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Staying independent – Christine Candio outlines three key questions for stand-alone hospitals

By | August 31st, 2017 | Blog | Add A Comment

 

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Christine Candio: “We are collaborators, which enables us to continue enhancing the services we provide our patients to improve the health of the community.”

 

One in a series of interviews with Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Women in Healthcare for 2017. Furst Group and NuBrick Partners, which comprise the companies of MPI, sponsor the awards.

 

In an interview with Christine Candio, President and CEO of St. Luke’s Hospital, the former ACHE chair talked with us about the independent course that St. Luke’s has chosen to maintain. According to Candio, being independent keeps the organization flexible, which she highlighted with a reference to a nostalgic, beloved TV duo.

 

“We best serve our patients being nimble and responsive to our community’s needs. You have to be like Gumby and Pokey – bendable and pliable. We have that here.”

 

Candio goes on to say that it’s imperative that independent healthcare organizations continually evaluate performance and objectives in an effort to deliver outstanding quality. As part of this evaluation, she suggests three questions that should be considered:

 

“Do you have the essentials to remain independent? Do you have collaborations and partnerships? Are you trying to be all things to all people?”

 

Candio says that it’s important to reflect on these questions as you assess the value of remaining independent. Find out more about Candio’s leadership philosophies in the full article.

 

 

 

Furst Group adds industry veteran Megan Heim as vice president

By | August 15th, 2017 | Blog | Add A Comment

 

Megan Heim

 

Furst Group, a premier healthcare executive search firm, announces the expansion of its senior-executive team with the addition of Megan Heim, who is based in the burgeoning healthcare hub of Nashville, as vice president.

 

Heim joins the firm from with more than 20 years of experience in healthcare and consulting solutions.

 

“Megan Heim is well-known throughout healthcare as a thoughtful and innovative client-management executive and talent advisor,” says Furst Group President Sherrie Barch. “We are looking forward to watching her impact the industry with wisdom and integrity as we help our client partners develop their leadership teams.”

 

Heim brings extensive business and healthcare experience and has advised clients on hundreds of successful engagements including CEO, CFO, CNO, VP of Development, VPHR, Controller, clinical leadership roles, and many other senior-level positions.

 

Previously, Heim served as a division vice president for a top healthcare leadership services firm where she worked closely with many nationally recognized organizations to provide talent management and retained search services. For several years prior to that, Heim was a senior director at Optum Executive Health Resources where she partnered with hospital executives to ensure and improve compliance and financial performance. Heim also spent eight years with the industry’s largest healthcare research and advisory firm (The Advisory Board Company), where she held various roles from associate director to principal.

 

Furst Group is part of the companies of MPI. Its affiliate firm, NuBrick Partners, assists clients with leadership consulting, ranging from physician executive development to CEO and board services.