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HealthSearch Partners Recruits Maury Regional Health CEO

DALLAS, TX (January 19, 2022) –HealthSearch Partners recently placed the CEO for a three-hospital health system located in Columbia, Tennessee, south of Nashville. Maury Regional Health announced that Davin Turner, DO accepted the CEO role just after a nationwide search that began in September.

Dr. Turner joins Maury Regional Health after serving as Medical Center President and Chief Medical Officer for Mosaic Life Care, a northwest Missouri physician-led health system with 60 hospital and area clinics anchored by a 352-bed tertiary care hospital. There he led the recent development of a $1.2 Billion satellite medical school with the University of Kansas. He also negotiated to have Mosaic become the only health system in Missouri that is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network.

It is anticipated that Dr. Turner will soon begin his duties with MRH, where he will lead the organization as it continues to expand and thrive in one of the fastest growing regions in the country. The flagship hospital Maury Medical Center has demonstrated its commitment to quality by achieving Magnet® designation in 2020, and by integrating the Baldrige framework to improve quality and operations. In fact, prior to the Pandemic, the organization was selected to receive a site visit for consideration for the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest Presidential honor for performance excellence through innovation, improvement and visionary leadership.

This successful executive search project was managed by a senior HSP principal and Co-Founder Barry Cesafsky with the assistance of HSP Chief Operating Officer Laura Conley. Together they worked closely with the eight-member Maury Board of Trustees, who operated as a search committee.

Despite the formidable challenge due to the coronavirus pandemic, the HSP consultants met mask-to-mask with the search committee to begin the project soon after Labor Day. Travel restrictions and the need for social distancing hampered much of the usual ability to meet and gather freely. Many meetings and interviews were conducted by telephone or via Zoom. In some ways, the use of Zoom meetings helped expedite aspects of the search. “I believe the search we did was faster and more efficient because it was easier to find calendar time for a quick hourlong Zoom meeting here or there, while a face-to-face gathering would have taken a half a day or more, including travel.” Cesafsky commented. The Board search committee reached unanimous consensus and offered the CEO position to Dr. Turner just before Christmas. He accepted and will begin his new role on March 1.

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HealthSearch Partners is an executive search firm working exclusively in service to healthcare provider organizations and is committed to providing tailored, personalized service while maintaining the solid credentials and track record equal to the largest search firms.

HealthSearch Partners has a history of successful CEO placements for healthcare providers throughout the United States. HealthSearch Partners consultants are deeply experienced managing CEO and other senior level searches for some of the largest and most reputable hospitals and systems in the country.

Barry Cesafsky led the Maury Regional Health Chief Executive Officer search. He has over three decades of retained executive search experience, conducting countless CEO searches for healthcare provider organizations. Barry co-founded HealthSearch Partners, serves on the firm’s Board of Directors, and is a Life Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He has been privileged to be a partner in two major executive search firms, and he founded one of HSPs foundation firms, CES Partners LTD in 2001. Barry has developed and maintained a reputation for getting the job done for an increasingly sophisticated healthcare client. His hands-on approach delivers professional search with a personal touch. Barry’s philosophy has resulted in positive searches with very satisfied clients.

Laura Conley co-managed the Maury Regional Health CEO search with Barry. She is the Chief Operating Officer of HealthSearch Partners. Laura spent the first half of her career with some of the leading academic medical centers and pediatric hospitals in the country focusing on quality improvement, operations, and strategic planning.  Laura is skilled at partnering and consulting with boards of directors, chief executive officers, and senior executives on executive recruitment and retention, succession planning, and organizational and leadership development. Laura also has specific experience with CEO searches.

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