Niswonger Children’s Hospital Retains B. E. Smith to Recruit New Chief Executive Officer

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Integrated Health System Selects B. E. Smith to Recruit CEO to Lead Children’s Hospital

B. E. Smith, Healthcare Executive Search Firm
Mountain States Health Alliance is seeking a strategic and visionary healthcare executive, who possesses both passion and excitement for pediatric medicine, to lead Niswonger Children’s Hospital.

B. E. Smith, the only full-service leadership solutions firm dedicated exclusively to healthcare providers, has been retained to lead a national chief executive officer recruitment for Niswonger Children’s Hospital in Johnson City, Tenn. One of the top executive search firms in the healthcare industry, B. E. Smith has recently placed more than 1,000 healthcare executives into organizations.

Niswonger Children’s Hospital is a 69-bed facility serving more than 200,000 children in a four-state, 29-county region. Home to one of only six St. Jude Affiliate clinics, the hospital is staffed by pediatric experts who know, love and care about children and their families. Niswonger Children’s Hospital is a member of Mountain States Health Alliance, a locally-owned, not-for-profit system consisting of 13 hospitals.

Mountain States Health Alliance is seeking a strategic and visionary healthcare executive, who possesses both passion and excitement for pediatric medicine, to lead Niswonger Children’s Hospital. Reporting directly to the Mountain States Health Alliance regional CEO, the new chief executive officer will utilize strong strategic, operational and financial acumen as well as clinical understanding and background to ensure the continued growth of the hospital while making certain it remains aligned with the core vision and goal to provide safe and child-friendly care that is centered on the patient and family. Additionally, the CEO will serve as the face of the organization by cultivating relationships with key stakeholders as well as work in a philanthropic capacity to move key imperatives forward including securing grants, partnering with government entities/programs and private donors to assure the organization’s sustainability of services.

The complete job posting for Niswonger Children’s Hospital’s chief executive officer position can be found on the B. E. Smith website.

About Mountain States Health Alliance:
Since 1998, Mountain States Health Alliance has been bringing the nation’s best healthcare close to home to serve the residents of Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, Southeastern Kentucky and Western North Carolina. This not-for-profit health care organization based in Johnson City, Tenn., operates a family of 13 hospitals serving a 29-county region. Mountain States offers a large tertiary hospital with a level 1 trauma center, a dedicated children’s hospital, several community hospitals, two critical access hospitals, a behavioral health hospital, two long-term care facilities, home care and hospice services, retail pharmacies, a comprehensive medical management corporation, and the region’s only provider-owned health insurance company. The team members, physicians and volunteers who make up Mountain States Health Alliance are committed to caring for you and earning your trust. For more information, visit

About B. E. Smith:
Founded in 1978, B. E. Smith is a full-service healthcare executive search firm and one of the top-ranked providers of senior-level leadership services including Interim Leadership, Executive Search and Advisory Services. 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 1,000 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 or call 855-254-8261.

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