B. E. Smith Names Healthcare Consulting Veteran to Lead Management Consulting Service Line

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Responding to Market Changes and Customer Demand, Premier Full-Service Healthcare Leadership Solutions Firm Names Kathleen Meredith Senior Vice President, Management Consulting

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We wanted to bring in a proven and respected leader to ensure the best, most sustainable results, and we are very excited that Kathleen has come on board to meet that challenge.

B. E. Smith, the only full-service leadership solutions firm dedicated exclusively to healthcare providers, today named renowned industry veteran Kathleen Meredith as Senior Vice President, Management Consulting. Historically, B. E. Smith has combined its consulting and interim leadership services into a single division but is now elevating its management consulting services to reflect its increasing role as a strategic partner to its clients.

B. E. Smith is an industry leading, full-service healthcare leadership solutions firm, and recently placed more than 900 leaders into healthcare organizations worldwide. Meredith joins a cadre of leadership experts at B. E. Smith with direct work experience in healthcare organizations. She will lead a team that is uniquely equipped to consult as peers who truly understand the challenges provider organizations face in today’s healthcare environment and the best practices for addressing them.

“We have seen unprecedented demand for our executive search and interim leadership services in the last two years, but it is our management consulting opportunity which has really taken off in the face of the changes going on in the industry right now,” said Doug Smith, President and CEO, B. E. Smith. “As one of the few organizations which combine first-hand knowledge of the needs of healthcare providers with the full range of resources they require, we have become a very strategic partner that is deeply involved in overall leadership strategy. As we continue to focus on quickly responding to the needs of our clients, we wanted to bring in a proven and respected leader to ensure the best, most sustainable results, and we are very excited that Kathleen has come on board to meet that challenge.”

Prior to joining B. E. Smith, Meredith was President of Tohder Consulting which specialized in healthcare transformation. From 2007 to 2010, she served as Vice President of Clinical Transformation for Catholic Health East, a multi-institution health system serving 11 eastern states with more than 60,000 employees. Meredith has also spent more than 14 years working in leading healthcare consulting organizations, including Perot Systems, IBM, CSC and Ernst and Young.

“B. E. Smith has a well-earned reputation as the premier leadership solutions firm in the healthcare field and I am deeply honored to join the company’s team of accomplished leaders,” said Kathleen Meredith, Senior Vice President, Management Consulting, B. E. Smith. “Leading this service line is an exciting opportunity that I am eager to undertake. I look forward to combining my experience with B. E. Smith’s deep leadership resources to assist our clients as they face the evolving challenges of a healthcare market that is navigating fundamental changes both to its regulatory environment and to the make-up of its workforce.”

B. E. Smith is committed to providing pressure proven healthcare leaders during a time of significant and rapid change. For more than 35 years, the firm has continued to align its leaders and evolve its service lines to meet the changing dynamics of the industry and its clients. Management Consulting provides clients with an agile team of experienced healthcare professionals that can adapt to any market condition and build sustainable long-term results.

About B. E. Smith:
Founded in 1978, B. E. Smith is a full-service healthcare leadership solutions firm and one of the top ranked providers of leadership services including Interim Leadership, Executive Search and Management Consulting. 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 900 leaders into healthcare organizations worldwide. The firm utilizes a comprehensive sourcing strategy incorporating the latest marketing techniques, association partnerships, social networking and one of the largest databases of skilled healthcare executives in the industry to deliver immediate results in today’s complex healthcare environment. For more information, visit BESmith.com or call 855-254-8261.

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