Medical Specialists of the Palm Beaches, Inc. Hires New CEO

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After conducting a nationwide executive search led by healthcare leadership solutions firm B. E. Smith, Medical Specialists of the Palm Beaches, Inc. (MSPB) in Lake Worth, Fla., has hired John Brown as Chief Executive Officer. A seasoned healthcare executive with more than 20 years leading specialty and multi-specialty physician groups, Brown assumed his new duties at MSPB on December 4.

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John’s proven track record in leading multi-specialty physician groups and success in developing additional revenue streams will be a great asset for MSPB.

After conducting a nationwide executive search led by healthcare leadership solutions firm B. E. Smith, Medical Specialists of the Palm Beaches, Inc. (MSPB) in Lake Worth, Fla., has hired John Brown as Chief Executive Officer. A seasoned healthcare executive with more than 20 years leading specialty and multi-specialty physician groups, Brown assumed his new duties at MSPB on December 4.

“John’s proven track record in leading multi-specialty physician groups and success in developing additional revenue streams will be a great asset for MSPB,” said Dr. Stephen Krasner, board member and cardiologist for Medical Specialists of the Palm Beaches, Inc. “His skill sets are exactly what we were looking for in our next CEO.”

Prior to joining Medical Specialists of the Palm Beaches, Inc., Brown served as Chief Executive Officer for Cardiology Consultants in Virginia Beach, Va., where he provided leadership for a 33 provider, privately held cardiology group. Brown also served as Chief Executive Officer for Blair Medical Associates in Altoona, Pa., a 55 physician multi-specialty group.

“Medical Specialists of the Palm Beaches, Inc. was seeking a healthcare leader experienced with developing risk models, implementing strategies to increase physician efficiency, establishing new avenues of ancillary revenue as well as building a culture of transparency,” said Kathy Hall, Vice President of Senior Executive Search for B. E. Smith, the leadership solutions firm who conducted the nationwide CEO search for Medical Specialists of the Palm Beaches, Inc. “John’s leadership style and experience were an ideal match.”

Brown earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Planning and Administration from Pennsylvania State University. He is certified by the American College of Medical Practice Executives and is a member of the Medical Group Management Association.

About Medical Specialists of the Palm Beaches, Inc.:
Medical Specialists of the Palm Beaches, Inc. (MSPB) is the largest physician group serving Palm Beach County patients for the past 17 years. With more than 75 physicians providing services at over 30 locations throughout Palm Beach County, MSPB is known for providing the highest quality of care and the most advanced therapeutic and diagnostic care to the patients they serve. To learn more visit http://www.mspb.md.

About B. E. Smith:
Founded in 1978, B. E. Smith is a full-service healthcare leadership solutions firm and the top-ranked provider of senior-level leadership services including Interim Leadership, Executive Search and Consulting Solutions. Veteran healthcare leaders and regional healthcare experts partner with each client to create customized solutions. B. E. Smith’s proven methodology has resulted in the recent placement of more than 600 leaders into healthcare organizations worldwide. The firm utilizes a comprehensive sourcing strategy incorporating the latest marketing techniques, association partnerships, social networking and the largest database of skilled senior-level healthcare executives in the industry to deliver immediate results in today’s complex healthcare environment. For more information, visit BESmith.com or call 877-802-4593.

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