Forks Community Hospital Hires New CEO

After conducting a nationwide executive search led by healthcare leadership solutions firm B. E. Smith, Forks Community Hospital in Forks, Wash., has hired William McMillan as chief executive officer. A seasoned healthcare executive with more than 20 years in diverse leadership roles, McMillan will assume his new duties at Forks Community Hospital on December 3.

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Bill’s extensive experience in leading rural critical access hospitals and success in strengthening organizations in the delivery of quality care in a cost effective manner will position our hospital to meet the future healthcare needs of our community.

LENEXA, Kan. (PRWEB) November 16, 2012

After conducting a nationwide executive search led by healthcare leadership solutions firm B. E. Smith, Forks Community Hospital in Forks, Wash., has hired William McMillan as chief executive officer. A seasoned healthcare executive with more than 20 years in diverse leadership roles, McMillan will assume his new duties at Forks Community Hospital on December 3.

“Bill’s extensive experience in leading rural critical access hospitals and success in strengthening organizations in the delivery of quality care in a cost effective manner will position our hospital to meet the future healthcare needs of our community,” said Gerry Lane, board member and chair of the search committee for Forks Community Hospital. “His skill sets and leadership style are the exact fit with our organization and leadership team.”

Prior to joining Forks Community Hospital, McMillan served as chief executive officer for Curry Health District in Gold Beach, Ore., where he provided leadership for the critical access hospital and integrated health system. McMillan also served as Administrator for Shriners Hospital for Children in Portland, Ore. and as CEO at Guam Memorial Hospital Authority and Guam Surgicenter.

“Forks Community Hospital was seeking an experienced healthcare leader with a proven track record in leading rural healthcare initiatives with a strong commitment to providing patient-centric services to the community,” said Kathy Noland, vice president of senior executive search for B. E. Smith, the leadership solutions firm who conducted the nationwide CEO search for Forks Community Hospital. “Bill’s executive approach and experience were an ideal match.”

McMillan earned a master’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Baldwin Wallace College in Berea, Ohio. He is a fellow and a board certified healthcare executive by the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

About Forks Community Hospital:
Forks Community Hospital serves west Clallam County and west Jefferson County in the heart of the Olympic Peninsula, between the Olympic Mountains and the Pacific Ocean beaches. Governed by three commissioners, Forks Community Hospital consists of a 15-bed full service acute care facility, 20-bed long-term care facility, outpatient and comprehensive clinic services, and the Forks Women’s Clinic. To learn more visit http://www.forkshospital.org.

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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