WittKieffer understands the vital importance of leadership in rural hospitals, health centers and regional health systems. Committed, innovative leaders can have a tremendous impact on the health of their local populations and on the strength of their communities. For this reason, we have worked with rural healthcare organizations for over 50 years—our mission to support organizations that improve the quality of life aligns with the missions and values of our clients providing high-quality, accessible care in rural communities.
We work with our clients in rural areas to be creative and strategic in thinking about their leadership needs. Our Rural Health Practice consultants partner with organizations to identify CEOs and other leaders who:
- Enjoy maintaining an active leadership role within their community, and are able to communicate the value of their organization to local residents
- Commit to the organization’s mission and independence while being flexible to see the advantages of strategic collaborations
- Understand creative business and financing models that can help their organizations deal with dramatic industry changes
- Connect with providers, clinical staff and employees and enlist them as fellow ambassadors to patients, the public and prospective staff
We encourage candidates for rural executive roles to see the opportunities available to them, to make a difference and to find tremendous reward in their careers. These executives know that, even with finite resources, they can spur innovative solutions to industry-wide challenges. Our goal is to match these dynamic candidates with our clients to ensure organizational sustainability and long-term success.