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Swope Health Services Enlists B.E. Smith to Recruit Chief Executive Officer

January 29, 2019

Join Swope Health Services, an FQHC facility in Kansas City, as it celebrates its 50th anniversary with the recruitment of a new Chief Executive Officer to drive culture and diversity.

The CEO will continue driving ongoing culture enhancement initiatives, which include holding leaders accountable for team success, increasing training and visibility of all roles and responsibilities throughout Swope Health Services, and positioning the organization to anticipate and prepare for the future.

The successful candidate will ensure all business processes and operations are managed legally, ethically, in accordance with the highest professional standards. They will also foster a workplace that results in the development of a high performing team of professionals and staff. The CEO is responsible for the overall strategic leadership and direction of Swope Health Services

The ideal leader will guide the senior leadership team to develop new business initiatives, position the organization as a role model for quality care, and maintain a positive relationship with the Board of Directors.


  • The ideal candidate has prior experience leading a healthcare organization at the senior executive level.
    You can find the complete job posting for Swope Health Services’ CEO on the B.E. Smith website. 

Swope Health Services provides primary health care and behavioral health services throughout Greater Kansas City. They are a patient-centered medical home, nationally recognized by NCQA for their commitment to an integrated model of health care. They are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities and The Joint Commission. 

Swope Health Services is celebrating 50 years of delivering healthcare to the community, and was recently awarded several quality awards from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). It also received several notable accreditations in 2018, including a three-year renewal of its Joint Commission accreditation. Swope Health has grown its patient base to nearly 45,000, its revenues to more than $50 million, and the number of its operating locations to nine. It has also seen an increase in the number of associates and providers who work there.

The Kansas City metro area has one foot in Missouri and the other in Kansas, creating a cultural hub of barbecue, jazz, rich history, and innovative experiences. The city brims with notable landmarks, including the iconic National WWI Museum and Memorial, the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, and Union Station. In between sightseeing, visitors can go the traditional route by dining on some of the best barbecue the world has to offer, or they can try some of the countless other culinary options. In a city that blends Spanish-style architecture and modern infrastructure, the one constant in the area is the enthusiasm for sports. With Royals baseball, Chiefs football, and Sporting KC soccer, as well as nearby colleges, there are plenty of options to root for.

Founded in 1978, B.E. Smith is the trusted partner in Interim Leadership and Executive Search solutions for organizations and healthcare professionals across the healthcare continuum. Exclusive to the healthcare industry, our personalized placement methodology best matches professionals to organizations enabling them to improve clinical, financial, and operational performance. Since 2000, B.E. Smith has supported more than 6,000 leaders advance their careers.

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