Laura A. Conley, MHSA
"Improving quality, population health and reducing costs is the unquestionable future of healthcare. To meet this challenge, we provide innovative thought, a macro systems perspective and put the right leaders at the table. Finding those leaders and placing them in the right organization is extremely rewarding."
Laura A. Conley, MHSA
Laura joined CES Partners Ltd. almost a decade ago, and she is a rising star in the healthcare executive search industry. The first half of her career was spent with some of the leading pediatric hospitals in the country, such as Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago. Her focus was quality improvement, operations, and strategic planning, and during this time she was appointed as one of a handful of Innovation Advisors by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Along the way, she has developed a vast network of healthcare leaders, and this has helped her place top executive talent into the right positions.
Laura has built a thriving practice that has served a variety of healthcare organizations from coast to coast. She has recruited key executives for large faith-inspired health systems as well as for strong, independent regional health care provider organizations. She has successfully placed service line executives, financial executives, chief executive officers, human resources officers, and clinical leaders. A true up-and-comer in the healthcare executive search business, she 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.
Driven by her own personal dedication to improve healthcare, Laura focuses her work around building strategic relationships, by grasping an understanding of organizational culture, and by using quality improvement methods, including Lean, Six Sigma, and The Model for Improvement. Laura is also an accomplished speaker who has given presentations on career management, and regularly co-facilitates a career workshop for healthcare career coaches during the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Congress.
A native of Chicago, Laura graduated from Xavier University in Cincinnati with a degree in Organizational Communications and Business. She earned her Master's degree in Health Services Administration from Xavier University in 2007.