His specific expertise in case management best practices, combined with his patient focus and clinical and leadership experience, will be an incredible asset for our clients.
Lenexa, KS (PRWEB) June 24, 2011
B. E. Smith recently appointed Ronald L. Hirsch, M.D., F.A.C.P., to physician advisor for the firm’s case management consulting services. A nationally recognized expert in medical case management and an internal medicine specialist with more than 20 years of leadership in healthcare, Dr. Hirsch’s new role is effective immediately.
Dr. Hirsch will advise B. E. Smith clients on case management best practices, with a particular focus on engaging physicians. He brings specialized insight into implementation of the physician advisor role within an organization, providing coaching and mentorship in effective case management processes and regulatory compliance, as well as educating medical staff and facilitating a utilization review committee.
“Dr. Hirsch has exceptional communication and relationship skills in advancing case management principles and practice,” said Deirdre Byrne, senior vice president of Interim and Consulting Services, B. E. Smith. “His specific expertise in case management best practices, combined with his patient focus and clinical and leadership experience, will be an incredible asset for our clients.”
Dr. Hirsch currently is an attending physician at Signature Medical Associates, a multispecialty practice located in Elgin, Ill., where he previously served as president. His career in medicine includes many clinical leadership roles at healthcare organizations ranging from acute care hospitals and home health agencies to long-term care facilities and group medical practices. In addition to serving as a medical director of case management and medical necessity reviewer throughout his career, Dr. Hirsch has delivered numerous peer lectures on case management best practices and is a published author on the topic. He is a member of the American Case Management Association and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.
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 solutions that uniquely fit their needs. B. E. Smith, the No. 1 ranked executive search firm by Modern Healthcare, maintains one of the largest databases of skilled healthcare leadership and interim executive candidates in the industry and recently placed more than 600 total leaders into healthcare organizations. For more information, visit http://www.BESmith.com or call 877-802-4593.