Senior Medical Director

Background

  • Health Plan with a critical need for a Senior Medical Director to oversee Health Services at a plan losing money and members.

Challenge

  • Difficult market with many competitors facing the same need. This Plan also does not compensate at the same level as their competitors.

Result

  • Secord & Associates screened/attempted to recruit 400 candidates and presented 10 qualified candidates.
  • All members of the search committee agreed on an outstanding candidate who exceeded their expectations.
  • Selected candidate made an immediate impact on cost savings and processes and received a promotion within 3 months of hire.

Department Administrator, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Background

  • Department of $30M showing a cumulative financial loss of $6M resulting in the termination of current Administrator.

Challenge

  • Difference of opinion among search committee regarding the hire of an internal candidate.

Result

  • Secord & Associates interviewed 7 internal candidates and presented 4 external candidates.
  • All members of the search committee agreed on an external candidate who exceeded their expectations.
  • Selected candidate turned around department resulting in a profit after 18 months.

Executive Director, Cancer Center

Background

  • Organization seeking NCI accreditation.
  • Organization implementing Proton Therapy.

Challenge

  • Qualification criteria required individual who had experience implementing NCI accreditation and Proton Therapy and experience working at one of 35 NCI designated Cancer Centers.

Result

  • Candidate sourced who had achieved NCI accreditation and implemented Proton Therapy.
  • Established credibility with client resulting in client accepting recommendation to interview the selected candidate who client originally rejected.

Director of Imaging

Background

  • Level I Trauma Center with high number of cases and complex political cultural environment.

Challenge

  • Qualification criteria required individual who had experience working at a Level I Trauma Center and with a very large volume of cases with a high level of political sensitivity and strong leadership attributes.

Result

  • Candidate selected exceeded expectations on every criteria measured in performance evaluation at 6 month review and receiving a raise.

"I really appreciated all you did to assist me in applying for and eventually being offered the position here at Gaylord. You gave me all the information I needed to understand the role, what the hospital would have to offer me and who would be interviewing me. Your support throughout the entire process helped me make a great decision."

- K.R., Director, Care Management

"I have hired Michele Secord on several occasions to recruit for nursing leadership positions. I found it very easy to work with Michele. Due to her nursing background she understands the position, and can assess the culture of the organization. She is well networked and able to provide a unique candidate pool within a quick timeframe. Additionally, she stays in touch with the candidates post hire to ensure a smooth transition."

- C.D., Former Vice President, Patient Care Services & Chief Nursing Officer

"It is a pleasure for me to be able to speak-in shorthand- with Michele when describing the professional nursing competencies that are important to myself and my organization: She gets it. She is consistently responsive, extremely organized and keeps a pace in a search that sees one filling a position quickly and efficiently."

- S.R., Vice President, Nursing

"In over 20 year as a Nursing Leader and Executive, I have worked with many recruiters. Michele is, without question, the very best. She takes the time to know the hiring facility and brings those who she feels will best match our needs, our philosophy and culture. I have never been disappointed with the candidates and I have never been disappointed with Michele, a very professional and personable recruiter."

- J.C., Director, Perioperative Services

"I will say, I can tell you are great at what you do and I feel you have the best intentions and integrity for your clients."

- J.C. Chief Nursing Offer

"Michele runs a first class boutique executive recruiting company, that is now officially the preferred firm of several health plans and health systems. Michele is very thorough, insightful and leverages her extensive clinical background in evaluating and couching candidates. She and her staff are incredibly helpful and always able to answer all questions substantively and promptly. Michele studies all aspects of an Organization, from structure to culture, and she is therefore able to enthusiastically educate candidates about the Organization and its people by offering details and insights. Michele immerses herself also in the candidate background, and very quickly understands whether the candidate's needs, expertise, skills and work history fit a certain Organization and position. If there is a fit, Michele makes it happen. In summary, Michele and her staff are highly efficient, professional and details oriented and Michele is personally caring and always concerned about the candidate. I highly recommend Michele to any health care professional seeking a new position in the current difficult job market."

- P.R., MD, FAAP, FCPP, VP Health Services Administration & Senior Medical Director

"I have had the opportunity to work with Michele Secord professionally as a search consultant and personally as a candidate for a leadership position. Michele is a pleasure to work with. She is a true professional who is extremely efficient, organized and thorough. As a client and a candidate Michele keeps you informed, and the recruitment process moving smoothly and in a timely manner. I would highly recommend Michele's Secord and Associates as a healthcare executive search firm."

- A.T., Administrative Director, Surgical Services

"Michele Secord assisted in the search for a seasoned, senior clinical administrative position. She conducted a superb search for us and we are pleased with both the results and the process she conducted."

- G.G., Director of Practice Operations

"As a candidate I felt very prepared for the entire interview and hiring process. In my case this took place over a period of 3 months. I have never applied for a job for which I knew so much detail ahead of time. The preparation phase that Michele initiated ensured that I understood the responsibilities, time commitment, reporting structure, key stakeholders and exact expectations of the job. This assured that I went into the job with complete knowledge, no surprises, and I believe helped me to be successful in the role. Having this information up font also helped me to decide if this truly was the role for me."

- L.S., Executive Director

"I'm glad to have this opportunity to let you know how fortunate I feel to have Pam and Yvonne. They are both great and I enjoy having them on my team. I have Secord & Associates, Inc. to thank for this!"

- S.A., Vice President, Patient Care Services

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