Lenexa, KS (Vocus) October 14, 2010
B. E. Smith—the only full-service leadership solutions firm dedicated exclusively to healthcare providers—has been retained to lead a national chief nursing officer search for Via Christi Health in Wichita, Kan. One of the top executive search firms in the healthcare market, B. E. Smith recently placed more than 600 interim and permanent executives into healthcare organizations.
Via Christi Health is seeking a nurse executive with five to seven years of leadership experience in an integrated healthcare environment. In this newly created system position, the CNO will lead the nursing practice and patient care delivery at three acute care hospitals, one behavioral health and one rehabilitation facility in the Wichita, Kan., area. Responsibilities include developing and leading a strategic plan for nursing that focuses on improving service orientation.
Via Christi Health is the largest Catholic not-for-profit healthcare system in the region, with more than 9,000 employees and nearly $1 billion in revenue.
About Via Christi Health:
Via Christi Health's history of serving the people of Kansas and the surrounding region dates back more than 100 years to the healing ministries of its founding congregations. Today, with more than 9,000 employees and nearly $1 billion in revenue, Via Christi Health is the largest provider of healthcare services in Kansas. The not-for-profit health system serves Kansas and northeast Oklahoma through hospitals and outpatient centers, senior villages and at-home services. Via Christi Health is affiliated with the Marian Health System and Ascension Health. For more information, please visit http://www.via-christi.org.
About B. E. Smith:
Founded in 1978, B. E. Smith is a full-service leadership solutions firm for healthcare providers. B. E. Smith’s comprehensive suite of services includes Interim Healthcare Leadership, Permanent Executive Placements and Consulting Solutions. The company is comprised of veteran healthcare leaders who partner with each client to create a solution that uniquely fits that client’s individual needs. B. E. Smith maintains the largest database of skilled leadership and interim executive candidates in the industry and recently placed more than 600 leaders into healthcare organizations worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.BESmith.com or call 877-802-4593.