Using Interim Leadership to Strengthen Organizational Agility

AMN Healthcare B.E.Smith

AMN Healthcare B.E.SmithAMN Healthcare / B.E. Smith has a track record of success in providing experienced interim leaders to fill open positions while clients conduct searches for a replacement. An additional item, AMN Leadership / B.E. Smith is excited to offer is helping partners deploy interim leaders independent of a search, an approach called strategic interim leadership.

Strategic interim leadership can be defined as when an experienced outside leader is contracted to execute a strategic project or lead a key initiative and is distinctly different from utilizing large-scale consulting firms or hiring the occasional freelancer. They can provide interim candidates in as short as 48 hours.

The benefits of this approach are substantial and include:

  • Cost savings compared to large consulting projects.
  • Maintain strategic momentum.
  • Enhance organizational agility.

Members are invited to explore this subject further with the new report, Using Interim Leadership to Strengthen Organizational Agility, which addresses the drivers and critical success factors in deploying strategic interim leaders on a project basis.

To learn more, contact Mario Karagianis, Midwest division director, AMN Leadership Solutions, at (316) 992-3269. For more information about the EBP program, visit the program’s webpage.

MHA Service Corporation Board Celebrates Partnerships and Successes

At its June 29 meeting, the MHA Service Corporation (MHASC) board focused on supporting MHA Strategic Action Plan priorities to address workforce challenges, behavioral health improvements, redesigning care, insurance market solutions and more. The board considered strategies to leverage partnerships and meet the pressing needs of MHA members with short- and long-term solutions.

The board was joined by Alex Herbison, vice president, AMN Leadership Solutions, for an overview of services offered through B.E. Smith and AMN Language Services, which include executive recruitment, interpretation services and more. These companies are among those being considered as new Endorsed Business Partners in the coming weeks.

The board celebrated the “2022 Outstanding Performance” award given to the MHA Unemployment Compensation Program (MHA-UCP) by the National Association of State Workforce Agencies. This award recognizes the MHA-UCP’s timeliness and thoroughness in responses to new unemployment claims. More importantly, the award reflects the MHA-UCP’s commitment to reducing its clients’ unemployment liability exposure and its efforts to prevent unemployment fraud.

The MHASC board recognized Gwen MacKenzie, senior advisor, McKinsey and Company, for her leadership as the inaugural chair and expressed appreciation for her strategic and thoughtful guidance through the pandemic. The board also recognized incoming chair Kent Riddle, CEO, Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, Grand Rapids, and appointed incoming vice-chair, Bill Manns, CEO, Bronson Healthcare Group, Kalamazoo, and wished them well in their leadership roles. Mackenzie was reappointed to a three-year term on the MHASC board.

The MHASC provides critical support to the MHA in the form of nondues revenue through its Data Services, Unemployment Compensation Program and Endorsed Business Partner program to address workforce, financial and other business needs. Visit the MHA Business Services webpage to learn more about resources available. Questions regarding the MHASC Board should be directed to Peter Schonfeld at the MHA.