Healthcare Recruiting and Executive Search

Your Healthcare Recruitment Specialists

We are Bristol Associates, a boutique executive search firm, founded in 1967. The Healthcare recruitment division at Bristol places highly qualified talent with leading healthcare organizations. Our experienced recruiters have successfully completed hundreds of assignments in healthcare using our comprehensive industry and technical knowledge, extensive network, and ever-expanding database. Bristol has an excellent track record and we are regarded as one of the top search practices, recruiting key executives across all healthcare functions nationwide.

In our agency’s 55-plus years of history, we have conducted executive searches for a broad spectrum of healthcare organizations including children’s hospitals, critical access hospitals, general acute care hospitals, magnet hospitals, university hospitals, medical centers, rehab facilities, senior facilities, physician groups, behavioral health groups, health plans, third party administrators, ACOs (Accountable Care Organizations), and multi-specialty groups including outpatient ambulatory care.

The retained search service Bristol offers includes sourcing, screening, submitting qualified candidates, scheduling interviews, and negotiating employment and compensation packages of selected finalists.  Each search is unique, and we provide personalized service to gain an in-depth understanding of our clients at the start of our relationship. Our strategy is mindfully tailored based on each client’s needs and culture. We strive to find the best fit for our client companies as well as our candidates. The connections we form with both our clients and candidates are valued, and we maintain these relationships with great care.

Given our firm’s industry focus and vast database of talent, we have in-depth knowledge of compensation ranges from C-suite executives to mid-level management. We regularly advise clients on current job market conditions and consult on matters of compensation including base salaries, bonus programs, commission structures, incentives, benefits, and long-term compensation. We can provide customized compensation information (wage studies) à la carte to our main retained executive search services. The salary data we provide is always anonymous, in that it is tied to job titles and not executives’ names.

Join the Many Healthcare Companies That Already Recruit with Bristol Associates

Our Satisfied Clients Love to Share Their Experiences Working with Bristol Associates

“We had a very hard-to-fill position and after an exhaustive search on our part, we could not find anyone. I contacted Bristol Associates and within a few days we had three strong candidates and we were able to fill the position with a quality candidate. I was impressed with the way our consultant understood our needs and could pinpoint people who exactly fit our needs.”

Judi Alley SPHR, MB

Sr. Human Resources Business Partner, Professional Contact Services, Inc. (PCSI)

“I can’t say enough good things about Bristol Associates. The firm recruited me for my most recent position and I couldn’t be happier. The position was a perfect fit for me and the organization. Their professionalism and expertise are superb!”

Jana LeClair

Director of Medical Staff Services, Indian River Medical Center

Why Work with Bristol Associates?

Over 55 Years in Business

We have specialized in executive search since 1967, and are now in our 3rd generation of family ownership.


We have unrivaled industry knowledge in the areas in which we focus.

Individualized Service

We provide consultative, individualized service to our client companies. We pride ourselves in conducting our processes confidentially when necessary.

Network of Candidates

With over 1M+ relevant candidates in our private database, and growing every day, we have a strong network of senior-level talent across the board.


Our recruiters value a communicative relationship with our select client companies and candidates, providing updates throughout the search.


Our exceptional lead recruiters each have at least 15 years’ of experience in executive search.

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Our Successful Healthcare Searches Keep Our Clients Coming Back

Chief Business Development Officer

Our client, a large, stable health group, asked us to help them find a Chief Business Development Officer. The position is responsible for planning and implementing processes to improve the organization’s business growth. Our placed candidate is tasked with developing marketing and communication strategies to meet Company Objectives.

Vice President of Quality Support Services

A full service, 300+ bed hospital with a Level II trauma center was our client for this search. The Vice President of Quality Support Services, a newly created position, oversees Utilization Management, Quality Improvement, Medical Social Services, Patient Safety, Patient Advocacy, and Infection Control, with 20 FTEs and a budget over $1.7 million. Our placed CPHQ candidate institutes programs and implements benchmarking systems that improve outcomes and has superior interpersonal and communication skills to mentor department staff.

Emergency Department Director

We completed the search for the Emergency Department Director to oversee the ED at a highly regarded 100 bed, full service, acute care hospital and two nearby ski clinics. The 13 bed Department has 20 FTEs and about 18,500 visits per year. Our placed candidate is a dynamic, experienced leader with strong administrative and clinical skills, and as part of the role they are participating in several key projects, including the application for a Level III Trauma Center, becoming an Accredited Chest Pain Center, and an Orthopedic Center of Excellence.

Director of Women's Services

We placed the Director of Women’s Services for a 200+ bed tertiary care facility providing healthcare for women and children in Hawaii and the entire Pacific Basin. The position oversees four units: Family Birth Center, Mother-Baby, Ante/Postpartum/High Risk OB, and a small Adult ICU. The scope of responsibility is about 100 beds and 250 staff. Our placed candidate reports to the COO and had prior experience directing high-volume departments.

We Can Fill Your Roles Across the Healthcare Industry

  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Chief Medical Officer
  • Clinic Physician
  • Controller
  • Director of Ambulatory Operations
  • Director of Behavioral Health
  • Director of Case Management
  • Director of Critical Care
  • Director of Human Resources
  • Director of Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  • Director of Nursing Education
  • Director of Perioperative Services
  • Director of Women's and Children's Services
  • Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
  • ICU Manager
  • Patient Care Director of Ambulatory Surgery
  • Vice President of Operations
  • Vice President of Social and Behavioral Health

We Recruit for Healthcare Positions Nationwide Including the Following Major Markets