Healthcare Services

The Heidrick & Struggles Healthcare Services team takes great pride in the fact that our firm was the pioneer and original healthcare services specialty practice. As a result, we have a vast array of experience in the industry. Numerous team members have come from the hospital systems & services executive ranks, and our clients benefit from this direct knowledge and industry experience.

As with all segments of healthcare, the aging population, health reforms and significant technological advancements continue to serve as key drivers of growth in this space and will continue to shape the future executives who lead it. Adding to the complexity of managing in this environment, poised leaders need to balance the rigors of various government regulatory bodies and a high executive turnover. Combined, these market forces have placed a premium on finding best-in-class leadership.  

Hospital boards are made up of a diverse group of stakeholders, including: physicians, employees, volunteers and community organizations. Our team’s specialty is guiding a search committee and board in recruiting executives who are not only good for today, but capable for creating a long-term strategy to manage through this change.

We have access to ‘best in class’ healthcare executives built through years of engagements with clients and candidates. This insight allows our team to identify succession issues, look at non-traditional talent pools, and recruit with an enhanced awareness of the cultural context of an organization. Our vast experience includes work with:

  • Academic medicine centers
  • Assisted living centers
  • Catholic-sponsored healthcare
  • Children’s hospitals
  • For-profit healthcare
  • Healthcare information technology
  • Healthcare support services
  • Managed care
  • Non-profit healthcare
  • Nurse executive leadership
  • Pharmacy benefits management
  • Physician practice management


Tim Dietlin Tim Dietlin Global Managing Partner
Andrew MacLeod Andrew MacLeod Partner
Jimson Cheng Jimson Cheng Regional Managing Partner