Witt/Kieffer has announced the addition of Bonnie Panlasigui as a consultant in the firm's Healthcare practice. Based in Emeryville, CA, Panlasigui brings vast experience as a senior executive spanning broad operations in for-profit and not-for-profit health systems. She will specialize in C-suite and other high-level executive search assignments in her role with Witt/Kieffer.

Panlasigui's appointment was announced by Paul W. H. Bohne and Donna M. Padilla, managing partners and leaders of Witt/Kieffer's Healthcare practice. "In each role Bonnie has held in healthcare, she has been a catalyst for success,” said Bohne. “She is skilled at recognizing strong leadership and eager to help shape future executives.” Added Padilla, “Bonnie has led successful teams facing many different situations, from consolidation to accreditation. She is uniquely prepared to recruit for our clients in today’s dynamic healthcare environment.”

Panlasigui has 10 years of experience in healthcare with expertise in achieving transformational culture improvement while balancing quality, service, satisfaction and profitability. She is an author and frequent speaker on the topics of diversity and mentoring, and a passionate advocate for women and minorities in executive roles. Panlasigui is a board-certified Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and chair of the Diversity and Inclusion committee of the California Association of Healthcare Leaders. In 2005, she was a founding board member of the Asian Healthcare Leaders Forum, an affinity group that continues to connect leaders of diverse backgrounds. In 2016, Panlasigui was named an “Up and Comer” by Modern Healthcare, as one of twelve leaders selected.

Witt/Kieffer has served as trusted advisor to the nation’s hospitals, health systems, academic medical centers, physician groups and other healthcare enterprises for more than 45 years. Panlasigui will be a significant addition to the practice. Prior to joining Witt/Kieffer, Panlasigui was chief administrative officer with Alameda Hospital in California, where she successfully led the financial turnaround of the hospital, improved patient and employee engagement, and created an environment of high physician engagement with involvement in the strategic planning process. Prior to this, Panlasigui was chief operating officer for Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN, where she was responsible for approximately 300 full-time employees in clinical ancillary and support services departments. She began her career as associate administrator in the Far West and TriStar divisions of the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) as part of the COO Executive Development Program. Panlasigui holds an M.H.A. from George Washington University and a B.S. in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Studies (pre-med) from the University of Southern California. She also completed an Administrative Residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, and an Administrative Fellowship with Meriter Health System in Madison, WI.

SOURCE: Witt/Kieffer