B. E. Smith Adds New Physician Leadership to Meet Growing Demand for Physician Executives in Healthcare Organizations

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Industry Veterans Bolster Healthcare Leadership Solutions Firm’s Physician Executive Services

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We are committed to supporting the continued success of our clients in this era of reform, and are excited about the new members of our team who bring extensive clinical and administrative knowledge and over 20 years of experience in the field.

B. E. Smith, the leading full-service leadership solutions firm dedicated exclusively to healthcare providers, today announced the addition of two experienced physician leaders to its Physician Executive Services. Marilyn Palmer, D.O., joins B. E. Smith as vice president, and Archelle Georgiou, M.D., will serve as senior advisor. The two industry experts strengthen the firm’s Physician Executive Service offerings to meet the increasing demand for physician leadership.

“Driven by a number of factors including the industry shift towards value-based care models under the Affordable Care Act and physician alignment initiatives, many healthcare organizations are realizing the value of having physician leaders as part of their executive teams,” said Doug Smith, president and CEO, B. E. Smith. “We are committed to supporting the continued success of our clients in this era of reform, and are excited about the new members of our team who bring extensive clinical and administrative knowledge and over 20 years of experience in the field.”

B. E. Smith has offered Physician Executive Services for many years, placing medical officers and other physician leaders in hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and large physician groups across the United States. As experienced healthcare executives, Dr. Georgiou and Dr. Palmer bring clinical expertise and a nuanced understanding of the important roles physician executives play in healthcare organizations.

“The demand is rising for qualified and experienced physician leaders in the C-suite. Physicians are embracing this demand by obtaining formal business education and healthcare executive certifications to be able to have a deep and positive impact on the future of healthcare,” said Marilyn Palmer, D.O. “I am excited to provide leadership solutions that align with the organization’s vision and the evolving needs of both clinicians and patients.”

As vice president of physician services, Dr. Palmer builds collaborative relationships with healthcare organizations nationwide, serving as a trusted advisor and supporting providers with physician leadership solutions focused on improving efficiencies, outcomes and patient care. Previously, Dr. Palmer served as executive vice president and medical director for United Healthcare Group and Executive Health Resources. She earned her medical degree from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, Calif., and trained at the University of California Irvine Medical Center.

A physician and former healthcare industry executive, Dr. Georgiou brings extensive experience assisting healthcare organizations in the areas of care coordination, patient care and engagement. Prior to joining B. E. Smith, she spent 13 years as an executive with UnitedHealth Group serving in numerous roles including chief medical officer and executive vice president, strategic relations. She received her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and completed her residency at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion.

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. The Physician Executive Services team includes experienced healthcare professionals that provide leadership solutions for organizations seeking to maximize efficiency, productivity and quality of care.

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 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 physician 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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