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By Kate Fenner, PhD, RN The resignation or beneficial turnover of a vice president, department director, or even unit manager usually merits consideration of appointing an interim to fill the vacancy. Determining where an interim is critical, when an interim is critical, why an appointment is imperative, and who should serve as an interim are…(Read More)

Hugo Aguas, MPA, Director of Interim Services and Kate Fenner, PhD, RN, Managing Director and CEO of Compass Clinical Consulting discuss the value beyond filling a gap in Part 4 of a series about interim healthcare leaders, published in Becker’s Hospital Review. When considering an interim healthcare leader, many times the first questions asked…(Read More)

Hugo Aguas, MPA, Director of Interim Services and Kate Fenner, PhD, RN, Managing Director and CEO of Compass Clinical Consulting discuss how to evaluate if an interim healthcare leader is right for your organization in Part 3 of a series about interim healthcare leaders, published in Becker’s Hospital Review. Interim managers, directors, and even…(Read More)

Interim leadership can make the crucial difference in rescuing a floundering service or launching a new initiative. Activities requiring significant change are best not left to inexperienced leaders. Similarly, challenges in employee relations and development, physician engagement, or need for operational improvement all can be more expeditiously and effectively addressed by a seasoned hand who…(Read More)

Hugo Aguas, Director of Interim Services, Compass Clinical Consulting, was featured in Becker’s Hospital Review with the article, “How to handle your healthcare staffing crises and challenges?” about the problems organizations frequently encounter, such as cost pressures, increasing healthcare roles, and reduced reimbursements, and the best approach toward solving these: “Hospitals typically plan for…(Read More)

The deployment of a talented, well-supported interim executive or clinical director can positively affect staff morale, recruitment, patient safety, preparation for survey by The Joint Commission or CMS, and transition to the new permanent replacement. The decision to hire an interim hospital leader can and should be evaluated from a financial point of view…(Read More)

Why Become an Interim Executive

An individual with expertise in the area of regulatory and accreditation compliance is the ideal person to step in and guide an organization that is under the microscope or is looking to improve its ability to ensure regulatory and accreditation compliance and survey readiness. If this type of work is interesting to you, you might…(Read More)

Interim managers, directors, and even C-suite positions are best filled only after careful consideration. Effective interims, people who work as interims as a career as opposed to those just seeking to fill time and wallet between permanent positions, are not inexpensive. Not all vacancies merit the investment of resources required…(Read More)