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Executive Search for Healthcare Institutions

DRiWaterstone is an approved member of the American College of Healthcare Executives’ Executive Search Firm Network.

Our firm has delivered executive search services to healthcare organizations for nearly 20 years. In 2019, we joined forces with the former Managing Director of the American Academy of Physician Assistants’ (AAPA) Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management in order to help these organizations operate at the leading edge of systemic staffing solutions in the ever-changing healthcare system.

Healthcare organizations utilize DRiWaterstone’s executive search services for three key staffing needs:

1.  Medical Leadership at Hospitals and Clinics

The staffing needs of hospitals and clinics have changed markedly over the last two decades, as the Advanced Practice Provider (APP) workforce has transformed Americans’ access to healthcare. As the physician shortage grows to a projected 121,300 over the next decade, and patients continue to demand cost-effective and flexible care, organizations face increased pressure to strategically build and effectively manage their APP workforces.

DRiWaterstone’s Healthcare Search Practice is designed to help healthcare organizations stay ahead of these trends and build teams that optimize the deployment of APPs in their healthcare delivery systems and continue to expand the scope of innovation in healthcare delivery. APPs provide high-quality care, enhance patient satisfaction, and increase patient access which are critical to improved healthcare delivery.

2.  Healthcare Association Leaders

Associations are a key part of healthcare delivery networks in the U.S., providing support that is directly and indirectly critical to caregivers on the front lines. Healthcare associations:

  • shape the environments that practitioners work in by conducting federal- and state-level advocacy that determines professional standards and by developing tools that support practitioners in care settings;
  • help practitioners manage their careers through ongoing professional development opportunities, credentialing programs, and access to professional communities; and
  • deliver research and patient programs that enhance the efforts of practitioners in clinics, hospitals, and universities.

DRiWaterstone’s Healthcare Search Practice synthesizes our expertise in association management and the breadth of our healthcare networks to recruit senior association leaders who can mobilize innovation across all of these inter-related strategies. We recruit Executive Directors and senior leaders in all functions, from membership to finance to research.

3.  Healthcare Fundraisers

Healthcare fundraising is a unique enterprise that requires delicate relationship-building with a vast range of stakeholders, from academic researchers to grateful patients and their family members. Fundraisers who build these relationships support a wide array of programs, from training opportunities for caregivers to cutting-edge and life-saving research.

DRiWaterstone’s Healthcare Search Practice identifies fundraisers with the sensitivity, versatility, and passion to support all healthcare system stakeholders, whether they are patients, front-line clinicians, or academic researchers. Our executive search consultants draw on our expertise as development consultants to attract the most talented candidates and deliver nuanced assessments of them.

What services will you receive?

Our Healthcare Search practice works with every variety of healthcare organization—from clinics and hospitals to healthcare associations to research institutions. We design staffing structures, recruitment models, and onboarding processes that are aligned with our clients’ strategic goals and help build the teams needed to achieve them.

What experience can you count on?

DRiWaterstone has placed more than 60 innovative leaders in healthcare organizations, including our recent placements of:

  • ALS Association, Chief Development Officer
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants, Vice President of Communications
  • American Asthma Foundation, Deputy Executive Director
  • American Nurses Association, Vice President of Nursing Innovation
  • American Case Management System, Senior Vice President
  • Capital Caring, Vice President of Resource Development and Director of Planned and Major Giving
  • Cleveland Clinic, Senior Development Officer
  • East Jefferson General Hospital, Executive Director
  • Foundation for the National Institute of Health, Director of Advancement
  • Insight Memory Care Center, Chief Executive Officer
  • Foundation Fighting Blindness, Chief Development Officer
  • Medicines360, Director of Strategic Partnerships
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Vice President of Campaign
  • Merlin USA, Executive Director
  • National Academy for State Health Policy, Executive Director and Director of Community Engagement
  • National Council for Behavioral Health, Vice President of Marketing and Communications
  • Physician Assistant Foundation, Executive Director
  • Sibley Memorial Hospital Foundation, Director of Development
  • Truth Initiative, Senior Vice President for Community and Youth Engagement

To get started

To request a consultation for your healthcare staffing, contact us at search@driwaterstonehc.com or call us at (703) 294-6684.