Modern Healthcare's annual search firm ranking is based on total number of U.S. placements made for senior-level health care executives - senior vice president level and above. The annual survey compares type of search firms, net revenue, number of recruiters and number of placements, among other factors in ranking the largest healthcare executive search firms in the nation."

It's an honor to be recognized on such a prestigious list and we are especially proud to have moved up in rankings this year. We look forward to continued growth in the future as we stand on our strong client partnerships that rely on Wheless for their executive search services," said WhelessPartners CEO Richard Grehalva. "In addition to Modern Healthcare's top ranking, our firm is 1 of only 40 firms selected, and sanctioned in ACHE's National Executive Search Firm Exchange." 

Wheless Partners' leadership team consists of former CEOs, COOs, CNOs, VP Strategy, VP Human Resources, Physician Practice Executives, and University Presidents and Chancellors who have held positions in organizations of varying sizes and cultures. Wheless Partners' philosophy emphasizes the importance of having search leaders that understand the roles, requirements of success, and complexities of hospitals, health systems and academic medical centers. 

"Members of our team have served on the National Advisory Committee of Women Business Leaders in Healthcare in America, have served as corporate executives in e-Health consultancies and leading providers of services to the healthcare industry, and have been leaders in the MGMA, AONE, and other organizations. Our unique backgrounds allow us to better understand an organization's culture and environment and to better assess candidates that best fit our clients' needs. In fact, 75% of our healthcare revenue comes from existing, well-served clients who come back to us again and again. This is strong evidence our performance is sound and our business model works," said Grehalva.

"We are excited to announce our upcoming leadership book Influence, The Catalyst For Extraordinary Leadership, scheduled to be released in the fourth quarter of 2018. Co-authored by some of the most outstanding business and healthcare leaders, the book will be available for early release at the Becker's Hospital Review conference in November."