talks with LHS, and guided the deal to a conclusion that saw Lourdes Health System brought into Virtua.

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