Beebe Healthcare’s board of directors has announced a search committee and partnership with a national executive search firm to appoint its next president and CEO. Witt/Kieffer will assist the search committee made up of Beebe Healthcare board members in this important selection.
“While the role of the board will be to ultimately appoint a chief executive officer, the search committee will have a significant role in the review and assessment of applicants, as well as helping shape the candidate criteria and the type of CEO we will seek,” said David Herbert, Beebe Healthcare board of directors chair. “With the help of Witt/Kieffer, the search committee will find candidates who can continue advancing Beebe Healthcare into the Next Generation of Care, focusing on innovation, maintaining our roots in the community and strengthening the delivery of safe, high-quality patient care across Sussex County.”
The search committee includes: David Herbert, committee chair; Paul T. Cowan Jr., DO; Frank Czerwinski; R. Christian Hudson; Janet B. McCarty; Terry A. Megee; Michael A. Meoli; and Paul C. Peet, MD.
A timeline has not been established, but it is expected that the search firm will identify and assess candidates through this summer, and meetings with candidates will take place in early fall. The board is targeting a selection this fall.
Witt/Kieffer, based in Bethesda, Md., is a national search firm serving hospitals and health systems in pursuit of CEOs and other senior leaders. In the past five years, the company has conducted about 200 CEO searches for hospitals and health systems, and more than 1,600 during the firm's 50-year history.
Beebe Healthcare is a nonprofit community healthcare system with a charitable mission to encourage healthy living, prevent illness and restore optimal health for the people who live in, work in and visit the communities it serves.
Beebe Healthcare has three campuses: the Margaret H. Rollins Lewes Campus, which houses the medical center; the Rehoboth Beach Health Campus; and coming in 2020, the South Coastal Health Campus.
Beebe Healthcare offers primary care as well as specialized services in the areas of cardiac and vascular, general surgery, robotic surgery, cancer treatment, women's health and orthopaedics. Beebe also offers walk-in care, lab, imaging and physical rehabilitation services at several locations throughout Sussex County, in addition to a home care program and an adult activities center.