Covenant Health Engages B. E. Smith to Recruit Executive Vice President, Human Resources

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B. E. Smith (http://www.besmith.com), the only full-service leadership solutions firm dedicated exclusively to healthcare providers, has been retained by Covenant Health in Knoxville, Tenn., to lead a national search for an executive vice president of human resources. One of the top executive search firms in the healthcare market, B. E. Smith recently placed more than 600 interim and permanent executives into healthcare organizations.

We chose B. E. Smith because of their partnership approach and proven track record in placing leaders who succeed long-term in organizations like ours

B. E. Smith (http://www.besmith.com), the only full-service leadership solutions firm dedicated exclusively to healthcare providers, has been retained by Covenant Health in Knoxville, Tenn., to lead a national search for an executive vice president of human resources. One of the top executive search firms in the healthcare market, B. E. Smith recently placed more than 600 interim and permanent executives into healthcare organizations.

“We chose B. E. Smith because of their partnership approach and proven track record in placing leaders who succeed long-term in organizations like ours,” said Anthony L. Spezia, president and chief executive officer, Covenant Health. “We’re confident in their ability to secure a seasoned human resources executive who is the ideal fit for Covenant Health.”

Covenant Health (http://www.covenanthealth.com) is the leading healthcare provider in East Tennessee, serving thousands of patients at seven acute care hospitals and 10 member organizations. Covenant Health recently was named one of the nation’s “Top 100” integrated health networks for 2010 for the fourth consecutive year by SDI, a national healthcare data and consulting firm. The organization also was named among the top 51 best performing systems for 2010 by Thomson Reuters, a healthcare solutions and data analysis organization, and is one of only five health systems in the south to make the list. These rankings place Covenant Health among the top 10 percent of health systems in the country, Spezia said.

About Covenant Health:
Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., Covenant Health is a comprehensive, community-owned health system dedicated to improving the health of the people it serves. Established in 1996 by the consolidation of Fort Sanders Health System in Knoxville and MMC HealthCare System in Oak Ridge, Covenant Health includes seven acute care hospitals in East Tennessee, as well as 10 member organizations that offer a broad range of healthcare services, from rehabilitation, oncology and diagnostics, to health and fitness services, medical management and home care. The health system employs approximately 9,000 healthcare professionals who work with more than 1,000 affiliated physicians to deliver quality care to thousands of patients throughout East Tennessee. For more information, visit http://www.covenanthealth.com.

About B. E. Smith:
Founded in 1978, B. E. Smith is a full-service leadership solutions firm for healthcare providers. B. E. Smith’s comprehensive suite of services includes Interim Healthcare Leadership, Permanent Executive Placements and Consulting Solutions. The company is comprised of veteran healthcare leaders who partner with each client to create a solution that uniquely fits that client’s individual needs. B. E. Smith maintains the largest database of skilled leadership and interim executive candidates in the industry and recently placed more than 600 leaders into healthcare organizations worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.BESmith.com or call 877-802-4593.

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