University HealthSystem Consortium Selects Suppliers for Executive Recruitment Services

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 Press Release J E 4

OAK BROOK, Ill., April 12 The University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) today announced agreements for executive recruitment services: one with Furst Group, based in Rockford, Ill., and one with Witt/Kieffer, Ford, Hadelman, Lloyd Corporation, based in Oak Brook, Ill. The agreements became effective on February 1, 2010.

Furst Group is a retained executive search firm that has built a reputation for recruiting and retaining progressive leaders for more than 25 years. It provides a full range of effective solutions to the human-capital challenges facing hospitals, medical groups, and other health care organizations across the country, from executive search to talent alignment to market assessment. Furst Group is known for creating transparent and collaborative partnerships.

Witt/Kieffer is the nation's eighth largest executive search firm and the only one that focuses exclusively on health care, higher education, and not-for-profits. Witt/Kieffer's consultants have a strong understanding of the structure of academic and clinical enterprises, their internal collaborative relationships, and their missions of teaching, research, and patient care. The firm's consultative approach to executive search includes developing a strategic partnership with search committees, trustees, and senior leaders, and a rigorous customized process to identify outstanding leaders.

"UHC is proud to partner with these exceptional firms to assist our members in recruiting their organizations' most important asset - people," said Cindy White, UHC vice president, Operations. "Expert recruitment strategies are valuable in meeting the challenge of finding the right leaders for academic medical centers."

About UHC

The University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), formed in 1984, is an alliance of 107 academic medical centers and 234 of their affiliated hospitals, representing approximately 90% of the nation's nonprofit academic medical centers. UHC offers its members specific programs and services to improve clinical, operational, financial, and patient safety performance. The mission of UHC is to advance knowledge, foster collaboration, and promote change to help members succeed in their respective markets. For more information, visit

About Furst Group

Furst Group has more than 25 years of experience providing a "total solution" approach to executive recruitment for health care companies throughout the United States. Furst Group is one of the nation's largest retained executive health care search firms.

About Witt/Kieffer, Ford, Hadelman, Lloyd Corporation

Witt/Kieffer specializes in presidential, chief executive officer, and senior leadership searches on behalf of academic medical centers, hospitals, health systems, colleges and universities, and other health care and not-for-profit organizations. Witt/Kieffer has been serving organizations committed to improving quality of life for 40 years. As the eighth-ranked executive search firm in the country, the firm has conducted more than 1,200 executive searches for schools of medicine, university medical centers, and faculty practice plans in academic and health care organizations.

SOURCE University HealthSystem Consortium


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