HARTZ Search seeks CEO of New Orleans University Medical Center


June 17, 2022 — Health care is among the fastest growing job fields, according to analysts at Hunt Scanlon Media, which tracks trends in executive search and leadership solutions. This is how the need for recruitment firms to provide top leaders across the industry has only grown.

HARTZ Search, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, was recently recruited by University Medical Center New Orleans, an LCMC Health hospital, to lead its search for a new CEO. The CEO will lead the organization in creating a culture that is built on the highest level of commitment to quality outcomes, patient experience, employee engagement, operational discipline, financial management, responsibility and pride. Together, the CEO and Board of Trustees will lead the academic medical center to achieve operational excellence and sustainable financial performance, according to Hartz Search.

The CEO must be a change agent and coalition builder to engage physicians at LSU and Tulane faculty as partners in clinical and operational excellence. The future CEO will develop and implement a strategic vision and plan to position the University Medical Center as a regional provider of choice recognized for clinical, academic and research excellence, while remaining true to its mission and vision. . “The CEO will engage and partner with the leaders of LSU and Tulane to provide the highest quality clinical care and medical education,” Hartz Search said. “This individual will serve as a brand ambassador and lead the strategy and operations of the University Medical Center and collaboratively engage, empower and inspire its Board of Directors to lead the organization in their respective areas of responsibility.”

Applicants should have an understanding of residency and medical student training, academic research, and clinical trials. They should have significant experience at the senior management level within a hospital or healthcare system; academic medical centre/teaching hospital and/or healthcare system. In addition, candidates should have experience in managing boards of directors and academic relations. They should also be confident and comfortable with senior leaders in academia, healthcare and business.

University Medical Center is an accredited 446-bed academic medical center, the Level I Trauma Center. It is affiliated with LSU Health New Orleans and Tulane University School of Medicine. The $1.1 billion hospital opened in 2015.

Specialist recruiters

Founded in 2017, HARTZ Search is an executive search firm focused on the healthcare and higher education sectors. In addition to its headquarters in Charlotte, the company has regional offices in Dallas and San Diego, California.

Mike Hartz is president and CEO of the company. Her diverse background in executive and physician search has given her unique experience working with executives and physicians in the healthcare and higher education sectors. During his 15 years in executive search, he recruited more than 200 executives and physicians nationwide. Mr. Hartz has used his background in customer service and business operations as well as his knowledge of national healthcare market trends in recruiting, practice management and medical services to solidify his track record in recruitment for healthcare systems, facilities and medical practices ranging in size from small rural centers to large medical centers.

Health sector

“I think we’ll continue to see further consolidation of systems, M&A activity, and hospitals looking to recover from their losses,” Hartz said. “On the positive side, I think we saw more collaboration between systems, payers, physicians, GPOs and competitors during this time to ensure their patients, employees and communities had available testing sites, access to PPE, working hard to reach underserved populations. than in the recent past. I think we will see organizations working hard to improve messaging to patients, employees and communities and increased interest in emergency/disaster preparedness, multiple supply chain lines and increased need/demand for analytics and ways to share information securely.

Hartz said leaders who understand and demonstrate agility in their decision making, team building, driving change and communicating transparently during difficult times will be the big winners. “I believe a visible leader who can inspire continuous improvement, accountability, empathy, dignity and respect for all wins. A leader who engages all stakeholders in owning the vision of the organization will be a great success in the current business climate.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor; Dale M. Zupsansky, editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media


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