Presidents/CEOs

Exceptional Process Leading to an Exceptional Fit

At the crossroads of society, policy and economics, today’s CEOs and presidents are shaping the healthcare 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

Dr. Akram Boutros, MetroHealth
Growth and Expansion Highlight Boutros' Tenure at MetroHealth

Akram Boutros, M.D., FACHE, joined MetroHealth System as President and Chief Executive Officer in June 2013. His tenure has been marked by a number of successes, including incredible growth and the financing of a new hospital without the use of taxpayer money. MetroHealth’s commitment to its community included the opening of a new high school, Lincoln-West School of Science and Health, inside its MetroHealth Medical Center, a concentrated approach to fighting the opioid epidemic, and implementation of enhanced methods for addressing community trauma.

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