B. E. Smith Hires Tom Murphree as Vice President, Project Leader

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B. E. Smith recently hired Tom Murphree as vice president, project leader for the firm’s Interim Leadership and Consulting Solutions divisions. A seasoned healthcare executive with more than 25 years of domestic and global senior leadership experience, Murphree will begin work at B. E. Smith immediately.

With a solid track record of demonstrated results in virtually all areas of healthcare delivery, Tom's proven leadership and management skills will be invaluable to our clients.

B. E. Smith recently hired Tom Murphree as vice president, project leader for the firm’s Interim Leadership and Consulting Solutions divisions. A seasoned healthcare executive with more than 25 years of domestic and global senior leadership experience, Murphree will begin work at B. E. Smith immediately.

In his new role, Murphree will lead a number of interim and consulting leaders nationwide who provide healthcare leadership solutions for B. E. Smith clients. During his career in healthcare, Murphree has successfully led and managed the full range of clinical services, as well as quality and performance improvement and regulatory and accreditation services.

“Tom is accomplished in leading organizations through start-up, performance improvement, change, restructuring and turnaround,” said Deirdre Byrne, senior vice president of Interim and Consulting Services, B. E. Smith. “With a solid track record of demonstrated results in virtually all areas of healthcare delivery, his proven leadership and management skills will be invaluable to our clients.”

Prior to joining B. E. Smith, Murphree served in successively greater healthcare leadership roles, including chief operating officer and chief nursing officer. His work experience includes senior executive positions at for-profit and not-for-profit hospitals, academic medical centers and large health systems, where he increased market share and profitability through business development and healthcare performance improvement initiatives. Additionally, he has overseen the development and management of new hospitals and led the selection and implementation of electronic medical record systems. His background includes experience in accreditation readiness, patient safety goal implementation, patient care model enhancement, productivity and strategic planning.

Murphree holds a bachelor’s of science degree in nursing and a master of science in nursing administration from the University of Alabama in Birmingham, Ala. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE).

Murphree can be reached at tmurphree(at)besmith(dot)com.

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.

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