Lenexa, KS (PRWEB) March 11, 2014
B. E. Smith has hired Patricia Cochrell as vice president, leadership advisor for the firm’s Interim Leadership and Advisory Services division. An accomplished healthcare executive with more than 30 years of progressive executive, clinical and operational leadership as well as consulting experience, Cochrell will assume her new duties at B. E. Smith immediately.
Cochrell will lead a number of interim and consulting executives nationwide who focus on providing leadership solutions for B. E. Smith clients. She brings extensive operational experience spanning hospital inpatient, outpatient, nursing, perioperative, emergency and urgent care services, ancillary and support services as well as home health and contracting for physician services.
“Patricia brings a unique combination of skill sets including operational leadership, clinical knowledge and fiscal stewardship,” said Colleen Chapp, interim senior vice president of Interim Leadership and Advisory Services at B. E. Smith. “Her successful track record of achieving results through active coaching and collaboration with diverse multidisciplinary teams will be invaluable to our clients and interim leaders.”
Prior to joining B. E. Smith, Cochrell served as executive vice president/chief operating officer for a two hospital system in northwest Washington State. Cochrell holds a master of business administration and a bachelor of science in nursing administration. She is certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in nursing executive practice and is Green Belt certified in Lean Six Sigma. She is also a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and Northwest Organization of Nurse Executives (NWONE), and also serves as an AONE Board of Directors member representing Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.
Cochrell can be reached at pcochrell(at)besmith(dot)com.
About B. E. Smith:
Founded in 1978, B. E. Smith is a full-service healthcare executive search firm and a top-ranked provider of senior-level leadership services including Interim Leadership, Executive Search and Management Consulting. Veteran healthcare recruiters 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 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 855-254-8261.