Summit Talent Group Completes President Critical Access Hospitals Executive Search

After a national search, boutique executive search firm Summit Talent Group Completes President Critical Access Hospitals Executive Search for Valley Health’s War Memorial Hospital and Hampshire Memorial Hospital.

President Critical Access Hospitals Executive Search

President Critical Access Hospitals Executive Search Firm
Summit Talent Group Completes President Critical Access Hospitals Executive Search for Valley Health

May 2, 2016

About Valley Health

Valley Health is a nonprofit organization serving the healthcare needs of people in and around the area known as the Top of Virginia, as well as parts of West Virginia and Maryland.

About The Search

The newly assigned President Critical Access Hospitals for Valley Health’s War Memorial Hospital and Hampshire Memorial Hospital will be an integral part of the leadership team and will report directly to the President and CEO of Valley Health System and work with the combined Board of Trustees for War Memorial Hospital and Hampshire Memorial Hospital.

Because the position involves being a part of Valley Health’s senior management team and market development team, and being responsible for enterprise strategy and execution, it was imperative that the candidates presented have more than just the right qualifications. Each candidate must have the right temperament in order to thrive in a demanding and high-stress environment.

Because one of the aspects of the position is to build partnerships with both medical staff and clinical providers, it was of particular importance to find individuals adroit at collaboration, communication, and team leadership. These same skills should allow these candidates to strengthen relationships to encourage growth and improve financial and clinical outcomes.

The candidates for President needed to have strong analytical skills to allow them to focus on physician recruitment, integration, and retention. It was necessary that he or she be able to observe the team to identify the issues and needs of that community and to address the needs and issues they may have via the planning, development, and improvement of hospital services and programs.

Work With Healthcare Executive Search Firm Summit Talent Group

The Summit Talent Group team is quite different than those of other healthcare recruiters or contingency search firms. Because our background is in the healthcare field, we understand the needs and hurdles that you and your team face on a daily basis.

Our team believes in high-touch service and full transparency. What does that mean to you? It means that we take a limited number of search engagements at a time. That means that we can take the time to truly get to know your healthcare organization, its team, strengths, and opportunities. This allows us to identify the qualities that candidates will need in order to be effective at their new post.

Once we have performed the discovery, we draft a timeline of the search process. This way you and your team have a clear idea of when certain milestones should be met, making it easier for you to prepare for the new leader’s transition into your organization.

Every candidate that is presented to you is more than fully vetted. The team at Summit Talent Group goes beyond certifications and experience. We conduct in-depth interviews so that we can learn first hand about the candidates’ process in identifying problems, opportunities and how they act on these to help advance the organizations they work with.

Once this aspect of vetting is done, we spend the time to ensure that the candidates are truly committed and ready to take on the position and face the changes that come along with it. The team at Summit Talent Group prides itself in placing a perfect fit in talent.

If you would like to learn more about our executive search process, contact us. We look forward to becoming your healthcare search partners.



As Operations Manager for Summit Talent Group, Kyle is the primary resource for preparing client and candidate interview materials and supports the recruiting team with scheduling, organizing travel, and project management. She manages the office administrative function, including client contracts, proposals, invoicing and billing. Kyle also maintains the public website, manages all of the company’s technology and database tools, and researches innovative applications to ensure efficient recruitment operations. She is a graduate of Howard Community College in Columbia, MD, with an Associate Degree in Business Administration.