A letter from our President, Preston W. Smith, JD, FACHE

A letter from our President, Preston W. Smith, JD, FACHE

Dear Tyler & Company Colleagues, clients, candidates, friends and family,

Founded in 1978, Tyler & Company will complete its 39th year in 2017! We represent one of the only executive search firms in the industry with four decades of success focusing exclusively on healthcare and academic life sciences, from coast to coast.

The healthcare landscape has changed significantly since the late 1970’s. Hospitals and academic healthcare institutions face increasing demands to embrace integrated electronic health record systems and maintain financial viability, despite the shifting landscape of healthcare finance and reimbursement methodologies. They also face challenges associated with population management with an aging patient base – all while navigating the Byzantine and ever-changing complexities of healthcare’s legal and regulatory framework during a time of great uncertainty in Washington. Now, more than ever before, healthcare institutions require great leaders who can adapt to the new paradigm and innovate to solve complex problems with a goal of providing affordable access to quality healthcare and a friendly, compassionate experience for patients and their families.

Candidates who have been placed by Tyler & Company (our ‘Tyler Alumni’) have achieved great success with prestigious hospitals and healthcare operations around the country. They have confirmed our understanding that we are amid a tidal shift in healthcare delivery. The one constant is the need for exceptional leaders to successfully manage their organizations through this period of change. So, as the industry adapts to the everchanging healthcare landscape, the executive search process must do the same. I recently attended a meeting where the all-time highest medal earning Olympian, Michael Phelps, said, “If you prepare sufficiently, you will get the outcome you want. If you do not, you get the outcome you deserve.”

In preparation for our 40th year, we have been innovating to adapt to the market so that we can continue as an elite and premier healthcare executive search firm. We have learned that both candidates and clients benefit from an open, transparent process which identifies and connects top-flight leaders with great opportunities in an expeditious and cost-effective way. We are excited about the changes on the horizon at Tyler & Company which will roll out in 2018. Like the hospitals and healthcare institutions we serve, our core focus will continue to revolve around fundamentals of integrity, open communication, and the highest degree of personal service to our candidates and clients. It excites us to see what a transformational healthcare executive can do to materially impact lives in their communities.

We remain extremely appreciative of the clients and candidates whom we have served the last four decades and we look forward to partnering with you as we help lead healthcare into its next era.


Preston W. Smith, JD, FACHE


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