Healthcare Executive Search and Consulting
Hersher Associates, Ltd.
Hersher Associates, Ltd.


Hersher Associates, Ltd. Celebrating 30 years of excellence!
Established in 1980, Hersher Associates, Ltd is the nationally recognized leader in retained executive search and consulting for all areas of the IT and Clinical healthcare industry.

Betsy Hersher, President and Founder, has placed over 1000 healthcare IT executives and senior managers with over 700 clients.

She has received the following awards:
- CHIME Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award, 2007
- HIMSS Leadership Award, 2004
- HIMSS Paper of the Year, 1999

Betsy introduced the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) roles for the healthcare industry. Betsy has been writing and speaking about these roles since 1985 and is the leading expert in the recruitment of these positions.

Over the last 30 years, Hersher has become expert at recruiting for CIO, CMIO and Executive IT leadership roles, defining and developing new roles in following areas of healthcare:
- Academic Medical Centers
- Integrated Delivery Systems
- Entrepreneurial divisions and start up vendors
- Physician Groups
- Vendors and Consulting firms
- Associations
- Medical Schools

Hersher clients include 12 of the 14 hospitals listed in the U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals 2010-11: The Honor Roll.

Hersher Associates, Ltd distinguishes itself through its philosophy of high standards, integrity and strong partnerships with clients and candidates. It has an outstanding track record of successful delivery and for ensuring candidate compatibility with its clients’ corporate cultures.


Hersher is a founding member of:
- Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems (AMDIS)
- College of Information Management Executives (CHIME) and corporate member of Healthcare Information and Managements Systems Society (HIMSS)

Our methodology of executive search begins with a consultative phase. We believe understanding the client organization and culture is vital to the recruiting process. We have significant expertise in recruiting entire management teams for our clients. Hersher becomes an extension of the client, resulting in faster more economical searches with guaranteed success.

As a result of ensuring that the client and the candidate are both equally valued throughout the recruitment process, the majority of our business is either repeat business or direct referral by former clients and candidates.