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.

"Michele is extremely thorough and impressed me with how well she understood the position I was applying for. Her insightful questions helped me to articulate the contributions I made in the positions I held, which enabled me to present myself as a strong candidate. Michele managed the recruitment process at a fast pace, keeping me well informed along the way. She obtains an in depth understanding of each position as well as the organization's culture and environment. She is dedicated to identifying candidates who are not only qualified but who will be successful in the organization as well."

- E.P., Department Administrator, Urology

"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

"Michele seems to know me better than I know myself! When faced with having to decide between several outstanding opportunities, Michele was there to listen and help me stay focused. She helped me get through sorting all of the pros and cons of each option, offering sound advice and feedback as needed. Some of my good friends are those I met after we were mutually placed in our former positions by Michele. She truly does select the best; I have the utmost respect and admiration for her incredible talents."

- A.M., Hospital Services Manager

"Over the years I have been a client of Secord & Associates. I first began working with Michele while working at Lifespan Healthcare system and most recently with Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare. Michele has successfully helped us hire several critical roles within the organization. She is professional, timely and detail oriented and completely customer focused. Her network is extensive in the field of healthcare and leadership. She takes the time to understand the needs and environment of the organization and department. She is proactive in her communication of the process and has a passion for what she does. She is a delight to work with."

- C.R., Chief Human Resources Officer

"Recently I have had the need to retain Secord & Associates, Inc. for four very specific searches of which we were presented with candidates in a timely manner who had been thoroughly screened and absolutely qualified. Michele understands what many recruiters fail to learn: a client's time and needs are the most important part of the process."

- R.J., Former Recruiter

"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

"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

"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

"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 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

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